Panasonic | AGTL750 | Operating instructions | Panasonic AGTL750 Operating Instructions

Time Lapse Recorder
INTRODUCTION
CONTROLS AND
CONNECTORS
CONNECTIONS
APPENDIXES
TROUBLESHOOTING
PLAYBACK AND
SPECIAL-EFFECTS
PLAYBACK
RECORDING
Model AG-
B
E
ON-SCREEN/MENU
SWITCHES
625
VHS
PAL
PREPARATION
Operating
Instructions
Before attempting to connect, operate or adjust this product, please read these instructions completely.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Caution for AC Mains Lead
FOR YOUR SAFETY PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TEXT CAREFULLY.
FOR U.K. ONLY
This appliance is supplied with a moulded three pin
mains plug for your safety and convenience.
A 5 amp fuse is fitted in this plug.
Should the fuse need to be replaced please ensure that
the replacement fuse has a rating of 5 amps and that it
is approved by ASTA or BSI to BS1362.
Check for the ASTA mark A A or the BSI mark
on the
body of the fuse.
If the plug contains a removable fuse cover you must
ensure that it is refitted when the fuse is replaced.
If you lose the fuse cover the plug must not be used
until a replacement cover is obtained.
A replacement fuse cover can be purchased from your
local Panasonic Dealer.
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this
appliance may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as
follows:
• The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected
to the terminal in the plug which is marked with the
letter N or coloured BLACK.
• The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal in the plug which is marked with
the letter L or coloured RED.
• Under no circumstances should either of these wires
be connected to the terminal in the plug which is
marked with the letter E or by the Earth symbol
.
How to replace the fuse
1. Open the fuse compartment with a screwdriver.
IF THE FITTED MOULDED PLUG IS UNSUITABLE
FOR THE SOCKET OUTLET IN YOUR HOME THEN
THE FUSE SHOULD BE REMOVED AND THE PLUG
CUT OFF AND DISPOSED OF SAFELY.
THERE IS A DANGER OF SEVERE ELECTRICAL
SHOCK IF THE CUT OFF PLUG IS INSERTED INTO
ANY 13 AMP SOCKET.
If a new plug is to be fitted please observe the wiring
code as shown below.
If in any doubt please consult a qualified electrician.
2. Replace the fuse.
IMPORTANT: The wires in this mains lead are coloured
in accordance with the following code:
Blue:
Brown:
Fuse
Neutral
Live
Lithium Battery
Warning
The lithium battery in this equipment must only be replaced
by qualified personnel. When necessary, contact your local
Panasonic supplier.
The lithium battery is a critical component.
It must never be subjected to excessive heat or discharge.
It must therefore only be fitted in equipment designed
specifically for its use.
Replacement batteries must be of the same type and
manufacturer. They must be fitted in the same manner and
location as the original battery, with the correct polarity
connections observed.
Do not attempt to re-charge the old battery or re-use it
for any other purpose. It should be disposed of in waste
products destined for burial rather than incineration.”
CAUTION
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the equipment manufacturer. Discard used
batteries according to manufacturer’s instructions.
VARNING
Explosionsfara vid felaktigt batteribyte. Använd samma
batterityp eller en ekvivalent typ som rekommenderas
av apparattillverkaren. Kassera använt batteri enligt fabrikantens instruktion.
ADVARSEL
Eksplosionsfare ved fejlagtig håndtering.
Udskiftning må kun ske med batteri af samme fabrikat
og type. Levér det brugte batteri tilbage til leverandøren.
VAROITUS
Paristo voi räjähtää, jos se on virheellisesti asennettu.
Vaihda paristo ainoastaan laitevalmistajan suosittelemaan tyypiin. Hävitä käytetty paristo valmistajan ohjeiden
mukaisesti.
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CAUTION
WARNING:
䡲 When you are not using the recorder for a long period
of time, it is recommended that you disconnect the
power cord from the mains outlet.
䡲 Dangerous voltage inside. Refer internal servicing to
qualified service personnel. To prevent electric shock
or fire hazard, remove the power cord from the mains
outlet prior to connecting or disconnecting any signal
lead or aerial.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR SHOCK
HAZARD, KEEP THIS EQUIPMENT AWAY
FROM ALL LIQUIDS-USE AND STORE ONLY
IN LOCATIONS WHICH ARE NOT EXPOSED
TO THE RISK OF DRIPPING OR SPLASHING
LIQUIDS, AND DO NOT PLACE ANY LIQUID
CONTAINERS ON TOP OF THE EQUIPMENT.
CAUTION:
POWER SYSTEM
Do not install or place this unit in a bookcase,
built in cabinet or in another confined space in
order to keep well ventilated condition. Ensure
that curtains and any other materials do not
obstruct the ventilation condition to prevent
risk of electric shock or fire hazard due to
overheating.
Connection to the mains supply
This unit operates on voltages of 220V to 240 V AC,
50 Hz or 60 Hz.
CAUTION
To prevent electric shock, do not open the cabinet. No
user serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified
service personnel.
CAUTION
Note:
The rating plate and the safety caution are on the rear
of the unit.
The Stand-by button (
) does not completely shut
off mains power from the unit.
䡲 To prevent electric shock and to avoid damaging
the unit, first insert the smaller plug on the AC mains
cord into the VCR, making sure that it is securely
connected, and then plug the larger end of the AC
mains cord into a mains socket.
Attention/Attentie
A battery is used for memory-backup in the unit. When the battery is
exhausted, you should not throw it away, but dispose of it as small chemical
waste.
Voor het reservegeheugen van het apparaat wordt gebruikgemaakt van een
batterij. Wanneer de batterij is uitgeput, mag u deze niet gewoon weggooien,
maar dient u deze als klein chemisch afval weg te doen.
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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.
REC
STOP
PAUSE/
/REW REV PLAY STILL
REV ADV
PLAY
FF/
EJECT
TRACKING
V. LOCK
TIMER SEARCH COUNTER LOCK CNT RESET
FWD ADV
“LOCK” indicator
[LOCK] button
REC REVIEW
RESET/
CANCEL
ON SCREEN
MENU
SHIFT
TIME MODE
SET
REC
AG-
[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
1-5
Major Features .............................................
Periodical Maintenance................................
Daily Inspection............................................
Precautions ..................................................
Regarding S-VHS ET Recording .................
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7
7
7
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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 .....................................
Main Menu Display ....................................
Date and Time Setting ...............................
Hour Meter Display ....................................
Alarm Input/Power Loss Data Display .......
Menu Switch Setting ..................................
Contents of Menu Switches .......................
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 playback .......................... 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 QUASI-V .................................................... 52
8 TROUBLESHOOTING
8-1 Error Indication .......................................... 53
8-2 No Error Indication ..................................... 54
9 APPENDIXES
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
9-1 Tape Reel Counter/Tape Remaining Time
Table .......................................................... 55
9-2 Rear Panel’s Input/Output ......................... 56
9-3 Specifications ............................................. 57
5 PREPARATION
5-1 Cassette Loading/Unloading ...................... 27
5-2 Recording/Playback Speed Mode
Selection .................................................... 28
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 AG-TL750B/E is a video cassette recorder able to
execute timelapse recording with VHS cassettes.
or
mark.
Use only video cassettes bearing the
625
PAL
This unit is designed for professional use.
Panasonic 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 S-VHS/S-VHS ET recording
S-VHS or S-VHS ET is employed as the recording
mode. Employing the S-VHS ET recording mode
enables recording with a horizontal resolution of 400
lines on a VHS cassette. The VHS mode is only
available for playback.
5 Extended timelapse recording for up to 960 hours
Recording times are selectable from 3 hours (SP mode)
and L12/L24/24/48/72/120/168/240/480/960 (Timelapse
mode) (when E-180 tape is used).
In the L12 and L24 Timelapse modes, sound is recorded
as well.
• Recording and playback are not possible in the Long
Play (LP) mode.
• L12/L24 modes cannot be selected for S-VHS ET
recording.
When a tape recorded on this unit is played back on
another VCR, noise may appear on playback picture.
5 Alarm recording function
When an alarm signal is input in the Record mode, the
3-hour mode is automatically engaged. Alarm recording
time can be selected from 5, 10, 15, 30, 60, 120, or 180
sec., to CONTINUE, 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 programme 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).
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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 REC REVIEW
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 AG-TL750B/E 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 Time adjust function
With the IN/OUT terminal for time adjustment, the time
difference can be set to “0” with multiple AG-TL750B/E
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
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 Panasonic-authorized service agent for servicing.
Monitoring Usage Time
Periodic Maintenance
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
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
䡬
3000H 4000H
䡬
䢇
^
Pinch rollers
^
䡬
䡬
䢇
Drive parts
^
^
^
䡬
Usage
time per 1 month 2 months 3 months 6 months 12 months
day
2 hours
1000H 2000H
Drum ass’y (including heads)
^ : Cleaning
䡬 : Check or replace as required.
䢇 : Replace
• 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 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
surveillance system.
2 Check the quality of the image shown on the monitor.
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.
5 This unit includes a Recording Check function (using the
[REC REVIEW] button). Use these features to quickly
check recording quality on a daily basis.
If any problems are found after inspection, turn the
power stand-by( ), unplug the mains plug from the
socket, and contact your Panasonic dealer.
1-4 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 When playing back a tape recorded on another VTR,
there may be some noise output even when tracking
adjustments are carried out. This is not a
malfunction.
5 Do not leave the unit in the Still or Record Pause mode
for a long time as this may damage the tape.
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5
5
5
After about 3 minutes, this unit automatically enters the
Stop mode.
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.
Turn off the power to save electricity when not
using the unit.
To clean the unit, just wipe it with a soft cloth.
Use of thinner or benzene may dissolve or tarnish the
surface. To remove stains, wipe it using a cloth dipped
in water mixed with a little amount of neutral detergent,
and wipe it again with a dry cloth later on.
Never put your hand into the front-loading tape
door.
If you do so, you may get hurt.
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1 INTRODUCTION
1-4 Precautions
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.
REC
STOP
/REW REV PLAY
REV ADV
PAUSE/
STILL
PLAY
FF/
FWD ADV
EJECT
TRACKING
V. LOCK
TIMER SEARCH COUNTER LOCK CNT RESET
REC REVIEW
RESET/
CANCEL
ON SCREEN
MENU
SHIFT
TIME MODE
SET
REC
AG-
Video cassette
• Use only video cassettes bearing the
or
625
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.
PAL
Erasure prevention tab
Timelapse recording (24H-960H mode) is
performed over very long periods of time
which means that a durable tape is required.
• Use an E-180 tape.
• Do not use an extended tape (such as E-240).
1-5 Regarding S-VHS ET Recording
• The S-VHS ET recording feature of this unit ensures a
picture quality (horizontal resolution of 400 lines) on a par
with S-VHS when a VHS tape is used. This function is
automatically activated when a VHS tape is inserted into
the unit and recording started. This unit does not perform
normal VHS recording.
• S-VHS ET recording is not performed in the linear
slow (L12/L24) mode.
• Playback of a tape recorded in the S-VHS ET format
should be performed on this unit, or on a video deck
equipped with function for S-VHS or S-VHS simple
playback (SQPB). (Playback may not be possible on
some video decks.)
• HG (high-grade) VHS tapes are recommended for S-VHS
ET recording. Depending on the characteristics of the
tape, correct recording may not always be possible. Use
the tape after making a test recording to ensure that
recording is conducted correctly.
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• Accidentally inserting a tape recorded in the S-VHS ET
format into a dedicated VHS deck that is not designed for
playback of this type could result in damage. To avoid this
kind of accident, mark cassettes labels in such a way that
you can easily distinguish between S-VHS ET and VHS
recordings when storing cassettes.
• As far as possible avoid operations that apply a load to
the tape, such as search playback, etc. This will result in
deteriorating picture quality.
• Noise may appear in the playback picture during search
playback and field advance. This is not a malfunction.
2 CONTROLS AND CONNECTORS
2-1 Front Panel
1
2
4
3
5
6
REC
STOP
/REW REV PLAY
PAUSE/
STILL
PLAY
REV ADV
FF/
EJECT
V. LOCK
TRACKING
TIMER SEARCH COUNTER LOCK CNT RESET
REC REVIEW
RESET/
CANCEL
ON SCREEN
MENU
SHIFT
TIME MODE
9
1[
] stand by on/off button
Press to turn the operating mode ON/OFF. When this button
indicator 8 lights and the unit can be
is ON, the
operated. When a cassette is loaded, operating mode is
switched on and the
indicator lights automatically.
The
button does not completely shut off the mains
power to the unit, but switches the operating current on
and off.
2 [STOP] button
Press this button to stop the tape.
3 Cassette loading slot
8 12
11
3H: Standard
L12H: 12-hour linear slow
L24H: 24-hour linear slow
24H: 24-hour timelapse
48H: 48-hour timelapse
72H: 72-hour timelapse
120H: 120-hour timelapse
168H: 168-hour timelapse
240H: 240-hour timelapse
480H: 480-hour timelapse
960H: 960-hour timelapse
Press to eject the cassette.
5 [REC] indicator
This indicator lights during recording if menu switch <REC
TALLY> on the <F. DISP> screen is set to “ON”.
6 [REC] button
7 [REC REVIEW] 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 3H 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.
8[
] stand by on/off button is turned on.
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• 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.
! [TIME MODE/SET +/–] buttons
• Use to select the recording and playback speed mode.
Each time these buttons are pressed, the recording/
playback speed mode changes as follows. The recording/
playback speed mode is shown on the display.
4 [EJECT] button
Press this button in the Stop mode to engage the Record mode.
• Press to engage the Record mode in the Rec-Pause
mode.
10
0 [ON SCREEN/SHIFT 7/t] buttons
Insert a cassette in this slot. Use a VHS cassette tape.
] indicator
Lights when the 1 [
AG-
SET
FWD ADV
REC
• The speed mode selection indication shown when no
cassette is loaded is the indication shown when S-VHS
tapes are used. When a VHS cassette is loaded after
setting a speed that can only be selected when S-VHS
tapes are used, the setting is automatically switched to a
speed that can be selected when a VHS tape is used.
Example: After selecting L24H while no cassette is
loaded, the setting becomes 24H when a
VHS tape is loaded.
• Also use these buttons during date/time setting, timer
programme setting and menu switch setting to specify
setting values.
@ [MENU] button
Press to display the date/time, timer programme, 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.
9 Display section
For details, refer to page 11.
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2 CONTROLS AND CONNECTORS
2-1 Front Panel
REC
STOP
/REW REV PLAY
PAUSE/
STILL
PLAY
REV ADV
FF/
EJECT
TRACKING
V. LOCK
TIMER SEARCH COUNTER LOCK CNT RESET
20
19 18 17 16 15 14
# [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.
(e.g. 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)
$ [CNT RESET] button
When the display shows the control tape counter or reel tape
counter, press this button to reset to “00H00M00S” or
“0000”.
% [LOCK] button
Press to activate the operation lock function.
^ [COUNTER] button
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.
& [SEARCH] button
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.
* [TIMER] button
Normally use this button for timer recording. For details,
refer to “Timer Recording” on page 31.
10
ON SCREEN
MENU
SHIFT
TIME MODE
SET
FWD ADV
25 24 23 22 21
REC REVIEW
RESET/
CANCEL
REC
AG-
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( [V. LOCK +/–] buttons
Press to reduce vertical picture jitter in the Still, Field
Advance Playback and Linear Slow Timelapse Play modes.
) [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.
• Tracking adjustment is not possible in the L12H and L24H
Linear Slow Timelapse Play modes.
q [FF] button
• Press to fast-forward the tape.
• Starts fast-forward search 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.
w [PLAY] button
• Press to play back the tape.
e [PAUSE/STILL] 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.)
r [REV PLAY] button
Starts reverse playback when pressed in any mode except
Record, Record-Pause and Record Check.
t [REW] button
• Press this button to rewind the cassette.
• Starts rewind search 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.
2 CONTROLS AND CONNECTORS
2-2 Display
1
2
6
7
8
3
12 13
14
13
5
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
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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] indication
Shows the standard (SP) mode during recording/playback.
During timelapse recording/playback, the [SP] indication is
shown.
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
3H mode.
(Example: The control counter advances 1 second for
about 1 minute and 20 seconds in the 240H 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 <FRONT DISPLAY>
screen is set to “ON”).
For error indications, refer to page 53.
* Tapes recorded in the LP mode cannot be played back.
In this case, the [LP] indication blinks in this section.
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.
! [S-VHS] indication
Lights when a S-VHS cassette is loaded. In the playback
mode, it lights during playback of a tape recorded in the SVHS mode.
@ [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 “AL/
SENSOR”.
$ [SENSOR REC] (sensor recording) indication
Lights when the menu switch <REC MODE> on the <ALARM/
SENSOR MODE> screen is set to “SENSOR” or “AL/
SENSOR”.
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2 CONTROLS AND CONNECTORS
2-1
PANEL
2-3 FRONT
Rear Panel
4
6
8
1
AC~IN
RS-232C
VIDEO
AUDIO
SPARE
MIC
S-VIDEO
CLOCK SERIES
COM
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
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 220 V to 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz socket
using the provided AC mains cable.
2 [SPARE] spare connector
This terminal is not used now and thus has no function.
3 [MIC] 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 (Phono)
Receives audio signals from a connected audio source.
5 [AUDIO OUT] audio output connector (Phono)
Outputs audio signals. No signal is output in the
Timelapse Recording/Playback mode (except in the
L12H/L24H mode).
6 [VIDEO IN] video input connector (BNC)
Receives composite video signals from a connected
camera or other video source.
* To input a composite video signal, set the menu switch
<VIDEO IN> 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 [S-VIDEO IN] S-VIDEO input terminal (4-pin)
To input separate YC signals.
* When inputting separate YC signals, set the menu
switch <VIDEO IN> to “S-VIDEO”.
9 [S-VIDEO OUT] YC output terminal (4-pin)
To output separate YC signals.
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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 56.
@ [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.
^ [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.
2 CONTROLS AND CONNECTORS
2-3 Rear Panel
& [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 AG-TL750B/E’s
[CLOCK RESET OUT] terminal. When the clock reset
signal is input, the time is automatically synchronized
with the master clock or another AG-TL750B/E’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 AG-TL750B/E’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
Microphone
Amplifier
Video camera
Phono
BNC
4-pin
Microphone
M3.5 minijack
AC~IN
RS-232C
VIDEO
AUDIO
SPARE
MIC
Provided
mains cable
S-VIDEO
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
OUT
BNC
Phono
4-pin
COM
ALARM IN
AC 220-240 V
50/60 Hz
Alarm sensor
Monitor TV
1
2
3
4
5
Connect the monitor’s video/audio input connectors to the AG-TL750B/E’s video/audio output connectors.
Connect the video camera’s video output connector to the AG-TL750B/E’s video input connector.
Input audio signals to the audio input connectors via an amplifier.
When connecting an alarm sensor, connect it to the AG-TL750B/E’s alarm input terminal.
When the connection is complete, connect the mains plug to an AC 220 V-240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz socket.
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3 CONNECTIONS
3-2 System Using Sequential Switcher
Video camera
1
2
3
4
5
6
Alarm sensor input
Alarm sensor
1 2 3 4 5 6
Alarm signal output
Video output Camera switching
signal input
Sequential switcher
Microphone
BNC
Phono
Amplifier
AC~IN
RS-232C
VIDEO
AUDIO
SPARE
MIC
S-VIDEO
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
Provided
power cable
OUT
Phono
BNC
CAM SW
OUT
ALARM IN
AC 220 V-240 V
50 Hz/60 Hz
4-pin
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
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4
5
6
the AG-TL750B/E.
Connect the monitor’s video/audio input connectors to the AG-TL750B/E’s video/audio output connectors.
When the connection is complete, connect the mains plug to an AC 220 V-240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz socket.
Synchro should be applied to all connected video cameras.
When connecting the camera switching signal input terminal of the sequential switcher (frame switcher) to the AG-TL750B/
E, set the menu switch <CAMERA SW>.
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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 /FRONT DISPLAY MODE> screen.
[ON SCREEN 7] button
REC
[ON SCREEN t] button
RESET/
CANCEL
ON SCREEN
MENU
TIME MODE
SHIFT
STOP
/REW REV PLAY
REV ADV
PAUSE/
STILL
PLAY
FF/
EJECT
TRACKING
V. LOCK
REC REVIEW
RESET/
CANCEL
ON SCREEN
MENU
SHIFT
TIME MODE
TIMER SEARCH COUNTER LOCK CNT RESET
AG-
SET
FWD ADV
REC
On-screen display
Time (hour,
minute, second)
Date (day,
month,
year, week)
Number of
alarms
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5 Connect the video output connector of this unit to the
monitor’s video input connector.
1 Turn on the monitor and VCR.
Number of
power losses
(power
failures)
[ON SCREEN t] button
0 0 : 0 0 : 0 1 * * * 2 4H * * * * * *
0 1 – 0 1 – 2 0 0 0 * SA T * * * * * *
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 * * * * * * *
SET
Preparation
Recording speed (T-MODE)
ALARM indication during
alarm/sensor recording
0 0 : 0 0 : 0 1 * * * 2 4H * * * * * *
0 1 – 0 1 – 2 0 0 0 * SA T * * * * * *
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 * * * * * * *
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2 When a video signal from a camera is input to the video
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.
Selecting the data display
The data displayed on-screen can be selected on the <ON
SCREEN MODE> screen.
Set the <ON SCREEN/FRONT DISPLAY MODE> setting to
“ON”.
5 When you do not want to display or record on-screen
data, set the corresponding menu item to “OFF”.
* When the display contents setting is changed, the onscreen indication will be in the upper left corner.
Changing the on-screen display position
ON SCREEN MODE screen
Display items
* * * * [ ON S CR E E N * MOD E ] *
1 . T ON E E * * * * * * * * * * * * *
* MANU . * B L ANC * * * * * * * *
2 . DA T E NUM . * * * * * M . * * *
3 . T I ME * T E L E * * * * A . * * *
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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 * * * * * * * * * * *
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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.
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 programme 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
5 Connect the video output connector of this unit to the
monitor’s video input connector.
REC
1 Turn on the monitor and VCR.
2 Press the [MENU] button.
EJECT
CNT RESET
REC REVIEW
RESET/
CANCEL
ON SCREEN
MENU
SHIFT
TIME MODE
SET
[ The main menu screen is shown on the monitor
screen.
REC
3 Press the [SHIFT 7] button to move the cursor to the
AG-
item you want to display.
[MENU] button
[SET +] button
[SET –] button
4 Press the [SET +/–] button to display the selected menu
screen on the monitor (see below).
Main menu screen
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* * * * * * [ ME NU ] * * * * * * * * * * *
T I ME AD J U S 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 * * ONNN
BU Z Z E R / I N * OU T * * * * * * ONNN
P ROGRAM * T I ME R * * * * * * * * * *
HO L I DA Y * S E T * * * * * * * * * * * *
HOUR ME T E R * * * * * * * * * ONNN
A L ARM * R E CA L L / POWE R * LOSS
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 TIME ADJUST (VCR's display T ADJ)
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Displays the date/time setting screen.
* Set the clock before operating the VCR (refer to
page 19).
ONSCREEN/FRONT DISPLAY 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, 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 AL S)
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 programme settings with the
day of the week.
HOLIDAY SET (VCR's display HOLiDY)
Shows timer recording programme settings at
specified dates.
HOUR METER (VCR's display HOUR)
Shows the VCR’s operating time (drum rotation time).
ALARM RECALL/POWER LOSS
(VCR's display AL P0)
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 day/month/year, hour/minute and Summer Time Compensation ON/OFF on the TIME ADJUST screen. The setting
can be checked even on the display.
RESET/
CANCEL
ON SCREEN
MENU
TIME MODE
REC
SHIFT
STOP
/REW REV PLAY
PAUSE/
STILL
PLAY
REV ADV
FF/
EJECT
TRACKING
V. LOCK
TIMER SEARCH COUNTER LOCK CNT RESET
RESET/
CANCEL
ON SCREEN
MENU
SHIFT
TIME MODE
SET
FWD ADV
[CNT/RESET] button
[RESET/CANCEL]
button
Main menu screen
Cursor
indication
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REC
AG-
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[MENU] button
VCR's display
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* T I ME AD J U S 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
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*
****
****
****
****
****
* * ON
* * ON
****
****
* OF F
* * ** *
****
ADJUST> on the main menu.
5 Set the “hour” by pressing the [SET +/–] button. This VCR
uses the 24-hour system.
• Press the [SET +] button to increase the numerical value
and the [SET –] button to decrease it (same for minute,
day, month 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.
7 Press the [SET +/–] button to set the minutes.
8 Press the [SHIFT 7] button.
[The <DATE> setting item is shown by the cursor and the
day item blinks.
5 Press the [SET +/–] button to set the day.
01012000
Press twice the [MENU]
button.
Normal screen
3 Press the [SHIFT 7] button to set the cursor on <TIME
[The <TIME ADJUST> 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.
****
****
****
****
****
* * ON
* * ON
****
****
* OF F
* OF F
****
****
****
****
****
****
* * ON
* * ON
****
****
* OF F
* OF F
****
Operation
4 Press the [SET +/–] button.
[SHIFT 7/t] and
[SET +/–] buttons
* * * * * [ T I ME AD J U S T ] *
*******************
* * * * * * – – – * T I ME * – – – *
*******************
* * * * * * * * * * 12 : 30 * * * *
*******************
* * * * * * – – – * DA T E * – – – *
*******************
* * * * * * * 01–01–2000 * *
******* ***********
S UMME R * T I ME * * * * * * *
* 4FIN
* E NU * * * * *
[SET +] button
[SET –] button
2 Press the [MENU] button to display the main menu screen.
TIME ADJUST screen
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
+
1 Turn on the monitor and VCR.
[SET +] button
* * * * * [ T I ME A D J U S T ] *
*******************
Cursor
* * * * * * – – – * T I ME * – – – *
indication * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * * * * 00 : 00 * * * *
*******************
* * * * * * – – – * DA T E * – – – *
*******************
* * * * * * * 01–01–2000 * *
******* ***********
S UMME R * T I ME * * * * * * *
* E NU * * * * *
* 4FIN
SET
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 year
item blinks and set the year 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 SUMMER 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 Summer time 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 mains plug has been disconnected from a socket 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
Panasonic 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
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
VCR's display
* * * * * * * [ ME NU ] * * * * * * * * *
* T I ME AD J U S 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
* * * *LOSS
* ALARM *RECALL/POWER
* * ON
4F
** *******
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
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
5 Press the [MENU] button twice to restore the normal
screen.
Hour meter screen
******
******
*
******
******
******
******
******
******
******
******
* 4FIN
20
[ HOUR * ME T E R ]
************
* * 0 0 0 0 4 7H * * *
************
************
************
************
************
************
************
********** *
* E NU * * * *
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
* OF F
* * ** *
****
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
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
* * * * * * * [ ME NU ] * * * * * * * * *
* T I ME AD J U S 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
* * ON
* * * *LOSS
* ALARM *RECALL/POWER
** *******
4F
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
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 <ALARM
RECALL/POWER LOSS>.
Cursor indication
POWER LOSS> screen.
[SET +/–] button
[MENU] button
5 Press the [SHIFT 7] button to set the cursor on the item
Alarm in/power loss list screen
you want to display (ALARM RECALL LIST or POWER
LOSS LIST).
[ A L ARM R E CA L L * * * * * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * * * * * * / POWE R * L OS S ]
*
*********
1 . A L ARM * R E CA L L L I S T * * * * *
2 . POWE R * L OS S * L I S T * * * * * * *
************************
************************
************************
************************
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * OF F
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ** *
* 4 F I N * * * * EN * * * * * * * * * *
6 Press the [SET +/–] button to display the alarm or power loss
list.
• Alarm recall 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
Alarm in list screen
* * * * * [ A L ARM R E CA L L ] * * * * *
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * ** * * * * * * * *
AL – 0 0 1 * 1 2 : 0 0 : 0 0 * 2 1 – 9 – 0 0
AL – 0 0 3 * 2 1 : 4 4 : 3 0 * 6 – 1 0 – 0 0
AL – 0 0 2 * 1 4 : 3 0 : 0 0 * 2 5 – 9 – 0 0
AL – – – – * – – : – – : – – * – – – – – – – –
AL – – – – * – – : – – : – – * – – – – – – – –
AL – – – – * – – : – – : – – * – – – – – – – –
AL – – – – * – – : – – : – – * – – – – – – – –
AL – – – – * – – : – – : – – * – – – – – – – –
* * * * * * * * M * * * * * * * * * * * ON
* 4 F I N * * E NU * * * * * * * * * *
Hour
Minute
4 Press the [SET +/–] button to display the <ALARM RECALL/
7 Press the [MENU] button three times to restore the normal
First alarm
Last alarm
Second alarm
screen.
• Press the [MENU] button once to restore the <ALARM
RECALL/POWER LOSS> 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 recall
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.
Year
Month
Day
Second
Power loss list screen
******
******
PL – 0 1 *
******
PL – 0 3 *
******
PL – 0 2 *
******
PL – – – *
******
******
* 4FIN
[ POWE R * L OS S ] * * * * * *
******************
* * 7 : 35 : 27 * 21– 9–00
******:***********
* 17 : 44 : 20 * 7–11–00
******************
* 10 : 30 : 30 * 30–10–00
******************
* –– : –– : –– * ––––––––
******************
* * 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
REC
STOP
/REW REV PLAY
REV ADV
PAUSE/
STILL
PLAY
FF/
TRACKING
V. LOCK
TIMER SEARCH COUNTER LOCK CNT RESET
ON SCREEN
MENU
TIME MODE
SHIFT
EJECT
REC REVIEW
RESET/
CANCEL
ON SCREEN
MENU
SHIFT
TIME MODE
REC
AG-
SET
FWD ADV
RESET/
CANCEL
–
[MENU] button
SET
+
[SET –] button
[SET +] button
Normal screen
[MENU] button
Main menu screen
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
* * * * * * * [ ME NU ] * * * * * * * * *
* T I ME AD J U S T * * * * * * * * * *
* ON S CR E E N / F . D I S P * MOD E *
[MENU] button
* 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 ON SCREEN/F. DISPLAY MODE
* BU Z Z E R / I N * OU T * * * * * * ON
* 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 ] * * * * *
* ALARM *RECALL/POWER
* * ON 1 . T ON E E * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 1 0 0
* * * *LOSS
4F
* * * * * * * * * * MANU . * B L ANC * * * * * * * * * * * *
2 . DA T E NUM . * * * * * M . * * * * * ON
3 . T I ME * T E L E * * * * A . * * * * * ON
4 . T - MOD E
* * * * * * * * * * * 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
* * * * * * [ V I D EO * MOD E ]
1 . IN
***********
2 . DE T A I L * * * * * * * * * *
3 . QUA S I - V * * * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * [ V T R * MOD E ] *
1 . MEMOR Y S T OP * * * * *
2 . E X T T I ME R R E C * * *
3 . AU T O * R E C * CH E CK * *
4 . AU T O * R EW * * * * * * * *
5 . RE P EA T * P L AY * * * * *
6 . RE P EA T * REC * * * * * *
**
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*****
* L I NE
* * OF F
* * OF F
*****
* * OF F
* * OF F
* * OF F
* * OF F
* * OF F
* * OF F
**
SRI/EXT,
* * * * * [ S R I / E X T * MOD E ] * * * * *
ALARM/SENSOR 1 . S R I / E X T * R E C * * * * * * * * OF F
2 . E X T * R E C * E ND * * * * * NORMA L
MODE screen
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 . DURA T I ON * * * * * * * * 1 8 0 S EC
3 . 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
***
.
BUZZER/IN OUT
screen
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* * * * * * * * [ BU Z Z E R ]
1 . T A P E * E ND * * * * * *
2 . A L / S E N SOR * I N * *
3 . E RR WARN * * * * * *
* * * * * * * * [ I N / OU T ]
1 . CAME RA * SW * * * * *
*
*
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 * * * *
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*******
* * * * OF F
* * * * OF F
* * * * OF F
*******
* * * * OF F
***
* 1 8 0 S EC
* * * * OF F
* * * * OF F
* * * * OF F
* * * * 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.
5 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
• The lower section in the items and set values columns shows what’s on the VCR’s display.
Screens
ON
SCREEN
MODE
Items
Set values
TONE
0
30
70
[100]
(VCR's display)
0
30
70
100
O5D
1
DATE
O5D
2
Sets whether or not the day, month and year are shown on screen.
ON: Shown.
OFF: Not shown.
3
[ON]
OFF
ON
OFF
Sets whether or not the time is shown.
ON: Shown.
OFF: Not shown.
[ON]
OFF
ON
OFF
Sets whether or not the recording speed mode is shown on screen.
ON: Shown.
OFF: Not shown.
ON
[OFF]
ON
OFF
Sets whether or not the number of alarms is shown on screen.
ON: Shown.
OFF: Not shown.
ON
[OFF]
ON
OFF
Sets whether or not the number of power losses is shown on screen.
ON: Shown.
OFF: Not shown.
[ON]
OFF
ON
OFF
Sets whether or not the [REC] indicator lights in the Record mode.
ON: Lights.
OFF: Does not light .
[ON]
OFF
ON
OFF
Sets whether or not a warning indication (error code display) is shown
when a problem occurs.
ON: Shown.
OFF: Not shown.
[LINE]
S-VIDEO
Selects the input video signal.
LINE:
Inputs the composite video signal from the [VIDEO IN]
terminal on the rear panel.
S-VIDEO: Inputs the separate signal from the [S-VIDEO] terminal on
the rear panel.
O5D
T-MODE
O5D
4
ALARM CNT
5
POWER
LOSS CNT
O5D
FRONT
DISPLAY
6
REC TALLY
FDiP
1
WARNING
FDiP
VIDEO MODE
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)
[ON]
OFF
ON
OFF
TIME
O5D
Function
2
IN
ViD
1
LiN
5
DETAIL
[OFF]
ON
ViD
OFF
ON
2
QUASI-V
[OFF]
ON
ViD
OFF
ON
3
Selects the picture quality for playback.
OFF: Playback with normal picture quality.
ON: Details in the playback picture become clearer. However, the S/
N ratio deteriorates.
Sets whether or not the QUASI-V is added during ordinary playback
(3H mode).
OFF: QUASI-V is not added. Normally set to this position.
ON: QUASI-V 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 3H mode).
• QUASI-V is always added in the Still mode and Timelapse mode.
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4 ON-SCREEN/MENU SWITCHES
4-7 Contents of Menu Switches
[ ]: Factory setting
Screens
VTR MODE
• The lower section in the items and set values columns shows what’s on the VCR’s display.
Items
MEMORY STOP
VTR
1
Set values
[OFF]
ON
OFF
ON
EXT TIMER
REC
[OFF]
ON
VTR
OFF
ON
2
AUTO REC
CHECK
[OFF]
ON
VTR
OFF
ON
3
AUTO REW
[OFF]
ON
VTR
OFF
ON
4
Function
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 is disabled 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.
REPEAT PLAY
[OFF]
ON
VTR
OFF
ON
5
REPEAT REC
[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.
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.
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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
SRI/EXT
MODE
Items
Set values
SRI/EXT REC
[OFF]
SERIES
EXT
(VCR's display)
OFF
SERi
EiT
SR
ET
1
EXT REC END
[NORMAL]
POWER 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
AL/SENSOR
AL
OFF
ALAR
SENS
AL_S
SE
1
DURATION
AL
SE
5 SEC
10 SEC
15 SEC
30 SEC
60 SEC
120 SEC
[180 SEC]
CONTINUE
MANUAL
2
5
..
.
180
CONT
nANU
Function
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.
POWER 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 <TAPE END> on the <BUZZER> is set to “ON”.
For more information on the relationship between the tape reel
counter value and the tape remaining time, refer to page 56.
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 3H (SP)
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 3H (SP) mode.
OFF:
Alarm or sensor recording is not executed.
ALARM:
Alarm recording is executed.
SENSOR:
Sensor recording is executed.
AL/SENSOR: Both alarm and sensor recording are executed.
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.)
CONTINUE: 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.
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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
TAPE END
MODE
[OFF]
STOP
(VCR's display)
OFF
STOP
AL
BUZZER
26
SE
3
TAPE END
BU
IN/OUT
Set values
22
[OFF]
ON
1
OFF
ON
AL/SENSOR
IN
[OFF]
ON
BU
OFF
ON
22
2
ERR WARN
[OFF]
ON
BU
OFF
ON
22
3
CAMERA SW
[OFF]
1 FIELD
2 FIELD
iO
OFF
1FRD
2FRD
1
Function
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.
ON: 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. (However
1 frame when on 3H mode REC.)
2 FIELD: Set to this position to switch cameras every two fields (1
frame).
5 PREPARATION
5-1 Cassette Loading/Unloading
Loading
Insert the cassette with its label side facing you.
Gently push the centre of the cassette until the machine starts automatic loading.
S-VHS indication
REC
STOP
/REW REV PLAY
PAUSE/
STILL
PLAY
REV ADV
EJECT
FF/
V. LOCK
TRACKING
TIMER SEARCH COUNTER LOCK CNT RESET
ON SCREEN
MENU
SHIFT
TIME MODE
SET
FWD ADV
[TIMER] indication
(
REC REVIEW
RESET/
CANCEL
) indication
REC
AG-
[EJECT] button
• The S-VHS indication lights up when an S-VHS cassette is inserted. During recording, the mode becomes the S-VHS mode.
• The S-VHS indication disappears when a VHS cassette is inserted. During recording, the mode becomes the S-VHS ET
mode.
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 E-180 tape.
Auto operate on
When a cassette is loaded, the oprating mode automatically
) cassette indication appears.
turns on and the (
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
REC
STOP
/REW REV PLAY
REV ADV
[
PAUSE/
STILL
PLAY
FF/
EJECT
TRACKING
V. LOCK
TIMER SEARCH COUNTER LOCK CNT RESET
ON SCREEN
MENU
SHIFT
TIME MODE
SET
FWD ADV
] button
REC REVIEW
RESET/
CANCEL
REC
AG-
Record/playback speed
indication
[TIME MODE +/–] buttons
1 Press the [
] button to turn the operating mode on.
2 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.
Display
Mode
3H
Standard (SP)
L12H
E-180
Available recording
time (hour)
Recording/
playback interval
(sec.)
3
—
12-hour linear slow
12
0.1
L24H
24-hour linear slow
24
0.18
24H
24-hour timelapse
24
0.18
48H
48-hour timelapse
48
0.34
72H
72-hour timelapse
72
0.52
120H
120-hour timelapse
120
0.82
168H
168-hour timelapse
168
1.14
240H
240-hour timelapse
240
1.62
480H
480-hour timelapse
480
3.24
960H
960-hour timelapse
960
6.48
Audio
recording
Possible
Impossible
• Available recording time may vary depending on the type of cassette used.
• In the L12H and L24H Linear Slow mode, the tape runs continuously while sound is recorded. Pictures are timelapserecorded. When a VHS tape is used, the Linear Slow Mode cannot be used.
• When the L24H Linear Slow mode is used, distortions may occur in the playback picture.
When recording of sound is not required, it is recommended to the 24H timelapse mode.
• For best results, use an SE-180 or E-180 tape.
• Replace the cassette at least once every 15 days when using the 3H - 168H modes. In the 240H-960H mode,
replace the cassette with a new one at the completion of recording.
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6 RECORDING
6-1 Switch Setting During Recording
"REC" indicator
REC
STOP
/REW REV PLAY
PAUSE/
STILL
PLAY
REV ADV
FF/
EJECT
TRACKING
V. LOCK
TIMER SEARCH COUNTER LOCK CNT RESET
FWD ADV
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 ON SCREEN/FRONT 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 VIDEO MODE
• IN
Selects whether the input signal is LINE (composite
video signal) or S-VIDEO signal.
5 VTR MODE
• EXT TIMER 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.
REC REVIEW
RESET/
CANCEL
ON SCREEN
MENU
SHIFT
TIME MODE
SET
REC
AG-
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 “AL/
SENSOR”. For details, refer to “6-4 Alarm
Recording” on page 38.
- For sensor recording, set to “SENSOR” or “AL/
SENSOR”. 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”. (However 1
frame when on 3H mode REC.)
Regarding tapes for recording
When a VHS cassette is loaded in this unit, recording is
performed in the S-VHS ET mode. Use a HG (highgrade) type tape for recording in the ET mode.
A VHS tape recorded in the S-VHS ET mode cannot be
played back on a normal VHS type video deck.
It is recommended that you mark the label on the
cassette so that you know that it is recorded in the SVHS ET mode. Playback should be performed on this
unit, or on a video deck equipped with function for SVHS or S-VHS simple playback (SQPB). However,
playback may not be possible on some video decks
equipped with function for S-VHS or S-VHS simple
playback (SQPB). (This is due to differences in the way
S-VHS/VHS is distinguished by the various units.)
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6 RECORDING
6-2 Recording Basic Operation
[REC REVIEW] button
[STOP] button
[REC] button
REC
STOP
PAUSE/
/REW REV PLAY STILL
PLAY
REV ADV
[
FF/
EJECT
TRACKING
V. LOCK
TIMER SEARCH COUNTER LOCK CNT RESET
FWD ADV
REC REVIEW
RESET/
CANCEL
ON SCREEN
MENU
SHIFT
TIME MODE
REC
AG-
SET
[ON SCREEN 7f] button
] button
[PAUSE/STILL] button
1 Press the [
] button to turn the operating
mode on.
[The [
] indicator lights.
2 Insert a cassette with safety tab in place.
[The (
) cassette indicator lights on the display.
* If a cassette is loaded when the operating mode is off,
the operating mode is switched on automatically (auto
operate on function).
3 Select the recording speed mode with the [TIME
MODE +/–] button.
For details, refer to “5-2 Recording/Playback Speed
Mode Selection” on page 28.
4 Select the on-screen display position with the [ON
SCREEN 7/f] button.
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
(except in the L12H/L24H mode).
[
To stop recording temporarily
[TIME MODE +/–] button
To check the recording
● To check recording in the Timelapse mode, the
recording duration must be equivalent to at least 8
seconds at 3H (SP) speed. Recording check cannot
be performed correctly if the recording duration is too
short. (Example : In the 240-hour timelapse mode, the
recording duration should be 11 minutes or more.)
● During recording check, the audio signal is not output.
5 Press the [REC REVIEW] 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 REVIEW] button
6 Press the [PAUSE/STILL] button.
[
The record-pause indicator is shown on
the display and the Pause mode is
engaged.
During
recording
Recording
check
Normal
Recording
Defective
* 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 [REC] 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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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 4-hour recording is performed.
Timelapse mode: 72H 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 AG-TL750B/E), noise
may appear in the picture.
6 RECORDING
6-3 Timer Recording
This unit is provided with 2 different setting screens for timer recording Programme; 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.
• pragramme timer setting: Day-of-the-week (Sun. to Sat.) timer recording programme and daily timer recording programme
are available (for up to 8 pragrammes).
• Holiday setting: Timer recording can be programmed for a specified date.
* The holiday setting has priority over the program timer setting.
[SHIFT7] button
REC
[SHIFT4] button
RESET/
CANCEL
ON SCREEN
MENU
TIME MODE
SHIFT
STOP
/REW REV PLAY
REV ADV
PAUSE/
STILL
PLAY
FF/
EJECT
TRACKING
V. LOCK
TIMER SEARCH COUNTER LOCK CNT RESET
REC REVIEW
RESET/
CANCEL
ON SCREEN
MENU
SHIFT
TIME MODE
SET
FWD ADV
[TIMER] button
REC
AG-
[MENU] button
–
SET
[SET –] button
+
[SET +] button
Notes:
• Timer programming is not possible if the date and time are not set.
If you select programme 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 programme 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
(Example)
Recording is performed in the 48-hour timelapse 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.
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6 RECORDING
6-3 Timer Recording
3 Press the [SHIFT 7] button to select <PROGRAM
TIMER> in the main menu and press the [SET +/–]
button.
[The <PROGRAM TIMER> menu is shown on the
monitor and “SUN” blinks.
Main menu screen
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
* * * * * * * [ ME NU ] * * * * * * * * *
* T I ME AD J U S 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
* ALARM RECALL/POWER
* * * *LOSS
* * ON
4F
** *******
4 Set the day of the week (SAT).
Press the [SET +/–] button to set the day of the week to
“SAT”.
5 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”.
6 Set the minute for the start time (00).
PROGRAM TIMER screen
Recording speed
Stop time
Start time
Day of the week
OFF : Operation is
disabled.
1ST : 1st 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 *
PROGRAMME
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
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”.
7 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.
8 Set the recording speed mode (48).
Press the [SHIFT f] button so that “SPD” blinks and
press the [SET +/–] button to set the recording speed to
(48).
9 Set the programme item.
* * * * [ P ROGRAM * T I ME R ] * * * * *
* * * * S T AR T * S T OP * * S P D * * PGM
SA T 0 0 8 : 0 0 : 1 7 : 0 0 * – 4 8 1 RP 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 “PGM” blinks and
set the programme 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 programme timer recording at another time or day,
press the [SHIFT 7] button so that the next setting
line blinks and repeat steps 4 to 9.
Timer
Programme No.
TIMER
1 2
16:30:00
VCR display
32
0 End timer programme 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.
6 RECORDING
6-3 Timer Recording
[SHIFT 7] button
[SHIFT f] button
RESET/
CANCEL
ON SCREEN
MENU
TIME MODE
REC
SHIFT
STOP
/REW REV PLAY
REV ADV
PAUSE/
STILL
PLAY
FF/
EJECT
TRACKING
V. LOCK
TIMER SEARCH COUNTER LOCK CNT RESET
REC REVIEW
RESET/
CANCEL
ON SCREEN
MENU
SHIFT
TIME MODE
SET
FWD ADV
[TIMER] button
REC
–
AG-
SET
+
[MENU] button
[SET +] button
[SET –] button
5 Programming timer recording for more than 24 hours
PROGRAM TIMER screen
Recording speed (T-MODE)
OFF : Operation is
Stop time
disabled.
Start time
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 *
(Example)
Recording is performed in the 120-hour timelapse mode
from 9:00 p.m. on every Friday to 8:00 a.m. on every Monday.
1 Follow steps 1 to 3 in “Timer Recording Program Setting”
on page 31.
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.
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.
* * * * [ 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 *
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
* * * * [ 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 * – 1 2 0 – 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 *
“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 “120” and “PGM” to “RPT (every
week)”.
! End timer programme setting.
Press the [MENU] button twice.
[The normal screen is restored.
@ Press the [TIMER] button.
[The TIMER indication and programme number “7” light
on the display and the operating mode is automatically
turned off to engage the Timer-Recording 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
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 *
DAILY SET
(every day)
This programming is to timer-record at the same time on
specified days of the week.
ON: Enabled
OFF: Disabled
(Example)
Recording is performed in the 48-hour timelapse mode
from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and
Saturday.
1 Repeat steps 1 to 3 in “Timer Recording Program
Setting” on page 31.
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.
PROGRAMME
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
DA Y 0 1 0 : 0 0 : 1 7 : 0 0 * – – 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 *
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 * – – 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 *
7 Press the [SET +/–] button to set “SUN” to “– –”.
the hour of the stop time to “17”, the minute of the stop
time to “00”, the recording speed to “48” 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
second line from the bottom blinks.
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 programme setting.
Press the [MENU] button twice.
[The normal screen is restored.
0 Press the [TIMER] button.
[The TIMER indication and active timer programme
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
[SHIFT f] button
RESET/
CANCEL
ON SCREEN
MENU
TIME MODE
REC
SHIFT
STOP
/REW REV PLAY
REV ADV
PAUSE/
STILL
PLAY
FF/
EJECT
TRACKING
V. LOCK
TIMER SEARCH COUNTER LOCK CNT RESET
REC REVIEW
RESET/
CANCEL
ON SCREEN
MENU
SHIFT
TIME MODE
SET
FWD ADV
REC
–
AG-
[MENU] button
SET
[SET –] button
+
[SET +] button
[TIMER] 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 programme settings overlap, holiday setting is given priority.
Main menu screen
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
* * * * * * * [ ME NU ] * * * * * * * * *
* T I ME AD J U S 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
* ALARM *RECALL/POWER
* * * *LOSS
* * ON
4F
** *******
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
(Example)
Recording is performed in the 240-hour timelapse mode from
00:00 a.m. to 0:00 a.m. the next day.
1 Press the [MENU] button to show the main menu on the monitor.
2 Call the <HOLIDAY SET> screen.
• Press the [SHIFT 7] button to select <HOLIDAY SET> in the main
menu and press the [SET +/–] button.
3 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.
4 Press the [SET +/–] button to set the minute of the start time to “00” and
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 *
press the [SHIFT f] button.
[“Hour” for the stop time blinks.
5 Press the [SET +/–] button to set the hour of the start 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.
6 Press the [SHIFT f] button and [SET +/–] button to set the minute of
the stop time to “00”, the recording speed to “240” and “PGM” to “ON”.
7 Set the date.
* * * * * [ 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 * 2 4 0 – 1 – ON
* 1 : 015– 5 : –– : 2 : * 15– 9–––
* 3 : 011– 2 : –– : 4 : * 23– 9–––
* 5 : –21– 3 : –– : 6 : * 10–10–––
* 7 : –29– 4 : –– : 8 : * 03–11–––
* 9 : –01– 5 : ––10 : * 23–11–––
11 : –03– 5 : ––12 : * 23–12–––
13 : –05– 5 : ––14 : * ––––––––
15 : * 15– 8 * ––16 : * ––––––––
* * * * T U E * WE D * T HU * F R I * S A T *
Day
Month
• When “PGM” is set to “OFF”, the setting is
disabled and holiday timer recording is not
executed.
• Press the [SHIFT f] button or [SHIFT 7] button to select the line
and enter the day for timer recording with the [SET +/–] button.
• Press the [SHIFT f] button so that the month item on the selected
line blinks and enter the month for timer recording with the [SET +/–]
button.
8 End holiday timer recording setting.
Press the [MENU] button twice.
[The normal screen is restored.
9 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 programme numbers are not shown on the
display.Recording Standby mode.
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6-3 Timer Recording
[SHIFT 7] button
[SHIFT f] button
[RESET/CANCEL] button
RESET/
CANCEL
ON SCREEN
MENU
TIME MODE
REC
SHIFT
STOP
/REW REV PLAY
REV ADV
PAUSE/
STILL
PLAY
FF/
EJECT
TRACKING
V. LOCK
TIMER SEARCH COUNTER LOCK CNT RESET
REC REVIEW
RESET/
CANCEL
ON SCREEN
MENU
SHIFT
TIME MODE
SET
FWD ADV
[TIMER] button
Canceling/Changing Timer Recording
Programme
To stop timer programming before finishing
1 Press the [RESET/CANCEL] button.
[The programme being set is cancelled.
2 Press the [MENU] button twice.
[The normal screen mode is restored.
To cancel preset timer programmes
1 Press the [TIMER] button so that the TIMER indication
goes out on the display.
REC
–
AG-
SET
+
[SET +] button
[MENU] button
[SET –] button
To modify timer programmes
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 programme you want to cancel.
5 Press the [RESET/CANCEL] button.
[The specified timer recording programme is concelled.
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 programmes 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
programme is set and the [TIMER] button is pressed,
the TIMER indication blinks for about 10 seconds and a
warning buzzer sounds if <ERR WARN> in the
<BUZZER> menu is set to “ON”.
=
Perform programming for timer recording.
* Note that if the date is not set for holiday timer
recording, the TIMER indication will not blink, the time
standby mode is not engaged, and recording will not
take place.
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 programme 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 programme overlaps with another
programme (even during programme timer setting). The
programme with the earlier start time has priority.)
=
Check the programme contents.
(With programme timer settings, the programme with the
earlier programme time has priority.)
5 When more than one timer recording is programmed:
=
• The preset programme are executed consecutively
beginning with the programme with the earliest start
time. The number of the programme being executed
blinks.
* programme numbers are not displayed for holiday
timer recording programmes.
5 During timer recording
The [PAUSE/STILL] 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 <ERR WARN> 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.
5 When the recording speed of programme timer or
holiday timer is set as L12/L24.
The cassette is ejected when a VHS cassette is loaded
and the [TIMER] button is pressed.
=
• Insert an S-VHS cassette, or switch to a recording
speed other than L12/L24.
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 programme timer settings overlap,
the holiday timer setting has priority and starts.
* When programme timer settings overlap, the
programme with the lower programme number has
priority and starts.
5 When the timer recording settings are changed during
timer recording:
=
Changing the settings on the programme 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 3H (SP) 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
AL
REC
STOP
PAUSE/
/REW REV PLAY STILL
REV ADV
PLAY
FF/
EJECT
TRACKING
V. LOCK
TIMER SEARCH COUNTER LOCK CNT RESET
REC REVIEW
RESET/
CANCEL
ON SCREEN
MENU
SHIFT
TIME MODE
REC
AG-
SET
FWD ADV
5 Menu switches are provided for 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 3H, L12H or
L24H 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
3H (SP)
Timelapse
mode
3H (SP)
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
6 RECORDING
6-4 Alarm Recording
Preparation
1 Press the [
Connect an alarm sensor to the rear panel’s alarm input terminal.
] 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 “AL/SENSOR” to activate alarm
recording.
• When set to “AL/SENSOR”, both alarm recording
and sensor recording will be performed.
• The [ALARM] indication lights on the display.
2 DURATION
Set the alarm recording duration to 5 sec., 10 sec., 15
sec., 30 sec., 60 sec., 120 sec., 180 sec., CONTINUE
(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”.
3 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.
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 . DURA T I ON * * * * * * * * 6 0 S EC
3 . 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 “AL/
SENSOR”.
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.
• 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.
8 The alarm input data can be checked in the main
menu’s <ALARM RECALL/POWER LOSS> 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 AG-TL750B/E cannot be guaranteed if the sensor recording function is used frequently (100 times/
day or more).
Preparation
1 Press the [
Connect an alarm sensor to the rear panel’s alarm input terminal.
] 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 “AL/SENSOR” to activate sensor
recording.
• When set to “AL/SENSOR”, both alarm recording
and sensor recording will be performed.
• The [SENSOR REC] indication lights on the display.
2 DURATION
Set the sensor recording duration to 5 sec., 10 sec.,
15 sec., 30 sec., 60 sec., 120 sec., 180 sec.,
CONTINUE (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”.
3 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 . DURA T ON * * E * * * T I 5 * 6 0 S EC
3 . T A P E * E ND * MOD E T AN E * * O F F
4 R E C * T A L * * * * * * * * Y ] * * * ON
2 . WARN I NGM * * * * * * * * * * * * ON
* . F I N * D E * E NU * * * * * * * * * * *
4
* **
Set to “SENSOR” or “AL/
SENSOR”.
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 3H (SP) mode 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 AG-TL750B/Es.
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.
Audio input signal
First VCR
Video input signal
Rear panel
AC~IN
RS-232C
VIDEO
AUDIO
SPARE
S-VIDEO
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
IN
MIC
OUT
COM
CLOCK SERIES
RESET IN REC IN
SERIES
WARNING CLOCK
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
Operation
AC~IN
RS-232C
VIDEO
AUDIO
SPARE
S-VIDEO
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
MIC
1 To activate series recording, set the <SRI/EXT REC>
menu switch in <SRI/EXT MODE> to “SERIES”.
(This setting should be done for all connected VCRs.)
OUT
Second VCR
AC~IN
RS-232C
VIDEO
AUDIO
SPARE
S-VIDEO
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
MIC
OUT
* * * * * [ 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 . DURA T I ON * * * * * * * * 1 5 S EC
3 . 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 “SERIES”.
Set the counter value.
5 Normally the next VCR starts recording when the tape
Last VCR
AC~IN
RS-232C
VIDEO
AUDIO
SPARE
MIC
IN
S-VIDEO
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
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 E-180 cassette tape.
(Reter to page 55.)
2 Press the [MENU] button to restore the normal screen.
3 Load cassettes with safety tab in place in all connected
Monitor TV
• During recording, the input video signals can be checked on a monitor.
• When the second and subsequent VCRs are turned on, input
audio can be checked on the monitor in the 3H, L12H and L24H
modes. During timelapse recording (except for the L12H and
L24H modes), audio cannot be checked.
VCRs.
5 To use the counter end output function, set the
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.
Notes:
• If a cassette has not been loaded in any VCR in the series, series recording will stop when that VCR is reached.
• If VCRs are connected in series as shown above, the second and subsequent VCRs will record the previous VCR’s on-screen
information in addition to their own. To avoid this, use a distributor to distribute only video signals to each VCR.
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6-6 Series Recording
5 When the first VCR ends recording, the second VCR
starts recording automatically, then the third and so on.
• When the tape end output is set, series recording
signals are output from the [SERIES REC OUT]
terminal at the specified tape reel counter value,
signaling the next VCR to start recording.
The first VCR continues recording until the tape ends.
• If the <AUTO REW> menu switch in <VTR MODE> is
set to “OFF”, the Stop mode is engaged when the end
of the tape is reached during recording. If <AUTO
REW> is set to “ON”, the tape rewinds to the
beginning and stops.
• Counter value
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
value is reset to “0000”.
Non-stop continuous series recording
The series recording function allows you to record indefinitely using two VCRs. Recording alternates between each VCR.
To use this function, connect and set the VCRs as follows.
5 Setting
5 Connection
• Connect the [SERIES REC OUT] terminal of the first
VCR to the [SERIES REC IN] terminal of the second
VCR, and the [SERIES REC OUT] terminal of the
second VCR to the [SERIES REC IN] terminal of the
first VCR. The [COM] terminals of both VCRs should
be connected.
COM
CLOCK
SERIES
RESET IN REC IN
SERIES
WARNING CLOCK
OUT RESET OUT REC OUT
COM
CLOCK
SERIES
RESET IN REC IN
SERIES
WARNING CLOCK
OUT RESET OUT REC OUT
Second VCR
First VCR
• Connect audio and video terminals as shown in the
connection diagram on page 41.
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• Set the <SRI/EXT REC> menu switch on both units to
“SERIES”.
• Set the <AUTO REW> menu switch in <VTR MODE>
to “ON”.
• Set the setting of the VIDEO/VTR MODE menu
switches <AUTO REC CHECK> and <REPEAT REC>
to “OFF” on both units.
5 For uninterrupted endless series recording, use the
counter end output function together. Set <CNT TAPE
END> so that the counter end signal is output just
before the tape end.
• Set <CNT TAPE END> in the <SRI/EXT MODE> menu
to “5500” (when a E-180 tape is used).
* When the tape is rewound to the beginning in the
Auto Rewind mode using the counter end output
function, the tape reel counter is reset automatically
to “0000”.
Note:
• Continuous series recording over a long period may
produce excessive wear and tear on the tapes and
VCRs. Be sure to replace the tapes periodically
(refer to page 28).
6 RECORDING
6-7 Repeat Recording
When the tape comes to the end during recording, it is automatically rewound and recording starts again from the beginning.
5 To execute repeat recording, set <REPEAT REC> in
<VTR MODE> to “ON”.
• The “REPEAT” indication in the VCR’s display lights.
5 Setting the <TAPE END MODE> menu switch in
<ALARM/SENSOR MODE>
• If this menu switch is set to “STOP”, the Stop mode is
forcibly engaged when the tape ends even if there is
an alarm or sensor recording.
To continue repeat recording even if an alarm
recording or sensor recording takes place during
recording, set <TAPE END MODE> to “OFF”.
When the Tape End Forced Stop mode and Repeat
Rec mode are engaged and an alarm or sensor
recording takes place, the “REPEAT” indication goes
out.
* When repeat recording is executed, any previously
executed alarm recordings will be erased.
* If a power failure occurs when the <AUTO REW>
function is being operated, to continue recording
after power has be restored, set the <EXT TIMER
REC> menu switch in the <VTR MODE> to “ON.”
5 Automatic recording check function
This unit is provided with an automatic recording check
function which automatically determines whether or not
recording is satisfactory at the tape beginning in repeat
recording.
• To activate the automatic recording check function, set
the <AUTO REC CHECK> menu switch in <VTR
MODE> to “ON”.
5 Operation of the automatic recording check
function
• Recording is performed from the beginning of the tape
for several seconds during repeat recording. Then the
recorded section is automatically played back to check
whether or not the signals have been recorded
properly. If the recording is satisfactory, recording
resumes.
• If the recording is unsatisfactory, the heads are cleaned
automatically. Recording is restarted for several
seconds and then the recording is checked again. If
the recording is still unsatisfactory, the error code “E09” is shown on the display and recording resumes.
VIDEO/VTR MODE screen
* * * * * * [ V I D EO * MOD E ]
1 . IN
***********
2 . DE T A I L * * * * * * * * * *
3 . QUA S I - V * * * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * [ VT*R * MODE* ] *
1 . MEMOR Y S T OP * * * * *
2 . E X T T I ME R R E C * *
3 . AU T O * R E C * CH E CK * *
4 . AU T O * R EW * * * * * * * *
5 . RE P EA T * P L AY * * * * *
6 . RE P EA T * REC * * * * * *
**
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*****
* L I NE
* * OF F
* * OF F
*****
* * OF F
* * OF F
* * OF F
* * OF F
* * OF F
* * OON
**
Set to “ON”.
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 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 * * * * * * * * S E N SOR
2 . DURA T I ON * * * * * * * * * 6 0 S EC
3 . T A P E * E ND * MOD E * * * 1 * * 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 “OFF”
5 When the <AUTO REC CHECK> menu switch is set
to “ON”
Repeat recording
Tape beginning position
Auto recording for
several seconds
Recording check
Normal
Recording
Defect
Auto head
cleaning
Auto recording for
several seconds
Recording check
Defect
Display
Normal
Auto head
cleaning
Recording
Recording
The error code “E-09”
remains on the display.
Note:
• Continuous repeat recording over long periods may
produce excessive wear and tear on the tape and
VCR. Be sure to replace the tape periodically (refer to
page 28).
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6-8 Recording with External VCR Activation Signal
Recording start/stop can be controlled externally by inputting a VCR activation signal to the [SERIES REC IN] terminal on the
AG-TL750B/E’s rear panel.
* If the external 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 3H, L12H or
L24H and perform regular maintenance, replacing
parts as necessary. Use an S-VHS tape when setting
to L12H, L24H.
To [SERIES REC
To [COM] terminal
AC~IN
RS-232C
VIDEO
AUDIO
SPARE
MIC
S-VIDEO
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
OUT
IN] terminal
External control
equipment
Connection
Connect the [SERIES REC IN] terminal and [COM] terminal on
the AG-TL750B/E’s rear panel to the external control equipment.
VCR control signal (ground signal)
Alarm search/date and time search
LV: 0 V
Start of recording
Stop or operating mode off
• Alarm recording or sensor recording should continue for
at least 5 seconds.
• When recording is performed in the long-time timelapse
mode, date/time search will not function correctly if the
recording duration is too short.
To ensure that the date/time search operates correctly,
the recording duration must be equivalent to at least 5
seconds at Standard (3H) speed.
(Example) With a 240-hour normal timelapse recording,
a recording time of 7 minutes or more is necessary.
Operation
1 Set the <SRI/EXT REC> menu switch in <SRI/EXT
MODE> to “EXT” to use the external recording function.
• Use the <EXT REC END> menu switch to select the
mode engaged when externally activated recording
ends.
When set to “NORMAL”, the VCR enters the Stop
mode.
When set to “POWER OFF”, the operating mode is
turned off.
2 Press the [MENU] button to set the on-screen display to
the time/date display.
3 Load a cassette with a safety tab in place and engage the
Stop mode or turn the operating mode off.
• When a VCR activation signal (ground input) is input to
the rear panel’s [SERIES REC IN] terminal, recording
starts automatically and continues for as long as the
activation signal is input.
When the activation signal stops, the Stop mode is
engaged or the operating mode is turned off (according
to menu switch setting).
• When the activation signal is input again, recording starts.
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SRI/EXT MODE screen
* * * * * [ S R I / E X T * MOD E ] * * * * *
1 . SR I / E X T * REC * * * * * * * * E X T
2 . E X T * R E C * E ND * * * * * NORMA L
3 . CN T * T A P E S E ND * * * * * * 7 0 0 0
* * [ A L ARM / S E N SOR * MOD E ] * * *
1 . R E C * MOD E * * * * * * * * * * * O F F
2 . DURA T I ON * * * * * * * * * 1 5 S EC
3 . T A P E * E ND * MOD E * * * 1 * * 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 “EXT.”
• In addition to the Stop mode and the operating mode
off status, the external recording function also
operates in the Pause mode.
• If recording is already in progress when the VCR
activation signal is input, recording continues and
stops when the activation signal is no longer input.
Note:
When the TIMER indication lights or the menu switch
<REPEAT REC> in the <VTR MODE> menu is set to
“ON”, externally activated recording is not executed.
To execute repeat recording via the external recording function,
set <REPEAT REC> to “OFF” and <AUTO REW> to “ON”.
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.
VTR MODE screen
To use this function, set the <EXT TIMER REC> menu
switch in <VTR MODE> to “ON”.
* * * * * * [ V I D EO * MOD E ]
1 . IN
***********
2 . DE T A I L * * * * * * * * * *
3 . QUA S I - V * * * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * [ V T R * MOD E ] *
1 . MEMOR Y S T OP * * * * *
2 . E X T T I ME R R E C * * *
3 . AU T O * R E C * CH E CK * *
4 . AU T O * R EW * * * * * * * *
5 . RE P EA T * P L AY * * * * *
6 . RE P EA T * REC * * * * * *
**
* 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.
* If this menu switch is not set to “ON,” even when
recording is executed before the power failure occurs,
please be careful as the VCR will not revert to previous
status after the power is restored.
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*****
* L I NE
* * 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 AG-TL750B/E to an external timer.
1 Check that a cassette is loaded in the VCR.
2 Set the <EXT TIMER REC> menu switch in <VTR
* 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.
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
5
You can switch the buzzer sound which lets you know
when the tape ends during recording ON/OFF.
* * * * * * * * [ BU Z Z E R ]
1 . T A P E * E ND * * * * * *
2 . A L / S E N SOR * I N * *
3 . E RR WARN * * * * * *
* * * * * * * * [ I N / OU T ]
1 . CAME RA * SW * * * * *
*
*
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 * * * *
The “END” indication blinks on the on-screen display.
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.
button) or press the [
5 During repeat recording and auto rewind, the buzzer
BUZZER screen
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*******
* * * * OON
* * * * OF F
* * * * OF F
*******
* * * * OF F
***
* 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
Tape “END” indication
0 0 : 0 0 : 0 1 E ND
0 1 - 0 1 - 2 0 0 0 SAT
sounds for about 2 seconds.
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7 PLAYBACK AND SPECIAL-EFFECTS PLAYBACK
[STOP] button
[
] indication
REC
STOP
PAUSE/
/REW REV PLAY STILL
PLAY
REV ADV
[
] button
FF/
EJECT
TRACKING
TIMER SEARCH COUNTER LOCK CNT RESET
V. LOCK
MENU
SHIFT
TIME MODE
Playback mode indication
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
To make details of the playback picture clearer, set to
“ON”. However, the S/N ratio deteriorates.
5 [QUASI-V] ... Factory setting: OFF
Set to “ON” to add QUASI-V in the 3H (SP) play mode.
5 [MEMORY STOP] ... Factory setting: OFF
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.
* To listen to the sound recorded in the L12H and
L24H modes, playback the tape in the same mode
used for recording (L12H or L24H).
* When a tape recorded in the 3H mode is played
back in the L12H or L24H mode, noise appears in
the picture.
Press the [TIME MODE +/–] button to set the
playback speed to 3H and start playback.
* Noise may appear in the picture with tapes not
recorded on the AG-TL750B/E.
* Tapes recorded in the LP mode cannot be played
back. In this case, the “LP” indication blinks on the
display
Cautions for playback of S-VHS ET recorded tapes
• Avoid operations that applies a load to the tape,
such as search playback, etc. This will result in
deteriorating picture quality.
• Due to the performance of the unit, noise may
appear in the playback picture during search
playback and field advance.
REC
AG-
SET
7-1 Preparation
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ON SCREEN
FWD ADV
[PLAY] button
REC REVIEW
RESET/
CANCEL
[TIME MODE+/–] button
7-2 Playback
1 Press the [
The [
] button to turn the operating mode on.
] indicator lights.
2 Press the [TIME MODE +/–] button to set the play mode
to 3H (SP) mode.
The [3H] 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 (L12H, L24H ..... 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.
* No sound is output in the Timelapse Play mode
(except for L12H and L24H modes).
To stop playback
5 Press the [STOP] button.
The tape stops and the Stop mode is engaged.
7 PLAYBACK AND SPECIAL-EFFECTS PLAYBACK
REC
STOP
/REW REV PLAY
PAUSE/
STILL
REV ADV
PLAY
FF/
EJECT
TRACKING
V. LOCK
TIMER SEARCH COUNTER LOCK CNT RESET
REC REVIEW
RESET/
CANCEL
ON SCREEN
MENU
SHIFT
TIME MODE
SET
FWD ADV
REC
AG-
[REW] button
[FF] button
[PLAY] button
[REV PLAY] button
[PAUSE/STILL] button
7-3 Special-Effects Playback
Still playback
1 Press the [PAUSE/STILL] 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 [REV PLAY] 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 3H mode
regardless of the playback speed mode setting.
* No sound is output.
2 Press the [PAUSE/STILL] button to engage the Still
mode.
Field advance playback
To restore the normal playback, press the [PLAY]
button.
1 Press the [PAUSE/STILL] button in the Play mode to
engage the Still mode.
2 While pressing the [PAUSE/STILL] 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/STILL] 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.
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7-3 Special-Effects Playback
REC
STOP
PAUSE/
/REW REV PLAY STILL
REV ADV
PLAY
EJECT
FF/
TRACKING
V. LOCK
TIMER SEARCH COUNTER LOCK CNT RESET
REC REVIEW
RESET/
CANCEL
ON SCREEN
MENU
SHIFT
TIME MODE
SET
FWD ADV
REC
AG-
[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 3H (SP) mode or the Timelapse mode
Press the button once.
9 times 3H (SP) speed (latch).
Press the [PLAY] button to restore the normal play mode
Hold the button pressed for more
than 2 seconds.
9 times 3H (SP) 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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REC
STOP
PAUSE/
/REW REV PLAY STILL
REV ADV
[REW] button
PLAY
FF/
EJECT
TRACKING
V. LOCK
TIMER SEARCH COUNTER LOCK CNT RESET
REC REVIEW
RESET/
CANCEL
ON SCREEN
MENU
SHIFT
TIME MODE
AG-
SET
FWD ADV
[SEARCH] button
[FF] button
[SET +/–] button
REC
[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 (3H) speed.
(Example) In the 240-hour timelapse mode, the recording time should be 7 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 * * *
* * * counter
. * *reel
M. * * * * *
OMONUM or
* Z OControl
* 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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7 PLAYBACK AND SPECIAL-EFFECTS PLAYBACK
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 * *
* Z OControl
OMONUMor
M. * * * *
. * reel
* * * *counter
* 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 cancelled.
• To cancel alarm search or alarm scan, press the [STOP] button,
[PLAY] button, [REV PLAY] 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 cancelled 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
data
* DA
T E EHEU
R E * during
* * * * * * tape
****
* DU
R E * * BA(month,
ND E * * * Tday,
45 * * * *
running
**********************
* * hour,
* * * * *minute)
***************
**********************
**********************
* 4 F I N D E * ME NU * * * * * * * * *
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
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 * * * * * * *
50
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
“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 cancelled 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 . IN
***********
2 . DE T A I L * * * * * * * * * *
3 . QUA S I - V * * * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * [ V T R * MOD E ] *
1 . MEMOR Y S T OP * * * * *
2 . E X T T I ME R R E C * * *
3 . AU T O * R E C * CH E CK * *
4 . AU T O * R EW * * * * * * * *
5 . RE P EA T * P L AY * * * * *
6 . RE P EA T * REC * * * * * *
**
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
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”.
*****
* L I NE
* * OF F
* * OF F
*****
* * OF F
* * OF F
* * OF F
* * OF F
* * OON
* * OF F
**
VIDEO/VTR MODE screen
Set to “ON”.
* * * * * * [ V I D EO * MOD E ]
1 . IN
***********
2 . DE T A I L * * * * * * * * * *
3 . QUA S I - V * * * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * [ V T R * MOD E ] *
1 . MEMOR Y S T OP * * * * *
2 . E X T T I ME R R E C * * *
3 . AU T O * R E C * CH E CK * *
4 . AU T O * R EW * * * * * * * *
5 . RE P EA T * P L AY * * * * *
6 . RE P EA T * REC * * * * * *
**
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*****
* L I NE
* * 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 . IN
***********
2 . DE T A I L * * * * * * * * * *
3 . QUA S I - V * * * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * [ V T R * MOD E ] *
1 . MEMOR Y S T OP * * * * *
2 . E X T T I ME R R E C * * *
3 . AU T O * R E C * CH E CK * *
4 . AU T O * R EW * * * * * * * *
5 . RE P EA T * P L AY * * * * *
6 . RE P EA T * REC * * * * * *
**
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*****
* L I NE
* * OF F
* * OF F
*****
* * OON
* * OF F
* * OF F
* * OF F
* * OF F
* * OF F
**
5 To activate the counter memory function, set
Set to “ON”.
<MEMORY STOP> in <VTR MODE> to “ON”.
Operation
1 Select the counter display mode.
• Press the [COUNTER] button on the front panel to set
the counter display mode to the control tape counter or
reel tape counter.
REC
2 Press the [CNT RESET] button at the position where
you want to stop the tape.
[The counter is set to “00H00M00S” or “0000”.
EJECT
TIMER SEARCH COUNTER LOCK CNT RESET
REC REVIEW
RESET/
CANCEL
ON SCREEN
MENU
SHIFT
TIME MODE
SET
[CNT RESET] button
[COUNTER] button
REC
5 Execute recording or playback.
3 Engage the Stop mode and press the [FF] or [REW]
AG-
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
REC
STOP
PAUSE/
/REW REV PLAY STILL
PLAY
FF/
REV ADV
EJECT
TRACKING
V. LOCK
TIMER SEARCH COUNTER LOCK CNT RESET
REC REVIEW
RESET/
CANCEL
ON SCREEN
MENU
SHIFT
TIME MODE
SET
FWD ADV
REC
AG-
[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.
• 3H (SP) and timelapse play mode (except for L12H and
L24H modes)
• 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.
*The tracking adjustment is impossible in the L12H,
L24H Linear Slow play mode.
7-8 QUASI-V
When the picture is distorted, set the <QUASI-V> menu
switch in <VIDEO MODE> to “ON”.
This menu switch is effective only in the 3H mode.
Normally set to “OFF”.
• In the Still or Timelapse Play mode, QUASI-V are always
output.
VIDEO/VTR MODE screen
* * * * * * [ V I D EO * MOD E ]
1 . IN
***********
2 . DE T A I L * * * * * * * * * *
3 . QUA S I - V * * * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * [ V T R * MOD E ] *
1 . MEMOR Y S T OP * * * * *
2 . E X T T I ME R R E C * * *
3 . AU T O * R E C * CH E CK * *
4 . AU T O * R EW * * * * * * * *
5 . RE P EA T * P L AY * * * * *
6 . RE P EA T * REC * * * * * *
*
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*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
* ***
* L I NE
* * OF F
* * OON
*****
* * 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 [3H] mode)
Set to “ON”.
8 TROUBLESHOOTING
8-1 Error Indication
Display section
Error indications are shown on the display whenever
condensation occurs or there are problems with cassette
loading, unloading or mechanism operation.
5 When a problem occurs, the error indication “E-**” lights
(when the <WARNING> menu switch in <FRONT
DISPLAY> is set to “ON”).
Error indication
5 When any one of error indications (E-01 – E-08) is
BUZZER screen
shown, a 12 V warning signal is output from the rear
panel’s WARNING OUT connector.
* * * * * * * * [ BU Z Z E R ]
1 . T A P E * E ND * * * * * *
2 . A L / S E N SOR * I N * *
3 . E RR WARM * * * * * *
* * * * * * * * [ I N / OU T ]
1 . CAME RA * SW * * * * *
*
*
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 <ERR WARN> 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 – E-07).
When the error indication “E-**” is shown, turning the
operating mode on again may not clear the problem. In
this case, consult your local Panasonic dealer.
Error
indication
Contents
VCR operation
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*******
* * * * OF F
* * * * OF F
* * * * OON
*******
* * * * OF F
***
* 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.
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.
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.
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 Panasonic dealer.
Contact your local Panasonic dealer
for replacement of the built-in
battery.
E-11
No video signals input.
—
Input video signals.
E-12
It is not possible to write in
EEPROM.
—
E-13
The tape is broken.
Contact your local
Panasonic dealer.
Replace the cassette.
The cassette is ejected. The error
indication is shown only while the
cassette is being ejected.
E-98
System error
The operating mode is turned off.
E-99
System error
The operating mode is turned off.
Turn the operating mode on again.
Turn the operating mode on again.
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 mains cord from the socket. Then plug the mains cord in again and check operation.
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8 TROUBLESHOOTING
8-2 No Error Indication
Symptoms
No power is supplied.
Causes
Remedies
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?
q Connect the power cord to a socket.
q Press the [TIMER] button so that the
“TIMER” indication goes out.
q Release the Operation Lock mode.
Playback is not possible.
Is the “LP”indication blinking on the display?
If it is, it means you are trying to play
back the tape recorded in the LP mode.
Tapes recorded in the LP mode cannot
be played back on this unit.
Noise appears in the picture in
the Shuttle Search mode, Still
mode and Field Advance mode.
Noise appears in part of the
playback picture.
This is not a malfunction.
Noise appears in the picture in
the L12H or L24H mode.
Was the tape you are playing back
recorded in the L12H or L24H
mode? If not, noise appears.
Dust may have accumulated on the
video heads.
Operation buttons have no effect
during recording and playback.
No picture is shown during
playback.
When the cassette is played
back, the picture becomes rough
or disappears.
Is the tracking adjusted properly?
q Are you recording in a timelapse
mode (except L12H and L24H)? If
so, sound is not recorded.
q During alarm scan, no sound is
output.
During playback, sound is highpitched and hard to hear.
Are you playing back a tape
recorded in the L12H, or L24H
Timelapse mode in the 3H (SP)
mode? In this case, sound is highpitched.
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 flashing.
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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q Connect the monitor correctly.
q Press the [TIMER] button to clear the
“TIMER” indication.
—
No sound is heard during
playback.
Recording is impossible.
Release the Operation Lock mode.
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 [TRACKING
+/–] button.
Tracking adjustment is not possible in the
L12H and L24H Play modes.
Play back the tape in the 3H mode.
Clean the heads with a commerciallyavailable head cleaning tape. If the
picture quality is still unsatisfactory,
consult your local Panasonic dealer.
Use a tape on which sound is recorded.
(Record the tape in the L12H or L24H
mode.)
Play back the tape in the same mode
(L12H or L24H) as that used for
recording.
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 APPENDIXES
9-1 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 E180 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 E-180 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
0
500
1000
1500
2000
2500
3000
3500
4000
4500
5000
5500
5600
5700
5800
5900
6000
6018
3H
3h3m
2 h 41 m
2 h 19 m
2h0m
1 h 41 m
1 h 24 m
1h8m
53 m
40 m
28 m
17 m
8m
6m
4m
3m
1m
0m
0m
L12H
12 h 15 m
10 h 44 m
9 h 19 m
8h0m
6 h 45 m
5 h 36 m
4 h 32 m
3 h 33 m
2 h 40 m
1 h 52 m
1 h 10 m
33 m
25 m
19 m
12 m
6m
0m
0m
L24H
24 h 30 m
21 h 29 m
18 h 39 m
16 h 0 m
13 h 31 m
11 h 12 m
9h5m
7h7m
5 h 21 m
3 h 45 m
2 h 20 m
1h6m
51 m
38 m
25 m
13 m
1m
0m
48H
49 h 1 m
42 h 59 m
37 h 19 m
32 h 0 m
27 h 2 m
22 h 25 m
18 h 10 m
14 h 15 m
10 h 43 m
7 h 31 m
4 h 41 m
2 h 12 m
1 h 43 m
1 h 17 m
51 m
27 m
3m
0m
72H
73 h 32 m
64 h 29 m
55 h 58 m
48 h 0 m
40 h 33 m
33 h 38 m
27 h 15 m
21 h 23 m
16 h 4 m
11 h 17 m
7h1m
3 h 18 m
2 h 35 m
1 h 56 m
1 h 17 m
40 m
4m
0m
Tape reel counter
Record/playback speed modes
0
500
1000
1500
2000
2500
3000
3500
4000
4500
5000
5500
5600
5700
5800
5900
6000
6018
120H
122 h 33 m
107 h 29 m
93 h 18 m
80 h 0 m
67 h 35 m
56 h 3 m
45 h 25 m
35 h 39 m
26 h 47 m
18 h 48 m
11 h 42 m
5 h 30 m
4 h 19 m
3 h 13 m
2h9m
1h7m
7m
0m
168H
171 h 34 m
150 h 28 m
130 h 37 m
112 h 0 m
94 h 37 m
78 h 28 m
63 h 35 m
49 h 55 m
37 h 30 m
26 h 19 m
16 h 23 m
7 h 42 m
6h3m
4 h 30 m
3h1m
1h3m
11 m
0m
240H
245 h 7 m
214 h 58 m
186 h 36 m
160 h 0 m
135 h 10 m
112 h 7 m
90 h 50 m
71 h 19 m
53 h 35 m
37 h 37 m
23 h 25 m
11 h 0 m
8 h 38 m
6 h 26 m
4 h 18 m
2 h 15 m
15 m
0m
480H
490 h 14 m
429 h 56 m
373 h 12 m
320 h 0 m
270 h 20 m
242 h 14 m
181 h 40 m
142 h 38 m
107 h 10 m
75 h 14 m
46 h 50 m
22 h 0 m
17 h 16 m
12 h 52 m
8 h 36 m
4 h 30 m
30 m
0m
960H
980 h 24 m
859 h 52 m
746 h 24 m
640 h 0 m
540 h 40 m
448 h 28 m
363 h 20 m
285 h 16 m
214 h 20 m
150 h 28 m
93 h 40 m
44 h 0 m
34 h 32 m
25 h 44 m
17 h 12 m
9h0m
1h0m
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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9 APPENDIXES
9-2 Rear Panel’s Input/Output
Terminals
Signal levels
Remarks
• 3H recording
During
recording
During
standby
CAM SW OUT
Camera switching
signal output
2field
GND
Output at ground
level
40ms
Time
Camera switching signal output
• TL (L12H - 960H) recording
During
recording
During
standby
HV12V
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”)
1 field
20 ms
GND
Time
Camera switching signal output
HV: 5 V
ALARM IN
Alarm signal input
Input at ground
level
LV: 0 V
Min. 400 ms
HV: 5 V ~ 12 V
ALARM RST IN
Alarm signal reset
input
Input at high
level
Min. 400 ms
ALARM REC OUT
Alarm recording
mode signal output
TAPE END OUT
Tape end 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 s
WARNING OUT
Warning signal
output
Record mode:
repeat recording OFF/auto rewind OFF
Manual
operation
Tape end
HV: 12 V
(output impedance: 4.7 kohms)
Warning
Warning reset
Output at high
level
Output at ground
level
Output at high
level
HV: 5 V
CLOCK RESET IN
Clock reset input
LV: 0 V
Input at ground
level
LV: 0 V
Output at ground
level
About 100 ms
CLOCK RESET
OUT
Clock reset output
SERIES REC IN
Series recording
signal input
SERIES REC OUT
Series recording
signal output
SERIES REC IN
External automatic
recording signal input
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About 100 ms
HV : 5 V
LV: 0 V
Input at ground
level
Over 2.5 s
HV: 5 V
Output at ground
level
LV: 0 V
2.5 - 3 s
HV: 5 V
External recording
Min. 400 ms
Input at ground
level
9 APPENDIXES
9-3 Specifications
[Time/date]
5 Display
Day, month, year, hours, minutes,
seconds, recording mode, alarm
input data, power loss data
5 Display position
5 Character size
5 Power backup
Variable
16H
Approx. two years (may be less
depending on the operating
environment)
[Alarm]
5 Alarm input
Input at ground level
5 Camera switching Negative pulse output (20 ms)
output
5 Accessory
mains cord x 1
Outer dimensions
361
5 Recording system Luminance: FM recording
Colour: down-converted direct
recording
PAL-type colour signal, CCIR
5 Signal system
monochrome signal, 625 lines/
50 fields
5 Tape speed
23.39 mm/s, Standard mode (3H)
5 Recording and
3 hours (Standard (3H) mode)
playback time
L12, L24, 24, 48, 72, 120, 168,
(with E-180
240,480,960 hours
cassette)
However, L12/L24 can only be
selected when an S-VHS tape is
used.
(Timelapse mode: field recording)
Within about 4 min
5 Fast-forward/
(with E-180 cassette)
rewind time
AC 220 V-240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz
5 Power supply
19 watts
5 Power
consumption
5 Dimensions
(W) 360 mm x (H) 115 mm x (D)
361 mm
Approx. 5.5 kg
5 Weight
5°C to 40°C
5 Operating
temperature
5 Operating humidity 30%RH or more, 80%RH or less
5 Storage
–20°C to 60°C
temperature
[Video System]
1.0 V(p-p), 75 Ω, unbalanced BNC
Y: 1.0 V(p-p), 75 Ω, unbalanced
C: 0.3 V(p-p), 75 Ω, unbalanced
(Burst)
5 Signal output LINE 1.0 V(p-p), 75 Ω, unbalanced BNC
S-VIDEO Y: 1.0 V(p-p), 75 Ω, unbalanced
C: 0.3 V(p-p), 75 Ω, unbalanced
(Burst)
5 Horizontal
400 lines or more
resolution
(S-VIDEO: 3H mode)
5 Signal input LINE
S-VIDEO
5 Video S/N
360
PULL
OPEN
EJECT
REC REVIEW
115
REC
PULL
OPEN
REC
TIME
LAPSE
Time Lapse Video Cassette Recorder AG-
Unit: mm
43 dB or more (S-VHS: 3H mode)
[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
1 (normal)
–8 dBs, 50 kΩ, unbalanced RCA
–67 dBs, 600 Ω, unbalanced
–8 dBs, 1 kΩ, unbalanced RCA
100 Hz to 10 kHz (3H mode)
* Design and specifications subject to change without
notice.
40 dB or more (3H mode at 4%
distortion level)
0.30% WRMS or less (3H mode)
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Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
Web Site: http://www.panasonic.co.jp/global/
Printed in Japan
VQT9550
LLT0005-001A
B E
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