AVR960SVX_II.pdf

TIME LAPSE

VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER

AVR960SVX

Instruction manual

To obtain the best performance and ensure years of trouble-free use, please read this instruction manual completely.

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AVR960SVX (E) QR33809

WARNING

• Main supply:

AC 230V, 50 Hz only

Do not remove panel covers by unscrewing them.

There are no user-serviceable parts inside. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.

• To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose this unit to rain or moisture.

As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this apparatus may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:

– the wire which is coloured green and yellow must be connected to the terminal in the plug which is marked with the letter E or by the earth symbol , or coloured green or green and yellow.

– the wire which is coloured blue must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter N or coloured black.

– the wire which is coloured brown must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter L or coloured red.

EARTHED.

Illustrated below is molded on the back of your unit.

CAUTION

RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK

DO NOT OPEN

This symbol warns the user that uninsulated voltage within the unit may have sufficient magnitude to cause electric shock. Therefore, it is dangerous to make any kind of contact with any inside part of this unit.

This symbol alerts the user that important literature concerning the operation and maintenance of this unit has been included.

Therefore, it should be read carefully in order to avoid any problems.

CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,

DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).

NO USER–SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.

REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE

PERSONNEL.

PRECAUTIONS

Safety

• Should any solid object or liquid fall into the cabinet, turn off the unit and have it checked by qualified personnel before operating it any further.

• To disconnect the mains lead, pull it out by the plug. Never pull the lead itself.

Installation

• Choose a location in which air can pass through the ventilation holes in the bottom, top and back of the unit to prevent it from overheating.

• Do not install the unit near heat sources such as radiators or air ducts or in a place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust, mechanical vibrations or shock.

• Do not place heavy objects or heat-generating objects on the VCR, or the cabinet could be damaged or the temperature inside the VCR could rise, which could cause a fault.

• Never bring a magnet or magnetized object near the VCR because it will adversely affect the performance of the VCR.

• Do not install the unit in an inclined position.

The unit is designed for operation in a horizontal position.

• Do not place a container with water or any small metal objects on the VCR: If spilled water or a metal object, such as paper clip, enters the VCR, it could cause a fire or electric shock.

Operation

• Condensation

If you pour a cold liquid into a glass, water vapor in the air will condense on the surface of the glass.

This is the condensation of moisture.

Condensation on the head drum, one of the most crucial parts of the VCR, will cause damage to the tape. The VCR should not be operated for at least

2 hours after being moved from a cold to a hot environment to avoid condensation from occurring on the head drum.

Cleaning

• Be careful; when the surface of the case is wiped with a volatile agent such as benzine, alcohol, thinner, etc., or a chemically processed cloth, the surface finish may be degraded or its coating may peel off.

Repacking

• It is wise to save the packing materials and box in case you ever need to ship or store your unit.

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FEATURES

Recording

Time Lapse Video Recorder

• Horizontal resolution of 400 lines or more

• Fourteen Touche-Selectable Recording Speeds

• Automatic “Alarm-Command” Speed Up

• Recording Check

• One Shot Recording

• On-Screen and On-Tape Time/Date Information

• 7-Day Programmable On/Off Timer

• “Alarm On” Output

• Usable Audio at 03, A12 and A24 Hour Speeds

• RS-232C Interface Connector

Playback

• Time-of-Alarm Memory and Alarm Index Search

• High Speed Visual Search

• Fourteen Playback Speeds

• Still Field, Field-Advance, Field-Reverse and

Reverse Playback

Security

• About 720 Hours Memory Protection

• Electronic Security Lockout

Note: This recorder has a rechargeable battery to maintain display functions and recording mode within 720 hours in the event of power loss. When the recorder is received, the unit must be connected to power source for 48 hours to assure the battery has been adequately charged.

CONTENTS

CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS ..................................3

INSTALLATION ...........................................................7

EXTERNAL CONNECTIONS.......................................9

CASSETTE TAPES ....................................................11

SETUP ........................................................................12

SETTING THE TIME AND DATE ..........................13

SETTING THE TIMER............................................13

SETTING THE VCR FUNCTIONS .........................15

SETTING THE ALARM..........................................16

ALARM MEMORY RECALL AND RESET ............17

OPERATION...............................................................18

TAPE RECORDING................................................18

REC CHECK............................................................18

ONE SHOT RECORDING ......................................18

TIMER RECORDING..............................................18

TAPE RECYCLE .....................................................18

ALARM RECORDING ............................................19

MASTER SYSTEM RESET....................................19

PLAYBACK.............................................................19

STILL PLAYBACK..................................................19

V.LOCK ADJUST...................................................19

PLAYBACK IN THE FIELD ADVANCE/

REVERSE MODES ............................................19

VISUAL SEARCH (High Speed Scan) .................19

ALARM INDEX SEARCH ......................................20

TO SECURE THE VCR ..........................................20

OPERATING THE VCR FROM A PERSONAL

COMPUTER ...............................................................21

PROBLEM GUIDE......................................................25

SPECIFICATIONS ......................................................26

Auto Head Cleaning System

This system cleans the video heads automatically when a cassette is inserted and ejected or the tape is rewound in the recycle recording mode, to prevent dirt from accumulating on the heads.

Touches the video head in the active position

Cylinder

Cleaning roller in the stand-by position

(Special material)

Tape guide

Video head Tape

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CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS

[FRONT]

1 2 DISPLAY (See page 5)

S

3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

1. RESET BUTTONS

Press these buttons at the same time to clear all

(microprocessor) functions.

Press the “S” button to reset the system. (This does not erase the stored information.)

2. CASSETTE COMPARTMENT

3. SHARPNESS CONTROL

Adjust the picture quality to hard or soft during playback.

4. TRACKING CONTROL

Adjust to optimize the picture quality during playback at the 03, A12 and A24 hour speeds.

5. SLOW TRACKING CONTROL

Adjust to optimize the picture quality in the SLOW

PLAY mode, e.g. speeds over 24 hours.

6. V. LOCK CONTROL

Reduces vertical jitter in the still play mode.

7. PROGRAM BUTTON

Press to select one of the six programmable functions.

8. START/STOP BUTTON

Press to start or stop the programming of a programmable function. (Press once to start the programming sequence and a second time to stop (end) it.)

9. SET BUTTON

Press to select the specific value which is to be changed with the UP/DOWN buttons.

10. DOWN BUTTON

Press to decrement, change or reverse to the previous/lower value.

11. UP BUTTON

Press to increase, change or advance to the next higher value.

12. V-POS (VERTICAL POSITION) BUTTON

Press repeatedly to control the vertical position of the programmable display on the monitor.

13. H-POS (HORIZONTAL POSITION) BUTTON

Press repeatedly to control the horizontal position of the programmable display on the monitor.

14. ALARM INDEX BUTTON

Press this button to cause the INDEX indicator to light, and set the VCR to the visual search mode (press

F.FWD or REWIND during playback mode) in this state; the start of the alarm recorded can be located.

15. ALARM RESET BUTTON

Press to clear POWER LOSS information. When this button is pressed when the Alarm Memory screen is being displayed, the alarm memory is cleared.

16. COUNTER RESET BUTTON

Press to clear the digital counter to “0000”.

17. REC/PLAY HOURS BUTTONS

(UP): Press to increase hours to the next higher value.

(DOWN): Press to decrease hours to the next lower value. The tape speed will be indicated as part of the monitor display.

18. TIMER BUTTON

Press after programming the TIMER for automatic

TIMER recording. See page 13 for TIMER programming.

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19 20 21 22

28

27

26

23 24 25

19. EJECT BUTTON

Press to remove the cassette. The EJECT button will not operate in the RECORD mode.

20. FIELD REVERSE BUTTON

Press to reverse the tape by one field in the STILL playback mode.

21. STILL BUTTON

Press to momentarily stop tape motion in the play mode. The STILL function allows close inspection of individual scenes. See the description of STILL playback on page 19.

22. FIELD ADVANCE BUTTON

Press to advance the tape one field in the STILL playback mode.

23. RECORD BUTTON

Press to start recording.

24. STOP BUTTON

Press to stop the tape. The STOP button must be pressed to end the RECORD and PLAY mode.

25. PLAY BUTTON

Press to play recorded material in the forward direction. Pressing this during recording makes it possible to check recordings.

26. REVERSE PLAY BUTTON

Press to play recorded material at the 03, 72, 120, 168,

240, 360, 480, 600, 720 or 960 speed in the reverse direction during the PLAY mode.

27. FAST FORWARD/VISUAL SEARCH BUTTON

Press to activate fast forward.

Press this button during playback and a forward playback picture at high speed can be seen.

28. REWIND/VISUAL SEARCH BUTTON

Press to start rewind.

Press this button during playback and a reverse playback picture at high speed can be seen.

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CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS (Continued)

[DISPLAY]

29 30 31 32 33 34 35

T A B

S

REC

ALARM

INDEX

TAPE END

TIMER

LOCK SPEED

36 37

29. TAPE-IN INDICATOR

Lights when a cassette is in the compartment.

30. TAB INDICATOR

Lights when a cassette without its safety tab is loaded.

31. S INDICATOR

This is always lit, but goes out when a VHS tape is inserted and playback is done with “PLAY MODE:

VHS” specified on the SELECTION MENU screen.

32. ALARM INDICATOR

ALARM appears during alarm recording.

ALARM flashes when alarm recording ends.

33. TAPE END INDICATOR

Lights when the tape reaches the end during recording.

Note: “TAPE END” is not displayed when you have selected REW, RE-REC in the “RECYCLE FUNCTIONS” menu in the alarm display or you have selected

REWIND, STOP IF ALARM but an alarm recording has not been made.

34. TIMER INDICATOR

This is lit during timer recording or TIMER stand-by mode.

The indicator flashes in the following cases.

• A cassette is not loaded.

• A cassette without its safety tab is loaded.

• The timer has not been programmed.

35. LOCK INDICATOR

LOCK appears when the recorder is in the security lock mode.

38 39

36. VCR MODE INDICATORS

REC

appears during recording.

• tt appears during the rewind mode.

• ss appears during the fast forward mode.

• tt

(or ss

) flashes during visual search.

• s

• t

❙❙ appears during the playback mode.

appears during the reverse play mode.

appears when the STILL button is pressed during play mode and disappears when the

STILL or PLAY button is pressed again.

• t

❙❙

(or

❙❙ s

) appears while the FIELD REV (or

FIELD ADV) is held depressed in the still playback mode.

Note: Still playback is restored when the

FIELD REV (or FIELD ADV) button is released.

37. INDEX INDICATOR

INDEX appears when the ALARM INDEX button is pressed.

INDEX disappears when the ALARM INDEX button is pressed again.

INDEX flashes during alarm indexing.

38. DIGITAL COUNTER

Shows the tape counter. The counter does not count during non-recorded sections of a tape.

39. TAPE SPEED INDICATOR

Shows the tape speed.

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[REAR]

40 41 42 43 44 45 46

47 48

40. Y/C (S) IN

Receives Y/C (S) video signal from a video camera or another VCR.

41. Y/C (S) OUT

For connection to monitor.

42. VIDEO IN

Receives video signal from a video camera or another

VCR.

43. VIDEO OUT

For connection to monitor.

44. AUDIO IN

Accepts an audio signal from a camera, external sound equipment or another recorder (Line: –8 dBm,

50 Kohm, unbalanced).

45. AUDIO OUT

Provides an audio output for a monitor or another recorder (–10 dBm, 600 ohm, unbalanced).

46. AC INLET

47. RS-232C INTERFACE (D-SUB25) JACK

Used to operate this VCR from a personal computer.

48. EXTERNAL INTERFACE (15-PIN) JACK

Connect an alarm switch, door sensor, etc. using the

15-pin adapter provided.

i

!5

u y

!4

!3

t r e w q

!2 !1 !0 o q

ALARM IN w

ALARM OUT e

ONE SHOT IN r

TAPE END OUT t

TAPE END RESET y

WARNING OUT u

NC i

TIME ADJUST o

CAMERA SW OUT

!0

REC START IN

!1

CHROMA 25

!2

SPARE

!3

REMOTE IN

!4

REC CHECK IN

!5

GND

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INSTALLATION

VIDEO CONNECTIONS

Use coaxial cables when connecting a camera and a monitor to this VCR.

Note: Long cable runs to distant cameras may cause signal deterioration and/or sync discrepancies. If these problems occur, use video line amplifiers and/or cameras having phase-adjustable line-locked vertical sync.

Video Input

In single camera systems, connect the camera to the

Video IN BNC terminal on the VCR rear panel. Use of a 2:1 interlace camera is highly recommended; otherwise, the monitor will show vertical distortion of the TIME/DATE characters.

In multiple camera systems, connect the switcher output to the Video IN BNC terminal. Because multiple camera systems require synchronization, use of cameras having line-locked vertical sync or a genlocked master drive/sync source is highly recommended. The use of vertical interval switchers is also recommended.

Video Output

Connect the monitor to the Video OUT BNC terminal on the rear panel.

MICROPHONE

PREAMP

AUDIO CONNECTIONS

Note: Audio recording can be performed at the 03,

12 and 24-hour recording speeds and audio playback at the 03, A12, and A24 speeds.

Audio In: Accepts an audio signal from a camera, external sound equipment, or another recorder

(Line: –8 dBm, 50 kohm).

Audio Out: Provides an audio output for a monitor or another recorder (–10 dBm, 600 ohm, unbalanced).

USING THE 15-PIN ADAPTER

Attach the wires of the alarm switch, door sensor or warning lamp to the 15-pin adapter using screws.

After connection, connect the adapter to the

EXTERNAL INTERFACE jack on the rear of the

VCR.

See pages 9 and 10 for details.

MONITOR

VIDEO CAMERA/RECORDER

CAMERA

SWITCHER

PERSONAL COMPUTER

(with RS-232C jack)

7

Functions of RS-232C Connector Pins

1. Ground 2. Data transmission

3. Data reception 4. Connected to pin 5.

6. Connected to pin 20. 7. Ground

8 ~ 19 and 21 ~ 25. Not connected.

8

7

6

5

4

3

2

15-PIN ADAPTER (provided)

* It is necessary to connect

to suit your purpose.

Refer to page 8 when connecting a component with an S connector.

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Y/C (S) VIDEO CONNECTION

Use S-connector cables when connecting a camera and a monitor to this VCR.

Note: Long cable runs to distant cameras may cause signal deterioration and/or sync discrepancies. If these problems occur, use video line amplifiers and/or cameras having phase-adjustable line-locked vertical sync.

r w

Key e q

Y/C (S) Connectors

Pin No.

q w e r

Function

Y Ground

C Ground

Y Signal

C Signal

VIDEO CAMERA/RECORDER

(with S video output jack)

Y/C (S) Video Input

In single camera systems, connect the camera to the

Y/C (S) Video IN terminal on the VCR rear panel.

Use of a 2:1 interlace camera is highly recommended; otherwise, the monitor will show vertical distortion of the TIME/DATE characters.

In multiple camera systems, connect the switcher output to the Y/C (S) Video IN terminal. Because multiple camera systems require synchronization, use of cameras having line-locked vertical sync or a genlocked master drive/sync source is highly recommended. The use of vertical interval switchers is also recommended.

Y/C (S) Video Output

Connect the monitor to the Y/C (S) Video OUT terminal on the rear panel.

MONITOR

To S Video IN

S-connector cable

CAMERA

(with S video output jack)

SWITCHER

(with S video output jack)

To Y/C (S) Video IN* To Y/C (S) Video OUT*

*

The Y/C (S) Video IN and OUT terminals on this

VCR are of the screw-in type, but normal plugin type plugs can also be connected.

To record the video signal using the Y/C (S)

VIDEO IN jack, specify “VIDEO INPUT: Y/C” on the SELECTION MENU screen. (See page 15)

ATTACHING FERRITE CORE

If you use an S-connector cable (input and output), attach the ferrite core (optional part) to the cable at a position approximately 10cm from its end: Wind the S-connector cable round the core once.

Close the cover of core, taking care that it does not catch the S-connector cable.

Please refer to qualified service personnel.

10cm

To Y/C(S)

VIDEO IN/OUT

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EXTERNAL CONNECTIONS

Use the supplied screws to fix the plug adapter to the VCR.

8

7

6

5

4

3

2

q

ALARM IN (brown)

Notes:

• The length of wires is 1 m.

• Consult your dealer when using pins other than these 4 pins shown here.

!5

GND (yellow)

w

ALARM OUT

(red)

o

CAMERA SW OUT

(orange)

Notes:

• Insulate any wires that will not be connected: Neglecting to do so could cause malfunction.

• Be sure to hold the socket when pulling out the plug adapter.

ALARM IN

You can connect an alarm switch with a resistance of 1 kohm or less or a door sensor. Connect pin q to

!5

(ground) through the switches.

ALARM IN q

Note: Do not apply a voltage to pin q or

!5

GND

!5

.

ALARM OUT

Approx. 12V is applied to pin w during an alarm recording.

Notes:

• When you have selected “PULSE” in the “ALARM

OUT” menu in the ALARM display, approx. 12V pulses will be applied to the output after the alarm recording ends.

• When you have selected “DURATION” in the

“ALARM OUT” menu in the ALARM display, no voltage is applied after the alarm recording ends.

• The output impedance is approx. 100 ohm.

ONE SHOT IN

One shot recording is possible when pin e is shorted to pin

!5

.

Note: Do not apply a voltage to pin e or

!5

.

TAPE END OUT

Approx. 12V is applied to pin r when the tape reaches the end.

Notes:

• This does not operate when you have selected

“REW, RE-REC” in the “RECYCLE FUNCTIONS” menu in the ALARM display or you have selected

“REWIND, STOP IF ALARM” and no alarm recording has been made.

• The output impedance is approx. 100 ohm.

TAPE END RESET

The TAPE END OUT can be turned off when pin t is shorted to pin

!5

.

Note: Do not apply a voltage to pin t or

!5

.

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CAMERA SW OUT

Pin o outputs the following signal each time a onefield image is recorded. You can combine this with a video camera switcher which can be controlled externally.

The output timing can be specified using the SELEC-

TION MENU screen.

4.5~5.5V

0~0.4V

5±2 ms

REC START IN

Recording is started when 5 ~ 12V is applied to pin

!0

.

CHROMA 25

Spare terminal for future system upgrades. Do not connect anything.

SPARE

Spare terminal for future system upgrades. Do not connect anything.

REMOTE IN

This VCR can be remote controlled when the following circuit is connected to pin

!3

.

!3

!5

STOP PLAY STILL REW F.ADV

F.F

MODE UP REC

The above resistance values have a tolerance of

±2%.

REC CHECK IN

Recording can be checked when pin

!4

is shorted to pin

!5

during recording mode. The recorded material is played back for several seconds so that you can check whether recording is made normally or not.

WARNING OUT

When an abnormality has occurred in this VCR, approx. 5V is output to pin y to warn the user.

TIME ADJUST

When two or more AVR960SVXs are used, connect via these terminals. When “0:10:00” is reached, the time displayed by the VCRs in this way is set to be the same.

NOTE: Do not connect any device to pin u and

!2

.

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CASSETTE TAPES

Videocassettes other than those marked cannot be used in this VCR.

or

TAPE LIFE

Slower speed operation in time lapse recording applies stress to video tape. Tapes should be inspected and, if necessary, discarded after the total number of complete tape passes (recording and playback) exceeds the following limits:

Tape Speed

03, 12, 24, 48, 72

120, 168, 240

360, 480

600, 720, 960

00

Complete Tape Passes

50

25

10

5

2

INSERTING A CASSETTE

Note: This is the first step in all VCR operations.

The VCR will not operate without a cassette in place.

To insert a cassette push the cassette through the cassette compartment door until the VCR mechanism pulls it into the compartment.

The tape-in indicator turns on.

TOP OF CASSETTE

(THIS SIDE UP)

INSERT

VIDEO CASSETTE SAFETY TAB

To prevent accidental erasure of recorded material, remove the safety tab from the lower left corner of the cassette.

Recording is impossible when the safety tab is removed.

Notes:

• The TAB indicator lights when a cassette without its safety tab is loaded.

• To record again on a cassette that has its safety tab removed, cover the tab hole with tape. In the

TIMER mode, the TIMER indicator will flash on and off if the cassette is inserted without its safety tab slot covered or intact.

SAFETY TAB

TO PREVENT

ACCIDENTAL

ERASURE, BREAK

OFF THE TAB

SAFETY TAB SLOT

Tape Insertion Position

REMOVING A CASSETTE

Before removing a cassette, rewind the tape completely.

To remove a cassette, press the EJECT button. The cassette will come partially out of the compartment so you can pull it out.

TO RECORD AGAIN,

COVER THE HOLE

WITH TAPE

Video Cassette Safety Tab

TAPE LENGTH

The total recording time at each of the fourteen tape speeds depends on the length of the tape used.

The table below shows:

1. The total recording time that can be recorded at each tape speed mode on E90 and E180 tapes.

2. The pictures per second at each speed.

3. The speeds at which audio can also be recorded.

Use the table to select the tape length which gives the best compromise between tape cost, total recording time, and elapsed time between pictures.

Tape Speed Mode

Total

Recording

Hours

E90

E180

Pictures/

Second

RECORD 2.9

50 10 5.6

2.9

2 1.2

0.88 0.62 0.41 0.31 0.25 0.21 0.16

PLAYBACK

00

03

1.5

3

50

12

7.5

15

10

24 48 72 120 168 240 360 480 600 720 960

13.5 23.5 37.5 61.5 85.5 121.5 181.5 241.5 301.5 361.5 481.5

27

5.6

51

2.9

75

2

123

1.2

171 243 363 483 303 723 963

0.88 0.62 0.41 0.31 0.25 0.21 0.16

RECORD No Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No

Audio

PLAYBACK No Yes Yes (A12) Yes (A24) No No No No No No No No No No

Note: The values in this table are approximate.

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SETUP

On-Screen displays are provided to aid setup of the programmable functions. The six functions on the

Program Menu appear individually on the monitor in this order.

1. TIME/DATE 1

2. TIME/DATE 2

3. TIMER

4. SELECTION MENU

5. ALARM

6. ALARM MEMORY

1–

0 :

0 1–97

0 0 : 0 3

S UN A00

TIME/DATE

1

DISPLAY

TIME/DATE

2

DISPLAY

TIMER DISPLAY

SELECTION MENU

ESTABLISHING THE PROGRAM MODE

The TIME/DATE display appears on the monitor screen when the power cord is first plugged in.

SELECTING A FUNCTION TO BE PROGRAMMED

The program menu will always begin with the TIME/

DATE

1 function, followed by the TIME/DATE

2

,

TIMER, SELECTION MENU, ALARM, and then the

ALARM MEMORY functions. Although the program menu always follows this order, it is possible to skip any of the available functions during the selection process.

To select the desired program function (and to move from one program function to the next), press the

PROGRAM button repeatedly until the desired function display format appears on the monitor.

After the desired function has been selected, follow the corresponding procedure to set that function.

SETTING THE PROGRAM FUNCTION(S)

The first step in each programming procedure is:

“Press the START/STOP button”. The system allows up to five minutes for any one function setting to be completed after the START/STOP button is pushed. If no change/setting is entered within the five minutes period, the unit will automatically exit the selected program function and return the TIME/

DATE display to the monitor. (If this happens, reselect the desired program function, and follow the programming procedure for that function.)

The following procedures for setting VCR functions assume that the desired function has already been selected.

Notes:

1. During programming, holding the SET, UP, or

DOWN button will move/change the displayed information at a rapid rate.

2. The position of the TIME/DATE display on the monitor can be adjusted by using the H-POS and

V-POS button on the front panel.

ALARM DISPLAY

1–

0 :

0 1–97

0 0 :

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2

3

4

5

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Initial Program Function Display Formats

Note: If the VCR is not turned on for about 720 hours after the built-in battery is fully charged (after the VCR is turned on for more than 48 hours), the

TIME/DATE 1 and 2 displays will be cleared.

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SETUP (Continued)

SETTING THE TIME AND DATE

To set the TIME/DATE 1 display

DATE (DAY, MONTH, YEAR)

POWER LOSS (IF SENSED)

DAY OF WEEK

ALARM COUNT*

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DATE (DAY, MONTH, YEAR)

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SECURITY LOCK (IF ACTIVATED)

TIMER (IF ON)

RECORDING SPEED (IN TOTAL HOURS)

(00: ONE SHOT MODE)

TIME (HOUR, MINUTE, SECOND)

* The ALARM Count Number records alarms from 0 to 99 and then resets to 0 and continues counting.

TIME/DATE

1

Display Format Description

1. Press the START/STOP button. The day flashes on/off.

2. Press the UP or DOWN button until the desired number appears on the monitor.

3. Press the SET button. The month flashes on/off.

4. Press the UP or DOWN button until the desired number appears on the monitor.

5. Press the SET button. The year flashes on/off.

6. Press the UP or DOWN button until the desired number appears on the monitor.

7. Press the SET button. The day of week flashes on/off.

8. Press the UP or DOWN button until the desired day of week appears on the monitor.

9. Press the SET button. The hour flashes on/off.

10. Press the UP or DOWN button until the desired number appears on the monitor.

11. Press the SET button. The minutes flash on/off.

12. Press the UP or DOWN button until the desired number appears on the monitor.

13. Press the START/STOP button. The seconds are reset to 00.

The TIME/DATE has been set.

Notes:

• Perform the same procedure as when setting the time and date to make corrections after having set them. The minutes flash on/off when the

START/STOP button is pressed.

• To record time and date on the tape, display them on the monitor screen. If they are not displayed on the monitor, they cannot be recorded on the tape.

TIME (HOUR, MINUTE, SECOND)

TIME/DATE

2

Display Format Description

Select this function to display only the date and time on the monitor.

Note: The day of the week cannot be set in this display. Select the TIME/DATE 1 display to select the day of the week.

SUMMER TIME FUNCTION

Press the FIELD ADV and UP buttons simultaneously in the stop mode; the hour display will be counted up by one.

Press the FIELD ADV and DOWN buttons simultaneously to count the hour display down by one.

You can change the hour display in one-hour steps without any limit by pressing the above buttons.

Note: Summer time cannot be set unless

TIME/DATE 1 or 2 is displayed or during the timer recording standby mode.

SETTING THE TIMER

To set the 24 Hour On/Off Timer function

PROGRAM NUMBER

TIMER RECORDING TIME START/STOP

TIMER RECORDING TAPE SPEED

P RO START

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FR I :

✽ ✽

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DAY OF WEEK AND PROGRAM NUMBER

1: TIMER will record for the time set for PROGRAM NUMBER 1

2: TIMER will record for the time set for PROGRAM NUMBER 2

3: TIMER will record for the time set for PROGRAM NUMBER 3

4: TIMER will record for the time set for PROGRAM NUMBER 4

5: TIMER will record for the time set for PROGRAM NUMBER 5

6: TIMER will record for the time set for PROGRAM NUMBER 6

7: TIMER will record for the time set for PROGRAM NUMBER 7

: No recording

TIMER Display Format Description

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1. Press the START/STOP button.

The program number (1) flashes on/off.

2. Press the SET button. The start hours flash on/ off.

3. Press the UP or DOWN button until the desired number appears on the monitor.

4. Press the SET button. The start minutes flash on/off.

5. Press the UP or DOWN button until the desired number appears on the monitor.

6. Press the SET button. The stop hours flash on/ off.

7. Repeat steps 3 through 5 to set the stop hours and minutes.

8. Press the SET button. The timer recording speed flashes on/off.

9. Press the UP or DOWN button until the desired number appears on the monitor.

10. Press the SET button after setting the timer recording speed. The program number of the next lower line flashes on/off.

11. Repeat steps 2 through 9 to set the program to the other program numbers.

12. Press the SET button after setting the program numbers (1) through (7).

The two program event locations of MON flash on/off.

13. Press the SET button. The first program event location of MON flashes.

14. Press the UP or DOWN button until the desired program number appears on the monitor.

15. Press the SET button. The other program event location of MON flashes on/off.

16. Press the UP or DOWN button until the desired program number appears on the monitor.

Notes:

• If you do not need to timer record two events a day, mark either event with an asterisk (

).

• If two asterisks are displayed, no timer recording is made on that day.

17. After setting two program event locations of

MON, press the SET button. The two program event locations of the next day of the week flashes on/off.

18. Press the SET button. The first program event location of the next day flashes.

19. Repeat steps 12 through 16 to set the program event locations up to SUN.

20. Press the START/STOP button when the TIMER has been set.

Notes:

1. Programming the TIMER function does not activate it. See TIMER recording, page 18.

2. To record the time and date press the PROGRAM button to display them.

3. When the preset START time is later than the

STOP time, the recording will be made into the following day.

4. When the START time and STOP time are the same, a recording will not be made.

5. When the programs for timer recording overlap each other, recording will be switched to the program with the later recording start time.

Example

Program number 1

• • • • •

Record

;;

;;

Program number 2

Time

;;; ;;

Program number 3

;;;

When recording of program number 3 is terminated, program number 2 will be recorded for its remaining time.

6. When two programs have the same start time, the program number with the longest stop time has priority.

To correct information

1. Press the START/STOP button.

2. Press the UP or DOWN button repeatedly until the item to be corrected (Program number or program event location of day of the week) flashes on/off.

3. When the section to be corrected flashes on/off, press the SET button.

• Press the SET button again so that only the digit to be corrected flashes on/off.

4. Press the UP or DOWN button to correct the set information.

5. After completing the correction, press the

START/STOP button.

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SETUP (Continued)

SETTING THE VCR FUNCTIONS

The SELECTION MENU screen allows you to select the VCR operations and functions to match the applications.

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SEARCH SPEED (3, 5, 7 or 9 times the normal speed)

• You can select the visual search speed.

ONE SHOT REC (2, 4, 6, 8 FIELD)

• You can select the number of fields to be recorded during one shot recording.

DISPLAY (WHITE or BLACK)

• You can select whether black or white characters are displayed on the screen.

VIDEO INPUT (COMPOSITE or Y/C)

• You can select between the video signals at the VIDEO IN and

Y/C VIDEO IN jacks.

PLAY MODE (AUTO or VHS)

• Specify “VHS” when playing back an S-VHS tape on which a

VHS standard signal is recorded.

BAUD RATE (1200, 2400, 4800, 9600 BAUD)

• You can select the transmission speed with the personal computer.

CAMERA SW (12~, ALL, 03 ONLY)

• You can select the timing with which pulses are output to switch the camera.

12~:

ALL:

03 ONLY:

The pulses are output during recording at 12 or a longer speed mode.

The pulses are output during recording in all modes.

The pulses are output during recording at the 03 speed mode.

FS MODE (ON or OFF)

• Spare function to upgrade the system. Normally, specify

“OFF”.

SELECTION MENU Format Description

1. Press the START/STOP button.

The SEARCH SPEED option “X5” flashes on/off.

2. Press the SET button repeatedly until the item the setting of which you want to change flashes.

3. Press the UP or DOWN button to select the value or setting you want.

4. After selecting, press the START/STOP button.

Note: When FS MODE: ON is specified, the following options cannot be changed.

— SEARCH SPEED

— ONE SHOT REC

— CAMERA SW

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SETTING THE ALARM

The ALARM function allows the user to set the recording duration, speed to be recorded and tape recycle for alarm recordings. When a contact closure occurs at the ALARM IN input, the VCR automatically enters the RECORD mode at the pre-programmed ALARM recording speed. (See Alarm In, page 9 for a complete description of the ALARM sequence.) The ALARM recording duration can last from 15 seconds to 5 minutes, or until the contact closure is reopened.

The ALARM recording speed can be pre-programmed to 03 (real time) 12, or 24.

The checking signal is automatically recorded on the tape at the beginning of each ALARM recording.

Later, you can easily locate the start of each recording by using these signals when watching a recorded content. See “ALARM INDEX SEARCH” on page 20 for details.

The TIME/DATE display is set as follows during

ALARM display.

— ALARM stars (

) will replace the colons (:).

— The recording speed will be changed to 03, 12 or

24 which was selected at the “SPEED” setting in the ALARM display.

DURATION: User programmable length or time the unit stays in the alarm record mode. (MANUAL, 5 SEC, 15

SEC, 30 SEC, 1 MIN or 3 MIN.)

ALARM RECORDING TAPE SPEED (03, 12 or 24)

ALARM READY (YES or NO)

DU R A T I ON

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ALARM OUT

(DURATION or PULSE)

RECYCLE FUNCTIONS

(“REWIND, STOP IF ALARM”, “REWIND, STOP” or

“REW, RE-REC”)

ALARM Display Format Description

Notes:

• When the ALARM recording ends, the unit will return to the original record speed and restore the original record speed values to the TIME/DATE displays.

• Select 03 at the “SPEED” setting when the duration is within 30 seconds. If the 12 or 24 speed is selected, electronic “marks” are not recorded on the tape and alarm index search will not operate.

1. Press the START/STOP button. The duration setting flashes on/off.

2. Press the UP or DOWN button until the desired setting appears on the monitor. (MANUAL, 5,

15, 30 SEC, 1, 3 MIN)

3. Press the SET button. The record speed setting flashes on/off.

4. Press the UP or DOWN button until the desired setting appears on the monitor. (03, 12, 24 hour)

5. Press the SET button. The alarm ready setting flashes on/off.

6. Press the UP or DOWN button to select the alarm ready function. (YES or NO)

Select “YES” if you want to start alarm recording even in the normal record or stop mode.

Select “NO” if you do not want alarm recording in the stop mode.

7. Press the SET button. The alarm out setting flashes on/off.

8. Press the UP or DOWN button to select the alarm out function. See “ALARM OUT” on page

9 for details. (DURATION or PULSE)

9. Press the SET button.

The RECYCLE position flashes on/off.

10. Press the UP or DOWN button to select the mode at the end of tape. See “TAPE RECYCLE” on page 18 for details.

11. Press the START/STOP button.

Programming for the ALARM has been completed.

Note: To record the time and date, press the PRO-

GRAM button so they are displayed.

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ALARM MEMORY RECALL AND RESET

The VCR signals that an alarm has occurred by flashing the ALARM indicator. If a power loss has occurred, a “PL” will appear in the first line of the

TIME/DATE 1 display.

ALARM COUNT : Displays the number of alarm inputs that have occurred.

Counts up to 99 inputs.

A LARM M E M ORY

A 00

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6

9

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4

1

2

ALARM MEMORY:

1: Displays the date/time of the first alarm recording.

2~9: Displays the 8 dates/times of the last alarms to have occurred including the last alarm recording.

ALARM MEMORY Display Format Description

To recall the ALARM display:

1. Press the PROGRAM button until the ALARM

MEMORY display appears on the monitor.

2. Log the time/date information from the ALARM memory.

After checking the alarm times and dates, press the

ALARM RESET button to clear the ALARM memory.

Notes:

• When the ALARM RESET button is pressed once, if “PL” is flashing, “PL” will disappear. Press the button again to clear the ALARM memory.

• When “PL” is not flashing, press the ALARM

RESET button once to clear the ALARM memory.

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OPERATION

TAPE RECORDING

CAUTION: Recording over existing recorded material will completely erase that material. To prevent accidental recording over the end of a previous recording, advance the tape several seconds before beginning the next recording.

Note: The VCR detects whether or tape has been inserted automatically and records in the or mode.

1. Insert a video cassette; be sure the cassette safety tab is intact, or the tab slot is covered.

2. Press the REC/PLAY HOURS button until the desired tape speed is observed on the tape speed indicator.

3. Press the RECORD button to start recording.

4. Press the STOP button to stop recording.

Notes:

— The tape speed mode can be changed during recording.

— AUDIO can be recorded at 03, 12 and 24 tape speed modes.

This VCR offers three special recording functions,

ONE SHOT recording, TIMER recording and ALARM recording.

REC CHECK

This function allows you to check whether the pictures are being recorded normally or not during recording. (except 03 mode recording)

When the PLAY button is pressed during recording, the recorded picture is played immediately in the still mode for several seconds. After the still picture appears on the monitor twice, recording will continue.

ONE SHOT RECORDING

In the ONE SHOT mode, the contact closure at the input contact ONE SHOT IN, triggers the recording of 6 fields, the recording of 2.9 fields per second.

If the next signal is not received in approx. 3 minutes, the VCR will automatically record 6 fields. This process will be repeated approx. every 3 minutes.

To record in this mode; follow the tape recording procedure, steps 1 through 3, setting the tape speed mode at 00.

You can select the number of fields to be recorded in the ONE SHOT REC mode using the SELECTION

MENU screen.

TIMER RECORDING

This VCR can also record at any speed on TIMER command (turn on/off to record during any 24-hour time period). To program the TIMER function, refer to pages 13 and 14.

To operate the TIMER recording function, follow the tape recording procedure, step 1, then press the

TIMER button to activate the programmed TIMER function.

TAPE RECYCLE

The “RECYCLE FUNCTIONS” in the ALARM display determine the mode after recording at the end of tape.

When the “REWIND, STOP IF ALARM” is selected:

— If no alarm has been received during the recorded period, the VCR automatically rewinds to the beginning of tape and continues recording.

— If an alarm has been received via the ALARM IN terminal during the recording period, the VCR automatically rewinds to the beginning of tape and then enters the STOP mode.

Recycle

REWIND, STOP

IF ALARM

Alarms Present on

Recorded Tape

YES

NO

YES

When “REWIND, STOP” is selected:

— When the tape reaches the end during recording, the VCR automatically rewinds to the beginning of tape and enters the STOP mode.

When “REW, RE-REC” is selected:

— When the tape reaches the end during recording, the VCR automatically rewinds to the beginning of tape and continues recording.

Note: When “REWIND, STOP” or “REW, RE-REC” is selected, the VCR operates whether an alarm has occurred or not.

Results

Rewinds tape, then stops. Will not respond to alarm input.

Rewinds tape then continues to record.

Rewinds tape, then stops. Will not respond to alarm input.

REWIND, STOP

NO

YES

Rewinds tape, then stops. Will not respond to alarm input.

Rewinds tape then continues to record.

REW, RE-REC

NO Rewinds tape then continues to record.

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ALARM RECORDING

This VCR can automatically record at one of three speeds (03, 12 or 24) on ALARM command.

To program the ALARM function refer to page 16.

The remote/contact switch must be connected to the

VCR. See pages 9 and 10.

To operate the ALARM recording in the stop mode: follow the tape recording procedure, step 1, then select “YES” of the ALARM READY menu in the

ALARM display.

MASTER SYSTEM RESET

Press the two reset buttons simultaneously to provide a MASTER SYSTEM RESET. Use to reset abnormal displays and operations. The programmable features must be re-programmed.

PLAYBACK

1. Rewind the tape to the desired beginning point.

(Press the REWIND button, and observe the digital counter until the desired number appears.)

Press the stop button.

2. Press the REC/PLAY HOURS button until the desired tape speed is observed on the tape speed indicator.

3. Press the PLAY button to initiate forward playback.

To select reverse playback, press the PLAY button and then press the REVERSE PLAY button.

Forward playback resumes when the PLAY button is pressed.

Notes:

• When the REVERSE PLAY button is pressed in the forward playback mode to set the VCR to the reverse playback mode, the first several frame images may be distorted.

• When the REVERSE PLAY button is pressed during playback at the A12, A24, 24 or 48 hour speed, reverse play is performed automatically at the 72 hour speed.

• The VCR will automatically enter the STOP mode if the reverse play is continued for approx. 1 minute.

4. Press the STOP button to stop playback.

Notes:

— The tape speed mode can be changed during playback.

— When a picture recorded in the 03 mode is played back in the A12 or A24 mode, it includes noise. It is recommended that you play back pictures recorded in the 03 mode at modes higher than 24.

— When the tape reaches the end, the unit automatically rewinds to the beginning of the tape and then goes to the STOP mode.

— If the monitor display exhibits distortion in the upper part of the picture, adjust the horizontal hold control on the monitor.

— Adjust the SLOW TRACKING control to minimize noise when playing back at slow speed

(more than 24 hours) or in the FIELD

ADVANCE/REVERSE mode.

— The playback picture is not stable and has some

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noise at A12 or A24 mode. And in these modes

TRACKING control is not effective.

STILL PLAYBACK

When the STILL button is pressed during playback, a still picture can be seen. To start again press

STILL or PLAY button and the VCR will continue playback.

Notes:

• When still playback continues for more than 5 minutes, the AUTO-PROTECT circuit operates and the VCR will enter the STOP mode automatically.

• If the picture shakes up and down during still playback, adjust the V.LOCK control.

V.LOCK ADJUST

If the picture shakes up and down during still playback, adjust the picture by the following procedure.

1. Play back a tape, recorded in the 03 mode, in the still playback mode.

• With some TVs, if the V.LOCK control is adjusted when playing a tape recorded in modes other than 03, shaking of the still picture may not stop.

2. Adjust the V.LOCK control so the shaking of the picture stops.

Note: Shaking of the picture may not be stopped completely depending on the TV used.

PLAYBACK IN THE FIELD ADVANCE/REVERSE

MODES

When you press the FIELD ADVANCE or FIELD

REVERSE button during still playback mode, one field at a time can be seen.

Operates only after STILL button has been pressed.

Notes:

• An AUTO-PROTECT circuit automatically returns the unit to the STOP mode if the STILL or PLAY button is not pressed again or if FIELD ADVANCE or FIELD REVERSE button is not pressed in any five minute period.

• When the FIELD REVERSE button is pressed in the still playback mode to set the VCR to the field reverse mode, the first several frame images may be distorted.

VISUAL SEARCH (High Speed Scan)

Note: The visual search function allows the recorded material to be reviewed at 3, 5, 7 or 9 times the 03 hour speed mode.

1. Press the PLAY button.

2. Press the SEARCH (F.FWD) button to select the

VISUAL SEARCH FORWARD mode, or press the

SEARCH (REWIND) button to select the VISUAL

SEARCH REVERSE mode.

3. Press the PLAY button again to resume normal playback.

Notes:

• The visual search speed can be changed using the

SELECTION MENU screen.

• The playback picture will have some noise in the visual search mode.

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ALARM INDEX SEARCH

The alarm index search method causes electronic

“marks” to be recorded on the tape at each point when the ALARM recording begins.

Later, the VCR can find these “marks” automatically, making it easy to find the beginning of each alarm for playback.

These check points are permanent until the tape is erased. A check mark is recorded automatically each time the VCR starts ALARM recording.

1. Press the PLAY button to start playback.

2. Press the ALARM INDEX button.

3. Press the REW or F.FWD button. The recorder enters VISUAL SEARCH mode.

4. When the VCR finds a mark, it enters normal playback mode.

5. Press REW or F.FWD button again to find next

“marked” recording. The recorder advances tape to the next marked position.

6. Press the ALARM INDEX button again to release alarm index search.

Notes:

1. Be careful as no alarm input can be detected for

5 seconds immediately after the visual search mode is entered by pressing the REW or F.FWD

button during the alarm index search mode.

2. When tapes recorded by other VCRs are played in the alarm index search mode, the VCR may enter the play mode in a meaningless position.

3. When you have selected “MANUAL” at the

DURATION setting in the ALARM display, and the duration of an alarm recording is shorter than the values shown below, “marks” may not be detected.

SPEED

03 .......................15 seconds

12, 24 .....................1 minute

TO SECURE THE VCR

This feature restricts unauthorized use, tampering, or accidental changes in the operation of the VCR.

The security feature does not operate during programming. Simultaneously press the SET and

DOWN buttons in the program set area of the front panel. The security message “L” appears in the

TIME/DATE 1 display and the LOCK indicator lights in the VCR’s display.

To release the security feature, press the SET and

DOWN buttons simultaneously.

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OPERATING THE VCR FROM A PERSONAL COMPUTER

Connect this VCR to a personal computer via the RS-232C interface jacks to remote control the VCR by operating the computer. You can also display the status of the VCR on the monitor screen to check it.

RS-232C Interface Specifications

Communication system: Full duplex

Communication rate: 1200/2400/4800/9600 BAUD (The rate can be specified using the SELECTION MENU screen. This is set to 1200 BAUD at the factory.)

Communication format: Start:

Data:

1 bit

8 bits

Parity: None

Stop: 1 bit

Communication codes: Two types, the ASCII and display character codes

ASCII code

0 1 2 3

The codes with diagonal line are not used.

4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F

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1

2 (blank) !

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O

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The codes with diagonal line are not used.

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Communication Protocol

1. Be sure to attach an “SX” code at the start of communications and an “EX” code at the end. The VCR does not accept the command without these codes.

2. The VCR only transmits a reply to the received command.

3. When the VCR receives one of the remote control commands shown on page 22, it returns the status for reception acknowledgment or the status requested currently.

4. If the commands are transmitted consecutively or another command is transmitted before the VCR has ended an operation, the VCR returns the “SX”BUSY”EX” code. Re-transmit the command.

5. If there is a mistake in the received communications format, the VCR returns one of the following communication error codes.

• ERL:

• ERC:

Error in code length

Error in code format

• ERT: Error inside the VCR (when return is not possible within about 2 seconds)

6. When the VCR detects a communications error such as a stop bit error, bit length error, etc., it replaces the received byte with “!” for processing.

If a communications error occurs in the OSD display data, the OSD character is replaced with “!”. If a communications error occurs in data other than the above, a communications error code is returned.

OSD Display Data

When the date and hour are displayed or nothing is displayed (only the picture is displayed), up to 12 characters are displayed at the position shown in the figure.

1

1

8–

4 :

1

3

2–98

0 0 3

F R I A00

Up to 12 characters are displayed at this position.

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Format of Commands and Status

See pages 23 and 24 for the meanings of the small letters in the table.

Function of command

Stop

Fast forward

Rewind

Recording

Playback

Reverse play

Frame advance

Reverse frame advance

Pause/still play

Pause/still play ON

Pause/still play OFF

Tape eject

One shot input

Alarm index ON/OFF

Timer ON/OFF

Mode lock ON/OFF

Alarm reset

Counter reset

Tape end reset

System control microprocessor reset

Tape speed

OSD screen number

OSD horizontal display position up

OSD horizontal display position

OSD vertical display position up

OSD vertical display position

OSD display character black or white (DISPLAY)

PLAY MODE

ONE SHOT REC

SEARCH SPEED

VIDEO INPUT

FS MODE

CAMERA SW

Clock setting

Alarm recording setting

Program setting

Timer setting

OSD display

Format of command

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REW E

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REC E

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X

MLI E

X

S

X

AL–

E

X

S

X

CO– E

X

S

X

TE– E

X

S

X

SY– E

X

S

X

SPD r

E

X

Status for reception acknowledgment

S

X

STO

E

X

S

X

FWD E

X

S

X

REW E

X

S

X

REC E

X

S

X

FPL

E

X

S

X

RPL E

X

S

X

FAD E

X

S

X

RAD E

X

S

X

PAU

E

X

S

X

PA1 E

X

S

X

PA0 E

X

S

X

EJE E

X

Operates the VCR in the same way as when its buttons are pressed.

S

X

OSR

E

X

Controls pin e

.

S

X

Alw E

X

S

X

TSs E

X

S

X

MLI E

X

S

X

AL–

E

X

S

X

CO– E

X

S

X

TE– E

X

Operates the VCR in the same way as when its buttons

 are pressed.

Controls pin t

.

S

X

SPD

E

X

Specifies the recording/playback mode.

S

X

SCR n E

X

S

X

HO

>

E

X

S

X

HOR jj E

X

S

X

VE

>

E

X

S

X

VER vv E

X

S

X

CHd E

X

S

X

PMj E

X

S

X

ORf

E

X

S

X

SXx E

X

S

X

VIc E

X

S

X

FSi

E

X

S

X

CSW z

E

X

S

X

SCR E

X

S

X

HO

>

E

X

S

X

HOR E

X

S

X

VE

>

E

X

S

X

VER E

X

S

X

CHd E

X

S

X

PMj E

X

S

X

ORf

E

X

S

X

SXx

S

X

VIc

S

X

S

X

E

X

FSi

E

X

E

X

CSW

E

X

Settings on the SELECTION

MENU screen.

S

X

CLK yy-mm-dd, hh:ff, www E

X

S

X

ALA ddd, r, u, o, qqqq E

X

S

X

S

X

CLK

ALA

E

X

E

X

Specifies the current time.

Sets the alarm recording conditions.

S

X

PRp hh:ff, hh:ff, r

E

X

S

X

PRp

E

X

Sets a timer program.

S

X www p, p E

X

S

X

OSD

αααααααααααα

E

X

S

X www E

S

X

OSD E

X

X

Selects the timer program on each day of the week.

Command to display characters.

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OPERATING THE VCR FROM A PERSONAL COMPUTER (Continued)

Function of command

VCR running status

Tape speed

Cassette status

Time

Alarm count

Alarm setting information

Alarm memory information

Program setting information

Timer setting information

Counter value

OSD display picture

OSD setting values

Various setting values

Total time of use

Tape end signal

Format of command

S

X

VCR ?

E

X

S

X

SPD ?

E

X

S

X

CAS ?

E

X

S

X

CLK ?

E

X

S

X

ALC ?

E

X

S

X

ALA ?

E

X

S

X

ALq ?

E

X

S

X

PRp ?

E

X

S

X www ?

E

X

S

X

CTR ?

E

X

S

X

SCR ?

E

X

S

X

OSD ?

E

X

S

X

SET ?

E

X

S

X

TOT ?

E

X

S

X

END ?

E

X

Status for reception acknowledgment

S

X

VCR bbb, s, w, l, v, a E

X

S

X

SPD Nr

E

X

S

X

CAS y, b, ttt E

X

S

X

CLK yy-mm-dd, hh:ff:ss, www E

X

S

X

ALC aa E

X

S

X

ALA ddd, r, u, o, qqqq

E

X

S

X

ALq yy-mm-dd, hh:ff:ss E

X

S

X

PRp hh:ff, hh:ff, r E

X

S

X www p, p E

X

S

X

CTR 0cccc E

X

S

X

SCR n E

X

S

X

OSD jj, vv,d

E

X

S

X

SET x, f, C, A, A, k, i, z E

X

Status formats

S

X

TOT xxxxx, zzzzz E

X

S

X

END 0, g E

X

Details of Small Letters

Symbol

α a aa b bbb Running status jj l j i f ff g hh

Identification

OSD characters

Alarm yes/no

Number of alarms

Safety tab on cassette c VIDEO INPUT cccc Counter value d OSD characters, black or white dd Day ddd ALARM DURATION

ONE SHOT REC

Minute

Tape end output

Hour

FS MODE

PLAY MODE

Horizontal display start position

Mode lock

Type of code Details of code

Display characters See the display character code table on page 21.

ASCII 1: Alarm input, 0: No alarm

ASCII

ASCII

ASCII

ASCII

2-digit number (00~99 or E0~E9)

1: Tab, 0: No tab

Three letters

STO: Stop

FPL: Playback

REC: Recording

STI: Still

RAD: Reverse frame advance

REW: Rewind

FWD: Fast forward

REV: Reverse search

CUE: Forward search

RPL: Reverse play

FAD: Frame advance

AIS: Alarm index search

C: Composite, Y: Y/C

ASCII

ASCII

ASCII

ASCII

4-digit number (0000~9999)

B: Black, W: White

2-digit number (01~31)

Three letters or two numerals and one letter

MAN: Manual, 05S: 5 s, 15S: 15 s, 30S: 30 s,

01M: 1 min, 03M: 3 min

ASCII

ASCII

ASCII

ASCII

ASCII

ASCII

ASCII

ASCII

2, 4, 6, 8: Number of fields (in recording)

2-digit number (00~59)

1: high, 0: low

2-digit number (00~23)

1: ON, 0: OFF

A: AUTO, V: VHS

2-digit number (03~21)

1: ON, 0: OFF

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Symbol

mm Month n o p q qqqq r s ss ttt u v

ALARM READY

Power failure yes/no vv w

Vertical display start position

Alarm index www Day of the week x zzzzz

Second

Identification

OSD screen

ALARM OUT

Timer program number

Alarm memory number

RECYCLE FUNC.

Tape speed

Timer standby

Tape status

SEARCH SPEED xxxxx Head usage time y Type of cassette yy z

Year

CAMERA SW

Total time of use

Type of code

ASCII

ASCII

ASCII

ASCII

ASCII

ASCII

ASCII

ASCII

ASCII

ASCII

ASCII

ASCII

ASCII

ASCII

ASCII

ASCII

ASCII

ASCII

ASCII

ASCII

ASCII

Details of code

2-digit number (01~12) one numeral (0~7)

0: Various data display (FULL)

1: Various data display (HALF)

2: Timer programming

3: Mode selection

4: Alarm record setting

5: Alarm memory

6: Display off

7: Head usage time

D: Duration, P: Pulse

One-digit number (1~7) or

One-digit number (1~9)

4 letters

ALRM: REWIND, STOP IF ALARM

RWND: REWIND, STOP

RREC: REW, RE-REC

One numeral or one letter (0~9, A, B, C, D, E)

0: 03, 1: A12, 2: A24, 3: 24, 4: 48, 5: 72, 6: 120, 7: 168,

8: 240, 9: 360, A: 480, B: 600, C: 720, D: 960, E: 00

1: ON, 0: OFF

2-digit number (00~59)

Three letters

NTP: No cassette, END: End of tape,

BGN: Start of tape, NRM: Normal status

Y: Yes, N: No

1: Power failure, 0: No power failure

2-digit number (02~22)

1: ON, 0: OFF

Three letters

SUN: Sunday, MON: Monday, TUE: Tuesday,

WED: Wednesday, THU: Thursday, FRI: Friday,

SAT: Saturday

3, 5, 7, 9: Search speed ratio

5-digit number (00000~99999)

N: Normal, S: S-VHS

2-digit number (00~99)

2: 03, 0: 12~, 1: ALL

5-digit number (00000~99999)

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PROBLEM GUIDE

If you are having this kind of trouble:

No power (No indicators ON)

Recorder fails to respond to user command/ operation

No monitor picture

Poor picture during monitor viewing (in the

RECORD or STOP mode)

Black streaks on picture during 03, A12 or A24 mode playback

Recording or playback cannot be done

RECORD functions not operate

PLAY function not operate

TIME/DATE information not displayed on the

MONITOR

TIMER recording was not done

REWIND or FAST FORWARD does not operate

Unable to SELECT/CHANGE program feature

The VCR does not operate if an operation button is pressed

Check these things:

Check to see if unit is plugged in.

(Power at supply outlet?)

Perform MASTER SYSTEM RESET.

See page 19.

Carefully check monitor/VCR/camera connectors.

Check whether the composite or Y/C (S) video has been selected from the SELECTION MENU.

Check monitor/camera adjustments.

Adjust the TRACKING control (may need to be returned to center position if previously adjusted).

The TRACKING control is only active for the 03,

A12 or A24 mode.

Replace cassette.

Clean video heads.

Remove cassette and reinsert.

Check the LOCK indicator on the front panel.

If the indicator is lit, press both SET and DOWN buttons simultaneously to release the security lock.

Check the TAB indicator is lit.

See Note on page 11.

Be sure there is a cassette in the unit.

Press the PROGRAM button.

Perform MASTER SYSTEM RESET.

See page 19.

TIMER may not have been set properly.

Check for SAFETY TAB of cassette.

TIME and DATE are not correct.

Cassette tape length may have been exceeded.

Multiple ALARMs used up tape.

Tape may already be rewound or be at the end of tape.

Check the LOCK indicator on the front panel. If the indicator is lit, press both SET and DOWN buttons simultaneously to release the security lock.

Press the EJECT button to remove the cassette, then restart VCR operations.

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SPECIFICATIONS

Video Cassette:

Recording:

Tape Speed:

Tape Width:

Operation Temperature:

Video:

Recording Lengths:

Video Input:

Video Output:

Y/C (S) Video Input:

Y/C (S) Video Output:

S/N Ratio (Video):

S/N Ratio (Audio):

Horizontal Resolution:

Audio Input:

Audio Output:

Audio Frequency Range:

Power:

Power Consumption:

Cabinet Size:

Weight:

S-VHS or VHS type

Rotary Two-Head Helical Scan Azimuth Recording

23.39 mm/sec. (03 mode)

12.7 mm

5°C to 40°C

PAL colour (system I) & CCIR monochrome signals (625 lines)

3, 12, 24, 48, 72, 120, 168, 240, 360, 480, 600, 720, 960 hours and ONE

SHOT (00 mode)

1 Vp-p 75 ohm Unbalanced

1 Vp-p 75 ohm Unbalanced

Y+S: 1 Vp-p 75 ohm Unbalanced

C: 0.286 Vp-p 75 ohm Unbalanced

Y+S: 1 Vp-p 75 ohm Unbalanced

C: 0.286 Vp-p 75 ohm Unbalanced

More than 42 dB (S-VHS 03 mode)

More than 42 dB (03 mode)

More than 40 dB (03 mode)

Colour: 400 lines (S-VHS)

Monochrome: 400 lines (S-VHS)

Colour: 240 lines (03 mode)

Monochrome: 240 lines (03 mode)

–8 dBm 50 Kohm Unbalanced

–10 dBm 600 ohm Unbalanced

100 Hz to 8 kHz (03 mode)

AC 230V, 50 Hz

20W

435 mm (W) x 94 mm (H) x 366 mm (D)

Approx. 5.5 kg

* Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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SOME DO’S AND DON’TS ON THE

SAFE USE OF EQUIPMENT

This equipment has been designed and manufactured to meet international safety standards but, like any electrical equipment, care must be taken if you are to obtain the best results and safety is to be assured.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

DO read the operating instructions before you attempt to use the equipment.

DO ensure that all electrical connections (including the mains plug, extension leads and interconnections between pieces of equipment) are properly made and in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

Switch off and withdraw the mains plug when making or changing connections.

DO consult your dealer if you are ever in doubt about the installation, operation or safety of your equipment.

DO be careful with glass panels or doors on equipment.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

DON’T continue to operate the equipment if you are in any doubt about it working normally, or if it is damaged in any way — switch off, withdraw the mains plug and consult your dealer.

DON’T remove any fixed cover as this may expose dangerous voltages.

DON’T leave equipment switched on when it is unattended unless it is specifically stated that it is designed for unattended operation or has a standby mode. Switch off using the switch on the equipment and make sure that your family know how to do this. Special arrangements may need to be made for infirm or handicapped people.

DON’T use equipment such as personal stereos or radios so that you are distracted from the requirements of traffic safety. It is illegal to watch television whilst driving.

DON’T listen to headphones at high volume, as such use can permanently damage your hearing.

DON’T obstruct the ventilation of the equipment, for example with curtains or soft furnishings. Overheating will cause damage and shorten the life of the equipment.

DON’T use makeshift stands and NEVER fix legs with wood screws — to ensure complete safety always fit the manufacturer’s approved stand or legs with the fixings provided according to the instructions.

DON’T allow electrical equipment to be exposed to rain or moisture.

ABOVE ALL

NEVER let anyone especially children push anything into holes, slots or any other opening in the case — this could result in a fatal electrical shock;

NEVER guess or take chances with electrical equipment of any kind

— it is better to be safe than sorry!

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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ADEMCO Video Contact information for North America

ADEMCO Video (Head Office)

175 Eileen Way

Syosset, NY 11791

1-800-467-5875 Customer Service

1-800-645-7492 Technical Support

1-516-921-6704

All questions outside of North America relating the enclosed products should be directed to the offices listed below. Questions from any areas not represented should be directed to the

ADEMCO International Head Office.

ADEMCO Australia

Unit 5, Riverside Centre

24-28 River Road West

Parramatta

NSW 2150

61-2-8837-9300

ADEMCO Asia Pacific

Flat A&B, 7/F, CDW Building

388 Castle Peak Road

Tsuen Wan, N.T.

Hong Kong

852-2405-2323

ADEMCO International (Latin America)

1769 N.W. 79

th

Ave.

Miami,

Florida 33126

USA

1-305-477-5204

ADEMCO Brasil

Rua Eng.Isaac Milder, 500

Sao Paulo, SP, Brasil

CEP: 05688-010

55-11-3758-6111

ADEMCO France

Parc Gutenberg

13, Voie La Cardon

91120, Palaiseau

France

33-1-6932-1090

ADEMCO Italia SpA

Via della Resistenza, 53/59

20090, Buccinasco

Milano

Italy

39-02-4571791

ADEMCO Sontrix Espana

Vivero, 5-28040

Madrid

Spain

34-91-533-4706

Security House

Amperestraat 41

1446 TR Purmerend

Netherlands

31-299-419-000

Video Controls Ltd.

Aston Fields Rd

Whitehouse Ind. Est.

Runcorn

UK WA7 3DL

44-1928-754000

ADEMCO International (Head Office)

180 Michael Drive

Syosset, New York 11791

1-516-921-6704

QR33809 Printed in Japan

AVR960SVX (E) QR33809

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