Consumer-use DV and DVCAM cassettes
(Standard DV and DVCAM cassettes, mini DV and
Use a cassette adapter (AJ-CS455P) when a mini DV or
DVCAM cassette is to be used.
Note that inserting a mini DV or DVCAM cassette without
the use of a cassette adapter will cause malfunctioning.
Also note that long-duration mini DV cassettes (80 minutes
in the standard mode and 120 minutes in the LP mode)
cannot be used.
It is not possible to play back tapes which have been
recorded in the LP mode.
When editing material recorded on a consumer-use DV or
DVCAM cassette, first record the material on a DVCPRO
tape or other tape used by VTRs for broadcast
The maximum transport speed of a mini DV or DVCAM
cassette tape is 32k.
The images may be subject to disturbance during the slow
motion playback of consumer-use DV and DVCAM
From the perspective of protecting consumer-use DV and
DVCAM cassette tapes, minimize the number of times the
tapes are cued up at the same locations as much as
When consumer-use DV and DVCAM cassette tapes are
used, the maximum time for STILL TIMER is set to 10
It is recommended that tapes bearing the Panasonic
brand be used as the consumer-use DV tapes.
M cassette size
L cassette size
M cassette guide
Align the center of the cassette with the
center of the insertion slot, and press it in
The cassette tape will load automatically.
<Notes on cassette insertion>
Set the cassette level with the cassette slit and insert
Do not put your hand in the cassette slit.
Insert an M-cassette between the left/right M-cassette
If the cassette slit is exposed to the strong direct rays of
the sun, a malfunction in the tape travel may occur.
Tapes capable of up to 33 minutes of recording or playback
(AJ-HP33EMG: for AJ-HD1400E)
Tapes capable of up to 64 minutes of recording or playback
(AJ-HP64ELG: for AJ-HD1400P and AJ-HD1400E)