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Panasonic AJ-HD2000 Operating Instructions Manual

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Multi Format Digital HD
Video Cassette Recorder

Operating Instructions

Model No.
(Software)
AJ-
P
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VQT0F76

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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Operating Instructions Before operating this product, please read the instructions carefully and save this manual for future use. Multi Format Digital HD Video Cassette Recorder Model No. (Software) VQT0F76...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Menu screen transitions....4 Turning on the power ....7 HOME menu displays ....8 HOME menu .
  • Page 3 Contents SET UP menu ....121 INTERFACE SET UP menu ..122 PANEL SET UP menu ... . . 128 PANEL SET UP (OP MAP REMOTE) menu .
  • Page 4: Menu Screen Transitions

    Menu screen transitions H O M E AU D I O I N AU D I O O U T V I D E O I N V I D E O O U T F 1 0 T C / C H R H O M E S E T U P AUDIO IN PCM INPUT SELECT...
  • Page 5 Menu screen transitions M U LT I C U E A S S E M B L E I N S E RT S E T U P F 1 0 F 1 1 F 1 2 F 1 3 M U LT I C U E S E T U P A S S E M B L E M A N UA L A S S E M B L E M A N UA L...
  • Page 6 Menu screen transitions TEST DIAG AUDIO MECHA SYSTEM FRONT TEST FRONT PANEL TEST FRONT KEY CHECK IN SERVO I C CARD MULTI CUE ERROR LOG DIAG MASKED DIAG LAST – 6 – USER SELECT MONITOR MONITOR...
  • Page 7: Turning On The Power

    Turning on the power Turn on the power. The HOME menu is displayed. This VTR comes already programmed with menus that correspond to specific operating objectives, and the operations performed on each differ from one menu to another. When a menu is selected using a menu se- lection button, what appears on the display changes, and the function keys (F1 to F13) also implement the function corresponding to the respective menu items.
  • Page 8: Home Menu Displays

    HOME menu displays ∑ Audio signal display area format used.) ∑ Display lamps How to display the ≥AUDIO IN menu: menus: AUDIO IN ≥AUDIO OUT menu: AUDIO OUT (Either 8 or 4 channels will be automatically displayed depending on the Use this to adjust the level of the input audio signals on the AUDIO IN menu.
  • Page 9 HOME menu displays REF: This indicates the status of the output reference signal which has been selected by the VTR. HD REF59: HD REF with a field frequency of 59.94 Hz is selected. HD REF47: HD REF with a field frequency of 47.96 Hz is selected.
  • Page 10 HOME menu displays ∑ Setting mode display area ∑ Remaining tape time ∑ User file display ∑ Time code displays ∑ Checking the value generated by generator INPUT CHECK The displays appearing in this area indicate the modes which have been set. CUT: Appears when the audio cut editing mode is set.
  • Page 11 HOME menu displays ∑ Setting the initial value for the time code (1) Press the center cursor key. The display now appears in reverse video. Center cursor key (2) Press the center cursor key again so that the cursor is made to serve as a column cursor, and then use the number key to input the value.
  • Page 12 HOME menu displays ∑ Setting and checking the cue time (1) Press the center cursor key. The time code display now appears in reverse video. Center cursor key Cursor key (2) Press the [ 4 ] cursor key. The cue time now appears in reverse video. (3) Press the center cursor key again so that the cursor is made to serve as a column cursor, and then use the number keys to input the value.
  • Page 13: Home Menu

    HOME menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following key: HOME [4]: Cassette tape in the 4-channel audio format. [8]: Cassette tape in the 8-channel audio format. (This display indicates the C bit pin position of the cassette tape.) If system format does not matched with the C bit pin position of the cassette tape, 4 or 8 display will flash to warn its miss-matching.
  • Page 14: Home Menu

    HOME menu Key designation OUTPUT For selecting the audio/video output signals. FREEZE For outputtting the flash freeze frame. EJT CTL For CTL operation in EJECT mode. TC/CTL For timer mode switching. TC/UB For switching the display between the TC and UB values.
  • Page 15 HOME menu Key designation SET UP F9–F10 — — PREAD A° For setting audio pre-read to ON or OFF (SD mode only) PREAD V° For setting video pre-read to ON or OFF (SD mode only). REC INH For setting the record inhibit mode.
  • Page 16 HOME menu ∑ Pre-read editing [Performed in the SD mode (480/59i or 576/50i) only.] (1) Set the pre-read function to ON by pressing the F key and F11 key (PREAD A) or F12 key (PREAD V) together. (2) Perform the connections for pre-read editing as shown in the figure below. (3) Proceed with pre-read editing in the desired insert editing mode.
  • Page 17: Home Set Up Menu

    HOME SET UP menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following keys: HOME SET UP – 17 –...
  • Page 18: Home Set Up Menu

    HOME SET UP menu Key designation SYNC PLY Sync play. AT PLY For switching the playback picture in JOG/VAR. PRG PLAY Program play. PRG PLAY Program play. CAP LOCK° For setting the capstan servo lock TAPE MD. Tape mode when the VTR is in standby OFF.
  • Page 19 HOME SET UP menu Key designation F9–F10 — — PREROLL For selecting the preroll time. STILL For setting the STOP/STILL (static frame) mode holding time. STBY OFF For setting the time for the transfer to standbay OFF. Description After pressing the F11 key, turn the ADJUST control. Selection can be made between 0 and 30 seconds.
  • Page 20 HOME SET UP menu ∑ Reference Operation (1) Press the center cursor key. The cursor now appears. (2) Move the cursor to the item to be set using the cursor keys. The selected item now blinks. (3) Press the ENT key. The setting is now entered. °In the 720/59p mode, use the SD REF for synchronization with an external component.
  • Page 21 HOME SET UP menu ∑ Programmed play function (1) Press the F4 (PRG PLY) key. (2) Set the step to FINE or COARSE using the F3 (PRG PLY) key. (3) Set the programmed play speed using the ADJUST control. (4) Press the PLAY and VAR buttons together. (5) To change the playback speed, turn the ADJUST control while pressing the VAR button.
  • Page 22: Video In Menu

    VIDEO IN menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following key: VIDEO IN – 22 –...
  • Page 23 VIDEO IN menu Key designation INPUT For selecting the HD video input signals. INT SG For selecting the type of HD internal signals. F3–F6 — — SG REF For synchronizing the INT SG F8–F11 — — INT SG For selecting the type of SD internal signals.
  • Page 24: Video Out Hd Menu

    VIDEO OUT HD menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following key: VIDEO OUT – 24 –...
  • Page 25 VIDEO OUT HD menu Key designation For adjusting the Y level. For adjusting the P level. For adjusting the P level. BLACK.L For adjusting the black level. F5–F7 — — SET UP CONVERT F11–F13 — — Description j¶ to i3 dB (j3 dB to i3 dB in fine adjustment mode) ≥Establishes the fine adjustment mode if the key is pressed together with the F key.
  • Page 26: Video Out Hd Set Up Menu

    VIDEO OUT HD SET UP menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following keys: > VIDEO OUT – 26 –...
  • Page 27 VIDEO OUT HD SET UP menu Key designation LINE CONV° F2–5 — — SERIAL SYS PHASE INTERP. Interpolation EXIT F9–F11 — — STATE — — °This item only displays and functions when the 1080/59i format has been selected. ONoteN Bear in mind that the top and bottom of the picture will be missing when ON is selected as the LINE CONV setting and a 1080 tape is played back.
  • Page 28: Video Out Hd Set Up State

    VIDEO OUT HD SET UP STATE menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following keys: Key designation — — EE_MODE F3–F7 — — EXIT F9–F11 — — STATE — — VIDEO OUT VIDEO OUT Description NORMAL: The standard mode is established (E-E through mode is turned OFF).
  • Page 29 VIDEO OUT HD SET UP STATE menu ∑ Selecting the TAPE/EE output signals The video, audio and cue signals which are output during the VTR’s operation are switched on this menu to TAPE or EE signals. (1) Press the center cursor key to display the cursor. (2) Move the cursor to the desired position using the cursor keys.
  • Page 30: Video Out Sd Menu

    VIDEO OUT SD menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following keys: > VIDEO OUT – 30 –...
  • Page 31 VIDEO OUT SD menu Key designation For adjusting the Y level. For adjusting the P level. For adjusting the P level. BLACK.L For adjusting the black level. F5–F6 — — F8–F9 — — CONVERT CMPST — — Description j¶ to i3 dB (j3 dB to i3 dB in fine adjustment mode) ≥Establishes the fine adjustment mode if the key is pressed together with the F key.
  • Page 32: Video Out Sd Set Up Composite

    VIDEO OUT SD SET UP COMPOSITE menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following keys: > VIDEO OUT B.CLIP – 32 – >...
  • Page 33 VIDEO OUT SD SET UP COMPOSITE menu Key designation COMB FIL° For controlling the comb filter. B. CLIP F3–F4 — — SYS SC For adjusting the system subcarrier. SYS H For adjusting the system H phase. INTERP. Interpolation EXIT — — 7.5%STUP For adding 7.5% setup to the composite output.
  • Page 34: Menu

    VIDEO OUT SD SET UP CMPST STATE menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following keys: Key designation — — EE_MODE F3–F7 — — EXIT F9–F13 — — VIDEO OUT VIDEO OUT Description NORMAL: The standard mode is established (E-E through mode is turned OFF).
  • Page 35 VIDEO OUT SD SET UP CMPST STATE menu ∑ Selecting the TAPE/EE output signals The video, audio and cue signals which are output during the VTR’s operation are switched on this menu to TAPE or EE signals. (1) Press the center cursor key to display the cursor. (2) Move the cursor to the desired position using the cursor keys.
  • Page 36: Video Out Sd Set Up Sdi Menu

    VIDEO OUT SD SET UP SDI menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following keys: VIDEO OUT B.CLIP – 36 –...
  • Page 37: Video Out Sd Set Up Sdi Menu

    VIDEO OUT SD SET UP SDI menu Key designation COMB FIL° B. CLIP F3–F4 — — SERIAL SYS PHASE INTERP. Interpolation EXIT F9–F10 — — LINE BLK STATE — — ° This item does not appear when 525p (480/59p) is set for the SD SDI output. Similarly, it does not appear when 1080/50i, 625/50i, 1080/25psf or 1080/25p is the system format.
  • Page 38: Video Out Set Up Line Blk (Video Output Line Blanking) Menu

    VIDEO OUT SET UP LINE BLK (video output line blanking) menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following keys: Key designation F1–F7 — — EXIT ALL ON ALL OFF LINE BLK F12–F13 — — VIDEO OUT Description Returns the VTR to the VIDEO OUT SD SET UP menu screen. When this key is pressed together with the F key, all the lines are blanked.
  • Page 39 VIDEO OUT SET UP LINE BLK (video output line blanking) menu ∑ Setting the line blanking The blanking lines in the vertical blanking period can be set in 1-line increments. (1) Press the center cursor key. The cursor now appears. (2) Move the cursor and select the lines to be blanked.
  • Page 40: Video Out Sd Set Up Sdi State

    VIDEO OUT SD SET UP SDI STATE menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following keys: Key designation — — EE_MODE F3–F7 — — EXIT F9–F13 — — VIDEO OUT VIDEO OUT Description NORMAL: The standard mode is established (E-E through mode is turned OFF).
  • Page 41 VIDEO OUT SET UP STATE menu ∑ Selecting the TAPE/EE output signals The video, audio and cue signals which are output during the VTR’s operation are switched on this menu to TAPE or EE signals. (1) Press the center cursor key to display the cursor. (2) Move the cursor to the desired position using the cursor keys.
  • Page 42: Menu

    VIDEO OUT CONVERT menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following keys: Key designation HD_TO_SD SD_TO_HD HD_TO_HD F4–F6 — — — — F10–F13 — — VIDEO OUT Description Transfers the VTR to the VIDEO OUT CONVERT HD TO SD menu screen.
  • Page 43: Video Out Convert Hd_To_Sd

    VIDEO OUT CONVERT HD_TO_SD menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following keys: Key designation MODE RESPONSE ENHANCE — — V_FILTER V_EXTEND — — EXIT F9–F13 — — VIDEO OUT FIT _ H Description Selects the aspect ratio at which signals are output from the down-converter. FIT_V: Changes the magnification by matching the input size to the output size along the vertical axis.
  • Page 44 VIDEO OUT CONVERT HD_TO_SD menu The following menu is displayed when FMR2 has been selected with the F5 (V_FILTER) key in the system for- mat 1080/23p (psf). (The characteristic of H and V can be controlled independently.) Key designation H_FILTER ENHANCE H_FILTER RESPONSE V_FILTER ENHANCE V_FILTER RESPONSE...
  • Page 45 VIDEO OUT CONVERT HD_TO_SD menu The following menu is displayed when ON has been selected with the F6 (V_EXTEND) key in the system for- mat 1080/59i. (The characteristic of H and V can be controlled independently.) Key designation H_FILTER ENHANCE H_FILTER RESPONSE V_FILTER ENHANCE V_FILTER RESPONSE...
  • Page 46: Menu

    VIDEO OUT CONVERT SD_TO_HD menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following keys: Key designation MODE RESPONSE ENHANCE F4–F7 — — EXIT F9–F13 — — VIDEO OUT Description Selects the aspect ratio at which signals are output from the up- converter.
  • Page 47: Menu

    VIDEO OUT CONVERT HD_TO_HD menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following keys: °This menu is operational when 1080/23.98p, 1080/24p or 1080/25p has been set as the system format. Key designation — — RESPONSE ENHANCE F4–F7 — — EXIT F9–F13 —...
  • Page 48: Audio In Menu

    AUDIO IN menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following key: AUDIO IN The digital audio input statuses are displayed here. PRE EMPHASIS ON: Pre-emphasis is applied to the input signals. OFF: Regular signals with no pre-emphasis are supplied. –...
  • Page 49: Audio In Menu

    AUDIO IN menu Key designation CH-1 For adjusting the audio CH1 input level. CH-2 For adjusting the audio CH2 input level. CH-3 For adjusting the audio CH3 input level. CH-4 For adjusting the audio CH4 input level. For adjusting the cue audio input level.
  • Page 50: Audio In Pcm Input Select Menu

    AUDIO IN PCM INPUT SELECT menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following keys: > AUDIO IN – 50 –...
  • Page 51 AUDIO IN PCM INPUT SELECT menu Key designation CH-1 For selecting the recording signals of digital audio CH1. CH-2 For selecting the recording signals of digital audio CH2. DIGITAL For selecting the CH1 and CH2 digital input signals. CH-3 For selecting the recording signals of digital audio CH3.
  • Page 52 AUDIO IN PCM INPUT SELECT menu Key designation CH-6 For selecting the recording signals of digital audio CH6. DIGITAL For selecting the CH7 and CH8 digital input signals. CH-7 For selecting the recording signals of digital audio CH7. CH-8 For selecting the recording signals of digital audio CH8.
  • Page 53: Audio In Cue Input Select

    AUDIO IN CUE INPUT SELECT menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following keys: The below screen will be appeared when the menu is in the D-MIX status by pressing the F9 (D-MIX) key. > AUDIO IN – 53 –...
  • Page 54 AUDIO IN CUE INPUT SELECT menu Key designation CH-1 For setting cue mixing for CH1. CH-2 For setting cue mixing for CH2. CH-3 For setting cue mixing for CH3. CH-4 For setting cue mixing for CH4. F5–F7 — — EXIT For selecting the cue audio recording signals.
  • Page 55: Audio In Set Up Menu

    AUDIO IN SET UP menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following keys: > AUDIO IN > SET UP – 55 –...
  • Page 56 AUDIO IN SET UP menu Key designation INT SG MD F2–F5 — — PEAK HOLD For setting the peak hold. SCALE For switching the level meter scale. EXIT DATA ADV° STYLE° For setting the digital audio input/output data format. RATE CON° F12–F13 —...
  • Page 57 AUDIO IN SET UP menu F11 (RATE CON) key ∑ Operation ≥The menu item is set to ON or OFF for both the recording and playback systems simultane- ously: it is not possible to select the item’s setting for recording or playback only. ≥Similarly, the menu item is set to ON or OFF for all channels CH1 to CH8 (or CH1 to CH4) simultaneously: it is not possible to select the item’s setting for specific channels only.
  • Page 58: Audio In Ch-Mix Select Menu

    AUDIO IN CH-MIX SELECT menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following keys: Key designation SELECT F2–F5 — — CH-MIX (ON) For mixing the input signals with the signals played back simultaneously and recording them. CH-MIX (OFF) For prohibiting the mixing of the input signals and signals played back simultaneously and their...
  • Page 59 AUDIO IN CH-MIX SELECT menu ∑ Mix-and-record (1) Press the F6 (CH-MIX) key to set it ON. The mixing graph display now appears. (2) Press the center cursor key to display the cursor. (3) Use the cursor keys to move the cursor to the channel in which the sound is to be mixed. (4) Press the center cursor key to select the signals to be mixed.
  • Page 60 AUDIO IN CH-MIX SELECT menu ∑ Mix-and-record (continued) (5) Move the cursor to the mixing ratio display area, and turn the ADJUST control to set the ratio at which the signals are to be mixed (in 1% increments). ONotesN ≥When the PLAY button is pressed after the CH-MIX mode has been set, the F6 (CH-MIX) key keeps blinking.
  • Page 61: Audio Out Menu

    AUDIO OUT menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following key: AUDIO OUT The digital audio input statuses are displayed here. PRE EMPHASIS ON: Pre-emphasis is applied to the input signals. OFF: Regular signals with no pre-emphasis are supplied. –...
  • Page 62 AUDIO OUT menu Key designation CH-1 For adjusting the audio CH1 playback level. CH-2 For adjusting the audio CH2 playback level. CH-3 For adjusting the audio CH3 playback level. CH-4 For adjusting the audio CH4 playback level. For adjusting the cue audio playback level.
  • Page 63: Audio Out Monitor Menu

    AUDIO OUT MONITOR menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following keys: > AUDIO OUT – 63 –...
  • Page 64 AUDIO OUT MONITOR menu Key designation MODE For selecting the mode. L CH R CH F4–F6 — — A.MONI For selecting the audio monitor output level adjustment. EXIT F9–F10 — — R CH L CH MODE CUE OUT SELECT This is used to select the main line CH1 through CH4 (8) signals serving as the CUE output. When the center cursor key is pressed, CUE OUT SELECT is highlighted, enabling the setting to be selected.
  • Page 65: Audio Out Set Up Menu

    AUDIO OUT SET UP menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following keys: > AUDIO OUT > SET UP – 65 –...
  • Page 66 AUDIO OUT SET UP menu Key designation A/V PHASE° For adjusting the audio output phase in relation to the video phase. JOG PROC For setting the digital process ON/OFF. VAR PROC For setting the digital process ON/OFF. PB FADE Playback fade. PB OUT Selects the audio output when playback is started.
  • Page 67 AUDIO OUT SET UP menu Key designation STYLE° RATE CON° STATE AUTO CPY° The data mode is operational only in the 4-channel audio versions of the 1080/59.94i and 720/59.94p system ° formats. The items on this menu can also be set on the AUDIO IN SETUP menu. If the setting is updated on one menu, it °...
  • Page 68 AUDIO OUT SET UP menu F11 (RATE CON) key ∑ Operation ≥The menu item is set to ON or OFF for both the recording and playback systems simultane- ously: it is not possible to select the item’s setting for recording or playback only. ≥Similarly, the menu item is set to ON or OFF for all channels CH1 to CH8 (or CH1 to CH4) simultaneously: it is not possible to select the item’s setting for specific channels only.
  • Page 69 AUDIO OUT SET UP menu ∑ Adjusting the audio output signals in relation to the video signals (1) Press the F1 (A/V PHASE) key to put the display in reverse video. (2) Adjust the phase difference using the ADJUST control. When the ADJUST control is turned, the display changes to VAR.
  • Page 70: Audio Out Set Up State Menu

    AUDIO OUT SET UP STATE menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following keys: Key designation — — EE_MODE F3–F7 — — EXIT F9–F13 — — > AUDIO OUT Description NORMAL: The standard mode is established (E-E through mode is turned OFF). THROUGH: The E-E through mode (AV minimum delay mode) is established.
  • Page 71 VIDEO OUT SET UP STATE menu ∑ Selecting the TAPE/EE output signals The video, audio and cue signals which are output during the VTR’s operation are switched on this menu to TAPE or EE signals. (1) Press the center cursor key to display the cursor. (2) Move the cursor to the desired position using the cursor keys.
  • Page 72: Audio Out Sdi Asign Menu

    AUDIO OUT SDI ASIGN menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following keys: > AUDIO OUT – 72 – SD _ AUD 24bit...
  • Page 73 AUDIO OUT SDI ASIGN menu Key designation HD_TO_HD CH1–4 HD_TO_HD CH5–8° — — HD_TO_SD CH1–4 HD_TO_SD CH5–8° SD_AUD — — EXIT SD_TO_HD CH5–8° SD_TO_HD CH1–4 — — SD_TO_SD CH5–8° SD_TO_SD CH1–4 °This setting is not displayed when the digital sound is in the 4-channel format. Description Selects the channels whose signals are to be output to HD SDI embedded audio channels 1 through 4.
  • Page 74 TC/CHR menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following key: TC/CHR – 74 –...
  • Page 75: Tc/Chr Menu

    TC/CHR menu Key designation SOURCE For selecting internal/external time code signal. TC SLAVE For setting up time code slave lock mode. UB SLAVE User bit lock. RUN MD Time code progress. DF MD° For selecting drop or non-drop frame. °This is not displayed when the 1080/23psf, 1080/23p, 1080/24psf, 1080/24p, 1080/25psf, 1080/25p, 1080/50i or 576/50i system format has been selected.
  • Page 76 TC/CHR menu Key designation CF BIT° For selecting the color frame bit ON/OFF during recording. — — SETUP CONVERT° For selecting time code read out mode. SUPER For setting superimpose. EX SUPER CHR TYPE For selecting type of character to be superimosed.
  • Page 77 TC/CHR menu ∑ Changing the superimposing position ∑ Time code displays and VTR’s operating modes Display the time codes and VTR’s operating modes as required. Time code displays CTL1: Control signal 1 CTL2: Control signal 2 LTCR: LTC time code readout value LUBR: LTC user bit readout value VTCR: VITC time code readout value VUBR: VITC user bit readout value...
  • Page 78 TC/CHR menu ∑ Time code displays and VTR’s operating modes (continued) VTR’s operating modes STOP PREVIEW REVIEW PREROLL AUTO EDIT (automatic editing) SHTL (display blinks during Pre-CTL operation) OUT PREVIEW PLAY P PLY (programmed playback) TSO (TAPE SPEED OVERRIDE) ≥In the shuttle/variable mode and CUE UP and PREROLL modes, the tape travel direction is in- dicated as “i”...
  • Page 79 TC/CHR menu ∑ Superimposed displays When TC.TC is selected as the SUPER setting, the time code appears as a 2-level display. (The HD SUPER and SD SUPER are linked.) The converted time code is displayed on the top level of the superim- posed display.
  • Page 80 TC/CHR menu Table of user bit settings F1 (SOURCE) F2 (TC SLAVE) INT (internal) TC — — S LTC — — S VITC EXT LTC SLAVE EXT LTC DIRECT °The user bit can be set in all modes except for recording. DIRECT: The external LTC input signal is recorded directly and output.
  • Page 81: Tc/Chr Set Up Menu

    TC/CHR SET UP menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following keys: TC/CHR SET UP – 81 –...
  • Page 82 TC/CHR SET UP menu Key designation F1–F6 TCG OUT EXIT VITC.L VITC For superimposing VITC onto the SD output. —— VITC For selecting the VITC. For selecting the LTC. °The video input signals can be checked at the SD SDI MONITOR OUT or HD SDI MONITOR OUT connector, and the audio input signals can be checked at the MONITOR connector and HEADPHONES jack;...
  • Page 83: Tc/Chr Set Up Vitc.l Menu

    TC/CHR SET UP VITC.L menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following keys: Key designation F1–F7 —— EXIT VITC.L F10–F13 —— TC/CHR SET UP Description Returns the VTR to the TC/CHR menu screen. SD mode: The superimposing of the recording VITC and the lines where it is to be superimposed are set.
  • Page 84 TC/CHR SET UP VITC.L menu ∑ Selecting the line where VITC is to be inserted 1. Use the cursor keys (2, 1) to select the lines where VITC is to be inserted. Cursor key The line numbers shown in the boxes on the screen indicate the recommended insertion lines (lines 14 and 16 for NTSC and lines 11 and 13 for PAL).
  • Page 85: Tc/Chr Convert Menu

    TC/CHR CONVERT menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following keys: ∑ 2-level and 3-level time code displays ≥Front panel ≥When the 24 30 mode has been selected by the F1 (MODE) key on the TC/CHR CONVERT menu, a 2-level display appears with the original time code displayed on the top level and the converted time code displayed on the bottom level.
  • Page 86 TC/CHR CONVERT menu Key designation SYNC PHASE° — — DF MD RC_30SYS 24 TAPE LTC_OUT EXIT SUPR_FRQ RC_TC° SD SUPER Description For setting the reference for the 3:2 conversion sequence. A: Frame A is used as the reference to convert the time code. B: Frame B is used as the reference to convert the time code.
  • Page 87 TC/CHR CONVERT menu Key designation HD SUPER LTC OUT° °This item appears only when the 1080/23p, 1080/24p, 1080/50p or 1080/50i system format is used. When 30TC is selected as the setting, the continuity of the time code is guaranteed only in the 1t tape travel servo lock status. Bear in mind that the time code will be discontinuous at all other times.
  • Page 88: Audio Insert Editing Function With 23.98 Hz Vtr System And 30 Hz External Operating Environments

    Audio insert editing function with 23.98 Hz VTR system and 30 Hz external operating environments PLAYER (Audio source) RS422 30fs As shown in the above diagram of the system connections, this function enables audio insert editing on the 23.98P tape of the model HD3700B even in an environment with a 30 Hz external device, and by so doing, the efficiency of the editing work is improved.
  • Page 89 Audio insert editing function with 23.98 Hz VTR system and 30 Hz external operating environments OPoints to noteN The function will not work unless the following conditions are met. (a) The system frequency of the VTR must be set to 23.98 Hz. (b) The black burst reference signal must be connected.
  • Page 90: Ltc Output Selection When Playing Back A 25P (23.98P/24P) Tape With A 23.98/24 (25) Hz Vtr System Added

    LTC output selection when playing back a 25P (23.98P/24P) tape with a 23.98/24 (25) Hz VTR system added HDD5 tape DAT tape Since, as shown in the figure above, the video and audio signals are synchronized in the system in which a tape recorded with a system frequency of 25 Hz is played back on a VTR with a system frequency of 23.98 (or 24) Hz, this function enables 25 Hz TC information to be supplied to an external DAT device for synchronized operation with the VTR.
  • Page 91: Multi Cue Menu

    MULTI CUE menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following key: MULTI CUE – 91 –...
  • Page 92 MULTI CUE menu Key designation For designating the cue number 1 and page. For designating the cue number 2 and page. For designating the cue number 3 and page. For designating the cue number 4 and page. For designating the cue number 5 and page.
  • Page 93 MULTI CUE menu ∑ Switching the pages ≥A particular page can be selected by pressing one of the F1 (1) through F5 (5) or F9 (6) through F13 (10) keys together with the F key. ≥The pages are scrolled up when the F key and “1” key are pressed together. ≥The pages are scrolled down when the F key and “2”...
  • Page 94 MULTI CUE menu 4. Move the cursor to the section where the captured time code is to be displayed. Center cursor key 5. Press the COPY key to call the captured time code. The cue data is now entered. ≥The position of the next cue number automatically appears in reverse video when the F1 (AUTO STEP) key on the MULTI CUE SET UP menu has been set to ON.
  • Page 95: Multi Cue Set Up Menu

    MULTI CUE SET UP menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following keys: MULTI CUE – 95 –...
  • Page 96 MULTI CUE SET UP menu Key designation AUTO STEP For setting the auto step mode. PAG MODE For setting the cursor movement mode. PAG CLR For clearing cue data on a page. — — ALL CLR For clearing all the cue data.
  • Page 97: Insert/Assemble Manual Edit

    INSERT/ASSEMBLE MANUAL EDIT menu Press the )> ASSEM INSERT Key designation F1–F7 — — SET UP INSERT/ASSEMBLE For setting the editing mode ON/OFF. F10–F11 — — AUTO EDIT CH SELECT For selecting the editing channel. keys to display the MANUAL EDIT menu. Description Transfers the VTR to the MANUAL EDIT SET UP menu screen.
  • Page 98: Menu

    INSERT MANUAL EDIT CH SELECT menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following keys: °CH-5 to CH-8 are not displayed when PCM audio has been set to the 4-channel format. > INSERT – 98 – >...
  • Page 99 INSERT MANUAL EDIT CH SELECT menu Key designation VIDEO For selecting the video channel ON/OFF. CH-1 For selecting the audio CH1 ON/OFF. CH-2 For selecting the audio CH2 ON/OFF. CH-3 For selecting the audio CH3 ON/OFF. CH-4 For selecting the audio CH4 ON/OFF.
  • Page 100: Set Up Menu

    INSERT/ASSEMBLE MANUAL EDIT SET UP menu Press the )> ASSEM INSERT to display this menu. > Press the keys to display this menu. SET UP keys to change to the MANUAL EDIT menu, then press the – 100 –...
  • Page 101 INSERT/ASSEMBLE MANUAL EDIT SET UP menu Key designation TIMING° For setting the edit timing. F2–F7 — — EXIT ERR.STP Error stop. TRACKING For adjusting the tracking. °This item cannot be displayed when the 1080/23p, 1080/24p, 1080/25p or 720/59p format has been selected. (It is forcibly set to F1.) Description Sets the timing with which to record the fields at the edit IN point...
  • Page 102 INSERT/ASSEMBLE MANUAL EDIT SET UP menu Key designation CAP LOCK For setting the capstan servo lock. FD TIME° For setting the audio fade time. MODE° For setting the audio fade edit. °Only CUT can be selected when TAPE has been selected as the EDIT REC STATE setting. However, FADE can be selected by pressing this key and F key together, in which case the EDIT REC STATE setting is switched to EE1.
  • Page 103 INSERT/ASSEMBLE MANUAL EDIT SET UP menu ∑ EDIT REC INHIBIT mode display This display shows the statuses of the editing inhibit modes. ∑ Sequence of priority for recording inhibit modes A sequence of priority applies to the inhibit modes and, depending on which modes have been selected, it may not be possible to perform recording.
  • Page 104 INSERT/ASSEMBLE MANUAL EDIT SET UP menu ∑ Selecting the SOFTWARE inhibit channels (1) Press the center cursor key. The cursor now appears. (2) Press the cursor key to move the cursor to the channel where editing is to be inhibited. (3) Press the center cursor key.
  • Page 105: Insert/Assemble Manual Edit

    INSERT/ASSEMBLE MANUAL EDIT SET UP menu ∑ Tracking ≥Automatically adjusting the tracking (optimizing) To optimize the tracking automatically, press the F10 (TRACKING) key to select OPT ONCE or OPT AUTO. Set the preroll time to 5 seconds or more. ≥At the OPT ONCE setting, the tracking is optimized only once while the tape is playing up to the IN point during the first editing after the cassette has been inserted.
  • Page 106 INSERT/ASSEMBLE MANUAL EDIT SET UP menu (3) The following message appears and optimizing is suspended in the following cases: ≥When the VTR is set to a mode other than PLAY while optimizing is underway. ≥When optimizing has failed. ≥When no video signals have been recorded on the tape. ≥When no CTL signals have been recorded on the tape.
  • Page 107 INSERT/ASSEMBLE MANUAL EDIT SET UP menu ∑ Selecting the audio fade time (1) Press the F13 (MODE) key to set it to X FADE or V FADE. (2) Press the F12 (FD TIME) key. (3) Turn the ADJUST control to select the audio fade time. V FADE Advance playback signals...
  • Page 108: Menu

    INSERT/ASSEMBLE AUTO EDIT menu The AUTO EDIT menu is displayed by pressing the following keys: ASSEM – 108 – # F12 INSERT...
  • Page 109: Insert Auto Edit Ch Select

    INSERT/ASSEMBLE AUTO EDIT menu Key designation LAST X For calling the edit data to be input. LAST ED For calling all the last data edited. W/PLYR Continuous VTR remote control ON/OFF. VAR MEMO Variable memory. PLYR SEL Selects player for remote control.
  • Page 110 INSERT/ASSEMBLE AUTO EDIT menu ∑ Tape position indicator This indicates the edit points (IN and OUT) and tape positions of the recorder and player. ∑ Duration ∑ Entering the edit points (1) Input the points directly using the number keys. 1) Press the center cursor key.
  • Page 111 INSERT/ASSEMBLE AUTO EDIT menu (2) Search the edit point using the search dial. 1) Search the edit point using the search dial. 2) Press the ENTRY button. ≥Trimming operations (1) Press the center cursor key. The cursor now appears. (2) Press the cursor key to move the cursor to the section with the data to be trimmed. (3) Set the F7 (TRIM) key to ON.
  • Page 112 INSERT/ASSEMBLE AUTO EDIT menu Input the data using the scratchpad. 1) Press the center cursor key. The cursor now appears. 2) Press the cursor key to move the cursor to the time code IN or OUT position which is to be input.
  • Page 113 INSERT/ASSEMBLE AUTO EDIT menu ∑ Variable memory function 1. Set the F3 (W/PLYR) key to OFF. 2. Set the F4 (VAR MEMO) key to ON. ≥If the IN and OUT points have already been entered, they are automatically cleared. ≥If ON is set for the split mode, it is forcibly set to OFF. ≥When the variable memory function is used, AUDIO IN and OUT points cannot be entered.
  • Page 114 INSERT/ASSEMBLE AUTO EDIT menu ∑ Variable memory editing By operating the search dial on a VTR connected to the unit’s RS-422A REMOTE OUT connector or REMOTE IN/OUT connector, the playback speed and direction can be stored in that VTR’s memory, and the memory data can be reproduced during automatic editing and stored in this unit (recorder).
  • Page 115: Menu

    INSERT AUTO EDIT CH SELECT menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following keys: INSERT – 115 – # F13...
  • Page 116 INSERT AUTO EDIT CH SELECT menu Key designation VIDEO For selecting the video channel ON/OFF. CH-1 For selecting the audio CH1 ON/OFF. CH-2 For selecting the audio CH2 ON/OFF. CH-3 For selecting the audio CH3 ON/OFF. CH-4 For selecting the audio CH4 ON/OFF.
  • Page 117 INSERT/ASSEMBLE AUTO EDIT SET UP menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following keys: ASSEM INSERT EDIT menu, then press the SET UP – 117 – ) to change to the AUTO...
  • Page 118 INSERT/ASSEMBLE AUTO EDIT SET UP menu Key designation TIMING° For setting the edit timing. V PREV Video preview. A PREV Audio preview. PLR SYNC Player synchronization. PREROLL For setting the preroll time. POSTROLL For setting the postroll time. REACTION For compensating the time with a time lag This item cannot be displayed when the 1080/23p, 1080/24p, 1080/25p or 720/59p format has been selected.
  • Page 119 INSERT/ASSEMBLE AUTO EDIT SET UP menu Key designation EXIT DLY STRT Delay start. TRACKING For adjusting the tracking. CAP LOCK For setting the capstan servo lock. FD TIME° For setting the audio fade time. MODE° For selecting audio fade editing. This range differs depending on the format used.
  • Page 120 INSERT/ASSEMBLE AUTO EDIT SET UP menu ∑ Selecting the preroll time (1) Press the F5 (PREROLL) key. (2) Set the preroll time using the ADJUST control. Any time up to 30 seconds can be set. ADJUST PREROLL 25 SEC (3) Press the F5 key. ≥If this setting is at variance from the preroll time set on the HOME SET UP menu, the preroll time selected last takes precedence.
  • Page 121: Set Up Menu

    SET UP menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following key: Key designation HOME MAN EDIT AUTO EDIT SYSTEM TC/CHR AUDIO IN AUDIO OUT F8–F9 — — INTERFACE PANEL USER ENGINEER° °The ENGINEER menu is displayed by pressing the F and F13 keys at the same time. SET UP Description Transfers the VTR to the HOME SET UP menu screen.
  • Page 122: Interface Set Up Menu

    INTERFACE SET UP menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following keys: SET UP – 122 –...
  • Page 123: Interface Set Up Menu

    INTERFACE SET UP menu Key designation RS-422A Control mode setting. RS-232C PARA 50P parallel remote ON/OFF. AV CONT. V/A control. FF/REW MAX SP FF/REW maximum speed setting. DEV. ID Device type. When the system frequency is 50 Hz or 25 Hz, “1” will replace the asterisk and “0” will replace it for all other °...
  • Page 124 INTERFACE SET UP menu Key designation PREREAD° For setting pre-read from the remote commands. EXIT UB PRESET For setting the UB preset from remote. VAR LIMT° V. LEV. CNT F12–F13 — — This item appears only when an SD format (525/59i or 625/50i) is used as the system format. °...
  • Page 125 INTERFACE SET UP menu ∑ Table of correlations between modes and connectors MODE MODE-1 MODE-1 MODE-2 MODE-3 MODE-3 MODE-4 MODE-1 connection diagram MODE-2 connection diagram MODE-3 connection diagram MODE-4 connection diagram Connections used when the unit is used as the source unit and operated by remote control by an editor or when editing is performed using a controller...
  • Page 126 INTERFACE SET UP menu ∑ Setting the RS-232C parameters ∑ Setting the V/A control parameters The AV control parameter is fixed at the baud rate of 1200 bps. (1) Press the F2 (RS-232C) key to set it ON. The parameter display now appears. BAUD RATE: 300, 600, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600 bps DATA LENGTH: 7 or 8 bits...
  • Page 127 INTERFACE SET UP menu ∑ Setting the CH ASSIGN audio channel The commands from a controller which has only analog audio CH1 and CH2 preset commands can be re-read and allotted to the digital audio CH1 to CH4 (or CH1 to CH8 with an 8-channel format) and CUE channels.
  • Page 128: Panel Set Up Menu

    PANEL SET UP menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following keys: # F11 SET UP – 128 –...
  • Page 129 PANEL SET UP menu Key designation SOUND KEY Selection of click sound for function keys and IN/OUT keys. SOUND ALARM Selection of warning sound when error occurs. JOG MAX SP. Jog maximum speed. SHTL L/C/R Shuttle dial clutch ON/OFF. SHTL t8, t4 Selection of shuttle dial a8, a4 clutch.
  • Page 130: Panel Set Up (Op Map Remote)

    PANEL SET UP (OP MAP REMOTE) menu Press the SET UP This menu is used to set and display the buttons, keys, controls, etc. which can be operated on the unit’s front panel in the remote mode. keys to display the OP MAP REMOTE menu. –...
  • Page 131 PANEL SET UP (OP MAP REMOTE) menu Key designation VIDEO For adjusting the video level. AUDIO For adjusting the audio level. TRACKING For selecting the tracking adjustment. MON SEL For selecting the monitor. MAP MODE For enabling key operations. FUNCTION For enabling or disabling all the functions.
  • Page 132 PANEL SET UP (OP MAP REMOTE) menu ∑ Correlation between F5 (MAP MODE) and F6 (FUNCTION) keys F5 (MAP MODE) F6 (FUNCTION) ENABLE DISABLE SELECT ENABLE DISABLE ONotesN ≥Even when the F6 key has been set to ENABLE on this menu, its setting will be changed to DISABLE if the unit is in the remote control mode and it receives the LOCAL DISABLE com- mand.
  • Page 133: Panel Set Up (Op Map Local)

    PANEL SET UP (OP MAP LOCAL) menu Press the SET UP This menu is used to set and display the buttons, keys, controls, etc. which cannot be operated on the unit’s front panel in the local mode. The menu serves to prevent settings or adjustment values from being changed when the corresponding but- ton, key or control is touched by mistake.
  • Page 134 PANEL SET UP (OP MAP LOCAL) menu Key designation VIDEO For adjusting the video level. AUDIO For adjusting the audio level. TRACKING For selecting the tracking adjustment. MON SEL For selecting the monitor. MAP MODE For enabling key operations. F6–F7 —...
  • Page 135: User Set Up Menu

    USER SET UP menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following keys: ≥User files (SET UP menu) Syscon (User File) Current File On Board RAM F+F3 Delete No. 1~10 On Board RAM # F12 SET UP OSET UP: USER menu function settingsN designation LOAD For loading...
  • Page 136 USER SET UP menu ∑ Saving user files Twelve files are provided in this unit. Two of these files are reserved: the LAST file containing the statuses established when the power was last turned off, and the FACTORY file containing the factory statuses (initial settings). These two files cannot be deleted or updated.
  • Page 137 USER SET UP menu ∑ Locking user files When locked, the files are protected from subsequent attempts to delete or update their data. (1) Press the cursor keys to select the file to be locked. 1. EDITOR 1 (2) Input the password for files 1 to 4. For files 5 to 10, press the F key and F9 key together.
  • Page 138 USER SET UP menu ∑ Deleting user files Unnecessary files can be deleted. (1) Press the cursor keys to select the file to be deleted. 5. EDITOR 2 (2) Check that the file to be deleted is unlocked. If it is locked, refer to the section on locking the user files, and unlock the file. 5.
  • Page 139 USER SET UP menu ∑ Copying user filenames When a file is to be given the same name, the filename is copied. (1) Press the cursor keys to select the filename to be copied. 1. EDITOR 1 (2) Press the FROM key. 1.
  • Page 140: System Set Up Menu

    SYSTEM SET UP menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following keys: The system format and video output format currently set in the menu are displayed. SET UP – 140 –...
  • Page 141 SYSTEM SET UP menu As indicated in the procedures below, select the system frequency, video recording format, audio recording format, and output formats for the output connectors to set the system format. Key designation FREQ° For selecting the SYSTEM frequency. —...
  • Page 142: System Set Up Menu

    SYSTEM SET UP menu Key designation AUDIO For selecting the audio recording format. HD SDI HD MONI By pressing the C key while any of the selection windows are open, it is possible to return the selection status to the previously set data. (Even when data has been entered by pressing the ENT key, operation will still be as described above while the related windows are open.) Description For selecting the audio recording format.
  • Page 143 SYSTEM SET UP menu Key designation SD SDI EXIT A.REC.GRD — — PB AUTO F12–F13 — — Description For selecting the format in which the signals are to be output to SD SDI MAIN. When the F7 key is pressed, the HD SDI MAIN output selection window is opened.
  • Page 144 SYSTEM SET UP menu WARNING: EJECT CASSETTE TO CHANGE FORMAT display Cancel START 1 (F1) EJECT F1: SYSTEM frequency setting ≥F1 backlighting comes on. ≥Displays go off inside VTR STATUS windows. ≥SYSTEM frequency window opens. Use > cursor to select frequency. (≥Backlighting goes off at same time as frequency is entered.) (ENT) F3: VIDEO SYSTEM format setting...
  • Page 145 SYSTEM SET UP menu System format and video output status table Optional System format front setting board AJ-UDC3700AG FREQ VIDEO AUDIO HD_SDI 4ch (20bit) 1080i (1080/59.94i) 8ch (24bit) 4ch (20bit) 59.94 720p (720/59.94p) 8ch (24bit) 4ch (20bit) 525i (1080/59.94i) 8ch (24bit) 1080/23.98psf 1080psf (8ch (24bit))
  • Page 146: Engineer Set Up Menu

    ENGINEER SET UP menu This menu is displayed when the key again. Key designation — — F3–F7 — — EXIT OPERATION F10–F13 — — > keys are pressed together, and then press the SET UP Description Transfers the VTR to the RF ENGINEER SET UP menu screen. Returns the VTR to the SET UP menu screen.
  • Page 147: Rf Engineer Set Up Menu

    RF ENGINEER SET UP menu This menu is displayed when the followed by the key are pressed. > keys are pressed together and then the SET UP – 147 –...
  • Page 148 RF ENGINEER SET UP menu The Conceal V warning sensitivity and warning display output are set on this menu. Key designation RED LAMP — — REMOTE SUPER ERR LOG F6–F7 — — EXIT F9–F13 — — The underlining indicates the factory setting. Description For selecting the lighting specifications for the red lamp on the front panel.
  • Page 149: Operation Engineer Set Up

    OPERATION ENGINEER SET UP menu This menu is displayed when the SET UP pressed. > keys are pressed together and then the – 149 – key is...
  • Page 150: Menu

    OPERATION ENGINEER SET UP menu Key designation EJECT LED STILL STEP F3–F7 — — EXIT F9–F11 — — ACCEL KNEE Description Enables the lighting conditions of the EJECT button’s LED to be selected. MODE 1: The LED lights during the time starting when the VTR is transferred to the eject mode until the cassette is ejected or when cassette unloading is completed.
  • Page 151: Test Menu

    TEST menu This menu is displayed when the Key designation — — AUDIO MECHA SYSTEM FRONT SERVO F8–F12 — — IC CARD key is pressed. TEST UDC BOARD INSTALLED Description Transfers the VTR to the RF TEST menu screen. Transfers the VTR to the AUDIO TEST menu screen. Transfers the VTR to the MECHA TEST menu screen.
  • Page 152 TEST menu ∑ OPERATION TIME display How long the VTR has been used for appears on this display. ∑ SOFTWARE VERSION The software versions appear on this display. ∑ Serial number display The VTR’s serial number appears here. ∑ UDC board display The UDC board installed in the VTR appears here.
  • Page 153: Rf Test Menu

    RF TEST menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following keys: > TEST – 153 –...
  • Page 154 RF TEST menu Key designation EECC SMPL Change of error rate measurement time. METER Switch of meter display. — — LOAD Load of default value. — — MODE EXIT F9–F10 — — ADJ RF RF adjustment value display. — — HEAD CLN Manual head cleaning.
  • Page 155 RF TEST menu ∑ Error rate display The error rates (error occurrence rates) are indicated on the 1) TOTAL ERROR and 2) INNER ERROR displays. I N N E R E R R O R T O T A L E R R O R V I D E O &...
  • Page 156: Rf Adjustment Value Display Menu

    RF adjustment value display menu Key designation F1–F5 — — ADJ MODE Adjust mode. ADJ CH F8–F10 — — ADJ RF RF adjustment value display. ADJ SEL Description FIX: Holds the current adjusted value. Parameter can be readjusted by remote adjustment but the value cannot be changed with this unit.
  • Page 157: Audio Test Menu

    AUDIO TEST menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following keys: Key designation CH-1 CH-2 CH-3 CH-4 MONI.L MONI.R EXIT REF.LEV IMPED. — — OUT LEV. IN LEV. > TEST Description Sets the CH1 analog input/output reference level. Sets the CH2 analog input/output reference level. Sets the CH3 analog input/output reference level.
  • Page 158: Mecha Test Menu

    MECHA TEST menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following keys: The menu below is displayed when the > TEST key is pressed. – 158 –...
  • Page 159 MECHA TEST men Key designation MODE Loading without tape. — — C.SIZE Cassette size selection. — — SENSOR Sensor operation check. F6–F7 — — EXIT F9–F13 — — Description NORMAL: Normal operation. NO-TAPE: Loading without cassette tape is possible. Loading starts when the STOP button is pressed.
  • Page 160: System Test Menu

    SYSTEM TEST menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following keys: This menu contains keys for adjustments by service personnel. General users cannot operate these keys. Press F8 key to return to TEST menu. Key designation F1–F7 —— EXIT F9–F13 ——...
  • Page 161: Servo Test Menu

    SERVO TEST menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following keys: TEST – 161 –...
  • Page 162 SERVO TEST menu Key designation TORQUE Reel torque adjustment. DATA SEND Torque data forwarding. MEASURE (Measure) AT head adjustment. METER PG SHIFT PG shifter adjustment. ADJ RATE Adjust rate. EXIT MECHA Mechanical adjustment. TRACKING Tracking adjustment. X VALUE BIMORPH INIT Removal of hysteresis at AT voltage element.
  • Page 163 SERVO TEST menu ∑ Error rate display ∑ Tracking adjustment For details of the tracking adjustment, refer to the INSERT/ASSEMBLE MANUAL EDIT SET UP menu (on page 105). The error rates are displayed in terms of the 1) TOTAL ERROR and 2) INNER ERROR.
  • Page 164: Test Front Menu

    TEST FRONT menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following keys: Key designation PANEL Display check. KEYCHECK Front panel key check. F3–F7 —— EXIT F9–F13 —— # F6 TEST Description Transfers the VTR to TEST FRONT PANEL menu screen. Transfers the VTR to the TEST KEY CHECK menu screen.
  • Page 165: Test Front Panel Menu

    TEST FRONT PANEL menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following keys: Key designation MODE Display dot check. F2–F7 —— EXIT F9–F13 —— TEST Description The entire display panel is lighted up in a fixed pattern and display dots are checked. Each time the key is pressed, 12 types of pattern are displayed.
  • Page 166: Test Front Key Check In Menu

    TEST FRONT KEY CHECK IN menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following keys: Key designation F1–F7 —— EXIT F9–F13 —— TEST Description Returns the VTR to the TEST FRONT menu screen. – 166 –...
  • Page 167 TEST FRONT KEY CHECK IN menu ∑ Dial and controls EJECT INPUT CHECK CHANNEL CONDITION VIDEO AUDIO MULTI SERVO HOME ASSEM INSERT VIDEO AUDIO TC/CHR SET UP TEST DIAG FROM COPY UNITY AUDIO MONITOR REC INHIBIT REVIEW HEADPHONES LEVEL CURSOR EXECUTE PREVIEW PREROLL...
  • Page 168: Inserting The Ic Card

    Inserting the IC card The insertion slot for the IC card is located on the back left of the front panel. Insert the IC card before using the TEST IC CARD menu. IC card Eject button – 168 –...
  • Page 169: Test Ic Card Menu

    TEST IC CARD menu Preparations When an error to be logged has occurred, this unit enables information on the date and time of the occurrence of the error to be recorded in addition to the TC information in the log. Initial registration of the date and time is required in order for this information to be recorded.
  • Page 170 —— FORMAT ONoteN Avoid installing an IC card formatted by this unit in the AJ-HD2000, AJ-HD2700, AJ-HD3000, AJ-HD3700, AJ-HD3700H, AJ-HD3700A or any other model. Conversely, avoid installing an IC card formatted by any other model in this unit. The file structure used for these cards is different from one model to another, and this may give rise to problems in the VTR’s operation.
  • Page 171: Test Ic Card User Menu

    TEST IC CARD USER menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following keys: ≥User Files (TEST menu) Save F+F2 Load F+F1 Front (User File) F+F5 Up Load Delete F+F3 No. 1~10 Down Load F+F6 IC CARD > TEST TO VTR OTEST IC CARD: USER menu function settingsN Syscon (User File) designation...
  • Page 172: Test Ic Card Multi Cue Menu

    TEST IC CARD MULTI CUE menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following keys: ≥Multi Cue Files (TEST menu) Front (Multi Cue File) F+F1 Up Load Monitor 1 File (100 Point) F+F2 Down Load IC CARD > TEST TO VTR TO CARD OTEST IC CARD: MULTI CUE menu function settingsN...
  • Page 173: Test Ic Card Multi Cue Select

    TEST IC CARD MULTI CUE SELECT menu This menu is displayed when the > > > TEST TO VTR OTEST IC CARD: MULTI CUE: SELECT menu function settingsN designation TO VTR UP_LD — — F3–F7 1–5 EXIT F9–F13 6–10 – 173 – keys are pressed together.
  • Page 174: Test Ic Card Multi Cue Monitor

    TEST IC CARD MULTI CUE MONITOR menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following keys: Key designation 1 – F2 — — 1 – F3–F7 1–5 Designation of 1–5 cue number. EXIT F9–F13 6–10 Designation of 6–10 cue number. >...
  • Page 175: Menu

    TEST IC CARD ERROR LOG menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following keys: ≥Error Log Files Front (Error Log File) Monitor Machine Current On Board RAM Delete F+F3 Monitor F+F1 Down Load No. 1~10 IC CARD > TEST TO CARD OTEST IC CARD: ERROR LOG menu function settingsN...
  • Page 176: Test Ic Card Error Log Monitor Menu

    TEST IC CARD ERROR LOG MONITOR menu This menu is displayed by pressing the following keys: To check the current log data of the VTR, first download the machine current data, and then monitor the log data. Key designation F1–F7 —...
  • Page 177: Error Messages

    Error messages Four kinds of error messages are displayed by this VTR. (1) DIAG menu A warning mark (W) blinks at the top left of the menu screen when an erroneous setting, failure to verify a condition, warning or other problem that interferes with the use of the VTR has arisen. When the DIAG key is pressed, an error message appears on the screen.
  • Page 178: Diag Menu Error Messages

    DIAG menu error messages If the DIAG key is pressed while a warning is shown, an error message appears on the screen. There are the following three kinds of DIAG menu screens. This is the menu that appears initially when the DIAG key is pressed. DIAG ACTIVE menu An error message corresponding to the unmasked (not canceled) warning which has just occurred is displayed.
  • Page 179: Diag Active Menu

    DIAG ACTIVE menu When the DIAG key is pressed while the warning mark is displayed, the DIAG ACTIVE menu below appears. Key designation — — MENU MASKED MENU LAST — — WARNING CANCEL REF ALM F7–F13 — — ∑ When there are multiple warnings ≥Error messages are displayed from item of highest priority.
  • Page 180: Diag Masked Menu

    DIAG MASKED menu When the [F2] (MENU MASKED) key is pressed on the DIAG ACTIVE or DIAG LAST menu, the DIAG MASKED menu below appears. Key designation MENU ACTIVE — — MENU LAST — — WARNING ACTIVATE F6–F13 — — ∑...
  • Page 181: Diag Last Menu

    DIAG LAST menu When the F3 (MENU LAST) key is pressed on the DIAG ACTIVE or DIAG MASKED menu, the DIAG LAST menu below appears. The error messages for the last three warnings are displayed. Key designation MENU ACTIVE MENU MASKED F3–F6 LAST CLEAR F8–F13...
  • Page 182: Diag Error Messages

    DIAG error messages Message FAN STOP1 FAN-1 has stopped. It will continue to operate for a while but when the internal temperature rises, its power will be turned off. FAN STOP2 FAN-2 has stopped. It will continue to operate for a while but when the internal temperature rises, its power will be turned off.
  • Page 183 DIAG error messages Message WRONG OPTIMIZED The tracking optimizing operation resulted in a TRACKING VALUE drop in the maximum envelope level by over 25%. Check the tape playback mode. SERVO UNLOCKED The servo was disengaged (unlocked) before an BEFORE IN POINT edit IN point.
  • Page 184 DIAG error messages Message INPUT DIGITAL AUDIO CH1/2 A sync error has occurred in the AES/EBU SYNC ERROR CONFIRM CH1/2 input signals. Check the input signals. INPUT DIGITAL AUDIO INPUT DIGITAL AUDIO CH3/4 A sync error has occurred in the AES/EBU SYNC ERROR CONFIRM CH3/4 input signals.
  • Page 185 DIAG error messages Message OVER-RUN ERROR IN An overrun error has occurred in the received RECEIVED COMMAND command. FROM RS-422 PORT RS-422 COMMUNICATION A timeout error has occurred. STOP BY TIME OUT RECEIVED INVALID An undefined command has been received. COMMAND FROM RS-232C PORT SUM-CHECK ERROR IN...
  • Page 186: Auto Off Error Messages

    AUTO OFF error messages If a problem has occurred and the VTR cannot continue operating or the mechanism or tape may be damaged by continued operation, the AUTO OFF lamp on the VTR’s front panel come on, the buzzer sounds, and an error message appears on the screen.
  • Page 187 AUTO OFF error messages Message CPU TAPE HANDLE The CPU is not working properly due to an error TROUBLE in the interrupt processing, etc. CPU (SERVO SYS) COMM. A problem has occurred in communication TROUBLE between the servo microcomputer and system control microcomputer.
  • Page 188: System Error Messages

    SYSTEM error messages When a problem has occurred in the VTR and its operation can no longer be guaranteed, the system error lamp comes on, the buzzer sounds, and an error message appears on the screen. In this situation, stop operating the VTR immediately, and proceed to fix the trouble. SYSTEM ERROR L1 BOARD NOT RESPONDING ≥With system errors, the original screen will be restored when the power switch is turned off and the cause of...
  • Page 189 SYSTEM error messages Message AV NOT RESPONDING The AV microcomputer is not working properly. The reference signals from the S5 printed circuit board may not be the prescribed ones or some similar kind of problem is to blame. SYSCON NOT A problem has occurred in communication RESPONDING between the system control microcomputer and...
  • Page 190: Operation Messages

    Operation messages In the majority of cases, when a mistake has been made in operating a button or key during automatic editing, a message appears at the bottom right of the screen (above the tape speed display) telling the user how to proceed with operation.
  • Page 191: Mode)

    Operation messages (in AUTO EDIT mode) Message NO CASSETTE NO PRESET NO IN POINT NO PLY’ R MODE NOT REC’ R MODE NEGATIVE DURATION INVALID DATA PLAYER LOCAL REC INHIBITED W/PLAYER NOT SET SHIFT TC FOR CF EDIT Description of error/problem A cassette tape has not been inserted.
  • Page 192: Screen Saver Function

    Screen saver function This function is designed to prolong the service life of the VTR’s large display screen. The screen’s life may be shortened when the screen continuously displays menu screens on which no move- ment is occurring. Consequently, when the same menu screen on which no movement occurs is displayed continuously on the display screen for 5 or more minutes, it is automatically replaced with the screen saver screen shown below.
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