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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Digital Video Cassette Recorder Operating Instructions...
  • Page 2 If you lose the fuse cover the plug must not be used until a replacement cover is obtained. A replacement fuse cover can be purchased from your local Panasonic Dealer. IF THE FITTED MOULDED PLUG IS UNSUITABLE FOR THE SOCKET OUTLET IN YOUR HOME THEN THE FUSE SHOULD BE REMOVED AND THE PLUG CUT OFF AND DISPOSED OF SAFELY.
  • Page 3 IMPORTANT “Unauthorized recording of copyrighted televi- sion programmes, video tapes and other materials may infringe the right of copyright owners and be contrary to copyright laws.” THIS APPARATUS MUST BE EARTHED To ensure safe operation the three-pin plug must be inserted only into a standard three-pin power point which is effectively earthed through the normal house-hold wiring.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Contents General and Features ...5 Controls and their functions ...7 • Front panel ... 8 • Connector area ... 17 Connections ...20 • Connections when one unit is used ... 20 • Connections when 2 units are used (desk to desk) ... 21 •...
  • Page 5: General And Features

    Tapes recorded in the LP consumer mode cannot be played back. Digital slow motion/jog dial functions Using Panasonic’s very own digital slow-motion technology, pictures played back in slow motion at the following speeds can be reproduced clearly. DVCPRO50 (50 Mbps): –1 to +2 speed...
  • Page 6 General and Features Features (continued) Dial shuttle Shuttle operations enable the tape to be played back with colour images at a speed of up to 32 times the forward and reverse direction. Time codes This unit comes with a built-in time code generator (TCG)/time code reader (TCR). In addition to the internal time code, an external code input or input signal VITC can be recorded on this VTR as the LTC time code.
  • Page 7: Controls And Their Functions

    Controls and their functions Front panel POWER METER FULL/FINE MONITOR SELECT LEVEL HEADPHONES PULL PULL FOR VARIABLE OPEN <Front Panel Top Section> q POWER switch w TV system/format displays These displays indicate the type of TV system selected and tape format. <625/525>...
  • Page 8 Controls and their functions e INPUT SELECT switches These are used to select the video and audio input signals. <Video> Each time the VIDEO button is pressed, the input video signal selection is switched in the order of Y/P (V&A) is selected, both video input and audio input are switched to SDTI. <Audio>...
  • Page 9 Controls and their functions <Front Panel Centre Section> o PLAY button Playback commences when this button is pressed. Recording commences when the button is pressed together with the REC button; manual editing commences when it is pressed together with the EDIT button during playback. However, manual editing will not be initiated if the servo is not locked.
  • Page 10 Controls and their functions <Front Panel Centre Section> !7 STAND BY button When this is pressed, the same tension as in the regular stop mode is applied to the tape, and while the head drum continues to rotate, the button’s lamp lights to indicate that the standby ON mode is established.
  • Page 11 Controls and their functions <Front Panel Centre Section> @3 REMOTE/LOCAL switch This switch is set when the unit is to be controlled from an external source using the REMOTE connector, RS-232C connector or parallel connector. REMOTE: Set to this position when controlling the unit by a device connected using the 9-pin REMOTE connector or RS-232C/parallel connector.
  • Page 12 Controls and their functions <Front Panel Centre Section> #0 PREROLL button This is used for feeding and cueing the tape for manual editing. When it is pressed, the tape travels to the preroll point where it stops. The preroll time can be set on the setup menu No. 000 (P-ROLL TIME). When the PREROLL button is pressed while holding down the IN (A IN) or OUT (A OUT) button, the tape can be cued up to the IN (A IN) or OUT (A OUT) point which has been entered.
  • Page 13 Controls and their functions <Front Panel Centre Section> #8 Time code buttons These are used to set the TC or UB value. SHIFT: When setting the TC or UB value, first press this button to stop the data running. Change the digit now flashing on the display. Each time the button is pressed, the flashing moves to the right by one digit, and when it reaches the right-most digit, it returns to the left-most digit.
  • Page 14 Controls and their functions <Front Panel Centre Section> $7 Volume control This is used to adjust the headphones volume and the monitor output volume. Whether the headphones output and monitor output volumes are to be linked or kept separate can be set on the setup menu No. 713 (MONI OUT). (Note that the headphones output volume is normally linked.) When the volumes are kept separate, the monitor output is set to the unity value (preset value).
  • Page 15: Front Panel Bottom Section

    Controls and their functions <Front Panel Bottom Section> %0 VIDEO IN LEVEL control and switch These are used to adjust the video input level. PRESET: When the switch is set to “PRESET”, the video input level is set to the unity value (0 dB).
  • Page 16 Controls and their functions <Front Panel Bottom Section> %7 REC INHIBIT switch This is used to inhibit or allow recordings on the video cassette tape. ON: Recording on the tape is inhibited. At this setting, the REC INHIBIT lamp in the front panel lights.
  • Page 17: Connector Area

    Controls and their functions Connector area ~AC IN SIGNAL !0 y ANALOG VIDEO REF VIDEO OPTION VIDEO OUT AUDIO (WFM) AUDIO (SUPER) 17 (E) REMOTE REMOTE IN/OUT REMOTE OUT ENCODER REMOTE RS-232C DIGITAL PUSH PUSH SERIAL SERIAL CH 1/2 CH 3/4 PARALLEL SDI/ SDTI...
  • Page 18: Connector Area

    Controls and their functions <Connector area> q AC IN connector This is for connecting the unit to the power outlet using the power cord provided. w SIGNAL GND terminal This terminal is connected to the signal ground terminal of the connected unit in order to reduce noise.
  • Page 19 Controls and their functions <Connector area> !5 ANALOG COMPONENT VIDEO OUT connector (option) The analogue component video signal is output from this connector. !6 ANALOG COMPOSITE VIDEO OUT connectors The analogue composite video signals are output from these connectors. The video signal with signals superimposed on it can be output from the VIDEO OUT 3 connector.
  • Page 20: Connections

    Connections Connections when one unit is used Set the CONTROL switch on the front panel to LOCAL. Audio monitor output connectors ~AC IN SIGNAL Analog audio input connectors Analog audio output connectors Analog video input connectors (option) Reference input connectors ANALOG REMOTE VIDEO...
  • Page 21: Connections When 2 Units Are Used

    Connections Connections when 2 units are used (deck to deck) Source machine: Set the CONTROL switch on the front panel to REMOTE. Recorder: Set the CONTROL switch on the front panel to LOCAL. Reference Signal generator To audio monitor device Source machine ANALOG OPTION...
  • Page 22: Connections With Editing Controller

    Connections Connections with editing controller AV monitor Video monitor signals Audio monitor signals Editing controller To REMOTE IN/OUT connector INPUT SELECT VIDEO Y PB PR CMPST SDTI(V&A) AUDIO ANALOG AES/EBU USER SET POWER CH CONDITION TC MODE CONTROL TAPE REMOTE METER TC/CTL FULL/FINE...
  • Page 23: Connections For Adjusting Video Output (Encoder Output) Signals

    Connections Connections for adjusting video output (encoder output) signals Player 1 (source machine 1) EJECT INPUT SELECT (BB) (BB) VIDEO Y PB PR CMPST SDTI(V&A) AUDIO ANALOG AES/EBU USER SET AUTO OFF POWER CH CONDITION TC MODE CONTROL TAPE REMOTE PUSH TC/CTL SHTL...
  • Page 24: Tapes

    (80 minutes in the standard mode; 120 minutes in the S size cassette LP mode) cannot be used. It is recommended that Panasonic’s DV tapes for general consumer DV applications be used. Bear in mind that inserting one of these cassette tapes without first installing the cassette adapter will cause malfunctioning.
  • Page 25: Switching On The Power/Inserting The Cassette

    Switching on the power/inserting the cassette Before starting to operate the unit, check whether the equipment has been connected properly. Turn on the power. Check that the AUTO OFF lamp is off. When condensation has formed or some other trouble has occurred, the AUTO OFF lamp lights, and all operations are disabled.
  • Page 26: Stop/Stand By Mode

    STOP/STAND BY mode When the STOP button is pressed, the unit goes into the stop mode. The STOP lamp lights and the tape stops travelling. • In order to protect the tape, the unit goes into the standby OFF mode after the time set by setup menu No.
  • Page 27: Recording

    Recording Set the accidental erasure prevention tab on the cassette tape to the “recording” position and insert the tape. Press the STOP button to place the unit in the stop mode. Set the TAPE/EE switch to EE. EE images now appear on the TV monitor. Check that the REC INHIBIT lamp is off.
  • Page 28: Playback

    Playback Insert the cassette tape, and place the unit in the stop mode. Press the PLAY button. Regular playback is now commenced. Adjust the audio playback level. Pull out the audio level controls and turn them clockwise or counterclockwise to adjust the levels.
  • Page 29: Jog/Shuttle

    Jog/shuttle Jog mode Push the search dial to the “in” position. Be sure that the JOG lamp lights. Rotate the search dial. The dial’s clickstops are cleared, and the tape is played back at the speed (–1 to +2 normal speed*) corresponding to the speed at which the dial is turned. When the dial rotation is stopped, a still picture appears.
  • Page 30: Manual Editing

    Manual editing Select the editing mode. ASSEMBLE: For assemble editing. INSERT: Select the editing channel. In the case of insert editing, press the channel button corresponding to the signals to be edited, and check that its lamp is on. Press the PLAY button. Search for the position where the editing is to be commenced (IN point) while viewing the TV monitor, and press the PLAY and EDIT buttons together at the IN point.
  • Page 31: Preroll

    Preroll Press the PREROLL button. The VTR now performs the preroll operation. • When the edit IN point has been entered, the tape is rewound from the edit IN point for the duration set by setup menu “000,” and the unit then goes into the stop mode. •...
  • Page 32: Automatic Editing

    Automatic editing (Deck to Deck) Editing refers to the job of using a prerecorded tape to produce a complete recording by joining together separate cuts and deleting unnecessary parts. The basic steps taken for editing are as follows. Set the CONTROL switch to REMOTE on the player and to LOCAL on the recorder. Select the editing mode.
  • Page 33: Switch Settings And Adjustments

    Automatic editing Switch settings and adjustments When the unit is used as the recorder: Set the POWER switch to ON. POWER METER FULL/FINE MONITOR SELECT LEVEL HEADPHONES PULL OPEN When the unit is used as the player: Set the POWER switch to ON. POWER METER FULL/FINE...
  • Page 34: Selecting The Editing Mode

    Automatic editing Select the editing mode Select the editing mode. For assemble editing, press the ASSEMBLE button. For insert editing, press the INSERT button. ASSEMBLE: The assemble editing mode (in which cuts are joined together) is INSERT: Select the editing channel. With assemble editing, the ASSEMBLE lamp lights.
  • Page 35: Entering The Edit Points

    Automatic editing Entering the edit points Search for the edit IN point by performing the jog or shuttle operation. Establish the still picture mode at the desired position. Refer to page 29 for details on the jog/shuttle operations. Press the SET button while holding down the IN button. The edit IN point is now entered.
  • Page 36: Checking The Edit Points

    Automatic editing Checking the edit points Press the IN (or OUT) button to check the edit point. The value of the entered edit point appears on the display. Press the PREROLL button while holding down the IN (or OUT) button to check the image at the edit point.
  • Page 37: Modifying The Edit Points

    Automatic editing Modifying the edit points Re-entering the edit points Search for the new edit point by performing the jog or shuttle operation, and press the IN (or OUT) and SET buttons together to re-enter the edit point. Modifying the edit point in frame units (trim function) Press the TRIM button while holding down the IN (or OUT) button.
  • Page 38: Preview

    Automatic editing Preview After the edit points have been entered, press the PREVIEW button. Normal preview is now performed. <Notes> • If the edit IN point has not been entered, the position where the PREVIEW button was pressed will be entered at the edit IN point. •...
  • Page 39: Executing Automatic Editing

    Automatic editing Executing automatic editing Press the AUTO EDIT button. Automatic editing is now performed. • To stop the editing at any time, press the STOP button. • When the edit OUT point is reached, the unit goes into the stop mode after postrolling*.
  • Page 40: Review

    Automatic editing Review Upon completion of the editing, press the REVIEW button. The review is started in the recorder. • To stop the review at any time, press the STOP button. • When the edit OUT point is reached, the unit goes into the stop mode after postrolling*.
  • Page 41: Audio Split Editing

    Audio split editing The video edit points and audio edit points can be entered separately, and they can be offset from each other and edited. The audio edit points cannot be entered when the assemble editing mode has been selected. After the edit points have been entered, follow the same operating procedure as that for insert editing.
  • Page 42 Audio split editing Displaying the audio split edit points The edit points are displayed on the front panel as shown below. (The figure shows an audio IN point.) Operations Video IN point: Video OUT point: Press the OUT button. Audio IN point: Audio OUT point: Press the A-OUT button.
  • Page 43: Voice-Over Facility (Internal)

    Voice-over facility (internal) Operating procedure 1 Microphone Select INT_VO as the setup menu No. 317 (AUD MEM MODE) setting. Select the same setting for the channel (any channel from CH1 to CH4) on which the sound is to be recorded and for the setup menu No. 318 (AUD MEM CH) channel. Insert the cassette tape for which the voice-over editing is to be performed.
  • Page 44 Voice-over facility (internal) Operating procedure 2 Select INT_VO as the setup menu No. 317 (AUD MEM MODE) setting. Select the same setting for the channel (any channel from CH1 to CH4) on which the sound is to be recorded and for the setup menu No. 318 (AUD MEM CH) channel. Insert the cassette tape for which the voice-over editing is to be performed.
  • Page 45 Voice-over facility (internal) For operation with an editing controller (AG-A850) Microphone TV monitor Select INT_VO as the setup menu No. 317 (AUD MEM MODE) setting. Select the same setting for the channel (any channel from CH1 to CH4) on which the sound is to be recorded and for the setup menu No.
  • Page 46: Audio Cross Channel Editing (Internal)

    Audio cross channel editing Example: To record cross-faded audio signals onto CH2 Connections REMOTE IN/OUT PLAYER AJ-D960 Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Select INT_X as the setup menu No. 317 (AUD MEM MODE) setting. Select CH2 as the setup menu No. 318 (AUD MEM CH) setting. Select the audio CH1 and CH2 in the insert editing.
  • Page 47 Audio cross channel editing Enter the edit points of the first event on the player’s tape. Enter the edit points of the first event on the recorder’s tape. Operate the mixer in such a way that the player’s audio output signals are output from the mixer’s CH1 OUT and CH2 OUT connectors.
  • Page 48: Multi Cue

    Multi cue Select the MULTI CUE mode using setup menu No. 130 (MULTI CUE). The edit channel selector buttons (ASMBL, VIDEO, CH1/2/3/4, CUE, TC) can be used as the CUE A total of 80 cue points can be entered on up to 10 pages. Using setup menu No.
  • Page 49 Multi cue q Display mode selection mark This mark indicates whether the current cue point LED display (and time data displayed by the operation) is to indicate the search point or entry point. (The display is switched using the START button on the front panel as shown in the figure below.) ¤...
  • Page 50 Multi cue • The search pointer position is changed directly by pressing one of the buttons from CUE 1 to CUE 8 (ASMBL-TC) on the same page. • When the page has been changed by simultaneously pressing the ADJ button and TRIM +/–...
  • Page 51 Multi cue Entering cue points The following operations are performed by selecting the setup menu No. 131 (PAGE MODE) setting. Operations on the selected page (PAGE MODE=MANU) • The operation is performed on the selected page. • The page is selected by pressing the ADJ button and the TRIM+ or TRIM– button together. •...
  • Page 52 Multi cue When entering a cue point as a number Press the SHIFT button while holding down the front panel ADJ button to establish the cue entry mode. After setting the time to be entered using the SHIFT button and ADJ button (same operation as the TCG entry operation), cue points can be entered by pressing the SET button.
  • Page 53: Video Output (Encoder Output) Signal Adjustments

    Video output (encoder output) signal adjustments After this system has been connected, the video output signal (ENCODER OUT) must be adjusted if AB roll editing (editing using two source machines) using an editor, for instance, is to be error-free and accurate. (This adjustment must be repeated when one of the connect- ing cables has been replaced and whenever the connections are changed.) The adjustment procedure using this unit is outlined below.
  • Page 54: Setup (Default Settings)

    Setup (default settings) The unit’s major settings are performed by making selections on menus. The setting menus appear on the TV monitor when the TV monitor and VIDEO OUT 3/ SERIAL OUT 3 connector in the unit’s connector area are hooked up. Changing the settings Press the MENU button.
  • Page 55 Setup (setting) menus This unit can store up to 5 user files (user 1 to user 5) containing different menu settings, and these files can be selected and used. Changing the file Press the MENU button. Hold down the STAND BY button and press the FF button to switch to the next user file. Hold down the STAND BY button and press the REW button to switch to the previous user file.
  • Page 56: Setup Menus

    Setup menus Lock mode can be set to protect the settings in the system files and user files (USER2 – USER5). Settings can no longer be changed when this mode is set. To set and release the lock mode for the system files and user files use setup item No. 30 (MENU LOCK) and setup menu item No.
  • Page 57 Setup menus The contents of the USER2 – USER5 files can be copied (loaded) into the USER1 file. In addition, the contents of the USER1 file can be copied (saved) to the USER2 – USER5 files. USER1 Loading a user file Press the MENU button.
  • Page 58 Setup menus Saving a user file Press the MENU button. While holding down the STAND BY button, press the REW or FF button, and select USER1. Turn the search dial and move the cursor ( A01 (SAVE). While holding down the search button, turn the search dial and select the user file into which the USER1 contents are to be saved.
  • Page 59: System Menu

    Setup (setting) menus SYSTEM menu <SYSTEM> Item Superimposed display WFM SEL ENCODER SYS SC SYS H VIDEO PHASE COARSE SCH FINE AV PHASE The underline on the setting item denotes the initial setting. Setting Superimposed display This selects the signal to output from the VIDEO OUT 2 0000 connector.
  • Page 60 Setup (setting) menus SYSTEM menu <SYSTEM> Item Superimposed display SYS H RANGE SYS H OFFSET SYS SC/H MENU LOCK The underline on the setting item denotes the initial setting. Video output signal adjustments The video output signal adjustments are made by selecting the SYSTEM menu item No. 10 (ENCODER SEL) and No.
  • Page 61: User Menu

    Setup menus USER menu <BASIC> Item Superimposed display P-ROLL TIME LOCAL TAPE TIMER REMAIN SETUP NUMBER METER SELECT SYNCHRO- NIZE SUPER The underline on the setting item denotes the initial setting. Setting Superimposed display This sets the preroll time which can be set from 0 to 15 0000 seconds in 1-second increments.
  • Page 62: Basic Menu

    Setup menus USER menu <BASIC> (continued) Item Superimposed display DISPLAY CHARA H-POS CHARA V-POS CHARA TYPE FORMAT PB FORMAT The underline on the setting item denotes the initial setting. Setting Superimposed display 0000 TIME This selects what information is to be provided by the time code and other super displays output to the VIDEO OUT 3/SERIAL 0001 T&STA...
  • Page 63 Setup menus USER menu <BASIC> (continued) Item Superimposed display FORMAT MONI CONTROL CU-ROLL TIME The underline on the setting item denotes the initial setting. Setting Superimposed display Selects the format to be established with an “L” or “S” size 0000 DVCPRO cassette.
  • Page 64 Setup menus USER menu <OPERATION> Item Superimposed display SEARCH SHTL MAX FF. REW AUDIO MUTE ALARM AUTO EE The underline on the setting item denotes the initial setting. Setting Superimposed display 0000 DIAL This selects the direct search dial operation. 0: For direct search dial operations.
  • Page 65: Operation Menu

    Setup menus USER menu <OPERATION> Item Superimposed display EE MODE PLAY DELAY CAP.LOCK AUTO REW MEMORY STOP The underline on the setting item denotes the initial setting. Memory stop function z When the FF button is pressed, the VTR performs the regular fast forward operation since the zero point is not located in the direction of operation.
  • Page 66 Setup menus USER menu <OPERATION> Item Superimposed display FRZ MODE V IN SEL A IN SEL REC INH LAMP EJECT SW The underline on the setting item denotes the initial setting. (continued) Setting Superimposed display 0000 This selects the output picture in the STANDBY OFF (HALF LOADING) and EJECT modes.
  • Page 67 Setup menus USER menu <OPERATION> Item Superimposed display EJECT LAMP MULTI CUE PAGE MODE 0000 ROTA MODE The underline on the setting item denotes the initial setting. (continued) Setting Superimposed display Selects whether the EJECT lamp is to remain lit or be turned 0000 MODE1 off in the cassette out status.
  • Page 68 Setup menus USER menu <INTERFACE> Item Superimposed display PARA RUN 9P SEL ID SEL 25P SEL RS232C SEL 0000 BAUD RATE DATA LENGTH STOP BIT PARITY RETURN 25P STBY The underline on the setting item denotes the initial setting. Setting Superimposed display 0000...
  • Page 69: Interface Menu

    Setup menus USER menu <INTERFACE> Item Superimposed display LOCAL 25P MASTER PORT The underline on the setting item denotes the initial setting. (continued) Setting Superimposed display This selects whether the PARALLEL (25P) connector is to 0000 function when the REMOTE/LOCAL switch is at the LOCAL 0001 position.
  • Page 70: Edit Menu

    Setup menus USER menu <EDIT> Item Superimposed display IN/OUT NEGA FLASH STD/ NON-STD SERVO EDIT RPLCE1 EDIT RPLCE2 EDIT RPLCE3 The underline on the setting item denotes the initial setting. Setting Superimposed display 0000 MANU This selects the operation to be performed when an edit point has been set incorrectly (when the OUT point is before the IN 0001 AUTO...
  • Page 71: Tape Protect Menu

    Setup menus USER menu <EDIT> (continued) Item Superimposed display EDIT RPLCE4 EDIT RPLCEC CONFI EDIT AUD EDIT AUD EDIT AUTO ENTRY CF ADJ AFTER CUE-UP The underline on the setting item denotes the initial setting. Setting Superimposed display The same type of setting as setup menu No. 305. This selects 0000 N-DEF the channel concerned when the CH4 edit preset is set in...
  • Page 72 Setup menus USER menu <EDIT> (continued) Item Superimposed display AUD MEM MODE AUD MEM VAR FWD VAR REV The underline on the setting item denotes the initial setting. Setting Superimposed display 0000 Establishes the setting for voice-over and/or audio cross channel editing using the AJ-YA752 audio memory unit or 0001 AMU_X...
  • Page 73 Setup menus USER menu <EDIT> (continued) Item Superimposed display JOG FWD JOG REV POSTROLL The underline on the setting item denotes the initial setting. Setting Superimposed display This sets the maximum JOG FWD speed. 0000 +4.1 0: +4.1 (+3.1) speed 0001 1: +2 (+1.85) speed 0002...
  • Page 74: Video Menu

    Setup menus USER menu <TAPE PROTECT> Item Superimposed display STILL TIMER PROTECT DRUM STDBY STOP PROTECT The underline on the setting item denotes the initial setting. <Note> The cumulative standby time at the same tape position increases when transmitting programmes or otherwise using identical materials repeatedly. Setting Superimposed display...
  • Page 75 Setup menus USER menu <TIME CODE> Item Superimposed display VITC BLANK VITC POS-1 VITC POS-2 REGEN REGEN MODE EXT TC BINARY The underline on the setting item denotes the initial setting. Setting Superimposed display For selecting whether to output the VITC signal at the posi- 0000 BLANK tions selected by setup menu items No.
  • Page 76: Audio Menu

    Setup menus USER menu <TIME CODE> Item Superimposed display PHASE CORR TCG CF FLAG DF MODE TC OUT VITC OUT The underline on the setting item denotes the initial setting. SBC (sub code data) area: This area is separate from the video and audio data area on the helical track. The time code complying with SMPTE/EBU standards is stored here.
  • Page 77 Setup menus USER menu <VIDEO> Item Superimposed display INT SG VSYNC V-MUTE CC (F1) BLANK CC (F2) BLANK FREEZE OUT C KILL Pb/Pr IN LV INPUT C KILL <Note> Pb/Pr OUT When no optional board (AJ-YA956 or AJ-YA957) has been installed, setup menus No.
  • Page 78 Setup menus USER menu <VIDEO> (continued) Item Superimposed display INTERPOLATE ESR MODE CCR MODE SDI INDEX SER IN MODE SER OUT1 SDTI MODE <Note> If the optional SDTI inter- face board (model AJ- YAC960P) has not been installed, setup menus No.
  • Page 79 Setup menus USER menu <AUDIO> Item Superimposed display INT SG CH1 IN CH2 IN CH3 IN CH4 IN CUE IN CH1 OUT CH2 OUT CH3 OUT CH4 OUT CUE OUT MONIL MONIR MONI EMPHASIS CH1 IN The underline on the setting item denotes the initial setting. Setting Superimposed display...
  • Page 80 Setup menus USER menu <AUDIO> (continued) Item Superimposed display CH2 IN CH3 IN CH4 IN DI IN SEL12 DI IN SEL34 MONI CH REC CH1 REC CH2 REC CH3 REC CH4 The underline on the setting item denotes the initial setting. Setting Superimposed display...
  • Page 81 Setup menus USER menu <AUDIO> (continued) Item Superimposed display REC CUE PB FADE EMBEDDED MONITOR MIX L MONITOR MIX R CUE OUT CUE SLOW The underline on the setting item denotes the initial setting. Setting Superimposed display 0000 This selects the input signal recorded in CUE. 0: CUE IN 0001 1: Audio CH1 input...
  • Page 82 Setup menus USER menu <AUDIO> (continued) Item Superimposed display CUE OUT MONI SEL MON AUTO AUDIO PB JOG PROC DV PB ATT REC PT MUTE The underline on the setting item denotes the initial setting. <Concerning the CUE output in the search mode> The table below shows how the CUE output to the monitor and main signal system outputs differs according to how the setup menu item (No.
  • Page 83: Blank Menu

    Setup menus USER menu <V BLANK> Item Superimposed display ADD LINE Sub-screen (625 mode) REC LINE1 REC LINE2 Sub-screen (525 mode) REC LINE1 • Number of lines which can be set for TELETEXT When 25 Mbps is the recording/ playback format. Number of lines ADD LINE which can...
  • Page 84 Setup menus USER menu <V BLANK> Item Superimposed display ADD LINE Sub-screen (625 mode) REC LINE1 REC LINE2 REC LINE3 • Number of lines which can be set for TELETEXT When 50 Mbps is the recording/ playback format. REC LINE4 Number of lines ADD LINE which can...
  • Page 85 Setup menus USER menu <V BLANK> Item Superimposed display Sub-screen (525 mode) REC LINE1 REC LINE2 REC LINE3 REC LINE4 The underline on the setting item denotes the initial setting. (continued) Setting Superimposed display 0000 For selecting the additional line where the signals are to be recorded.
  • Page 86 Setup menus USER menu <V BLANK> Item Superimposed display TELETEXT TELETEXT Sub-screen (625 mode) REC LINE1 REC LINE15 Sub-screen (525 mode) REC LINE1 REC LINE13 The underline on the setting item denotes the initial setting. (continued) Setting Superimposed display 0000 MOJI For selecting the type of teletext signals to be recorded.
  • Page 87 Setup menus USER menu <V BLANK> Item Superimposed display BLANK LINE Sub-screen (625 mode) LINE 7&320 LINE 8&321 LINE 9&322 LINE 10&323 0000 LINE 11&324 LINE 12&325 0000 LINE 13&326 0000 LINE 14&327 0000 LINE 15&328 0000 LINE 16&329 0000 LINE 17&330 0000 LINE 18&331 0000 LINE 19&332 0000...
  • Page 88 Setup menus USER menu <V BLANK> Item Superimposed display Sub-screen (525 mode) LINE 10&273 0000 LINE 11&274 LINE 12&275 0000 LINE 13&276 0000 LINE 14&277 0000 LINE 15&278 0000 LINE 16&279 0000 LINE 17&280 0000 LINE 18&281 0000 LINE 19&282 0000 LINE 20&283 0000 LINE 21&284 0000 The underline on the setting item denotes the initial setting.
  • Page 89: Menu Menu

    Setup menus USER menu <MENU> Item Superimposed display LOAD SAVE P.ON LOAD MENU LOCK The underline on the setting item denotes the initial setting. <Notes> • No. A00 (LOAD), No. A01 (SAVE) and No. A02 (P.ON LOAD) are the menu items which can be set only for USER1.
  • Page 90: Time Code Menu

    Time code/user bit Time code The time code is used when the time code signal generated by the time code generator (time code signal generator) is to be recorded on the tape, its values are to be read by the time code reader (time code signal reader), and the absolute position of the tape is to be displayed in increments of hours, minutes, seconds and frames.
  • Page 91: Recording Internal/External Time Codes

    Recording internal/external time codes 1. Setting the internal time code Place the VTR in the stop mode. Set the TC/CTL switch to TC. Set the TC INT/EXT switch to INT. (Internal time code selected) Set the REC RUN/FREE RUN switch position. REC RUN: FREE RUN: The time code runs in the same way as the time regardless of the VTR’s Set the REGEN/PRESET switch position.
  • Page 92: Reproducing The Time Code/User Bit

    Reproducing the time code/user bit Place the unit in the stop mode. Set the TC/CTL switch to TC. Set the TC/UB switch to TC or UB. TC: The time code is displayed. UB: The user bit is displayed. • When it is no longer possible to read the time code, it is interpolated using the CTL signal.
  • Page 93: Superimpose Screen

    Superimpose screen The control signals, time code, etc. are displayed using abbreviations. Abbreviation TV monitor Characters displayed The background of characters superimposed on the display can be changed using setup menu No. 011 (CHARA TYPE). TV monitor Display position The position of the characters superimposed on the display can be changed using setup menus No.
  • Page 94: Video Output Signals And Servo Reference Signal

    Video output signals and servo reference signal This section explains how the output signals and servo reference signal are selected. External synchronization of video output signals The video output signals are output in synchronization with the REF VIDEO input signal or video input signal.
  • Page 95 Video output signals and servo reference signal Servo reference signal The REF VIDEO input signal or video input signal is selected as the servo reference signal. As shown in the figure below, the signal is selected in accordance with the setup menu settings, VTR mode and availability of the video input signal.
  • Page 96: Audio V Fade Function

    Audio V Fade Function When editing tapes, the edit point splicing selection (setup menu No. 311 and 312) information is recorded on the tape. This information is then sensed during playback, and V fade or cut processing is automatically performed for these sections. [However, only when the playback fade selection (No.
  • Page 97: Audio Recording Channel And Monitor Output Selection

    Audio recording channel and monitor output selection Audio recording channel The audio recording channels are selected on the AUDIO setup menu as shown below. Recording track Monitor output channel The monitor output channels are selected using the MONITOR SELECT switch as shown below.
  • Page 98: Printed Circuit Board

    Printed circuit board Printed circuit board F8 board ADDA1 SW41 SW 101 SW 141 H1 board SW101 Abbr. Full name name Audio Input This sets the CH1 audio input Impedance SW impedance. HIGH/600 Audio Input This sets the CH2 audio input Impedance SW impedance.
  • Page 99: Rack Mounting

    VTR and rack when the VTR is pulled out, however, it is recommended that the 22" long Chassis Trak (model number CC-3001-99-0191) be used. (The complete slide rail and bracket unit is not available from Panasonic.) For further details, consult with your dealer.
  • Page 100: Video Head Cleaning

    Video head cleaning This unit is equipped with an auto head cleaning function which automatically reduces the amount of dirt on the video heads. However, in order to maximize the unit’s reliability, it is recommended that the video heads be cleaned as and when appropriate. For further details on how to actually clean the heads, consult with one of our service companies or with your dealer.
  • Page 101: Error Messages

    DIAG menu This display the VCR information. VCR information includes “WARNING” information, serial number of the unit and “HOURS METER” (usage time) information. A DIAG menu appears on the monitor when the monitor is connected to the VIDEO OUT 3 connector on the connector section.
  • Page 102 Error messages Displaying the “HOURS METER” information Turn the search dial to move the cursor ( the counter display. Item No. Item Displays the unit’s serial No. Displays the time that the power has been supplied in one-hour units. OPERATION Displays the time that the drum has been rotating in one-hour units.
  • Page 103: Warning Messages

    Error messages Warning messages Priority Monitor display This appears when the SDTI input signals are not High UNKNOWN SIG DVCPRO or DV format signals* This appears when the SDTI input signals are not NOT 1 25M SIG DVCPRO (25 Mbps) format 1 transfer signals. This appears when the SDTI input signals are not NOT 1 50M SIG DVCPRO50 (50 Mbps) format 1 transfer signals.
  • Page 104: Table Of Auto Off Error Messages

    Table of AUTO OFF Error messages Counter display Monitor display CAP ROTATE TOO CAP ROTA TOO SLOW SLOW CAP TENSION ERROR CAP TENSION ERROR DRUM ROTATE TOO DRUM ROTA TOO FAST FAST DRUM ROTATE TOO DRUM ROTA TOO SLOW SLOW DRUM TORQUE DRUM TORQUE ERROR...
  • Page 105 Table of AUTO OFF Error messages Counter display Monitor display REEL DIR UNMATCH REEL DIR UNMATCH REEL TENSION ERROR REEL TENSION ERROR SERVO COMM ERROR SERVO COMM ERROR SERVO CONTROL SERVO CONTROL ERROR SERVO ERROR SERVO ERROR S-FF/REW TIMEOVER S-FF/REW TIMEOVER S REEL ROTA TOO S REEL TOO FAST FAST...
  • Page 106: Rs-232C Interface

    RS-232C interface 1. Introduction (1) The VTR can be operated by commands when the RS-232C interface is used. (See command table on pages 109 – 111.) (2) Conditions for acknowledging commands from RS-232C interface The front panel REMOTE/LOCAL switch must be at REMOTE. The setup menu No.
  • Page 107: Software Specifications

    RS-232C interface 3. Software specifications Protocol 1) Communication parameters Communication system Communication speed Bit length Stop bit Parity bit ACK code The underlining indicates the factory settings. Any changes to the settings can be made using the setup menu items listed below. Communication parameter Communication speed Bit length...
  • Page 108 RS-232C interface 3) Return format [VTR controller (PC)] The following responses are made to the command. If necessary, more than one response is made. When the communication has terminated normally 1. The receive completion message is returned. [ACK] 2. The execution completion message is returned. [STX] [command] [data] [ETX]...
  • Page 109 RS-232C interface 5. Command table (1) Commands relating to operation control <Notes> • As for the return (completion) message, [ACK] is first returned when data is received, and the execution message is subsequently returned. It is only the execution message which is listed in this table. •...
  • Page 110 RS-232C interface Send command operation SHTL [STX] OSR:data [ETX] REVERSE data = n: speed data STILL (STILL) 0.03 ( 0.03) STANDBY [STX] OBF [ETX] STANDBY [STX] OBN [ETX] Return (completion) message [STX] OSR [ETX] This is the reverse direction shuttle command. ( 0.1) ( 0.2) ( 0.5)
  • Page 111 RS-232C interface (2) Commands relating to inquiries <Notes> • As for the return (completion) message, [ACK] is first returned when data is received, and the execution message is subsequently returned. It is only the execution message which is listed in this table. •...
  • Page 112 RS-232C interface (3) Microsoft QuickBASIC sample programme STX$ = CHR$(&H2): ETX$ = CHR$ (&H3): NAK$ = CHR$(15): ACK$ = CHR$(&H6) PRINT "*** RS-232C COMMUNICATION SAMPLE PROGRAM ***" PRINT "Type Command 'QUIT' to quit." PRINT REM *** Communication Port Initial & Open *** REM Port 1,9600Bps,No parity,8 bit data,1 stop bit OPEN "COM1:9600,N,8,1"...
  • Page 113: Sdti Interface Board

    SDTI interface board Digital data input/output operations using the SDTI format* the AJ-YAC960P SDTI interface board (optional accessory) in this unit. : SDTI (serial data transport interface) complies with the SMPTE 305M standard. The data stream format transferred via the SDTI complies with the SMPTE 321M standard. How to use the SDTI/SDI common input signals 1.
  • Page 114 SDTI interface board How to use the SDTI/SDI common output signals 1. Using the signals as the SDI output signals 1-1 When playing back a DVCPRO50 or DVCPRO format tape in the EE mode Select “SDI” as the setup menu No. 652 (SER OUT1 SEL) setting. 1-2 When playing back a DV or DVCAM format tape Select “SDI”...
  • Page 115 SDTI interface board Precautions to observe when using the SDTI signals • The unit cannot perform recording operations if the SDTI input signals are not 1 transfer signals in the DVCPRO50 or DVCPRO format selected by setup menu No. 012 (SYS FORMAT).
  • Page 116: Connector Signals

    Connector signals VIDEO IN SERIAL IN (DIGITAL) Y, P (ANALOG) VIDEO IN REF VIDEO IN VIDEO OUT SERIAL OUT (DIGITAL) BNC Y, P (ANALOG) VIDEO OUT AUDIO IN SERIAL IN (DIGITAL) AUDIO IN (DIGITAL) AUDIO IN (ANALOG) CUE IN TIME CODE IN AUDIO OUT SERIAL OUT (DIGITAL) BNC AUDIO OUT (DIGITAL)
  • Page 117 Connector signals PARALLEL REMOTE (25P) Pin No. PLAY COMMAND STOP COMMAND FF COMMAND REW COMMAND REC COMMAND EJECT COMMAND STAND BY COMMAND PREROLL COMMAND IN SET COMMAND <Notes> • COMMAND pins: TTL level, active low, 100ms edge electrical signal. • STATUS pins: open collector, sink current 6 mA RS-232C REMOTE (25-pin D-SUB crossover cable supported) Pin No.
  • Page 118: Specifications

    Specifications GENERAL Power supply: AC 220 – 240 V, 50 – 60 Hz Power consumption: 280 W Operating ambient temperature: 5 C to 40 C Operating ambient humidity: 10% to 90% (no condensation) Weight: 20 kg Dimensions (W 424 (max. 435.4) (Not including the support legs, connectors, and JOG dial) Recording format: DVCPRO50/DVCPRO format selectable...
  • Page 119 Specifications Video Output Connector Analogue component output: Analogue composite output: Serial digital component output: (superimpose on/off) SDTI output (option): connector) Video Signal Adjustment Composite video input signal: 3 dB Video output gain: 3 dB Video output chroma gain: 3 dB Video output chroma phase: Video output black level: 100 mV...
  • Page 120 Panasonic Broadcast Europe Panasonic Broadcast Europe Ltd. West Forest Gate, Wellington Road, Wokingham, Berkshire RG40 2AQ U.K. Tel: 0118 902 9200 Panasonic Broadcast Europe GmbH Hagenauer Str. 43, 65203 Wiesbaden-Biebrich Deutschland Tel: 49-611-1816-0 Printed in Japan VQT8389 S1299H100-100A...

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