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DIGITAL AUDIO RECORDER
PCM-3348HR
OPERATION MANUAL
1st Edition (Revised 1)
Serial No. 10001 and Higher
[English]

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  • Page 1 DIGITAL AUDIO RECORDER PCM-3348HR [English] OPERATION MANUAL 1st Edition (Revised 1) Serial No. 10001 and Higher...
  • Page 2 E4 (kontrollierter EMV-Bereich, z.B. Fernsehstudio). Peak inrush current Spitzenstrom (1) Power ON, current probe method: (1) Einschaltstrom,Stromsonde: 90A: PCM-3348HR, 34A: RM-3348HR (240V) 90A: PCM-3348HR, 34A: RM-3348HR (240V) (2) Hot switching inrush current, measured in accord- (2) Gemessen in EN55103-1: ance with European standard EN55103-1:...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    3-5-1 What Is Assemble Recording? ..... 3-10 3-5-2 Assemble Recording Operation ... 3-12 1-1 PCM-3348HR Overview ........ 1-1 3-6 Analog Audio Channel Recording and 1-1-1 Outline of the PCM-3348HR ....1-1 Playback ............3-14 1-1-2 Optional Accessories......1-1 3-6-1 Signals Recorded on the Analog Audio Channels ..........
  • Page 4 5-6-1 Trigger Modes ........5-12 In/Out ........... 4-22 5-6-2 Inputting a Trigger Signal to the 4-6 Registers and the LOCATE TIME Display 4-23 PCM-3348HR ........5-12 4-6-1 Registers ..........4-23 5-6-3 Inputting a Trigger Signal to the 4-6-2 LOCATE TIME Display ...... 4-23 RM-3348HR.........
  • Page 5 6-3-2 Operation in Multi-Channel Mode ..6-4 and Time Code Signal through the 6-4 Carrying Out a Digital Copy ......6-9 PCM-3348HR Units ....... 8-4 6-4-1 Procedure for Digital Copy Operation .. 6-9 8-3-2 Connecting All Signals through the 6-4-2 Selecting the Monitor Signal....6-9 PCM-3348HR Units .......
  • Page 6 Timing Chart ............A-44 Ready Control Function)....11-15 11-3-6 Sector-Based Synchronized Operation Index ................ I-1 of Two PCM-3348HR Units Combined with a Mixing Automation System (With Tape Remote Function and Recording Ready Control Function)....11-16 11-3-7 Time Code Synchronization of Two PCM-3348HR Units.......
  • Page 7: Chapter 1 Overview

    • SRIF-3 protocol manual functions. (SRIF-3 version 1.0) 9-976-076-XX • APIB protocol manual 9-976-078-XX These functions allow the PCM-3348HR to be used as • 9-pin protocol manual a base component in a wide range of application systems. Chapter 1 Overview...
  • Page 8 Chapter 1 Overview...
  • Page 9: Chapter 2 Preparations

    When using analog audio signals as input/output signals for digital audio channels 1 to 48, and using analog audio channels as cue monitor signals, make the connections as follows. PCM-3348HR DIGITAL AUDIO CHANNEL LINE LINE OUTPUT Analog audio signal for playback...
  • Page 10 2-1 Basic Connections Adjusting the gain of analog audio signals Pin assignment of the multi-cable for the DIGITAL AUDIO CHANNEL LINE connectors connectors The 27-pin multi-cable connectors are supplied for Adjusting the gain of the input signal connection of DIGITAL AUDIO CHANNEL LINE INPUT/OUTPUT connectors.
  • Page 11 Digital audio signal connections Make the digital audio input/output connections as follows. SDIF-2 balanced format When using signals of this format, word sync signal connections are required. PCM-3348HR SDIF-2 (BALANCE) DIGITAL INPUT AUDIO OUT Digital audio signal for recording SDIF-2 (BALANCE)
  • Page 12 2-1 Basic Connections AES/EBU format PCM-3348HR AES/EBU-format digital AES/EBU DIGITAL signal for recording AUDIO OUT AES/EBU-format digital AES/EBU DIGITAL signal for playback AUDIO IN Digital audio equipment ANALOG A1, A2 INPUT LINE OUT DIGITAL I/O REMOTE CONTROL DIGITAL AUDIO CHANNEL LINE INPUT...
  • Page 13: Connecting The Rm-3348Hr

    When the RM-3348HR is not in use When the RM-3348HR is not in use, disconnect the remote control cable. If you turn on the PCM-3348HR and start operations on the PCM-3348HR with the connected RM-3348HR turned off, tape transport will stop if the RM-3348HR is turned on.
  • Page 14: Connecting The Power Supply

    2-1 Basic Connections 2-1-4 Connecting the Power Supply RM-3348HR Use the following procedure to connect the power supply. PCM-3348HR Note AC IN connector ⁄AC IN Always use the unit with an independent power outlet rated at least 15 A where supply voltage is 120 V (USA and Canada) and 8 A where it is 220 V to 240 V (Other countries).
  • Page 15: Powering Up

    • LOCATE TIME display: 00H00MIN00SEC Memory backup function RM-3348HR Both the PCM-3348HR and RM-3348HR have a memory backup function, which maintains setting POWER values when the power is turned off and restores them when the respective units are next powered up.
  • Page 16: Loading The Tape

    Tape reels to be used Press the tension disarm switch or the STOP button Use 14-inch, 12.5-inch or 10-inch tape reels and empty of the PCM-3348HR. reels. This applies tension, and the tape is then in the loaded Loading the tape state.
  • Page 17: Initial Settings

    2-4 Initial Settings 2-4-1 Switch Settings on the System Control Block of the PCM-3348HR The upper right part of the control panel of the PCM- The corresponding lamp indicates the state of the 3348HR includes twelve switches. When the leftmost setting.
  • Page 18: Selecting The Input Signal

    2-4 Initial Settings Method A: Selecting the format for two- 2-4-4 Selecting the Input Signal channel digital audio signals The relationship between input signals and input Set the INPUT SELECT/2CH-DIO switch of the connectors is shown in the following table. system control block to ON.
  • Page 19: Selecting The Emphasis

    INT and no external synchronizing signal is input EMPHASIS MISMATCH indicator The PCM-3348HR synchronizes with the internal master clock. In this case, the INT lamp lights, and the The EMPHASIS MISMATCH indicator lights up if SYNC CLOCK lamp that indicates the SYNC CLOCK the emphasis setting of the REC READY channel(s) is switch setting flashes.
  • Page 20: Setting Input/Output Channels For Two Channels Of Digital Audio Signals

    Assign channel light, and the channel displayed on the these input/output signals to digital audio channels on LOCATE TIME display flashes. the PCM-3348HR. To cancel the channel assignment Press the TRIM+/– button to display the connector Procedure...
  • Page 21 LOCATE TIME FRAME mSEC Slot No. Connector No. Channel No. 1 / 2 3 / 4 5 / 6 PCM-3348HR 7 / 8 DIGITAL I/O REMOTE CONTROL DIGITAL AUDIO CHANNEL LINE INPUT ANALOG TIME CODE SECTOR SECTOR WORD SYNC ADDRESS...
  • Page 22: Using The Timer

    2-5 Using the Timer • Timer roller counter mode 2-5-1 Timer Display Modes This displays a count value from the timer roller. In this mode, even if splice editing, for example, has The timer display has four modes for showing the tape made the CTL addresses discontinuous, the values time.
  • Page 23: Setting The Timer Display Mode

    2-5-2 Setting the Timer Display Mode To set on the PCM-3348HR Use the following procedure to set the timer display mode using the PCM-3348HR. System control block WORD EMPH INPUT SELECT SYNC CLOCK TIME CODE SYSTEM MODE LENGTH CONTROL 2CH-DIO...
  • Page 24 2-5 Using the Timer Selecting CTL relative mode To set on the RM-3348HR Use the following procedure to select CTL relative mode. Use the following procedure to set the timer display mode using the RM-3348HR. Press the TIMER MODE button so that the CTL RELATIVE lamp lights.
  • Page 25: Restrictions On Tape Time Functions

    CTL absolute display mode 2-5-3 Restrictions on Tape Time The time display values in this mode are in the Functions following ranges: Operations only possible in CTL modes Sampling frequency Time display value range 48.0 kHz 0 to 74 mSEC In order to use sector-based synchronization, always 44.1 kHz 0 to 81...
  • Page 26: Memory Backup Function

    2-6 Memory Backup Function 2-6-1 Items Held in Backup 2-6-2 Activating the Memory Memory Backup Function The PCM-3348HR and RM-3348HR have a memory To activate the memory backup function, proceed as backup function. follows. When the memory backup function is activated, even...
  • Page 27: Chapter 3 Basic Operations

    3-1 Channel Settings Buttons and lamps used REC lamps READY READY READY OVER OVER OVER –8 –8 –8 –16 –16 –16 –20 –20 –20 –24 –24 –24 –32 –32 –32 –42 –42 –42 –54 –54 –54 REC READY lamps ALL CHANNEL REC READY button ALL CHANNEL REC MUTE button ALL CHANNEL TIME CODE...
  • Page 28 3-1 Channel Settings Switching the monitor output automatically, depending on the tape transport state Press and light the AUTO INPUT button, and the monitor output will switch automatically depending on the tape transport state as shown in the following table. Monitor output signal and tape transport state Tape transport state PLAY...
  • Page 29: Recording Modes

    3-2 Recording Modes The PCM-3348HR has three recording modes. • Advance recording mode In this mode the CTL signal and digital audio signals are recorded simultaneously; this is used principally for live recording. In this mode, simultaneous playback of the signal being recorded is possible.
  • Page 30: Prestriping

    3-3 Prestriping 3-3-1 What Is Prestriping? Prestriping means recording the CTL signal over the whole length of the tape before recording. This is necessary before using insert recording on a new tape. At the same time as recording the CTL signal, prestriping also writes the time code from the internal time code generator.
  • Page 31 (1) Set the synchronizing signal to VIDEO using the TC GEN switch on the MC board: REC RUN SYNC CLOCK switch on the system control block to synchronize the PCM-3348HR to an external (2) Holding down the SET button, press the TIME composite video signal.
  • Page 32: Advance Recording

    3-4 Advance Recording 3-4-1 What Is Advance Recording? Regardless of any existing signals recorded on the Note tape, the CTL signal, time code signal and digital Normally, simultaneous recording and playback is audio signals are recorded simultaneously. only possible during advance recording. However, This mode is used for live recording.
  • Page 33 (3) Press and light the TIME CODE INPUT button. The entered time value is sent to the tape time display (4) Press the RESET button to reset the internal of the PCM-3348HR. time code generator to “00 .” Using an external time code In place of step 5 of the procedure “Using the internal...
  • Page 34: Playing Back While Recording Consecutive Takes

    (1) Use the SYNC CLOCK switch on the system 3-4-3 Playing Back While Recording control block to set the synchronizing signal to Consecutive Takes VIDEO, to synchronize the PCM-3348HR to an external composite video signal. Function (2) Set the switches as follows.
  • Page 35 Procedure Use the following procedure to carry out consecutive recording in advance recording mode. TIME FORMAT WORD EMPH INPUT SELECT SYNC CLOCK TIME CODE SYSTEM CODE SYSTEM AFTER MISMATCH MODE LENGTH CONTROL 2CH-DIO READER GEN READY READY READY READY ADVANCE 1,3,4 ALARM INSERT...
  • Page 36: Assemble Recording

    3-5 Assemble Recording 3-5-1 What Is Assemble Recording? In assemble recording, as in advance recording, the digital audio signals and CTL signals are recorded Tape which has been only partially prestriped simultaneously, but unlike the case with advance 30 seconds recording, the CTL address can be recorded consecutively on the tape.
  • Page 37 Automatic assemble recording Forced assemble recording In automatic assemble recording the CTL signal is In forced assemble recording, CTL is rewritten from added from where it was broken off. the recording start point. For example, to dub one channel onto a tape which has The CTL track is written following the sampling been only partially prestriped, use the RM-3348HR frequency at the recording start point.
  • Page 38: Assemble Recording Operation

    3-5 Assemble Recording 3-5-2 Assemble Recording Operation Preparations Automatic assemble or forced (Automatic assemble is For internal settings of the board, see “MC board” (page A- 20) in Appendixes, “Location and Function of Parts.” selected at the factory) assemble can be selected with an internal switch on the MC board.
  • Page 39 Notes on automatic assemble recording Always start automatic assemble recording from a point on the tape where the CTL is recorded. In automatic assemble recording, the unit checks that CTL is recorded when the REC button is pressed. If there is no CTL recorded, the SYSTEM ALARM lamp lights, and the tape time display shows the error code “E.04-14.”...
  • Page 40: Analog Audio Channel Recording And Playback

    PCM-3348HR. You can use these recorded signals for cuing during The PCM-3348HR has an automatic recording mode editing. for the analog audio channels. In this mode, if you begin playback with the analog audio channels set to...
  • Page 41: Analog Audio Channel Playback

    Set the MASTER SAFE switch to the OFF 3-6-3 Analog Audio Channel Playback position. Monitoring during insert or assemble Holding down the SET button, press the A1 A2 recording REC READY button to set channels A1 and A2 to the recording ready state. During recording, the input signal is monitored.
  • Page 42: Time Code Channel Recording And Playback

    Time code output during fast forward and rewind prestriping, using the internal time code generator, a While the PCM-3348HR is carrying out a fast tape time code signal synchronized with the CTL signal can transport operation (fast forward, rewind or locate), a be recorded at any time.
  • Page 43: Switches And Lamps Used For Time Code Recording And Playback

    3-7-2 Switches and Lamps Used for Time Code Recording and Playback Tape time display RESET TAPE TIME VARI RELATIVE SPEED STORE ABSOLUTE TIMER LOCATE TIME MODE TIME CODE RECALL 1 CTL/time code status lamp 2 Regeneration status lamp Tape time display 2 Regeneration status lamp 1 CTL/time code status lamp This lights when the built-in time code generator is...
  • Page 44 External time code format code 5 SYNC CLOCK switch and lamps The lamps show the setting of the TIME CODE Select the reference signal for the PCM-3348HR from selection switch. among the following: INT: Internal master clock 2 TIME CODE GEN (generator) format selection...
  • Page 45 Select whether or not to regenerate the playback time PCM-3348HR is actually recording. FREE RUN: As long as the PCM-3348HR is powered code. up, the time code advances irrespective of whether ON: Regenerate the playback time code, and output it or not it is recording.
  • Page 46: Through Recording Of The External Time Code

    3-7-3 Through Recording of the External Time Code Function This function records the external time code input to the TIME CODE INPUT connector on the rear of the PCM-3348HR unaltered on the time code channel. Procedure Use the following procedure to record the external time code unaltered.
  • Page 47: Recording The Regenerated External Time Code

    Note code which has been input to the TIME CODE INPUT If the tape speed is other than normal speed, this connector on the rear panel of the PCM-3348HR. function defaults to through recording. Procedure Use the following procedure to record the regenerated external time code.
  • Page 48: Recording The Internal Time Code

    Function actually recording, or FREE RUN mode, in which the This function records the time code produced by the time code advances as long as the PCM-3348HR is built-in time code generator. Select the advancement turned on. mode for the time code: REC RUN mode, in which the...
  • Page 49: Time Code Through Playback

    3-7-6 Time Code Through Playback Function This function plays back unaltered the time code recorded on the tape. Procedure Use the following procedure for through playback of the time code. TIME FORMAT CODE WORD EMPH INPUT SELECT SYNC CLOCK TIME CODE SYSTEM MISMATCH SYSTEM...
  • Page 50: Regenerated Time Code Playback

    3-7 Time Code Channel Recording and Playback 3-7-7 Regenerated Time Code Playback Function This function plays back a regenerated version of the time code recorded on the tape. Procedure Use the following procedure to play back the regenerated time code. TCR board PB REGENE LOCK lamp LOCK...
  • Page 51: Time Code Sync Playback

    3-7-8 Time Code Sync Playback Function This function provides playback with the playback time code phase in sync with an external composite video signal. Procedure Use the following procedure for time code sync playback. board board OFF ON BACK UP AUTO REC D10.NO.DLY VARI SYNC...
  • Page 52: Tape Time Display

    3-7 Time Code Channel Recording and Playback If the regeneration status lamp goes off or 3-7-9 Tape Time Display starts to flash This section describes the information displayed on the While the external time code or playback time code is tape time display while the time code channel is being being regenerated, if at any time it becomes no longer recorded or played back.
  • Page 53: Reference Table Of Switch Settings For Time Code Recording And Playback

    3-7-10 Reference Table of Switch Settings for Time Code Recording and Playback Switch settings for time code recording External time code Internal time code recording Through recording Regenerated recording Monitor mode REC READY REC READY REC READY INPUT INPUT INPUT TIMER MODE button TIME CODE TIME CODE...
  • Page 54: Locate Operation

    3-8 Locate Operation Function The PCM-3348HR has two cue point memories (A and B) that can hold tape time data. You can store the time from the tape time display in a cue point memory, then use it to locate the corresponding position or “00...
  • Page 55: Chapter 4 Basic Operations Of The Rm-3348Hr Remote Control Unit

    4-1 Audio Control This section describes audio control operation buttons to control the recording channels, the monitor channels, and so forth. 4-1-1 REC READY Buttons and REC Lamps The REC READY button for each channel determines or flashing. whether that channel is in the recording ready state. It During recording, the REC lamps for the channels also indicates the state of the channel by being off, on being recorded light.
  • Page 56 4-1 Audio Control Punching in several channels simultaneously The channel setting memory function allows you to punch in a number of channels simultaneously. Use the following procedure to do this. DIGITAL AUDIO REMOTE CONTROL UNIT RM-3348HR SET UP MEMORY MONITOR MODE CONTROL X'FADE TIME REHEARSAL 2CH DIO...
  • Page 57: Recording Muting Signals On All Digital Audio Channels

    Inhibiting channel punch in/out Effect of the REC READY buttons in the sound memory and digital copy functions. If you press one of the REC READY buttons during In the sound memory function or digital copy function, recording, this punches in the corresponding channel the REC READY buttons specify the destination and starts recording on that channel.
  • Page 58: Switching The Monitor Output

    4-1 Audio Control 4-1-3 Switching the Monitor Output There are three ways of switching the monitor output. causes the monitor output to be switched • Individual settings automatically depending on the tape transport state. You can select the monitor output individually for •...
  • Page 59 Using the AUTO INPUT button AUTO INPUT button DIGITAL AUDIO REMOTE CONTROL UNIT RM-3348HR SET UP MEMORY MONITOR MODE CONTROL X'FADE TIME REHEARSAL 2CH DIO RECALL REPRO AUTO X'FADE (REC DISABLE) SET UP ENABLE STORE INDIVIDUAL REPRO INPUT MUTE MUTE INPUT OUTPUT REC MUTE...
  • Page 60 4-1 Audio Control Using the MONITOR MODE CONTROL buttons INDIVIDUAL button ALL REPRO button ALL INPUT button DIGITAL AUDIO REMOTE CONTROL UNIT RM-3348HR SET UP MEMORY MONITOR MODE CONTROL X'FADE TIME REHEARSAL 2CH DIO RECALL REPRO AUTO X'FADE (REC DISABLE) SET UP ENABLE STORE...
  • Page 61: Muting The Monitor Signal

    4-1-4 Muting the Monitor Signal There are two methods for muting the monitor signal for all digital audio channels. • Muting all monitor outputs regardless of whether input or playback. • Muting only the playback monitor outputs. ALL MUTE button REPRO MUTE button DIGITAL AUDIO REMOTE CONTROL UNIT RM-3348HR SET UP MEMORY...
  • Page 62: Channel Setting Memory

    4-1 Audio Control 4-1-5 Channel Setting Memory You can save and recall channel settings using the SET UP MEMORY buttons A to D. It is not possible, however, to save the ALL MUTE and REPRO MUTE settings. RECALL ENABLE button A, B, C and D buttons STORE button DIGITAL AUDIO REMOTE CONTROL UNIT RM-3348HR...
  • Page 63: Setting The Cross Fade Time

    4-2 Setting the Cross Fade Time X’FADE OUTPUT button X’FADE TIME control EXT CONTROLLED lamp DIGITAL AUDIO REMOTE CONTROL UNIT RM-3348HR SET UP MEMORY MONITOR MODE CONTROL X'FADE TIME REHEARSAL 2CH DIO RECALL REPRO AUTO X'FADE (REC DISABLE) SET UP ENABLE STORE INDIVIDUAL...
  • Page 64 4-2 Setting the Cross Fade Time Monitoring the cross fade sound during sync recording The X’FADE OUTPUT button selects the monitor signal output during sync recording. Pressing the X’FADE OUTPUT button toggles it on and off. When the X’FADE OUTPUT button is on The monitor output signal switches between the recording and playback signals exactly as recorded on the tape.
  • Page 65: Tape Transport Operations

    4-3 Tape Transport Operations Use the following buttons and display for “Locate and Roll-back operation” operating. ↓ button LOCATE TIME display Numeric buttons RECALL button EXT CLOCK EMPHASIS WORD MASTER LENGTH SAMPLING FREQ SAFE REC MODE SYNC CLOCK ERROR MISMATCH SYSTEM REMOTE1,3,4 REMOTE2...
  • Page 66: Roll-Back Operation

    4-3 Tape Transport Operations Note 4-3-2 Roll-Back Operation If subtracting the preroll time from the target position, the time value becomes negative, the indication Function “ILLG” appears on the LOCATE TIME display, and the roll-back operation is not carried out. This function uses rewind or fast forward to position the tape to a particular position by exactly the preroll time.
  • Page 67: Return Playback And Repeat Playback

    4-3-3 Return Playback and Repeat Playback Function • Return playback Note After playback between two specified points, the tape There must be a minimum of one second between the rewinds to the playback start point, and stops. start point and the finish point. •...
  • Page 68: Auto Punch In/Out

    4-4 Auto Punch In/Out Function Preparation Using two specified points (the punch-in point and Select the mode using switch No. 2 of the upper set of punch-out point), you can automatically carry out SELECTOR switches on the rear panel of the RM- rehearsal or recording.
  • Page 69: Saving Punch-In/Out Points During Rehearsal Or Recording

    4-4-1 Saving Punch-In/Out Points During Rehearsal or Recording Use the following procedure to save punch-in/out points. DIGITAL AUDIO REMOTE CONTROL UNIT RM-3348HR SET UP MEMORY MONITOR MODE CONTROL X'FADE TIME REHEARSAL 2CH DIO RECALL REPRO AUTO X'FADE REC MUTE (REC DISABLE) SET UP ENABLE STORE...
  • Page 70: Saving Time Values Directly In The In And Out Point Registers

    4-4 Auto Punch In/Out 4-4-2 Saving Time Values Directly in the IN and OUT Point Registers LOCATE TIME display WORD MASTER EXT CLOCK EMPHASIS SAMPLING FREQ REC MODE SYNC CLOCK ERROR MISMATCH SYSTEM LENGTH SAFE REMOTE1,3,4 REMOTE2 24BIT 16BIT 44.056KHz 44.1KHz 48.0KHz ADVANCE ASSEMBLE INSERT REMOTES VIDEO...
  • Page 71: Executing Auto Punch In/Out

    Preroll point for direct auto punch-in/out mode 4-4-4 Executing Auto Punch • If the point where the AUTO PUNCH button was In/Out pressed is before the punch-in point, the point at which this button is pressed becomes the preroll point. The preroll time determined by this operation is RTN button saved as the new value in the preroll time register.
  • Page 72: Continuous Auto Punch In/Out

    4-5 Continuous Auto Punch In/Out Continuous auto punch-in/out mode enables you to sequence), and between the punch-in point and punch- store punch-in and punch-out points in each of nine out point, rehearsal or recording is carried out. When pairs (1 to 9) of the IN/OUT point registers and rehearsal or recording of the first section is completed, execute auto punch in/out of multiple sections (max.
  • Page 73: Selecting Continuous Auto Punch Mode

    The following buttons and displays are used for operations in auto punch mode. DIGITAL AUDIO REMOTE CONTROL UNIT RM-3348HR SET UP MEMORY MONITOR MODE CONTROL X'FADE TIME REHEARSAL 2CH DIO RECALL REPRO AUTO X'FADE REC MUTE (REC DISABLE) SET UP ENABLE STORE INDIVIDUAL...
  • Page 74: Saving Punch-In/Out Points In

    4-5 Continuous Auto Punch-In/Out At the recording end point, press any tape transport 4-5-2 Saving Punch-In/Out Points operation button (PLAY, FF, REW or STOP). in Continuous Auto Punch Mode The REH or REC button goes off, and the point is saved in the OUT-point register and displayed as follows .
  • Page 75 Saving time values directly in the IN and Checking the registered punch-in/out OUT-point registers points In continuous auto punch mode, you can directly save To check the punch-in/out points that have been saved punch-in and punch-out points in any desired register in each register pair, proceed as follows.
  • Page 76: Executing Continuous Auto Punch In/Out

    4-5 Continuous Auto Punch-In/Out Canceling the registered punch-in/out 4-5-3 Executing Continuous Auto points Punch In/Out Specify 0 (zero) for all the digits of the punch-in and Auto punch in/out of all the registered blocks is punch-out points in steps 1 and 3 of the procedure for executed from the earliest punch-in point in the time “Saving time values directly in the IN and OUT-point sequence.
  • Page 77: Registers And The Locate Time Display

    4-6 Registers and the LOCATE TIME Display 4-6-1 Registers For the following registers, by pressing the TRIM +/– This unit has the following registers: buttons and register specification buttons • Cue point registers (maximum 100) simultaneously you can adjust the register values (in •...
  • Page 78: Using Registers To Save And Retrieve Time Values

    4-6 Registers and the LOCATE TIME Display Numeric buttons: Use these buttons to input a time. Use the following procedure to save a time value. The value scrolls from the right as you input it. CLEAR button: Clears the value to all zeros. Use the numeric buttons to input the time value +/–...
  • Page 79: Selecting The Number Of Cue Point Registers

    4-6-4 Selecting the Number of Cue Point Registers Switch No.3 of the lower set of SELECTOR switches Lower SELECTOR switches on the rear panel is used to select the maximum number of cue-point registers which can be used. No.3 ON (10 CUE): Maximum 10 registers (0 to 9) OFF (100 CUE): Maximum 100 registers (00 to 99) OFF,ON Note...
  • Page 80: Direct Trim Adjustment

    4-6 Registers and the LOCATE TIME Display Example: 4-6-6 Direct Trim Adjustment When using up to 100 cue point registers, here we save a time value in cue point register 11. For each of the following registers, holding down the corresponding register button while pressing the TRIM Press the RECALL, 1, and 0 buttons in that order.
  • Page 81: Adjusting The Tape Speed

    ±12.5%. The adjustment steps are 0.1%. The adjustment is effective only when the SYNC CLOCK switch in the system control block of the PCM-3348HR is set to INT-NORM or VIDEO. VARI SPEED lamp Press the VARI SET button. NORMAL lamp...
  • Page 82 • When you change the tape speed, the internal clock changes in synchronization. Therefore the word sync and sector sync signals output by the PCM-3348HR and the sampling frequencies of the digital input and output data values also change. 4-28...
  • Page 83: Setting The Preroll Time

    4-8 Setting the Preroll Time The preroll time is initially set to 8 seconds. There are two methods, as follows, for changing the preroll time. • Using direct auto punch-in/out mode While listening to the playback sound, press the AUTO PUNCH button before the punch-in point; the point at which the button is pressed becomes the preroll point for the auto punch-in/out operation.
  • Page 84 4-8 Setting the Preroll Time Press the RECALL button, then the IN button, to 4-8-2 Using Preroll Auto Punch display the time value for the punch-in point saved In/Out Mode in the IN point register on the LOCATE TIME display. Use the following procedure to set the preroll time in preroll auto punch-in/out mode.
  • Page 85: Spot Erase Function

    4-9 Spot Erase Function Use the following procedure to record a muting signal over a specific interval on the tape. Press and light the REC READY button for the digital audio channel you wish to spot erase. Enter the start point and end point for the spot erase as the punch-in/out points.
  • Page 86 4-32 Chapter 4 Basic Operations of the RM-3348HR Remote Control Unit...
  • Page 87: Chapter 5 Time Shift Editing Using The Sound Memory Function

    5-1 What Is Time Shift Editing? The term “time shift editing” refers to copying an audio signal recorded on one channel on the tape to a different position either on the same channel or on another channel. Time shift editing uses the sound memory function, which writes the audio signal into a special-purpose sound memory.
  • Page 88: Overview Of Time Shift Editing Using The Sound Memory Function

    5-2 Overview of Time Shift Editing Using the Sound Memory Function The procedure of operations is as follows. Source channel Write the required audio signal to the sound memory. Write the required audio signal to sound memory. Sound memory • Select the operation mode from among manual, auto start, and external trigger.
  • Page 89: Registers For The Sound Memory Function

    5-3 Registers for the Sound Memory Function The sound memory function uses special-purpose 5-3-1 Sound Memory Playback registers to hold the following six data items. The Start Point (PS) indications in parentheses, which also appear on the lower CUE display, identify the registers being The PS register holds the tape address at which the recalled.
  • Page 90: And End Point (Re)

    5-3 Registers for the Sound Memory Function 5-3-3 Sound Memory Write Start 5-3-2 Sound Memory Editing Start Point (rS) and End Point (rE) Point (SA) and End Point (EA) When using the auto start mode to write to the sound The SA and EA registers hold the relative addresses memory, the rS register holds the source channel tape within the sound memory of the start and end points...
  • Page 91: Sound Memory Playback Time (Pt Register)

    Indirectly adjusting values in the rS and rE 5-3-4 Sound Memory Playback registers Time (Pt Register) If you change the relative addresses within the sound The Pt register holds a value representing the length of memory for the memory editing start point (SA the selected portion of the sound memory signal.
  • Page 92: Preparations For Time Shift Editing

    29(DF) REGENE (EXT) AUTO REMOTE 3 SYNC VIDEO Selecting the sound memory mode Set the REC MODE switch of the PCM-3348HR to INSERT. Flashing STEREO SOUND MEMORY/DIGITAL COPY Press the STOP button to stop tape transport. SCROLL DIGITAL COPY MODE...
  • Page 93: Selecting The Source And Destination Channels

    5-4-2 Selecting the Source and Destination Channels STEREO SOUND MEMORY/DIGITAL COPY SCROLL DIGITAL COPY MODE This section describes the procedure by way of an SOURCE DESTINATION SOUND MEMORY FWD/REV example, for copying a stereo signal, with the BEFORE AFTER INVERT following source channel and destination channel settings.
  • Page 94 5-4 Preparations for Time Shift Editing Press the CH SET button. Press the REC READY button for the second destination channel (channel 4 in this example), so This sets the channels input in steps 2 and 3 as the that it starts flashing. source channels, and the indication “Sd”...
  • Page 95: Changing The Channel Settings

    Copying a monaural signal 5-4-3 Changing the Channel Skip steps 3 and 6 above. Settings Changing the channel numbers during the input operation Use the following procedure to change the source or While a channel number displayed is flashing, you can destination channels after setting them.
  • Page 96 5-4 Preparations for Time Shift Editing To change the playback direction while 5-4-4 Selecting the Sound setting the channels Memory Playback Direction Press the MODE button and INVERT button simultaneously. Use the following procedure to select whether to use The playback direction is then displayed as shown the forward direction or reverse direction for sound below.
  • Page 97: Setting The Sound Memory Operation Mode

    5-5 Setting the Sound Memory Operation Mode 5-5-1 Sound Memory Operation 5-5-2 Setting Procedure Modes Use the following procedure to set the sound memory operation mode. There are three operation modes. Check that the SOUND MEMORY lamp is lit and •...
  • Page 98: External Trigger Mode

    • TRG INPUT connector on the MEM board in the board or the SOUND MEMORY TRIGGER PCM-3348HR or SOUND MEMORY TRIGGER INPUT connector on the rear panel of the PCM- INPUT connector on the rear panel of the PCM- 3348HR.
  • Page 99 If the signal input to the PCM-3348HR has triggered sound memory playback, then if during sound memory playback the signal input to the RM-3348HR goes active even if the PCM-3348HR is in the non- retriggerable mode, the signal retriggers. •...
  • Page 100: Writing To The Sound Memory

    5-7 Writing to the Sound Memory Use the following procedure to write the source channel signal to the sound memory. 5-7-1 Preparations If the SOUND MEMORY button is off, press it to Check the source channel and destination channel turn it on. selection.
  • Page 101: Sound Memory

    To copy the playback signal to the sound memory, Monitor output during writing press the REPRO button for the source channel, Pressing the REPRO, INPUT, ALL INPUT, ALL and to copy the input signal, press the INPUT REPRO or AUTO INPUT buttons to switch the button for the source channel.
  • Page 102: Writing To Sound Memory

    5-7 Writing to the Sound Memory The tape address at which you pressed the MEM 5-7-3 Using Auto Start Mode for REC button appears on the LOCATE TIME Writing to Sound Memory display, and the CUE display shows “rS” (indicating the sound memory writing start point). Before carrying out writing to the sound memory, be sure to check that you have carried out the preparations described in Section 5-7-1, “Preparations”...
  • Page 103 Exiting the writing standby state 5-7-4 Using External Trigger Mode Press the MEM STOP button. for Writing to Sound Memory The MEM REC lamp goes off. Abandoning writing in progress Before carrying out writing to the sound memory, be Press the MEM REC button. sure to check that you have carried out the preparations described in Section 5-7-1, “Preparations”...
  • Page 104: Playing Back From The Sound Memory

    5-8 Playing Back From the Sound Memory 5-8-2 Using Manual Mode for 5-8-1 Preparations Playback from Sound Memory Before carrying out playback from the sound memory, be sure to check that you have carried out the Use the following procedure for playback from the preparations described in Section 5-7-1, “Preparations”...
  • Page 105: Playback From Sound Memory

    5-8-3 Using Auto Start Mode for TAPE TIME Playback from Sound Memory TIME CODE RELATIVE LOCATE TIME ABSOLUTE Use the following procedure for playback from the TIMER FRAME mSEC sound memory using auto start mode. Sound memory playback start point Register name Use either of the following methods to save a tape address in the PS register.
  • Page 106 Memory precedence. For details, see the section “When a trigger signal is Use the following procedure to play back from sound connected both to the PCM-3348HR and to the RM- memory. 3348HR” (page 5-13). Press the MEM PLAY button. The MEM PLAY lamp flashes, and the RM- 3348HR enters the sound memory playback standby state.
  • Page 107: Sound Memory Editing

    5-9 Sound Memory Editing 5-9-1 Overview of Sound Memory Editing From the audio signal held in sound memory, you can (value in SA register) and sound memory editing end extract a desired section to copy to the destination point (value in EA register) while listening to the channel.
  • Page 108 When the section before the editing point is being The signal copied from a source channel into sound played back, the BEFORE lamp is lit, and when memory is held there as long as the PCM-3348HR the section after the editing point is being played remains on.
  • Page 109: Time Shift Editing

    5-10 Time Shift Editing 5-10-1 Monitor Signal During 5-10-2 Restoring the Channel Editing Settings Before the Sound Memory Operation Monitor signal for the destination channel Press either the REPRO button or INPUT button for By pressing the REC READY button for a channel not the destination channel to obtain the following monitor selected as the source channel or destination channel, output.
  • Page 110: Out Point

    5-10 Time Shift Editing 5-10-3 Saving the Punch-In Point 5-10-4 Carrying Out Rehearsal and Punch-Out Point and Time Shift Editing Use the following procedure to save the punch-in point Use the following procedure to carry out time shift and punch-out point. editing.
  • Page 111: Adjusting The Editing Points

    Adjusting the punch-out point 5-10-5 Adjusting the Editing Points Use the following procedure to adjust the punch-out point. Before carrying out the adjustment, use the procedure in step 1 of Section 5-10-4, “Carrying Out Rehearsal Press the MEM PLAY button. Time Shift Editing”...
  • Page 112: Copying An Audio Signal To The Same Address On Another Channel

    5-10 Time Shift Editing 5-10-6 Copying an Audio Signal to the Same Address on Another Channel This editing shifts the sound in memory to a portion having the same address on the source channel. See the figure below. Edit memory. Sound memory Store in memory.
  • Page 113 Storing the punch-in point and punch-out points To store the punch-in point and punch-out point, follow the procedure below. To store the start point for sound memory automatic recording (“rS”) in the IN point register, press the RECALL, MEM REC, STORE and IN buttons in that order.
  • Page 114 5-28 Chapter 5 Time Shift Editing Using the Sound Memory...
  • Page 115 6-1 Overview The digital copy function makes a copy of the digital • Vocal select mode audio signal from one channel to another, with no time This allows a digital copy from any source channel to delay. any part of a destination channel. There are three modes for the digital copy function, as follows.
  • Page 116: Chapter 6 Digital Copy

    Use the following procedure to select the digital copy • While the DIGITAL COPY button is lit, the REC mode. MUTE button does not operate. Set the REC MODE switch on the PCM-3348HR 6-2-2 Selecting the Operation system control block to INSERT. Mode Stop the tape transport.
  • Page 117 6-3 Selecting the Source and Destination Channels Press the REPRO button of the second source 6-3-1 Operation in Two-Channel channel and the REC READY button of the second Mode destination channel. The first channel pair flashes, and the second Check that the DIGITAL COPY button is lit. channel pair lights continuously.
  • Page 118: Selecting The Source And Destination Channels

    6-3 Selecting the Source and Destination Channels Changing the channels during the input 6-3-2 Operation in Multi-Channel operation Mode While the channel display is flashing, press the REPRO button or REC READY button for another This section describes the operations required for an channel.
  • Page 119 Press the REPRO button of the second source Press the CH SET button. channel (9) and the REC READY button of the second destination channel (11). The channel display indications which were flashing light continuously, and the channel The display of the first pair of channel numbers selection is confirmed.
  • Page 120 6-3 Selecting the Source and Destination Channels Checking a specific channel selection Changing the selected channels which is not displayed The following is the procedure to change source channel 3 to channel 1, by way of example. Press the CH SET button. Press the CH SET button.
  • Page 121 Changing a source channel Changing a source channel Press the REC READY button for the destination Press the REPRO button for the new source channel (6) paired with the source channel (3) you channel (1) . wish to change. Changing a destination channel Changing a destination channel Press the REC READY button for the new Press the REPRO button for the source channel...
  • Page 122 6-3 Selecting the Source and Destination Channels Deleting a source-destination channel pair STEREO SOUND MEMORY/DIGITAL COPY DIGITAL COPY SCROLL The following is the procedure to delete the MODE combination of source channel 17 and destination SOURCE DESTINATION SOUND MEMORY FWD/REV channel 20, by way of example.
  • Page 123: Carrying Out A Digital Copy

    6-4 Carrying Out a Digital Copy 6-4-1 Procedure for Digital Copy 6-4-3 Restoring the Channel Operation Settings Before the Digital Copy Operation After completing the channel settings, with the DIGITAL COPY button still lit, carry out either a Use the following procedure to restore the channel normal insert recording or auto punch in/out operation.
  • Page 124: Vocal Select

    6-5 Vocal Select 6-5-1 Selecting the Source and Press the REPRO button of the source channel (11). Desination Channels The selected channel appears on the upper channel The following is the procedure for selecting source display. channel 11 and destination channel 3. For the Vocal select mode setting, see “6-2-2 Selecting the Operation Mode”...
  • Page 125: Procedure For Vocal Select Operation

    Terminating vocal-select mode 6-5-2 Procedure for Vocal Select Operation Press the DIGITAL COPY button, turning it off. This sets all channels to the recording inhibited state. Carrying out vocal select 6-5-3 Restoring the Channel After completing the channel settings, with the Settings Before the Digital DIGITAL COPY button still lit, press the PLAY Copy Operation...
  • Page 126 6-12 Chapter 6 Digital Copy...
  • Page 127: Chapter 7 Synchronized Operations

    (Master unit) (Master unit) rear panel REMOTE-3 AES/EBU SDIF-2(BALANCE) SERVO SRIF-1 INPUT OUTPUT CONTROL REMOTE-1 INPUT Power on the three PCM-3348HR unit and the two SPEED PHASE AES/EBU SDIF-2(BALANCE) INPUT OUTPUT SRIF-4 AES/EBU MADI REMOTE-2(8PIN) INPUT OUTPUT REC RDY CONTROL-1...
  • Page 128: Carrying Out Synchronized Operation

    PCM-3348HR. O nce synchronized operation starts, the tape transport of all three units is under the Stop the tape on each PCM-3348HR unit at the control of the RM-3348HR for the master unit, and on point to be synchronized.
  • Page 129: Rewriting The Sync Offset Time

    • Times shown on the slave unit are the times shown The PCM-3348HR unit connected to the slave on the master PCM-3348HR unit, after correction by RM-3348HR unit on which you changed the sync the sync offset time. offset time operates in synchronization with the For example, if the sync offset time is new sync offset time.
  • Page 130: Time Code Chase

    7-2-2 Time Code Signal Connections Time code chasing is a synchronization function whereby as the tape runs on the PCM-3348HR, a fixed Input the time code signal to the TIME CODE INPUT sync offset is maintained between the playback time connector on the PCM-3348HR rear panel.
  • Page 131: Selecting The Time Code Format

    7-2-3 Selecting the Time Code Format While the PCM-3348HR is carrying out time code chase operations, it plays back the time code on the tape and synchronizes it with the external time code. Therefore, the TIME CODE GEN format selection...
  • Page 132: Chase Modes

    (locate operation). maintained by the composite video signal. ↓ In free mode, if the PCM-3348HR SYNC CLOCK switch is set to EXT or DI, during time code chase operations the SYNC CLOCK switch automatically Using variable speed playback (vari-sync...
  • Page 133 The chase mode is shown in the LOCATE TIME Selecting the chase mode display. TCR board TAPE TIME TIME CODE RELATIVE LOCATE TIME ABSOLUTE TIMER FRAME mSEC Address mode indication Subframe indication LOCK TAPE TIME TIME CODE RELATIVE LOCATE TIME ABSOLUTE TIMER FRAME...
  • Page 134: Time Code Chase Operation

    7-2 Time Code Chase appropriate for following variable speed playback on 7-2-5 Time Code Chase Operation a digital tape recorder. Windows Setting range: 0.2% to 12.5% (0.1% units) Default setting: 12.5% In address mode, time code chase operations use three operation windows to specify the error range for which Setting the lock window and display re-synchronization is carried out, the variation range...
  • Page 135 Before carrying out time code chase operations, it is window. necessary to set the time offset (sync offset) between external time code and PCM-3348HR playback time Use the numeric buttons to enter a number which code values. is 10 times the required setting.
  • Page 136 7-2 Time Code Chase Recalling the sync offset 7-2-7 Time Code Chase Operation Press the RECALL and SYNC OFFSET buttons in Before carrying out a time code chase operation, first that order. make the settings described in the sections from “Selecting the chase mode”...
  • Page 137 Using address mode Carrying out a chase recording (or After synchronizing with the external time code, the rehearsal) upper CUE display shows “L” (lock) to indicate the synchronization. Use the following procedure to carry out a chase If the offset error discrepancy exceeds the setting of recording.
  • Page 138: Synchronized Operation With Video Equipment Using The Time Code Chase Function

    Switch Setting This technique uses a composite video signal input to REC MODE INSERT the video equipment and PCM-3348HR as a reference SYNC CLOCK VIDEO signal. The video equipment supplies the PCM- 75 Ω (for REFERENCE VIDEO When terminated: ON 3348HR with a time code signal.
  • Page 139: Synchronized Operation Of Two Pcm- 3348Hr Units Using The Time Code Chase Function

    Press the REC READY button for the channel or channel to be recorded, turning it on. After first synchronizing with the external time code, Connections for synchronized operation of two PCM-3348HR units hold down the REC button, and press the PLAY button. The channel or channels for which the REC READY button is lit will start recording.
  • Page 140: Expansion To 96 Channels Using Synchronized Operation With Video Equipment

    SYNC CLOCK switch: SYNC CLOCK switch: VIDEO VIDEO REMOTE-3 REMOTE-3 TAPE TAPE RECORDER RECORDER RM-3348HR RM-3348HR TC CHASE button: lit TC CHASE button: lit Connections for synchronized operation of two PCM-3348HR units with video equipment 7-14 Chapter 7 Synchronized Operations...
  • Page 141: Time Code Chase And Time Code Sync Playback

    For details on time code sync playback refer to “3-7-8 Time Code Sync Playback” (page 3-25) . In address mode When the SYNC CLOCK switch on the PCM-3348HR The synchronization accuracy of these two operations system control block is set to EXT, the vari-sync is as follows.
  • Page 142 7-16 Chapter 7 Synchronized Operations...
  • Page 143: Chapter 8 Backup Copy

    8-1 Backup Copy Function Using two PCM-3348HR units, you can copy the 48 channels of digital audio signals on a tape by connecting the SDIF-2 (BALANCE) or MADI connectors. This process avoids any D/A or A/D conversion, and provides a perfect copy tape.
  • Page 144: Copying The Digital Audio Signals Only

    8-2 Copying the Digital Audio Signals Only Using only the PCM-3348HR units, you can make a backup copy. 8-2-1 Copying via the SDIF-2 (BALANCE) Connectors Connections Turn off the power to all units before making the connections. Analog audio signal...
  • Page 145: Copying Via The Madi Connectors

    • TIME CODE REC READY button: ON Mount the original tape on the player unit, and set the MASTER SAFE switch on the PCM-3348HR Check that the 2 CH DIO SET UP button on the system control block to the ON position.
  • Page 146: Copying The Ctl And Digital Audio Signals

    • TIME CODE selection switch: EXT or REGEN Mount the original tape on the player unit and set (EXT) the MASTER SAFE switch on the PCM-3348HR system control block to the ON position. On the recorder, set CTL to the starting point...
  • Page 147 On the RM-3348HR connected to the player, press the SLAVE, CLEAR, STORE, SYNC OFFSET buttons in that order. This sets the sync offset time on the player to Set the buttons on the recorder as follows. • ALL CHANNEL REC READY button: ON •...
  • Page 148: Connecting All Signals Through The Pcm-3348Hr Units

    Copying Both the CTL and Digital Audio Signals 8-3-2 Connecting All Signals through the PCM-3348HR Units Connections Turn off the power to all units before making the connections. INPUT Analog audio signal OUTPUT INPUT Analog audio signal OUTPUT TIME CODE...
  • Page 149: Chapter 9 Editing

    9-1 Overview This process entails editing using two or more PCM- 3348HR units, making a sector-based synchronized transfer from the player (slave) unit to a recorder (master) unit. Edit points The edit points are as shown in the following diagram. Recorder IN point Recorder OUT point Preroll time...
  • Page 150: Connections

    Monitor the player sound through the recorder. Analog audio signal Mixing console INPUT OUTPUT A1/A2 Master unit Slave unit OUTPUT Analog audio signal A1/A2 INPUT PCM-3348HR SDIF-2 (BALANCE)/ SDIF-2 (BALANCE)/ PCM-3348HR MADI MADI (recorder) (player) INPUT OUTPUT Digital audio signal REMOTE-3...
  • Page 151: Selecting The Editor Mode

    9-3 Selecting the Editor Mode On the master and slave RM-3348HR units, press the 1, STORE, = and 0 buttons in that order. The indication “Editor” appears in the LOCATE TIME display. TAPE TIME TIME CODE RELATIVE LOCATE TIME ABSOLUTE TIMER FRAME mSEC...
  • Page 152: Setting Editing Points

    On the other hand, the CTL address is ready to be displayed immediately it is read. To avoid a discrepancy between the playback sound heard and the displayed CTL value, the PCM-3348HR always subtracts 65 milliseconds from the CTL address before displaying it.
  • Page 153: Correcting The Editing Points

    Moving the editing point forward 9-4-2 Correcting the Editing Points Press and light the SLAVE button on the player Correcting the recorder and player editing RM-3348HR. points simultaneously Use the following procedure to correct the recorder Holding down the IN button on the recorder RM- and player editing points simultaneously.
  • Page 154 9-4 Setting Editing Points Removing an overlap between editing points This description takes as an example the case where there is a 5 millisecond overlap. Recorder Overlap (5 msec) Recorder Player Player Removing an overlap between editing points Use the following procedure to remove an overlap between editing points.
  • Page 155: Carrying Out Rehearsal And Editing

    9-5 Carrying Out Rehearsal and Editing Use the following procedure to carry out rehearsal and Exiting from editor mode editing. Use the following procedure to exit from editor mode. Press and light the SLAVE button on the player RM-3348HR. On the master and slave RM-3348HR units, press the 0, STORE, = and 0 buttons in that order.
  • Page 156: Rehearsing Individual Editing Points

    9-6 Rehearsing Individual Editing Points During editing, you can rehearse the vicinity of the Automatic calculation of rehearsal IN and recorder or player editing IN point. OUT point values Rehearsal Rehearsal Rehearsing on the recorder IN point OUT point Use the following procedure to rehearse on the Postroll time Preroll time recorder.
  • Page 157: External Synchronization

    ASSEM -BLE 48kHz INDIVI 29(DF) REGENE MASTER (EXT) Using the PCM-3348HR as the master unit, and the SAFE AUTO REMOTE 3 SYNC VIDEO external digital audio equipment as the slave, the PCM-3348HR supplies this signal to the external digital audio equipment.
  • Page 158 A-22). 2 FS (sampling frequency) SHIFT switch This switch selects whether to use the sampling frequency set by the Fs switch on the PCM-3348HR system control block or to shift the frequency. OFF: Normal mode (factory presetting) ON: Sampling frequency shift mode...
  • Page 159 2 REMOTE-3 connector This connects to the RM-3348HR. When the SYNC CLOCK switch on the PCM-3348HR system control block is set to REMOTE 3, the word sync signal is input and output through this connector.
  • Page 160: Basic Operations For External Synchronization

    Using a composite video signal as the 3 SECTOR SYNC IN/OUT connectors synchronization signal Use a loop-through configuration to distribute the composite video signal to the PCM-3348HR, the video ⁄AC IN equipment, the digital audio equipment and so forth. 4 TAPE RECORDER connectors...
  • Page 161: Using External Synchronization And Two Channel Digital Audio Input And Output

    Example configuration for external synchronization of the VSU-3310 FS SELECT key set to 44.056 kHz for two PCM-3348HR units playback or recording on the PCM-3348HR, set the FS SHIFT switch on the CTK board to ON, and set the Fs switch to 44.1 kHz.
  • Page 162: External Synchronization Of Two Pcm-3348Hr Units With Video Equipment

    OUTPUT INPUT VIDEO SYNC CLOCK switch: Word sync signal CTK board REF VIDEO switch: NORM REMOTE-3 REMOTE-3 TAPE TAPE RECORDER RECORDER RM-3348HR RM-3348HR Example configuration for external synchronization of two PCM-3348HR unit with video equipment 10-6 Chapter 10 External Synchronization...
  • Page 163 VTR, using a composite video signal for VIDEO REF synchronization, and inputting and outputting AES/ INPUT DIGITAL I/O EBU format digital audio signals. AUDIO CH-1/2, PCM-3348HR AES/EBU CH-3/4 OUTPUT Digital VTR AES/EBU format (D1 or D2 INPUT SELECT...
  • Page 164: External Synchronization Of A Pcm- 3348Hr And A Pcm-9000 Digital Master Disc Recorder

    Example configuration (1) for external synchronization of • Set the SYNC CLOCK switch to INT on the master a PCM-3348HR and a PCM-9000 PCM-3348HR unit, and to EXT on the slave PCM- 3348HR unit. Notes on system configuration • This system can use a sampling frequency of 48.0 kHz, 44.1 kHz, or 44.056 kHz.
  • Page 165 You can use 48.0 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 44.056 kHz as the sampling frequency. • Set the SYNC CLOCK switch to INT on the master PCM-3348HR unit, and to DI on the slave unit. 10-9 Chapter 10 External Synchronization...
  • Page 166: External Synchronization Of A Pcm- 3348Hr With A Pcm-1630 Digital Audio Processor System

    You can use 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz or 44.056 kHz as the sampling frequency. • Set the SYNC CLOCK switch to INT on the master PCM-3348HR unit, and to EXT on the slave unit. 10-10 Chapter 10 External Synchronization...
  • Page 167: External Synchronization Of A Pcm- 3348Hr With A Professional Dat Format Digital Audio Recorder

    10-2-7 External Synchronization connections (2) of a PCM-3348HR with a Professional DAT Format This example has the PCM-3348HR as the master unit, Digital Audio Recorder and uses a word sync signal for synchronization, while inputting and outputting AES/ EBU format digital audio signals.
  • Page 168: Combining External Synchronization To Video Equipment And Sector-Based External Synchronization

    Output 10-2-8 Combining External Synchronization to Video Equipment and Sector-Based External Synchronization Example connections This example illustrates two or three PCM-3348HR units connected for sector-based synchronization using RM-3348HR Remote Control Units, with video equipment also connected for synchronized operation.
  • Page 169: Combination With Video Equipment And Other Digital Audio Equipment

    If using this configuration with an additional time synchronization. code synchronizer for synchronized operation, set the VARI SYNC switch on the PCM-3348HR MC board The input and output of digital audio signals use the to OFF. If this switch is set to ON, this results in...
  • Page 170 If using this configuration with an additional time code synchronizer for synchronized operation, set the PCM-3324S and PCM-1630 system both use a word VARI SYNC switch on the PCM-3348HR MC board sync signal for synchronization. The digital audio signal input uses the SDIF-2 (BALANCE) INPUT to OFF.
  • Page 171 If using a tape recorded on the PCM-3324S for PCM-3324S, and a composite video signal to playback on the PCM-3348HR in 16 bit mode, set the synchronize the PCM-1630 system, the PCM-3348HR, FS SHIFT switch on the PCM-3348HR CTK board to and the video equipment.
  • Page 172 10-16 Chapter 10 External Synchronization...
  • Page 173: Chapter 11 System Configuration

    (channel REC READY) function to this Supplying from –10 V to +10 V DC to this connector connector allows you to switch the PCM-3348HR time allows you to continuously vary the playback speed. code channel and analog audio channels A1 and A2...
  • Page 174 4 8 8 - 1 9 7 8 S t d I E E E When using more than one PCM-3348HR unit together for synchronized operation, connect this connector to the other RM-3348HR unit(s). 11-2...
  • Page 175: Building A System Using Time Codes

    Time code sync playback When using the video equipment as the master unit and When using the PCM-3348HR as the master unit and the PCM-3348HR as the slave unit, use an external the video equipment as the slave unit, use the time synchronizer to phase-synchronize the PCM-3348HR.
  • Page 176 REMOTE-1 connector • Connect the rehearsal status output of the on the PCM-3348HR. synchronizer to pin No. 20 of the PCM-3348HR For details of the pin assignments of the REMOTE-1 REMOTE-1 connector. The rehearsal status connector, see Appendix (A-16).
  • Page 177: Peripheral Equipment

    Produce the logical sum (OR) of another synchronizer event output and the tape transport output PLAY command signal, and connect to pin No. 37 of the PCM-3348HR REMOTE-1 connector. Select the rehearsal function on the synchronizer. Set the punch in and punch out points on the synchronizer.
  • Page 178: Playback Signal Output Timing With A Mixing Console

    Selection normal output mode Set the OUTPUT ADV/NORM switch on the PCM-3348HR ARP board to NORM. This causes the analog audio channel playback signals to be output in normal output mode. Set the D-OUT ADV/NORM switch on the PCM- 3348HR ED-2 board to NORM.
  • Page 179 Analog audio signal advanced output Digital audio signal advanced output mode mode In this mode, the delay between the signal being When using a digital mixing console, since signal played back and being output is eliminated. processing within the mixing console requires a certain amount of time, if the digital audio channel playback Setting analog audio signals to advanced signals are output in normal output mode, the monitor...
  • Page 180 11-2 Playback Signal Output Timing with a Mixing Console Setting the ADV OUT switches Setting digital audio signals to advanced output mode The ADV OUT switches are eight DIP switches, Use the following procedure. representing the number of words of advance in binary.
  • Page 181: Example System Configurations

    11-3 Example System Configurations This section illustrates some example system configurations using the remote control connectors of the PCM-3348HR and RM-3348HR. 11-3-1 Connecting a Digital Meter Unit Connecting a digital meter unit (optional) allows you to monitor the state of all channels of the PCM- 3348HR from a remote location.
  • Page 182: Synchronization)

    11-3 Example System Configurations 11-3-2 Synchronized Operation of PCM-3348HR Units (Sector-Based Synchronization) In this configuration, word sync signals, sector sync signals and sector address signals are transferred through the RM-3348HR, for synchronized operation of the PCM-3348HR units. System configuration Master unit...
  • Page 183 Notes on operation • Use cables with BNC connectors to connect the word sync, sector sync and sector address signals. • The two PCM-3348HR units must have the same sampling frequency. • Use a prestriped tape and carry out insert recording. •...
  • Page 184: Mixing Automation System (No Tape Remote Function)

    The mixing console operates following the PCM- 3348HR playback time code. System configuration MXP-3000 Mixing Console CONSOLE HIGH SPEED COMMUNICATION CONTROL DATA PCM-3348HR Time code signal INPUT OUTPUT ADS-3000 Time code signal INPUT OUTPUT REMOTE-3 TAPE RECORDER...
  • Page 185 No.6: OFF No.7: OFF No.8: OFF Device address: 00H Notes on operation • Carry out all PCM-3348HR control from the RM- 3348HR. • When recording on a blank tape, use advance recording. • For recording on a prestriped tape or for dubbing over an existing recording, use insert recording.
  • Page 186: Mixing Automation System (With Tape Remote Function)

    11-3 Example System Configurations Switch settings 11-3-4 Mixing Automation System (With Tape Remote PCM-3348HR settings Function) Operation Switch Setting Advance recording REC MODE ADVANCE This is a mixing automation system such as a NECAM SYNC CLOCK system, using a mixing console with a tape remote...
  • Page 187: Mixing Automation System (With Tape Remote Function And Recording Ready Control Function)

    Mixing automation system (with tape remote function and recording ready control function) Switch settings Notes on operation The settings on the PCM-3348HR are the same as • When recording on a blank tape, use advance those in “11-3-4 Mixing Automation System (With recording.
  • Page 188 IEEE Std IEEE Std IEEE-488 bus signal 488-1978 488-1978 a) Remote control cable (supplied) b) Cable with BNC connectors c) IEEE-488 cable Sector-based synchronized operation of two PCM-3348HR units combined with a mixing automation system 11-16 Chapter 11 System Configuration...
  • Page 189 Notes on operation • Use cables with BNC connectors to connect the word sync, sector sync and sector address signals. • The two PCM-3348HR units must have the same sampling frequency. • Use a prestriped tape and carry out insert recording. •...
  • Page 190: Time Code Synchronization Of Two Pcm-3348Hr Units

    11-3 Example System Configurations 11-3-7 Time Code Synchronization of Two PCM-3348HR Units This system uses two PCM-3348HR units with a time code synchronizer for synchronization. To increase the stability of the synchronization, a word sync signal is sent from the master unit to the slave unit.
  • Page 191 Switch settings PCM-3348HR settings Switch Master unit Slave unit REC MODE INSERT INSERT SYNC CLOCK Set automatically Same as master Timer display mode TIME CODE TIME CODE TIME CODE selection TIME CODE GEN Format being used Format being used format selection TC GEN (MC board) REC RUN —...
  • Page 192: Using A Time Code Synchronizer For Synchronized Operation With Video Equipment

    11-3-8 Using a Time Code Synchronizer for Synchronized Operation with Video Equipment This configuration uses a time code synchronizer for synchronized operation of the PCM-3348HR with video equipment. You can use 44.056 kHz, 44.1 kHz, or 48.0 kHz as the sampling frequency.
  • Page 193 S y n c s o u r c e : external synchronization Notes on operation • The PCM-3348HR, the video equipment, and the time code synchronizer are all synchronized to a composite video signal. • The synchronizer carries out phase synchronization based on the time code from the master unit.
  • Page 194: Sector-Based Synchronized Operation Of Two Pcm-3348Hr Units Combined With Synchronized Operation With Video Equipment

    Remote control cable for tape transport control b) For tape transport control c) Remote control cable (supplied) d) Cable with BNC connectors e) IEEE-488 cable Sector-based synchronized operation of two PCM-3348HR units combined with synchronized operation with video equipment 11-22 Chapter 11 System Configuration...
  • Page 195 • By setting the VARI SYNC switch on the MC board of the master PCM-3348HR unit to ON, you can use the variable speed playback function to control the tape transport on both the master and slave units.
  • Page 196: Edit System Using An Editing Control Unit

    IN/OUT IN/OUT REMOTE-3 TAPE RECORDER AUDIO AUDIO IN/OUT IN/OUT Mixing console RM-3348HR Controlling channels from the RM-3348HR in analog-base editing PCM-3348HR Settings RM-3348HR settings Switch Setting Switch Setting SYNC CLOCK VIDEO TIMER MODE TIME CODE INPUT SELECT ANALOG SELECTOR switch No.1 (upper)
  • Page 197 (player or recorder) AUDIO AUDIO IN/OUT IN/OUT AUDIO AUDIO IN/OUT IN/OUT Mixing console Controlling channesl from the editing control unit in analog-base editing PCM-3348HR Settings RM-3348HR settings Switch Setting Switch Setting SYNC CLOCK VIDEO TIMER MODE TIME CODE INPUT SELECT ANALOG SELECTOR switch No.1 (upper)
  • Page 198 Digital VTR, etc. (player or recorder) AES EBU AES EBU IN/OUT IN/OUT REMOTE-3 TAPE RECORDER RM-3348HR Controlling channesl from the RM-3348HR in digital-base editing PCM-3348HR Settings RM-3348HR settings Switch Setting Switch Setting SYNC CLOCK VIDEO TIMER MODE TIME CODE INPUT SELECT DIGITAL or 2ch DI SELECTOR switch No.1 (upper)
  • Page 199 Device 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Set automatically type TIMER MODE TIME CODE PCM-3348HR 60 05 00 96 08 08 06 BF 08 0F FF 00 00 5A 05 5A TIME CODE GEN format selection Format used (NTSC) SYSTEM CONTROL...
  • Page 200 • When a working tape is replaced, run the tape in play mode to read the time code until the TIME CODE READER lamp lights. Then start editing. • Once the power of the PCM-3348HR is turned off, wait for more than 10 seconds to turn the unit on again.
  • Page 201: Chapter 12 Maintenance And Error Messages

    Shaft Note SONY DIGITAL SONY DIGITAL The tape contact section of the tape cleaner (the green part) is held in place by adhesive tape. There is a...
  • Page 202: Demagnetizing Heads

    Remove the dust cover in the direction of an arrow. Remove the filter. Note After cleaning the filter with water, dry the filter and mount it to the PCM-3348HR. If the moistened filter is mounted, trouble may occur. 12-2 Chapter 12 Maintenance and Error Messages...
  • Page 203: Warning Lamps

    12-2 Warning Lamps 12-2-1 Location of Warning Lamps The various warning lamps light to indicate setting errors or operational errors detected. For details of the TIME CODE ERROR lamp, see “3-7-2 Switches and Lamps Used for Time Code Recording and Playback”...
  • Page 204: If The Format Mismatch Lamp

    12-2 Warning Lamps 12-2-2 If the FORMAT MISMATCH 12-2-3 If the EMPHASIS Lamp Lights Repeatedly MISMATCH Lamp Lights Repeatedly If the FORMAT MISMATCH lamp lights, carry out the following diagnostic procedure. If the emphasis information recorded on a channel which is in the recording ready state is different from the EMPHASIS switch setting, the EMPHASIS Carry out prestriping Are you using a blank tape?
  • Page 205: If The Ext Clock Error Lamp

    SYNC CLOCK switch position? the word sync signal input to the Set the sampling REMOTE-3 connector agree with frequency correctly. the setting on the PCM-3348HR? Does the lamp remain lit even several seconds after changing the malfunction. switch position? SRIF-3 board or CTK board faulty.
  • Page 206: If The System Warning Lamp

    Lamp Lights Lamp Lights If you make particular settings, this lamp may light. If On the PCM-3348HR it does light, check that the settings are correct. It is, however, possible to continue operation while this This lamp lights if there is a fault in the system.
  • Page 207 Error code Meaning Error code Meaning E.08-14 Unload complete timeout error E.04-12 TIMER ROLLER check error E.08-15 Servo parameter error E.04-13 LOCK MODE read error E.09-02 DET STATUS error E.04-14 AUTO ASSEMBLE error. AUTO ASSEMBLE operation is not normally completed. E.09-03 REC STATUS error E.05-01...
  • Page 208 (no input No time code being supplied time code) no Pb tc (no play- No time code is reproduced from the back time code) tape. no oPtion MEM or TCR board not installed in the PCM-3348HR. 12-8 Chapter 12 Maintenance and Error Messages...
  • Page 209: Appendixes

    Location and Function of Parts PCM-3348HR Tape transport block (page A-2) Inside the front door (page A-2) Internal boards (page A-19) Front Lamps and meters (page A-3) Warning lamps (page A-3) System control block (page A-4) TIME FORMAT WORD EMPH...
  • Page 210 Location and Function of Parts Tape transport block Reel knobs Take-up reel Supply reel 1 Reel size sensor 1 Reel size sensor SONY DIGITAL SONY DIGITAL Guide roller (left) Guide roller (right) Tension arm (left) Tension arm (right) 2 Search knob...
  • Page 211 Lamps and meters REC READY lamps REC lamps TIME CODE AFTER READY READY READY READY OVER OVER OVER OVER –8 –8 –8 –8 –16 –16 –16 –16 –8 –20 –20 –20 –20 –20 –24 –24 –24 –24 –32 –32 –32 –32 –42 –42...
  • Page 212: Rm-3348Hr

    3348HR. Select the word length for recording or playback. L C L / R E M O T E 1 , 3 , 4 : PCM-3348HR. Time code synchronizer connected to the EXT m p s a n d...
  • Page 213 Channel status setting block ALL CHANNEL REC MUTE button ALL CHANNEL REC READY button TIME CODE REC READY button ALL CHANNEL TIME CODE A1 A2 1 SET button A1 A2 REC READY button MUTE READY A1 A2 REPRO button REPRO AUTO INPUT ANALOG MONITOR button AUTO INPUT button...
  • Page 214 Location and Function of Parts Tape time display operation block 1 RESET button 2 TIMER MODE button and indicators 3 TAPE TIME display 4 VARI SPEED indicator 5 CUE STORE A, B buttons TAPE TIME RESET VARI RELATIVE SPEED STORE ABSOLUTE TIMER LOCATE TIME...
  • Page 215 Tape transport operation block 1 ZERO LOCATE button 2 LOCATE button 3 0REW button 4 )FF button 5 (PLAY button SHUTTLE SLOW WIND º ‚ · π ® ZERO EDIT LOCATE LOCATE PLAY STOP STOP 9 SHUTTLE control 8 EDIT STOP button 7 rREC button 6 pSTOP button Tape transport operation block...
  • Page 216 Location and Function of Parts Connector panel 3 ANALOG A1/A2 INPUT/OUTPUT connectors 4 TIME CODE INPUT/OUTPUT connectors 5 SECTOR ADDRESS INPUT/OUTPUT connectors 6 SECTOR SYNC INPUT/OUTPUT connectors 1 DIGITAL AUDIO CHANNEL LINE INPUT connectors 7 WORD SYNC INPUT/OUTPUT connectors ANALOG TIME CODE SECTOR SECTOR WORD SYNC...
  • Page 217 A N A L O G ( X L R - 3 - 3 1 ) I N P U T A 1 / A 2 c o n n e c t o r s AES/EBU boards ( X L R - 3 - 3 2 ) O U T P U T c o n n e c t o r s a n d...
  • Page 218 Location and Function of Parts SDIF-2 (UNBALANCE) board SDIF-2 (BALANCE) board This board can be mounted in place of an AES/EBU board. 1 SDIF-2 (BALANCE) INPUT connector 2 SDIF-2 (BALANCE) OUTPUT connector 1 SDIF-2 (UNBALANCE) SDIF-2(BALANCE) INPUT A/B connectors 2 SDIF-2 (UNBALANCE) INPUT OUTPUT OUTPUT A/B connectors...
  • Page 219 ( B A L A N C E ) S D I F - 2 I N P U T b a l a n c e d ( S D I F - 2 When the board is mounted in slot 6 ( D - s u b c o n n e c t o r i n p u t )
  • Page 220 Location and Function of Parts S D I F - 2 ( B A L A N C E ) O U T P U T ( S D I F - 2 When the board is mounted in slot 6 c o n n e c t o r o u t p u t ) s i g n a l...
  • Page 221 t o r s I n d i c a MADI boards These indicators reflect the state of the MADI-format digital audio signal input to the MADI INPUT connector and the operating state of the CPU. 1 MADI INPUT connector D 3 0 6 ( r e d ) : Normally off and lights when the CPU 2 MADI OUTPUT connector...
  • Page 222 Pin No. Signal F.G. Pin No. Signal RXD (–) TXD (+) TX COM COLD N.C. RXCOM For use of this connector, see section 5-6-2, “Inputting a RXD (+) Trigger signal to the PCM-3348HR” (page 5-12). TXD (–) F.G. A-14 Appendixes...
  • Page 223 f e m a l e ) 5 0 - p i n , ( D - s u b R E M O T E - 3 c o n n e c t o r SDIF-1 board Connect the RM-3348HR remote control unit. Pin assignment 1 EXT SPEED CONTROL INPUT connector 2 EXT PHASE CONTROL INPUT connector...
  • Page 224 Location and Function of Parts Signal definition The relationship between the DC voltage and speed Negative logic variation is shown below. REH. CMD. / Signal name Attribute Playback speed variation DC voltage VARI SYNC ON VARI SYNC OFF For usage of the rehearsal command, see Section 11-1-2, –10.0 V –12.5% –50.0%...
  • Page 225 ( D - c o n n e c t o r s R E C R D Y C O N T R O L - 1 , SDIF-4 board m a l e ) 5 0 - p i n , s u b Connect a mixing console incorporated with the REC 1 AUX connector...
  • Page 226 Location and Function of Parts REC RDY CONTROL-2 connector SRTN 14 RDY 35 RDY 29 RDYS 35 Pin No. Signal Pin No. Signal RDYS 29 RECS 35 FRAME GND RDY 19 RECS 29 RDY 36 RDY13 RDYS 19 RDY 30 RDYS 36 RDYS 13 RECS 19...
  • Page 227 Internal Boards SV board (page A-28) CTL PHASE TAPE END STOP –?? –0.?? + 0.?? CH-1 CH-5 CH-9 CH-13 CH-17 CH-21 CH-25 CH-29 CH-33 CH-37 CH-41 CH-45 – – – – – – – – – – – – INPUT SELECT INPUT CH-1 LEVEL...
  • Page 228 No. 7: For test purposes. Do not touch. (Factory- N o . 1 ( B A C K U P ) : Switches the PCM-3348HR setting: OFF) memory backup function on and off. N o . 8 ( E R R S L ) : Determines whether the tape time For details, see Section 2-6, “Memory Backup Function”...
  • Page 229 S Y N C P L A Y c o d e ) s w i t c h ( t i m e TCR board Turns on and off the time code sync playback. h e s s w i t c Set the operations related to the time code.
  • Page 230 S Y N C s w i t c h ( e x t e r n a l ) E X T Set the range in which the PCM-3348HR is REF VIDEO 5 REF VIDEO switch NORM synchronized with an external sync signal (clock...
  • Page 231 Left ( ): The input signal is used unaltered as the ARP board synchronizing signal. C e n t e r ( ) : Set the ratio from using S5 switches No.1 to No.3. R i g h t ( ) : Set the ratio from using S5 switches No.5 to No.8 and S4 switches No.1 to...
  • Page 232 Location and Function of Parts o u t p u t m o n i t o s i g n a l P l a y b a c k MEM board For playback signal monitoring, this switch determines the analog audio output signal and the signal output to the headphones.
  • Page 233 ED-1 board ED-2 board INPUT SELECT CH-1 CH-2 CH-3 CH-4 CH-5 CH-6 CH-7 CH-8 CH-9 CH-10 CH-11 CH-12 CH-13 CH-14 CH-15 CH-16 CH-17 CH-18 CH-19 CH-20 CH-21 CH-22 CH-23 CH-24 ANALOG/DIGITAL switches DIGITAL ANALOG CH-25 1 NORM/E-E switch CH-26 CH-27 CH-28 NORM CH-29...
  • Page 234 Location and Function of Parts s i g n a l D - O U T a u d i o N O R M / A D V ( d i g i t a l MT board s w i t c o u t p u t ) a d v a n c e n o r m a l /...
  • Page 235 s w i t c h e s S W 3 CK board These switches determine the number of consecutive words for which the level of a digital audio track has to be out of range before the OVER lamp of the level meter lights.
  • Page 236 Location and Function of Parts When the EMPH switch is set to AUTO, the emphasis DAD-1 to DAD-12 boards circuits are turned on and off according to the emphasis ON/OFF information recorded on the tape. These boards are available only when the optional DABK-3343HR is mounted.
  • Page 237: Rm-3348Hr

    RM-3348HR Audio control buttons (page A-34) Channel setting memory buttons (page A-34) DIGITAL AUDIO REMOTE CONTROL UNIT RM-3348HR SET UP MEMORY MONITOR MODE CONTROL X'FADE TIME REHEARSAL 2CH DIO RECALL REPRO AUTO X'FADE Monitor mode REC MUTE (REC DISABLE) SET UP ENABLE STORE INDIVIDUAL...
  • Page 238 ( f r e q u e n c y ) This has the same effect as the SYSTEM CONTROL These indicate the sampling frequency. switch on the PCM-3348HR. l i t : 4 4 . 0 5 6 44.056 kHz For details, see “System control block”...
  • Page 239 ( e x t e r n a l ) E R R O R l a m p 6 Time transfer buttons When the PCM-3348HR SYNC CLOCK switch is set other than to INT, this lights in the following cases: Time displays •...
  • Page 240 Location and Function of Parts Tape speed adjustment block Tape transport operation buttons 4 LOC button VARI SPEED lamp 3 RLB button NORMAL lamp 2 RTN button Adjustment value display % lamp 1 AUTO PUNCH button HALF TONE lamp VARI SPEED CONTROL NORMAL AUTO PUNCH...
  • Page 241 Time value input buttons !º SF.mS/F S. button 1 TIMER MODE button !¡ Numeric buttons 2 SLAVE button !™ STORE button SLAVE TIMER MODE STORE RECALL SF.mS !£ RECALL button /F.S 3 CTL/TC button REP SET CUE STORE TC CHASE CTL/TC –...
  • Page 242 Location and Function of Parts Audio control buttons Monitor mode control buttons 1 REC MUTE button 9 EXT CONTROLLED lamp 2 REHEARSAL (REC DISABLE) button 3 2CH DIO SET UP button 8 X’FADE TIME control 7 X’FADE OUTPUT button REHEARSAL 2CH DIO REC MUTE (REC DISABLE)
  • Page 243 Channel setting controls AUTO REC TIME 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 A1 A2 CODE READY READY REPRO REPRO INPUT INPUT 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 A1 A2 TIME CODE...
  • Page 244 OFF: Test mode (TEST) Connect to the PCM-3348HR using the supplied cable. Always keep this switch in the NORM position. c o n n e c t o r 4 8 8 - 1 9 7 8...
  • Page 245 Specifications Tape speed PCM-3348HR 24 bits: 114.3 cm/s (Fs=48 kHz) 105.02 cm/s (Fs=44.1 kHz) General 104.92 cm/s (Fs=44.065 kHz) 16 bits: 76.2 cm/s (Fs=48.0 kHz) 916 × 997 × 740 mm Dimensions 70.01 cm/s (Fs=44.1 kHz) × 39 × 19 inches) 69.94 cm/s (Fs=44.056 kHz)
  • Page 246 Specifications Analog audio channel characteristics Other characteristics Frequency response 50 Hz to 10 kHz Editing resolution 1 sector –6 Signal-to-noise ratio 60 dB minimum (1 kHz, 1.09 ms (Fs=44.056 kHz) reference level input) 1.088 ms (Fs=44.1 kHz) Total harmonic distortion 1.00 ms (Fs=48 kHz) 3% maximum (1 kHz, reference Maximum cable lengths (Digital I/O)
  • Page 247 SECTOR SYNC INPUT ANALOG A1, A2 OUTPUT Levels TTL levels Number of channels Impedance 75 ohms, unbalanced 1 kHz ±50 ppm Frequency Rated output +4 dBs, load impedance at least Connector type (qt.) BNC type (1) 100 k ohms REFERENCE VIDEO INPUT Maximum output +19 dBs, (at 1 kHz), load Levels 0.3 V p-p (burst signal);...
  • Page 248 REMOTE-2 Impedance 75 ohms, unbalanced Connector type (qt.) D-sub 9-pin, female (1) Transfer rate 125 Mbits/s (Fs=48.0 kHz) Format Sony 9-pin remote format Electrical characteristics Digital outputs RS-422A REMOTE-3 SDIF-2 (BALANCE) OUTPUT Connector type (qt.) D-sub 50-pin, female (1) Connector type (qt.) D-sub 50-pin, female (2)
  • Page 249 Editing accuracy sectors RM-3348HR TAPE TIME display CTL absolute mode –0 General 0 to 74 hr. 33 min. 55 sec. (Fs=48.0 kHz) 472 × 399 × 187 mm (w/h/d) Dimensions 0 to 81 hr. 09 min. 34 sec. ×15 ×7 inches) (Fs=44.1 kHz) Mass...
  • Page 250 Sound memory editing accuracy Channel selection functions sectors Individual selection and display –0 Digital copy Two-channel mode: Maximum of the PCM-3348HR digital of two channels simultaneously audio channels, analog audio Multi-channel mode: Maximum channels and time code of 48 channels simultaneously channel:...
  • Page 251: Accessories Supplied

    Accessories Supplied Power cord (for PCM-3348HR) (1) Power cord (for RM-3348HR) (1) RH-10DA empty reel (10-inch) (1) Stand (for RM-3348HR) (1) Remote control cable (1) Operation manual (1) Installation manual (1) Quick reference Multi-connector plugs (27-pin, male) (6) Multi-connector plugs (27-pin, female) (6)
  • Page 252: Timing Chart

    Timing Chart Specifications Timing Chart A-44 Appendixes...
  • Page 253: Index

    2-1 absolute value display mode 3-6 other digital audio equipment 10-13 emphasis 2-11 protect mode 3-15 of a PCM-3348HR and a PCM-9000 input gain adjustment 2-2 relative value display mode 3-6 digital master disc recorder 10-8 output gain adjustment 2-2...
  • Page 254 Timer display modes 2-14 writing 5-14 Muting signal recording state 3-2, 4-3 Timer roller counter mode 2-14 Specifications Timing chart A-44 PCM-3348HR A-37 RM-3348HR A-40 Spot erase 4-31 SPU-1 to SPU-6 boards A-19 PCM-3324A/3324 SRIF-1 board A-15 time code channel recorded on the –...
  • Page 255 The material contained in this manual consists of information that is the property of Sony Corporation and is intended solely for use by the purchasers of the equipment described in this manual. Sony Corporation expressly prohibits the duplication of any...
  • Page 256 Printed in Japan Sony Corporation PCM-3348HR (UC/CE, 1999.07.13 © 1997 3-859-553-03(1) Broadcasting & Professional Systems Company...