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Rewinding and Fast Forwarding
To rewind or fast forward the tape, press the REW
Button or FF Button when the tape has stopped moving.
Search/Jog Playback
Search playback (outside ring)
The unit is placed in the search mode by turning the
outside ring of the search dial.
A tape can be played back up to t t times the normal
speed.
In the search mode, the FF Lamp (forward direction) or
REW Lamp (reverse direction) blinks.
Set the search dial to its centre click-stop position for
still playback.
To release the search mode, press. the PLAY, STOP,
STILL, FF or REW Button.
Jog playback (inside ring)
The unit is placed in the jog mode when the search dial
is set to the search/pause (centre click-stop) position.
When the inside ring is now turned. the tape speed can
be varied from -1 x to +1 x the normal tape speed.
Still playback is established when the inside ring is no
longer turned.
Outer
Dial for search
playback - - - - - - - . /
Inside
Dial for jog playback
A colour programme may appear in black and white
during search or jog playback: this is normal and not
indicative of malfunctioning.
• The playback pictures may appear distorted during
search or jog playback: this is normal and not indica-
tive of malfunctioning.
• No sound is heard during search or jog playback.
Normal sound is heard at a tape speed of 1/2x or
higher.
To Finish Playback
Press the STOP Button.
Still Playback and Slow-Motion Playback
The unit is placed in the still picture mode when the
search dial is set to its centre click-stop position.
• When noise appears during still playback, proceed
with the stow tracking adjustment.
Slow Tracking Adjustment
TRACKtNG
+
DD
If noise should appear at the top or bottom of the
picture during still playback or slow-motion playback
(1/25 to 1/2x normal tape speed), press the Tracking
"+" or "-" Button to reduce the noise in the slow-motion
playback mode.
• When
still
playback
continues
for
more than
5
minutes, the unit will be placed automatically in the
stop mode in order to protect the video heads.
• No sound is heard during still playback.
• During still playback a colour programme may appear in
black or white or the playback image may darken:
this is normal and not indicative of malfunctioning.
Field-by-Field Playback
Press the FF or REW Button during still playback. When
the FF Button is pressed, the tape is fed by one field
in the forward direction; when the
REW Button is
pressed,
it
is fed by one field in the reverse direction.
When the FF or REW Button is kept depressed, the tape
is played back in the forward or reverse direction at
approximately 1I25th of the normal speed.
Unrecorded Blank Search
If a tape with unrecorded blanks lasting 5 or more
seconds has been loaded, these blanks will be detected
automatically.
(1) Load the tape.
(2) Press the BLANK SEARCH Button.
The tape is searched automatically in the forward
direction and is stopped automatically when an un-
recorded
blank
lasting
5
or
more
seconds
is
detected.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Audio Dubbing
"Audio dubbing" is a function which is used to record sound onto an already recorded tape. Sound can be recorded
onto normal audio track CHI or CH2 or onto both the CHI and CH2 channels. (It cannot be recorded onto the Hi-Fi
audio tracks.)
Tape recorder
(only normal audio
signals are recorded)
It is not possible to record MIC input audio and audio input
signals at the same time. The microphone takes precedence
when connections are made to both to the MIC jack and audio
connectors.
Preparations
• Load the pre-recorded cassette tape.
(Check that the accidental erasure prevention tab on
the tape is still intact. When it has been broken out,
the AUDIO DUB Button will not function even if it is
pressed.)
• USing AUDIO DUB on the menu screen, select the
channels on which the sound is to be added (audio
dubbing).
0 0 0 0
Microphone
(only normal audio CH1
signals are recorded)
Operation
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(1) Press the PLAY Button to start playback.
(2) Press the PAUSE/STILL Button where the sound is
to be added (audio dubbing) to place the unit in the
pause mode.
(3) Press the AUDIO DUB Button.
(4) Audio dubbing starts when the PAUSE/STILL Button is
pressed to release the unit from the pause mode.
(5) To stop the audio dubbing. press the STOP Button.
• When audio dubbing is performed, the previously
recorded sound will be erased and the new sound
will be recorded in its place.
Bear in mind that howling may occur
jf
audio
dubbing is performed with the unit placed near a
TV set.
• Audio dubbing cannot be performed when the
tape's accidental erasure prevention tab has been
broken out.
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