3 SHIFT button
When setting time code and user bit values, or at menu
setting, keep pressing this button to select a digit. The
selected digit will start blinking.
In other case, keep pressing this button to show the
date (when the DISPLAY switch (6 on page 14) is
set to U-BIT) and time (when the DISPLAY switch is
set to TC) instead of time value.
For time code and user bit settings, see page 59.
On how to use the SHIFT button for menu settings, see
"Setting on the VCR Section —VCR Menu" (page 91).
4 AUDIO SELECT (CH-1/CH-2) (audio recording
level adjustments manual/auto selection for
channels 1 and 2) switches
These select the audio recording level adjustment
AUTO: Use the AGC (automatic gain control) circuit
to automatically adjust the audio level.
MANUAL: Enables users to manually adjust the
AUDIO LEVEL (CH-1/CH-2) knobs (7 on page
15) for each channel. Select AUTO if excess input
levels are likely to occur.
5 AUDIO IN (CH-1/CH-2) (audio input selection
for channels 1 and 2) switches
These select the input signals to channels 1 and 2.
FRONT: Signals from the microphone connected to
the MIC IN +48 V connector.
VJ MIC: Signals from the remote control unit with
microphone connected to the REMOTE connector
WRR: Signals from the WRR-855A synthesized
tuner connected to the WRR connector via the
CA-WR855 Camera Adaptor.
MANUAL: Signals from a microphone or external
equipment connected to the AUDIO IN (CH-1/
6 Lithium battery compartment
Insert the supplied CR2032 Lithium Battery.
On how to fit the lithium battery, see page 31.
7 MONITOR OUT (monitor output)
Set ON to superimpose text information on the
Set this switch ON when using the freeze mix
8 TC (time code) mode switch 2
Sets the mode for advancing time code values when
the TC mode switch 1 9 has been set to PRESET.
F-RUN: The time code advances continuously
whether or not the camcorder is recording. Use
this setting to align the time code value with real
SET: Use this setting to set the time code or user bit
R-RUN: The time code value advances only during
recording. Use this setting to have consecutive
recordings on the tape.
Note for the DSR-300
There are two time code frame modes: drop-frame
(DF) mode and non drop-frame (NDF) mode. This
product is shipped with drop-frame mode selected.
For details on switching between drop-frame mode and non
drop-frame mode, see "Selecting Drop-frame (DF)/Non-
drop frame (NDF) mode (for DSR-300) —Menu 204" (page
For details on drop-frame mode and non drop-frame mode,
see "Drop-frame mode (for DSR-300 Only)" on page 62.
9 TC (time code) mode switch 1
Selects between resetting the time code value or
continuing from the time code value at the end of the
PRESET: This starts recording time code values on
the tape from the currently set value.
REGEN: During back space editing, this reads the
tape's current time code value and sets the time
code to record starting from that value. The time
code value is advanced in R-RUN mode
regardless of the setting on TC mode switch 2 8.
DATE/TIME: This synchronizes the time code to
the real time clock set in the VCR menu (see page
93). In this case the time code of the DSR-300 is
recorded in DF (drop-frame mode).
If the ClipLink function is set to on (meaning ClipLink
shooting is allowed) in menu 211 and CONT is
displayed in the display window, regardless of the
setting of this switch, the time code generator
automatically enters the REGEN mode at recording.
(When you will not perform ClipLink shooting, set the
ClipLink function to oFF (see page 65).
Chapter 1 Overview