Setting Time Values
Locking the internal time code generator
to the reference time code
Perform the following steps to synchronize the
camcorder's internal time code generator to an external
Set the TC mode switch 1 to PRESET.
Set the TC mode switch 2 to F-RUN.
Connect a reference time code and video signal to
For connections, see the previous section "Connection
"EXT-LK" will be displayed in the display
window. The internal time code generator will
maintain its externally synchronized state even
after you disconnect the reference time code signal.
The precision of this synchronization (phase
alignment) of time codes depends on the precision
of the camcorder's sync signal generator.
• After setting up external synchronization, allow a few
seconds for the camcorder's sync signal generator to
stabilize before recording.
• Only the time code can be externally synchronized.
User bits cannot be externally synchronized.
• If you turn the POWER switch on or off while the
camcorder is operating under external
synchronization, synchronization precision will be
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