Use the largest size to display the system menu and view
f Function menu
Use the PAGE button to display this menu, and to switch
between the pages (HOME, P1, P2) of the menu. Each
page has five setting items, which correspond to the F1 to
F5 buttons. Press the corresponding button to change a
For details, see page 81 "Function Menu" in Chapter 6.
g Operation modes
This displays the current operation modes.
KEY INH (key operation inhibit mode): Key operation
inhibit mode has been turned on with the KEY INH
REC INH (recording inhibit mode): Recording inhibit
mode has been turned on by setting REC INH on page
P1 of the function menu to "ON" (see page 82), or the
currently loaded disc is write protected.
Recording inhibit mode is also turned on when the
settings of the recorded part of the currently loaded
disc do not match the current settings (number of
recording audio channels, system frequency) of the
REMOTE/interface name (remote mode): The remote
control switch is set to "REMOTE". (The interface
name corresponds to the setting of INTERFACE
SELECT >REMOTE I/F in the setup menu (see page
REPEAT (repeat mode): OPERATIONAL FUNCTION
>REPEAT MODE in the setup menu is set to "ON"
(see page 86).
h Remaining disc capacity
This displays the remaining capacity on the currently
i Reference signal
This displays the type of reference signal to which this unit
When there is no display, the unit is synchronizing to the
internal reference signal.
INPUT: Input video
HD REF: HD-format reference signal
SD REF: SD-format reference signal
j Audio level meters
These display the audio recording levels (during
recording) or audio playback levels (during playback) of
channels 1 to 4. If an audio level exceeds 0 dB, the red
indicator bar at the top lights.
k Audio format
During playback, this displays the number of recording
audio channels on the disc and the number of quantization
bits. During recording, this displays the input signal format
selected with A1 INPUT to A4 INPUT on the HOME page
of the function menu (see page 81). During display of E-
video, this displays 2CH/16BIT (two channels, 16 bits)
or 4CH/16BIT (four channels, 16 bits), according to the
setting of AUDIO CONTROL >REC MODE in the setup
menu (see page 93). Always displays 4CH/16BIT when
the DVCAM format is being used.
1) E-E: Abbreviation of Electric to Electric. A mode in which input video and
audio signals are output after passing through electric circuits only.
l Recording/playback format
This displays the following.
During playback: Recording format of the loaded disc.
During recording/E-E screen display/FAM connection:
a) Selected with OPERATIONAL FUNCTION >REC FORMAT in the
setup menu (see page 87).
m Time data type
This displays the type of the time data that appears in the
time data display section. The time data type is set with
CNTR SEL on page P1 of the function menu (see page 82).
COUNTER: Elapsed recording/playback time
UB/VIUB: User bits
When TC or UB is selected, and VITC is selected under
TC/VITC on page P2 of the function menu (see page 83),
a VITC indicator appears, TC changes to VITC, and UB
changes to VIUB.
n Time data display section
Normally this displays the time data selected with CNTR
SEL on page P1 of the function menu (see page 82).
Messages appear here when an error occurs and when the
unit enters a different mode.
o System line number
This displays 1080, 525, or 625 depending on the signal
format during recording, playback, FAM connection.
p Clip number
This displays the clip number of the clip being monitored.
q System frequency
This displays the system frequency being used by this unit
(60I, 50I, 30P, 25P, or 23.98P) (see page 23).
(video bit rate)
Names and Functions of Parts