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z Tip
• The memory capacity of the cassette marked with
is 4k bits. Your camcorder can
accommodate cassettes having a memory capacity
of up to 16k bits.
Copyright signal
When you play back
If the cassette you play back on your camcorder
contains copyright signals, you cannot copy it to
a tape in another video camera connected to
your camcorder.
For DCR-HC20E:
When you record
You cannot record software on your
camcorder that contains copyright
control signals for copyright protection
of software.
[Cannot record due to copyright protection.]
appears on the LCD screen, or on the TV screen
if you try to record such software.
Your camcorder does not record copyright
control signals on the tape when it records.
Notes on use
To prevent accidental erasure
Slide the write-protect tab on the cassette to set
to SAVE.
REC: The cassette can be recorded.
SAVE: The cassette cannot be recorded (write-
protected).
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Additional Information
When labeling the cassette
Be sure to place the label only on the locations
as shown in the following illustration so as not
to cause malfunction of your camcorder.
Labeling position
After using the cassette
Rewind the tape to the beginning to avoid
distortion of the picture or the sound. The
cassette should then be put in its case, and stored
in an upright position.
When the Cassette Memory function
does not work
Re-insert the cassette. Cassette Memory may
not work when the gold-plated connector is
dirty or dusty.
When cleaning the gold-plated
connector
Generally, clean the gold-plated connector on a
cassette with a cotton-wool swab after every 10
times it has been ejected.
If the gold-plated connector on the cassette is
dirty or dusty, the remaining tape indicator may
not be indicated correctly, and you may not be
able to operate functions using Cassette
Memory.
Do not put a label
along this border.
Gold-plated
connector

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