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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Digital HD Video Cassette Recorder Operating Instructions...
  • Page 2 IMPORTANT “Unauthorized recording of copyrighted televi- sion programs, video tapes and other materials may infringe the right of copyright owners and be contrary to copyright laws.” WARNING: CAUTION TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR SHOCK RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS EQUIP- DO NOT OPEN MENT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents General and Features ..........4 Setup (default settings) ...........46 Controls and their functions ........6 Setup menus ............47 • • Front panel .............. 6 SYSTEM menu .............51 • • Connector area .............15 USER menu ............53 • Operations using the front panel bottom controls ..18 BASIC menu ............53 •...
  • Page 4: General And Features

    Mbps/50 Mbps) format. Furthermore, consumer-use DV tapes (SP) can also be played back on the unit. Digital slow motion/dial jog Clear playback at speeds of -1 through to +1 are made possible with Panasonic’s own digital-slow technology. <Note> Some noise may occur during slow playback (using the external controller) at speeds almost exactly +1 or -1 .
  • Page 5 General and Features Features (continued) Time codes This unit comes with a built-in time code generator (TCG)/time code reader (TCR). In addition to the internal time code, an external time code can also be recorded as the LTC on the unit’s tape. Multi-functional interfaces •...
  • Page 6: Controls And Their Functions

    Controls and their functions Front panel EJECT M-cassette / ADAPTER Caution: Do not insert S-cassette without adapter CH CONDITION ENTER ESCAPE SHIFT POWER MODE CONTROL PUSH TAPE REMOTE SHTL RESET METER SLOW FULL/FINE LOCAL TC/CTL STAND BY PLAYER RECORDER MONITOR SELECT TC SET AUDIO CH SELECT SHIFT...
  • Page 7 Controls and their functions <Front Panel Top Section> POWER switch TV system/format displays This shows the format during playback. This indicates that the tape is recorded or played back in the DVCPRO HD format. 50 M: This indicates that the tape is played back in the DVCPRO (50 Mbps) format. 25 M: This indicates that the tape is played back in the DV or DVCAM mode of the DVCPRO (25 Mbps) format.
  • Page 8 Controls and their functions <Front Panel Center Section> PLAY button Playback commences when this button is pressed. Recording commences when the button is pressed together with the REC button; manual editing commences when it is pressed together with the EDIT button during playback. However, manual editing will not be initiated if the servo is not locked.
  • Page 9 Controls and their functions <Front Panel Center Section> STAND BY button When this is pressed, the same tension as in the regular stop mode is applied to the tape, and while the head drum continues to rotate, the button’s lamp lights to indicate that the standby ON mode is established.
  • Page 10 Controls and their functions <Front Panel Center Section> REMOTE/LOCAL switch This switch is set when the unit is to be controlled from an external source using the REMOTE connector, RS-232C connector or parallel connector. REMOTE: Set to this position when controlling the unit by a device connected using the 9-pin REMOTE connector or RS-232C/parallel connector.
  • Page 11 Controls and their functions <Front Panel Center Section> PREROLL button This is used for feeding and cueing the tape for manual editing. When it is pressed, the tape travels to the preroll point where it stops. The preroll time can be set on the setup menu No. 000 (P-ROLL TIME). When this button is pressed together with the IN or OUT button, the tape can be cued to the IN or OUT point entered.
  • Page 12 Controls and their functions <Front Panel Center Section> Counter display area The TC and CTL count values, UB and messages are displayed in this area. Cassette inserted display lamp: This lamp lights when a cassette has been inserted into the unit. DVCPRO format (25 Mbps/50 Mbps) cassette play display lamp: This lights when a cassette which was recorded using the DVCPRO (25 Mbps/50 Mbps) format is being played back.
  • Page 13 Controls and their functions <Front Panel Center Section> Headphones jack The sound being recorded, played back or edited can be monitored on stereo headphones when they are connected to this jack. Volume control This is used to adjust the headphones volume and the monitor output volume. Whether the headphones output and monitor output volumes are to be linked or kept separate can be set on the setup menu No.
  • Page 14 Controls and their functions <Front Panel Bottom Section> SET button When this is pressed, the data which has been set on the setup menu is entered. After data entry, the setup menu setting mode is exited and the original operating mode is restored.
  • Page 15: Connector Area

    Controls and their functions Connector area SD SDI HD SDI SD SDI OPTION PUSH PUSH PUSH PUSH OUT 1 OUT 2 OUT 3 (SUPER) OUT 1 AUDIO CH1·2 CH3·4 CH5·6 CH7·8 OUT 2 (OPTION) AUDIO CH1·2 CH3·4 CH5·6 CH7·8 OUT 3 (SUPER) HD SDTI DIGITAL AUDIO...
  • Page 16 Controls and their functions <Connector area> TIME CODE IN connector This is the connector for recording the external time code on the tape. TIME CODE OUT connector The playback time code is output from this connector during playback. During recording, the time code generated by the internal time code generator is output. CUE IN connector The analog signal to be recorded on the CUE track is supplied to this connector.
  • Page 17 Controls and their functions <Connector area> SD REF IN connectors and 75-ohm termination switch These are the input connectors for the SD reference video signals. Input the NTSC signals with color burst. To terminate, set the switch to ON. HD REF IN connectors and 75-ohm termination switch This is the input connectors for the HD reference video signals.
  • Page 18: Operations Using The Front Panel Bottom Controls

    Operations using the front panel bottom controls The desired status information and setup menu items can registered in the STATUS 1 to 3 buttons and PROG MENU 1 to 4 buttons by using the SETUP, STATUS, PROG MENU and SAVE/EXIT buttons .
  • Page 19 Operations using the front panel bottom controls Turn the search dial and select the item to be registered. The cursor (¢) on the menu screen now moves. ∫Example of the menu displayed for registering setup menu items ASSIGN-MENU BASIC <USER> N0.000 - 1--- 000 P-ROLL TIME 1---...
  • Page 20 Operations using the front panel bottom controls ∫To return the registered information to the factory settings (initial settings), press the RESET button while the registered menu item is displayed. The following message will appear. ∫Example of the menu displayed for resetting setup menu items which have been registered ASSIGN-MENU INIT SET select any key!
  • Page 21: Operations Using The Front Panel Top Controls

    Operations using the front panel top controls What has been registered in the STATUS 1 to 3 buttons and PROG MENU 1 to 4 buttons located at the bottom of the panel can be called to the VTR status display area pressing the button concerned.
  • Page 22 Operations using the front panel top controls 2-2 How to change a registered menu setting Selecting the menu item: Press the SCROLL buttons to move the item selection cursor (¢) up or down, and select the menu item. Transferring to the change mode: Press the ENTER button to transfer to the setting change mode.
  • Page 23 Operations using the front panel top controls VTR status item table Item as it ap- Name of registration pears on VTR Description of display menu item status display REC FORMAT REC FMT This indicates the recording format. 1080i: The tape is recorded using the 1080i format. REF OUT REFOUT This displays the output reference status.
  • Page 24: Connections

    Connections Connections when one unit is used Set the CONTROL switch on the front panel to LOCAL. HD SDI input (audio/video) connector Digital audio input connectors HD SDTI input (audio/video) connector SD SDI output connector (option) HD SDTI output (audio/video) connector (option) Digital audio output connectors Audio monitor output connectors...
  • Page 25: Connections When 2 Units Are Used (Deck To Deck)

    Connections Connections when 2 units are used (deck to deck) • Source machine: Set the CONTROL switch on the front panel to REMOTE. • Recorder: Set the CONTROL switch on the front panel to LOCAL. HD SDI signal To audio monitor device To audio monitor device...
  • Page 26: Connections With Editing Controller

    Connections Connections with editing controller Recorder AV monitor EJECT M-cassette / ADAPTER Video monitor signals Caution: Do not insert S-cassette without adapter CH CONDITION ENTER ESCAPE SHIFT POWER MODE CONTROL PUSH TAPE REMOTE SHTL RESET METER SLOW FULL/FINE LOCAL TC/CTL STAND BY PLAYER RECORDER...
  • Page 27: Tapes

    (80 minutes in the stadard mode; 120 minutes in the LP mode.) cannot be (S size cassette) used. It is recommened that Panasonic’s DV tapes for general consumer applications be used. Bear in mind that inserting one of these tapes without first installing the cassette adapter will cause malfunctioning.
  • Page 28: Switching On The Power/Inserting The Cassette

    Switching on the power/inserting the cassette Before starting to operate the unit, check whether the equipment has been connected properly. Turn on the power. Check that the AUTO OFF lamp is off. When condensation has formed or some other trouble has occurred, the AUTO OFF lamp lights, and all operations are disabled.
  • Page 29: Stop/Stand By Mode

    STOP/STAND BY mode When the STOP button is pressed, the unit goes into the stop mode. The STOP lamp lights and the tape stops traveling. • In order to protect the tape, the unit goes into the standby OFF mode after the time set by setup menu No.
  • Page 30: Recording

    Recording Set the accidental erasure prevention tab on the cassette tape to the “recording” position and insert the tape. Press the STOP button to place the unit in the stop mode. Set the TAPE/EE switch to EE. EE images now appear on the TV monitor. Check that the REC INHIBIT lamp is off.
  • Page 31: Playback

    Playback Insert the cassette tape, and place the unit in the stop mode. Press the PLAY button. Regular playback is now commenced. Adjust the audio playback level. Pull out the audio level controls and turn them clockwise or counterclockwise to adjust the levels.
  • Page 32: Jog/Shuttle

    Jog/shuttle Jog mode Push the search dial to the “in” position. Be sure that the JOG lamp lights. Rotate the search dial. The dial’s clickstops are cleared, and the tape is played back at the speed (–1 to +1 normal speed) corresponding to the speed at which the dial is turned. When the dial rotation is stopped, a still picture appears.
  • Page 33: Manual Editing

    Manual editing Select the editing mode. ASSEMBLE: For assemble editing. INSERT: For insert editing. Select the editing channel. In the case of insert editing, press the channel button corresponding to the signals to be edited, and check that its lamp is on. Press the PLAY button.
  • Page 34: Preroll

    Preroll Press the PREROLL button. The VTR now performs the preroll operation. • When the edit IN point has been entered, the tape is rewound from the edit IN point for the duration set by setup menu “000,” and the unit then goes into the stop mode. •...
  • Page 35: Automatic Editing (Deck To Deck)

    Automatic editing (Deck to Deck) Editing refers to the job of using a prerecorded tape to produce a complete recording by joining together separate cuts and deleting unnecessary parts. The basic steps taken for editing are as follows. Set the CONTROL switch to REMOTE on the player and to LOCAL on the recorder. Select the editing mode.
  • Page 36: Switch Settings And Adjustments

    Automatic editing Switch settings and adjustments When the unit is used as the recorder: Set the CONTROL switch to LOCAL. Set the POWER switch to ON. EJECT M-cassette / ADAPTER Caution: Do not insert S-cassette without adapter CH CONDITION ENTER ESCAPE SHIFT POWER...
  • Page 37: Selecting The Editing Mode

    Automatic editing Selecting the editing mode Select the editing mode. For assemble editing, press the ASMBL button. For insert editing, press the INSERT button. ASSEMBLE: The assemble editing mode (in which cuts are joined together) is established. INSERT: The insert editing mode (in which cuts are inserted) is established. Select the editing channel.
  • Page 38: Entering The Edit Points

    Automatic editing Entering the edit points Search for the edit IN point by performing the jog or shuttle operation. Establish the still picture mode at the desired position. Refer to page 32 for details on the jog/shuttle operations. Press the IN and SET buttons together. The edit IN point is now entered.
  • Page 39: Checking The Edit Points

    Automatic editing Checking the edit points Press the IN (or OUT) button to check the edit point. The value of the entered edit point appears on the display. Press the PREROLL button while holding down the IN (or OUT) button to check the image at the edit point.
  • Page 40: Modifying The Edit Points

    Automatic editing Modifying the edit points Re-entering the edit points Search for the new edit point by performing the jog or shuttle operation, and press the IN (or OUT) and SET buttons together to re-enter the edit point. Modifying the edit point in frame units (trim function) Press the TRIM button while holding down the IN (or OUT) button.
  • Page 41: Preview

    Automatic editing Preview After the edit points have been entered, press the PREVIEW button. Normal preview is now performed. <Notes> • If the edit IN point has not been entered, the position where the PREVIEW button was pressed will be entered at the edit IN point. •...
  • Page 42: Executing Automatic Editing

    Automatic editing Executing automatic editing Press the AUTO EDIT button. Automatic editing is now performed. • To stop the editing at any time, press the STOP button. • When the edit OUT point is reached, the unit goes into the stop mode after postrolling. Postroll With assemble editing, editing continues for approx.
  • Page 43: Review

    Automatic editing Review Upon completion of the editing, press the REVIEW button. The review is started in the recorder. • To stop the review at any time, press the STOP button. • When the edit OUT point is reached, the unit goes into the stop mode after postrolling. EJECT M-cassette / ADAPTER Caution: Do not insert S-cassette without adapter...
  • Page 44: Audio Split Editing

    Audio split editing The video edit points and audio edit points can be entered separately, and they can be offset from each other and edited. The audio edit points cannot be entered when the assemble editing mode has been selected. After the edit points have been entered, follow the same operating procedure as that for insert editing.
  • Page 45 Audio split editing Displaying the audio split edit points The edit points are displayed on the front panel as shown below. (The figure shows an audio IN point.) Operations Video IN point: Press the IN button. Video OUT point: Press the OUT button. Audio IN point: Press the A-IN button.
  • Page 46: Setup (Default Settings)

    Setup (default settings) The unit’s major settings are performed by making selections on menus. The setting menus appear on the TV monitor when the TV monitor and VIDEO OUT 3 connector in the unit’s connector area are hooked up. Changing the settings Press the MENU button.
  • Page 47: Setup Menus

    Setup menus This unit can store up to 5 user files (user 1 to user 5) containing different menu settings, and these files can be selected and used. Changing the file Press the MENU button. Hold down the STAND BY button and press the FF button to switch to the next user file. Hold down the STAND BY button and press the REW button to switch to the previous user file.
  • Page 48 Setup menus Lock mode can be set to protect the settings in the system files and user files (USER2 – USER5). Settings can no longer be changed when this mode is set. To set and release the lock mode for the system files and user files use setup item No. 30 (MENU LOCK) and setup menu item No.
  • Page 49 Setup menus The contents of the USER2 – USER5 files can be copied (loaded) into the USER1 file. In addition, the contents of the USER1 file can be copied (saved) to the USER2 – USER5 files. Load or save USER1 USER2 Settings can be locked.
  • Page 50 Setup menus Saving a user file Press the MENU button. While holding down the STAND BY button, press the REW or FF button, and select USER1. Turn the search dial and move the cursor ( ) on the menu screen to setup item No. A01 ¢...
  • Page 51: System Menu

    Setup menus SYSTEM menu <SYSTEM> Item Setting Description Superimposed Superimposed display display WFM SEL 0000 This selects the signal to output from the VIDEO OUT 2 0001 connector. 0002 VIDEO 0: The CTL signal is output. 0003 SYNC 1: The TIME CODE signal is output. 2: The VIDEO OUT signal is output.
  • Page 52 Setup menus SYSTEM menu <SYSTEM> (continued) Item Setting Description Superimposed Superimposed display display VO SYS 0000 –429 This enables the system phase to be adjusted in 74ns steps. H (SD)* -: The phase is advanced. 0429 +: The phase is delayed. <Note>...
  • Page 53: User Menu

    Setup menus USER menu <BASIC> Item Setting Description Superimposed Superimposed display display P-ROLL 0000 This sets the preroll time which can be set from 0 to 15 TIME seconds in 1-second increments. 0005 <Note> When the unit is set to automatic editing [PREVIEW, AUTO EDIT], the unit will not operate if the preroll time is set to 0 0015 seconds.
  • Page 54: Basic Menu

    Setup menus USER menu <BASIC> (continued) Item Setting Description Superimposed Superimposed display display DISPLAY 0000 TIME This selects what displays such as the time code are to be 0001 T&STA superimposed onto the HD SDI OUT3, SD SDI OUT3 and VIDEO OUT3 connector signals.
  • Page 55 Setup menus USER menu <BASIC> (continued) Item Setting Description Superimposed Superimposed display display PB FORMAT 0000 1080I This selects the playback tape format. 0: For playing back a 1080i mode tape. 0001 1: For playing back a DVCPRO50 422 mode tape. 0002 2: For playing back a DVCPRO 411 mode tape.
  • Page 56 Setup menus Setup menus USER menu <OPERATION> Item Setting Description Superimposed Superimposed display display SEARCH 0000 DIAL This selects the direct search dial operation. 0001 0: For direct search dial operations. 1: Operation is not transferred to the search mode unless the search button is pressed.
  • Page 57: Operation Menu

    Setup menus USER menu <OPERATION> (continued) Item Setting Description Superimposed Superimposed display display This selects the EE mode output signals. EE MODE 0000 NORMAL 0: Signals are output with a delay equivalent to the length of 0001 THRU internal signal processing. 1: Signals are output directly, without internal processing, and so are output with no delay.
  • Page 58 Setup menus Setup menus USER menu <OPERATION> (continued) Item Setting Description Superimposed Superimposed display display This selects whether to allow or inhibit recording on the REC INH 0000 cassette tape. 0001 0: Recording on the tape is allowed when its accidental erasure prevention tab has been set to the recording enable position.
  • Page 59: Interface Menu

    1: The DVCPRO’s original ID (F0 33H) is returned. 2: The unit’s original ID (A0 50H) is returned. <Note> The 2(ORIG) setting should only be used when a Panasonic controller (AJ-A900 etc, sold separately) is connected. This selects whether the PARALLEL (50P) connector functions...
  • Page 60 Setup menus Setup menus USER menu <INTERFACE> (continued) Item Setting Description Superimposed Superimposed display display This selects whether the PARALLEL (50P) connector is to LOCAL 50P 0000 work when the REMOTE/LOCAL switch has been set to 0001 LOCAL. 0: The connector does not work. 1: The connector works.
  • Page 61: Edit Menu

    Setup menus USER menu <EDIT> Item Setting Description Superimposed Superimposed display display This selects the operation to be performed when an edit point IN/OUT 0000 MANU has been set incorrectly (when the OUT point is before the IN 0001 AUTO point).
  • Page 62 Setup menus Setup menus USER menu <EDIT> (continued) Item Setting Description Superimposed Superimposed display display JOG REV 0000 –4.1 This sets the maximum JOG REV speed. 0001 –1.85 0: –4.1 speed 0002 –1 1: –1.85 speed 0003 –0.43 2: –1 speed 3: –0.43 speed <Notes>...
  • Page 63 Setup menus USER menu <EDIT> (continued) Item Setting Description Superimposed Superimposed display display EDIT 0000 N-DEF The same type of setting as setup menu No. 320. This selects RPLCEC 0001 the channel concerned when the CUE edit preset is set in 0002 compliance with the ON or OFF presetting for the analog 0003...
  • Page 64: Tape Protect Menu

    Setup menus Setup menus USER menu <TAPE PROTECT> Item Setting Description Superimposed Superimposed display display STILL 0000 0.5s This selects the time to be taken until the unit goes into the tape TIMER 0001 protection mode when it is left standing in the stop or search still 0002 (JOG/VAR/SHTL) mode.
  • Page 65: Time Code Menu

    Setup menus USER menu <TIME CODE> Item Setting Description Superimposed Superimposed display display VITC 0000 BLANK For selecting whether to output the VITC signal at the posi- BLANK 0001 THRU tions selected by setup menu items No. 501 (VITC POS-1) and No.
  • Page 66 Setup menus Setup menus USER menu <TIME CODE> (continued) Item Setting Description Superimposed Superimposed display display PHASE 0000 This selects whether to control the phase correction of the CORR 0001 LTC generated by the TCG. 0: Phase correction control is not performed. 1: Phase correction control is performed.
  • Page 67: Video Menu

    Setup menus USER menu <VIDEO> Item Setting Description Superimposed Superimposed display display VIDEO IN 0000 INT SG This selects the video signals to be input. 0001 0: The internal signals selected by the VIDEO INT SG menu 0002 SDTI item are generated. 1: The serial video signals supplied to the HD SDI IN connector are selected.
  • Page 68 Setup menus Setup menus USER menu <VIDEO> (continued) Item Setting Description Superimposed Superimposed display display DC ENH 0000 This selects the horizontal and vertical outline enhancement 0001 +3dB during down-conversion. 0002 +6dB UC ENH 0000 This selects the horizontal and vertical outline enhancement 0001 +3dB during up-conversion.
  • Page 69 Setup menus USER menu <VIDEO> (continued) Item Setting Description Superimposed Superimposed display display V BLANK 0000 BLANK For selecting blanking ON or OFF for the vertical blanking LINE 0001 THRU period of the video signals. 0002 MANU 0: Blanking is effected forcibly for all lines. 1: No blanking is effected for any of the lines.
  • Page 70 Setup menus USER menu <AUDIO> Item Setting Description Superimposed Superimposed display display AUDIO IN 0000 This selects the audio input signals (for all channels 0001 simultaneously). 0002 0: The AES input is selected. 0003 INT SG 1: The analog input is selected. 2: The serial input is selected.
  • Page 71: Audio Menu

    Setup menus USER menu <AUDIO> (continued) Item Setting Description Superimposed Superimposed display display CH1 IN 0000 This selects the CH1 input when USR SET has been selected 0001 DIGI as the setup menu item No.700 (AUDIO IN SEL) setting. 0: Analog input 1: Digital input CH2 IN 0000...
  • Page 72 Setup menus USER menu <AUDIO> (continued) Item Setting Description Superimposed Superimposed display display REC CH3 0000 This selects the input signal to be recorded on the audio CH3 0001 track. 0002 0: Audio input CH1 signal. 1: Audio input CH2 signal. 0003 0004 CH1+2...
  • Page 73 Setup menus USER menu <AUDIO> (continued) Item Setting Description Superimposed Superimposed display display REC CUE 0000 This selects the input signals to be recorded on CUE. 0001 0: CUE IN 0002 1: Audio input CH1 0003 2: Audio input CH2 3: Audio input CH3 0004 4: Audio input CH4...
  • Page 74 Setup menus USER menu <AUDIO> (continued) Item Setting Description Superimposed Superimposed display display CUE SLOW 0000 STEP For selecting the tape travel status (cue track playback status) 0001 LINEAR during slow-motion playback. 0: The output picture takes precedence, and the tape travels at the STEP speed.
  • Page 75 Setup menus USER menu <AUDIO> (continued) Item Setting Description Superimposed Superimposed display display MONI CH 0000 MANU This selects the monitor output. 0001 AUTO1 0: The output is as selected in MONITOR SELECT. 0002 AUTO2 1: The cue signal is automatically output in all tape modes 0003 AUTO11 except that PCM AUDIO is output over the –1 to +1 range.
  • Page 76 Setup menus USER menu <AUDIO> (continued) Item Setting Description Superimposed Superimposed display display JOG PROG 0000 This selects the slow signal processing for the digital audio 0001 output in the JOG, VAR or SHTL mode. 0: Sound which has not been subjected to the digital audio slow signal processing is output even in the STILL mode.
  • Page 77: Menu Menu

    Setup menus USER menu <MENU> Item Setting Description Superimposed Superimposed display display LOAD 0000 USER2 This selects the user file whose contents will be loaded into 0001 USER3 USER1. 0002 USER4 0: The USER2 file contents are loaded. 1: The USER3 file contents are loaded. 0003 USER5 2: The USER4 file contents are loaded.
  • Page 78: Time Code/User Bit

    Time code/user bit Time code The time code is used when the time code signal generated by the time code generator (time code signal generator) is to be recorded on the tape, its values are to be read by the time code reader (time code signal reader), and the absolute position of the tape is to be displayed in increments of hours, minutes, seconds and frames.
  • Page 79: Recording Internal/External Time Codes

    Recording internal/external time codes 1. Setting the internal time code Place the VTR in the stop mode. Set the TC/CTL switch to TC. Set the TC INT/EXT switch to INT. (Internal time code selected) Set the Setup menu No. 504 (RUN MODE). REC RUN: The time code runs at the same time as the recording proceeds.
  • Page 80: Reproducing The Time Code/User Bit

    Reproducing the time code/user bit Place the unit in the stop mode. Set the TC/CTL button to TC. Set the TC/UB switch to TC or UB. TC: The time code is displayed. UB: The user bit is displayed. • When it is no longer possible to read the time code, it is interpolated using the CTL signal.
  • Page 81: Superimpose Screen

    Superimpose screen The control signals, time code, etc. are displayed using abbreviations. CTL = control signal TCR = TC time code reading UBR = TC user bit reading Abbreviation TV monitor Characters displayed The background of characters superimposed on the display can be changed using setup menu No.
  • Page 82: Audio Recording Channel And Monitor Output Selection

    Audio recording channel and monitor output selection Audio recording channel The audio recording channels are selected on the AUDIO setup menu as shown below. Recording track Recording signal CH1 input/CH2 input/CH1 input + CH2 input CH1 input/CH2 input/CH1 input + CH2 input CH3 input/CH4 input/CH3 input + CH4 input CH3 input/CH4 input/CH3 input+ CH4 input CH5 input/CH6 input/CH5 input+ CH6 input...
  • Page 83: Printed Circuit Board

    Printed circuit board Printed Abbr. Factory circuit Full name Function name setting board F1 board Audio Input This sets the CH1 audio input ADDA Impedance SW impedance. HIGH HIGH/600 SW101 Audio Input This sets the CH2 audio input HIGH Impedance SW impedance.
  • Page 84: Rack Mounting

    VTR and rack when the VTR is pulled out, however, it is recommended that the 22q long Chassis Trak (model number CC-3001-99-0191) be used. (The complete slide rail and bracket unit is not available from Panasonic.) For further details, consult with your dealer.
  • Page 85: Video Head Cleaning

    Video head cleaning This unit is equipped with an auto head cleaning function which automatically reduces the amount of dirt on the video heads. In order to maximize the unit’s reliability, it is recommended that the video heads be cleaned as and when appropriate. For further details on how to actually clean the heads, consult with one of our service companies or with your dealer.
  • Page 86: Error Messages

    Error messages When a warning occurs in this unit, the warning lamp lights up. Opening the DIAG menu will display the warning description on the counter display and the monitor. Also, when an abnormal operation is detected in this unit, the AUTO OFF lamp lights up and a message appears on the counter display.
  • Page 87: Warning Messages

    Error messages Displaying the “HOURS METER” information Turn the search dial to move the cursor ( * ). The description for the item where the cursor is located is shown on the counter display. Item No. Item Description OPERATION Displays the time that the power has been supplied in one-hour units. DRUM RUN Displays the time that the drum has been rotating in one-hour units.
  • Page 88: Table Of Auto Off Error Messages

    Table of AUTO OFF Error messages VTR operation Counter display Monitor display Description (Restart condition) If the capstan motor speed is abnormally low, the CAP ROTATE TOO CAP ROTA TOO STOP AUTO OFF lamp lights, and the message display SLOW SLOW (POWER OFF ON) flashes.
  • Page 89 Table of AUTO OFF Error messages VTR operation Counter display Monitor display Description (Restart condition) If the reel motor at the take-up side is running in the REEL DIR UNMATCH REEL DIR UNMATCH STOP reverse direction, the AUTO OFF lamp lights, and the (POWER OFF ON) message display flashes.
  • Page 90: Rs-232C Interface

    RS-232C interface 1. Introduction (1) The VTR can be operated by commands when the RS-232C interface is used. (See command table on page 93 – 95.) (2) Conditions for acknowledging commands from RS-232C interface The front panel REMOTE/LOCAL switch must be at REMOTE. The setup menu item No.
  • Page 91 RS-232C interface 3. Software specifications Protocol 1) Communication parameters Communication system Asynchronous, full duplex Communication speed 300/600/1200/2400/4800/9600 Bit length 7 bit/8 bit Stop bit 1 bit/2 bit Parity bit NONE/ODD/EVEN ACK code ACK code returned/ACK code not returned <Note> The ACK code is what is returned from the VTR to the controller when data has been successfully sent from the controller.
  • Page 92 RS-232C interface 3) Return format [VTR controller (PC)] The following responses are made to the command. If necessary, more than one response is made. When the communication has terminated normally 1. The receive completion message is returned. [ACK] 2. The execution completion message is returned. [STX] [command] [data] [ETX] XX XX XX XX-XX 03h •...
  • Page 93 RS-232C interface 5. Command table (1) Commands relating to operation control <Notes> • As for the return (completion) message, [ACK] is first returned when data is received, and the execution message is subsequently returned. It is only the execution message which is listed in this table. •...
  • Page 94 RS-232C interface Return (completion) Send command Supplementary notes operation message SHTL [STX] OSR:data [ETX] [STX] OSR [ETX] This is the reverse direction shuttle command. REVERSE data = n: speed data STILL 0.03 1.85 : This speed differs according to the setting selected for setup menu No.
  • Page 95 RS-232C interface (2) Commands relating to inquiries <Notes> • As for the return (completion) message, [ACK] is first returned when data is received, and the execution message is subsequently returned. It is only the execution message which is listed in this table. •...
  • Page 96 RS-232C interface (3) Microsoft QuickBASIC sample program STX$ = CHR$(&H2): ETX$ = CHR$ (&H3): NAK$ = CHR$(15): ACK$ = CHR$(&H6) PRINT "*** RS-232C COMMUNICATION SAMPLE PROGRAM ***" PRINT "Type Command 'QUIT' to quit." PRINT REM *** Communication Port Initial & Open *** REM Port 1,9600Bps,No parity,8 bit data,1 stop bit OPEN "COM1:9600,N,8,1"...
  • Page 97: Connector Signals

    Connector signals VIDEO IN HD SERIAL IN (DIGITAL) Active through Loop-through, 75 termination HD SDTI IN switch provided Loop-through, 75 termination VIDEO IN switch provided HD SDTI IN (Board, optio VIDEO OUT HD SERIAL OUT (DIGITAL) BNC SD SERIAL OUT (DIGITAL) BNC VIDEO OUT HD REF OUT SD REF OUT...
  • Page 98 Connector signals PARALLEL REMOTE (50P) Pin No. Signal Pin No. Signal Pin No. Signal REC COMMAND CUE COMMAND ERR 2 STATUS* PLAY COMMAND ERR 1 STATUS* CUE STATUS FF COMMAND POWER REMOTE STATUS REW COMMAND REC STATUS STBY STATUS STOP COMMAND PLAY STATUS EJECT COMMAND FF STATUS...
  • Page 99: Specifications

    Specifications GENERAL Power supply: AC 120 V, 50 – 60 Hz Power consumption: 230 W Operating ambient temperature: 41°F to 104°F (5°C to 40°C) Operating ambient humidity: 10% to 90% (no condensation) Weight: 44 lbs (20 kg) Dimensions (W 16-3/4" max. 17-3/16" 6-15/16"...
  • Page 100 Specifications HD SDI output system phase: ±0.5H (1100 samples, 13.5 ns steps) SD SDI Y output gain: –¶ to +3 dB SD SDI P output gain: –¶ to +3 dB SD SDI P output gain: –¶ to +3 dB SD SDI Y black level: ±10% SD SDI output system phase: ±0.5H (429 samples, 74ns steps)
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  • Page 102 3330 Cahuenga Blvd W., Los Angeles, CA 90068 (323) 436-3500 EASTERN ZONE One Panasonic Way 4E-7, Secaucus, NJ 07094 (201)348-7621 Mid-Atlantic/New England: One Panasonic Way 4E-7, Secaucus, NJ 07094 (201) 348-7621 Southeast Region: 1225 Northbrook Parkway, Ste 1-160, Suwanee, GA 30024 (770) 338-6835 Central Region:...

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