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Sony PCM-F1 Operating Instructions Manual

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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Before operating the
unit,
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read
this manual thorough ly.
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s manual shou
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be retained
for
future reference.
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©
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by
Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    System con nections ............6 Connect notes ............6 Connection with the Sony SL-2000 video cassette recorder (for outdoor live recordi ng) ......Connection with a video cassette recorder other than SL-2000 ....
  • Page 2: Owner's Record

    Record serial number space provided below. Refer to these terference Problems". numbers whenever you ca ll upon your Sony dealer regarding this This booklet is available from the U.S. product. Government Printing Office, Washington, Model PCM·F1...
  • Page 3: Precautions

    For the customers in the USA For detailed safety precautions, see the leaf " IMPORTANT EGUARDS". If you have any questions problems concerning your unit, please contact your nearest Sony dealer.
  • Page 4: Power Sources

    AC-700 power adaptor (supplied) ny NP-1 rechargeable battery pack (optional) V car battery using the Sony DCC-2400B car battery cord (opt ional) FOR OUTDOOR USE-USING THE RECHARGEABLE BATTERY PACK Insert the Sony NP-1 Important points to remember...
  • Page 5: For Indoor Use-Using The Ac Power Adaptor

    INDOOR USE-USING THE AC POWER ADAPTOR Turn off he ac power adaptor when connecting or disconnecting plug. power adaptor AC-700 (supplied) A lign the guide pin with he upper slot then insert plug firmly. wall outlet FOR USE IN CAR-USING THE CAR BATTERY CORD to a c igarette lighter socket Insert...
  • Page 6: System Connections

    VIDEO left-channel jack. connector f th is un it • To con nect the t with t he Sony SL-2000 video cassette video cassette recorder recorder, use the suppl ied VMC-110C video con nect ing cord VMC-110C (supplied) connect the unit w ith a video cassette reco...
  • Page 7: Connection With A Video Cassette Recorder Other Than The Sl-2000

    'noise pick-up. Keep the cables as short as practical. • We recommend using t Sony SL-2000 port able video cassette recorder or any other Sony video cassette recorder.
  • Page 8: Location And Function Of Contro Ls

    LOCATION AND FUNCTION OF CONTRO LS Before plugg attempt ing to operate unit, we suggest that fam iliarize yourself with its switches and contro ls Each number the photo is keyed descriptive text. FRONT PANEL LED peak program meters COPY PROH IBITING indicator EMPHAS indicato...
  • Page 9 REC MUTE (record muting) button and Indicator ~:•=oo •o •• :. ~~..__ SONY (recording) LEVEL controls When the MANUAL button is pressed, the peak level held on the scale until a higher peak occurs, that peak will be held. To...
  • Page 10 REAR PANEL VIDEO IN jack LINE OUT jacks VIDEO jack LINE IN jacks DC IN 12V (de input) connector RES (resolution) selector Selects the resolution recording. BIT: for record in accordance with technical specifica· COPY OUT (tape copy output) jack _ _ _ _ _ ___..J ions of...
  • Page 11: Preparation

    PREPARATION led information abo ut t he operation video cassette recorder, refe to its struction ual. itch (at the rear): Normally set " BIT". PCM·F1 [[ ] IIIIIIII III [[IIII IIT= uu1111 1n1[[11111111 1111[[CJ ® ® COPY switch: MUTI switch N~PCM lopot "...
  • Page 12: Recording

    RECORD ING detai formation about the operation of the video assette recorder, refer to its inst ruct ion manu al. Follow numbered sequence. Press the POWER itch (ON). Turn on the video cassette recorder. video cassette recorder to the recording mode. (While holding the record button depressed, press butto n.)
  • Page 13: Recording Level Adjustment

    RECORDING LEVEL ADJUSTMENT recording system has no reference level, absolute maximum value of 0 the input signals are recorded under PCM·F1 assures equa haracteristics at any input level. is why peak program meters of this unit have plus in· dication. must noted that the...
  • Page 14: Playback

    PLAYBACK For detailed information about the operation the video cassette recorder, refer instruction manual. Follow the numbered sequence. Insert a recorded video cassette. video cassette recorder to the playback mode. (Press play button.) Playback begin ~~----~~~~~ CJDLJ~ rc:::::::::::::l~o @@00 ll: l:ll ll:~~ 1111 11111111...
  • Page 15: Digital Tape Copy

    Video connecting cords VMC-1S (s upplied) the 14-bit quantizat ion fo rmat EIAJ (such as the Sony PCM-10, PCM-1 00, etc.), set to " BIT" to video input (VIDEO deo o utput (VIDEO OU1) Video cassette recorder...
  • Page 16: Timer-Activated Recording

    SL-2000 video cassette. recorder, sup- plied VMC-110C video connecting cord which uipped with a timer recording switch. TIMER-ACTIVATED RECORDING WITH THE SONY SL-2000 VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER Connection TIMER switch OFF when aking connection. arked "VIDEO OUT" Vi deo connecting cord...
  • Page 17 TIMER-ACTIVATED RECORDING WITH A VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER OTHER THAN THE SONY SL-2000 Use a vi deo c assette recorder with a timer-standby function Before making a timer-activated recording, make sure that your video cassette recorder can acti vated by a timer by...
  • Page 18: More About System Connections

    ­ Audio connecting cords RK-112 (supplied) "\ Video connect cords VMC-1S (supplied) Video cassette recorder recording switch: PCM (left position) Amplifier TAPE RECORDER 1 to a wall outlet to a wall outlet Stereo microphone amplifier (such as the Sony MX-1000)
  • Page 19: Connection With The Sony Sl-2000 Video Cassette Recorder For Indoor Use

    CONNECTION WITH THE SONY SL·2000 VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER FOR INDOOR USE Using the supplied VMC·110C video connecting cord wall outlet Marked "VIDEO OUT" power adaptor AC-220 Marked "VI IN" Audio connecting cords RK-112 (supplied) TAPE RECORDER 1 Video con necting cord...
  • Page 20: Connection With The Sony Sl-2000 Recorder And The Sony Tt-2000 Tuner Timer Unit

    CONNECTION WITH THE SONY SL-2000 RECORDER THE SONY TT-2000 TUNER TIMER UNIT all o utlet Video con nect ing cords VMC-1S (suppl ied) o a wall TAPE RECORDER 1 to a wall outlet _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _...
  • Page 21: Playback And For Record Ing And Playing Back Tv

    USING VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER FOR PCM RECORDING PLAYBACK AND FOR RECORDING AND PLAYING BACK PROGRAMS using the Sony SB-10 switch connect PCM-F1, a video cassette recorder, a component and a component TV tuner, can record and play back with PCM...
  • Page 22: Attaching The Shoulder Strap

    ATTACHING THE SHOULDER STRAP To remove the strap Adjust the length. Cord clamp...
  • Page 23: Specifications

    Operat voltage: 12 V NTSC co lo Usable power sou rces Code format Co nforms to the tec hnical spec ificat ions V de with the Sony NP-1 recha rgeable the EIAJ (standard format using 14-bit battery pac (optiona l)
  • Page 24: Technical Information

    TECHNICAL INFORMATION Encoding BASIC TERMI NOLOGY Encoding denotes the conversion of quantized amplitudes into a converters pulse code. A binary code is most commonly used. In actual opera- tion, he quantizing and encoding are performed simultaneously system, analog ignals are quantized and then recorded the analog-to-digital converter.
  • Page 25: System And Circuit Description

    Quantizing and quantizing noise 14-bit format and 16-blt format Quantizing refers the process whereby the range values The 14-bit format of the PCM-F1 conforms to the technical specifi- sampled ampl itude of an analog signal is divided into finite cations of the EIAJ which has adopted the 14-bit linear...
  • Page 26 14-bit format of EI AJ 16-bit format of PCM -F1 Interl eave array Interleave array Ll90 I R 238 I p I R48 CRCC L 95 2881 R238 R 143 I L 190 CRCC < I R 1 L 48 I CRCC RI9o CRCC...
  • Page 28 3·783-877-21 Sony Corporation Printed Japan...