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Panasonic AG-TL350B Operating Instructions Manual

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  • Page 1 Operating Instructions Time Lapse Recorder Model AG- Before attempting to connect, operate or adjust this product, please read these instructions completely.
  • Page 2 E or by the Earth symbol until a replacement cover is obtained. A replacement fuse cover can be purchased from your local Panasonic Dealer. How to replace the fuse 1. Open the fuse compartment with a screwdriver.
  • Page 3 Discard used batteries according to manufacturer’s instructions. “The lithium battery is a critical component (type number VL2330/1HF manufactured by Panasonic.) VARNING Explosionsfara vid felaktigt batteribyte. Använd samma It must never be subjected to excessive heat or discharge.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Contents ......Features Auto Repeat Recording/Auto Rewinding ..Regular Maintenance Service Alarm Recording (Emergency Recording) .
  • Page 5: Features

    Features Recording and playback up to 24-hour time modes Recording lock function In addition to the 3-hour/6-hour time modes, recording A double recording mode lock function is provided for and playback can be performed in the time lapse modes safeguarding against operational errors during recording. (12-hour, 24-hour modes).
  • Page 6: Parts And Their Functions

  • Page 7 • Tracking (–, +) buttons/V-LOCK buttons Error messages These buttons are used to adjust the tracking or to An error code appears when trouble has compensate the vertical dancing during still picture. occurred during operation. If noise appears on the playback picture, press the E-2: Trouble in video cassette insertion area buttons to adjust the tracking is such a way that the...
  • Page 8 Parts And Their Functions BATTERY PUSH OPEN CAMERA SW OUT AUDIO VIDEO ALARM RESET IN TAPE END OUT AC IN WARNING/ REMOTE ALARM IN COMMON REC IN REC OUT Camera switching output connector Tape end output connector Camera switching output connector; connect it to When the cassette tape comes to its end during the frame switcher.
  • Page 9: Menu Screens

    Menu Screens One of the menu screens appears on the TV monitor when the MENU/REC LOCK switch is set to MENU. The display returns to the regular screen when this switch is set to OFF. • When a menu screen has appeared, the items are set using the page, shift and set buttons. •...
  • Page 10 Menu Screens MENU SCREEN 2 The time/date display position, monitor screen blue display and buzzer settings are performed on Menu Screen 2. Display position selection To release the buzzer: This selects the position where the date and time ALARM: Release alarm recording. are to be displayed on the TV monitor.
  • Page 11 MENU SCREEN 4 Recording mode and video output are selected on Menu Screen 4. Recording time mode selection Selection of operation when tape end is When recording starts, the set time mode is always detected during recording (see page 18) established.
  • Page 12: Date And Time Settings

    Date and Time Settings This unit comes with a time/date generator which enables the date and time to be superimposed on the recording. When the power is switched on, the date, time of the day and time mode are displayed (in the case of a regular screen).
  • Page 13: Time/Date Display Position

    When the MENU/REC LOCK switch is set to OFF, the clock automatically starts running from time and date set. TIME 03- 3-01 03:25:00 Flashing For the seconds, “00” is set. Even when the switch is set to MENU, the time will keep advancing if it has not been changed.
  • Page 14: Time Mode Selection

    • The unit is designed as a product required to exhibit high reliability in surveillance, security, monitoring, etc. In order to maintain its recording reliability, it is recommended that the Panasonic video tapes listed below be used. <VHS tapes> •...
  • Page 15: Recording Procedure

    Recording Procedure Switch on the power to the connected equipment. Set the timer recording, auto repeat recording, alarm recording, restoration-of-power-after-failure record- Adjust so that the images of the video cameras ing or other recording function. appear properly on the TV monitor. Select the time mode for the recording.
  • Page 16: Timer Recording

    Timer Recording There are two methods of timer recording: one uses the internal timer and the other uses an external timer. Internal timer recording Start time and stop time VTR operations after the settings • The unit is in STANDBY mode, and even if other Bear in mind the following points when setting these buttons are pressed, their operations are not times.
  • Page 17: Daily Recording (Daily Timer)/Weekly Recording (Weekly Timer)

    Daily Recording (Daily Timer)/Weekly Recording (Weekly Timer) Example: When recording from 8:30 to 12:00 from Sunday through Thursday and from 9:00 to 12:00 on Fridays and Saturdays Check that OFF or ON for Sunday (SUN) is When the shift ( ) button is pressed, the “hour”...
  • Page 18: External Timer Recording

    Timer Recording External Timer Recording The unit can be made to record using an external timer to turn on its power. Power Cord EJECT REC REVIEW (supplied) AG-TL350 PULL OPEN TRACKING / COUNTER / V-LOCK RESET TIME MODE SEARCH ALARM (Audio timer available from dealer) To AC IN Timer...
  • Page 19: Alarm Recording (Emergency Recording)

    Alarm Recording (Emergency Recording) When an emergency occurs at the monitoring site during prolonged monitoring and recording, the alarm function is automatically triggered, and alarm recording is performed. Principle of alarm recording Connecting the alarm input connector Alarm input Alarm reset input Tape end Tape start Recording...
  • Page 20: Alarm Recording Operation

    Alarm Recording (Emergency Recording) Alarm recording operation Check that a video cassette with its tab intact has Press the shift ( ) button to move the flashing to been inserted. DURATION. Press the set (+ or –) button to set the recording Set the MENU/REC LOCK switch to MENU to duration.
  • Page 21: Playback Procedure

    Playback Procedure Before operating the unit, check that the internal/external timer recording displays (INT/EXT) have been cleared from the display. (If INT or EXT is displayed, set the TIMER MODE switch to OFF to clear it.) Switch on the power to the unit and TV monitor. Press the PLAY button.
  • Page 22: Routine & Regular Inspection Request

    Routine & Regular Inspection Request This unit is designed to withstand many hours of operation. Nevertheless, it is recommended that routine inspections be conducted to help ensure trouble-free operation. CAUTION Do not forget to conduct the routine inspection with auto repeat recording. Routine inspection procedure Set the power switches on the unit, video cameras, TV monitor and other equipment connected in the...
  • Page 23: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Trouble with installation • No power. Is the power plug inserted properly into the AC outlet? • No picture. Is the unit connected properly with the TV, video cameras, etc.? • Are any of the connecting cables making faulty contact? •...
  • Page 24 Troubleshooting • No timer recording. Are the present time and start/stop times for the timer recording correct? • Has INT or EXT lighted on the display? • No alarm recording. Have the alarm sensors and alarm input connectors been connected properly? •...
  • Page 25: Specifications

    Specifications Power Source: 220 – 240 V AC, 50 – 60 Hz Power Consumption: 20 W Audio General Line Input Operating Temperature: 5°C to 40°C (Phono): –10 dBV, 47 kohms Mic Input (3 mm): –60 dBV, 600 ohms Operating Line Output Humidity: 35% to 80% 430 (W) ×...
  • Page 26 Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. Central P.O. Box 288, Osaka 530-8691, Japan Printed in Japan VQT8975 S1000H100Î...

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