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(4) Testing the earphone and speaker
1
Turn the MONITOR volume control
and check that the speaker volume
changes accordingly.
2
Connect an earphone to the front or
rear EARPHONE jack.
3
Check that the speaker sound is cut off
and that you can hear the sound from
the microphone in the earphone.
4
Turn the MONITOR volume control
and check that the earphone volume
changes accordingly.
5
Connect the earphone to the other
EARPHONE jack. Check the earphone
as in step 3.
(5) Testing external microphones
1
Connect external microphones to the
AUDIO IN CH1/CH2 connectors.
2
Set the +48V/OFF switches as follows.
• If the connected microphone is of the
internal power supply type, set the switch
to OFF.
• If the connected microphone is of the
external power supply type, set the switch
to +48V.
3
Set the AUDIO IN switches to REAR.
4
Aim the microphones at a sound source.
5
Check that the audio level meters on the
LCD monitor and monochrome LCD
and the audio level indicators in the
viewfinder reflect the changing sound
level.
(6) Checking the XLR connection
automatic detection function
Before starting to check, remove the front
microphone connected to the MIC IN connector if
it is connected.
1
Perform the operations of steps 1 and 2
explained in "(5) Testing external
microphones".
2
Set the AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2 switches
to FRONT.
3
Perform the operations of steps 4 and 5
explained in "(5) Testing external
microphones".
If the audio level meters on the color and
monochrome LCDs and the audio level
indicators in the viewfinder reflect the
changing sound level, the function of the
XLR connection automatic detection is
working correctly.
If it does not reflect the changing sound level,
the function of the XLR connection
automatic detection function is off. Set
REAR XLR AUTO to "ON" on the VDR
MODE 1 page of the MAINTENANCE
menu.
If it does not reflect even after making this
setting, the XLR connection automatic
detection function does not work correctly.
(7) Checking the user bit and timecode
functions
1
Set the user bits as required.
For the operation, see "Setting the user bits" on
page 67.
2
Set the timecode.
For the operation, see "Setting the timecode"
on page 67.
3
Set the F-RUN/SET/R-RUN switch to
R-RUN.
4
Press the REC START button, and
check that recording starts and that the
timecode indication in the counter
display changes.
5
Press the REC START button again,
and check that recording stops and that
the timecode indication stops changing.
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