Location and Function of Parts
• When the switch is set to PAL, the unit works as a
PAL model. Therefore the time code generated by the
unit while recording in the DVCAM format turns to
the non-drop frame mode. Even if an NTSC
formatted signal is input from the DV IN/OUT
connector, the time code generated by the unit is non-
drop frame mode as long as the switch is set to PAL,
regardless of the TC FORMAT setting on the
OTHERS menu. If you intend to set the unit to
generate the time code in the drop frame mode, set
the switch to NTSC.
• The color system of the signals output from the unit
is the one recorded on the tape being played back.
The unit cannot convert the color system of signals of
one system into that of the other. (For example:
converting NTSC formatted signals into PAL
formatted signals is not possible) Therefore, to view
or record the signal output from the unit, you need a
device compatible with the color system of the
signals output from the unit.
Used to output analog video and audio signals. To
connect a VCR equipped with S-video input, use the S
VIDEO connector on the unit.
Various text data are superimposed and output from
the VIDEO jack or the S VIDEO connector on the
OUTPUT jacks. If you want to output video signals
without text data, carry out the following operations.
Set TITLE DISP and LABEL DISP on the CM SET
menu to OFF.
Depending on the displayed items, press the
MENU, DATA CODE, DISPLAY or SEARCH
SELECT button on the Remote Commander to
clear the text data on the monitor screen.
For details on text data, see "Displaying data recorded on a
tape" onpage 25
and "Displaying various data" on
For details on the CM SETmenu, see "CMSETmenu" on
When the color system of playback signals is
different from the one last used on the unit, playback
picture and sound will be distorted and time code will
be discontinuous for a short time at the beginning of
When the unit is in the EE mode (when the input
signal is output as an analog signal), the subcarrier of
the color signal is not synchronized with the
horizontal sync signal. The color of the picture or the
horizontal sync signal may be distorted depending on
the type of monitor connected to the unit.
• If you play back a tape with both NTSC and PAL
color system recordings, the following limitations
NTSC/PAL select switch
- At the point where the recorded signals format
changes, the picture may be distorted or the audio
noise may be output.
- The tape transport control buttons may be disabled
until the tape running is stabilized.
Used to switch me color system of signals mat will oe
recorded on the unit when you use analog input.
To change the switch setting, turn off the power of the
unit first, then use the tip of a ball-point pen or similar
tool to slide this switch.
• Do not change the switch setting during recording.
Before inputting NTSC or PAL formatted analog video
signals, set this switch to appropriate position
according to the color system of it.
Press this button to initialize the internal clock and all
menu items. Press this button with the tip of a ball-
point pen or similar tool.
If the color system of the input signals is different
from that of the switch setting, both picture and sound
will be muted.
When inputting signals to the DV IN/OUT connector
or during playback, this switch setting is invalid. The
unit detects the color system of the signals
CONTROL S lack
Connects to a remote control unit (DSRM-20, not
supplied) for controlling this unit.
When using a CONTROL S-device, set the REMOTE
CONTROL switch on the front panel to CONTROL S.
Otherwise, you cannot operate the unit with
Chapter 1 Overview