Recording from DV Input
Before DV dubbing
You can connect a DV-equipped camcorder to this recorder using a single DV cable for input and output of audio, video, data and control signals.
This recorder is only compatible with DV-format (DVC-SD, DV25) camcorders. Digital satellite tuners and Digital VHS video recorders are not compatible.
You cannot connect more than one DV camcorder at a time to this recorder.
You cannot control this recorder from external equipment connected via the DV IN jack (including two recorders).
It may not always be possible to control the connected camcorder via the DV IN jack.
Digital camcorders can usually record audio as stereo 16-bit/48kHz, or twin stereo tracks of 12- bit/32kHz. This recorder can only record one stereo audio track. Set [DV Rec Audio] option to [Audio 1] or [Audio 2] as required (see page 23).
Audio input to the DV IN jack should be 32 or 48kHz (not 44.1kHz).
Picture disturbance on the recording may occur if the source component pauses playback or plays an unrecorded section of tape, or if the power fails in the source component, or the DV cable becomes disconnected.
Recording from a Digital Camcorder
You can record from a digital camcorder connected to the DV IN jack on the front panel of this recorder. Using the recorder’s remote, you can control both the camcorder and this recorder. Before recording, make sure that the audio input for the DV IN jack is set up (see page 23).
T i p s : The source signal must be DVC-SD format. Some camcorders cannot be controlled using this recorder’s remote. If you connect a second recorder using a DV cable, you cannot control the second DVD from this one. You cannot control this unit remotely from a component connected to the DV IN jack. You cannot record date and time information from a DV cassette.
Make sure your digital camcorder is connected to the front panel DV IN jack. See page 15.
Select [TV(HDD)] or [TV(DVD] option on the HOME menu then press ENTER. (see page 16).
Check that the DV audio input is as you require. You can choose between Audio 1 (original audio) and Audio 2 (overdubbed audio).
DV Input is set from the [DV Rec Audio] in sub-menu of the Setup menu. See “DV Recording Audio” on page 23 for more information.
Press AV repeatedly to select the DV input. DV appears in the display window and on the TV screen.
Find the place on the camcorder tape that you want to the recording to start from. For best results, pause playback at the point from which you want to record.
Depending on your camcorder, you can use this recorder’s remote to control the camcorder using the STOP, PLAY and PAUSE functions.
Press REC (z) once to start recording.
Recording is automatically stopped if the recorder detects no signal.
You can pause or stop the recording by pressing PAUSE/STEP (X) or STOP (x). You cannot control the camcorder from this remote control during recording.
In Video mode, the final frame of the recording may remain displayed on screen for a while after recording stops.
For timer recording to work properly on this recorder, the digital camcorder must also be switched on and in operating.
If you cannot get a picture and/or audio through the DV IN jack, check the bullet points:
Make sure the DV cable is properly connected.
Try switching off the connected equipment then
switch back on.
Try switching the audio input.
Note: Depending on the connected camcorder, you may not be able to control it using the remote control supplied with this recorder.