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Dubbing From A VCR
[To use this camcorder as a recorder]
To AV To S-VIDEO
Make sure all units are turned off, then connect the camcorder and the VCR as shown in the illustration. Also refer to pg. 52 and 53. Set âSOUND MODEâ to â12 BITâ or â16 BITâ and âREC MODEâ to âSPâ or âLPâ in the Menu Screen depending on your preference ( pg. 39). Set the camcorderâs Power Switch to â â while pressing down the Lock Button located on the switch. Turn on the VCRâs power and insert the appropriate cassettes in the camcorder and the VCR.
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Set âS/AV INPUTâ to âONâ in the Menu Screen to engage the analogue input mode ( pg. 39). Press the Recording Start/Stop Button on the camcorder to engage the Record-Pause mode. â AV. IN â appears on the screen. Engage the VCRâs Play mode, then engage the Still Playback mode when you have found a spot just before the edit-in point. Press the Recording Start/Stop Button on the camcorder to engage the Record mode. rotates on the screen. Engage the VCRâs Play mode. To stop dubbing, press the Recording Star/Stop Button on the camcorder so that stops rotating, then engage the VCRâs Stop mode. Repeat steps 6 through 8 for additional editing. Set âS/AV INPUTâ back to âOFFâ in the Menu Screen to disengage the analogue input mode ( pg. 39).
S-Video cable (provided)
Audio/Video cable [mini-plug to RCA plug] (provided)
To AUDIO, VIDEO* and S-VIDEO OUT connectors
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VCR (Playback deck)
* Connect when an S-Video cable is not used. ** When connecting the cables, open this cover.
NOTES: â It is recommended to use the AC Power Adapter/ Charger as the power supply instead of the battery pack ( pg. 7). â Analogue signals can be converted to digital signals with this procedure. â It is also possible to dub from another camcorder.