Recording the SMPTE color bars and audio tone on a XL H1A or XL H1S camcorder
Article ID: ART104185 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 08/15/2015
 

Description

Recording the SMPTE color bars and audio tone on a XL H1A or XL H1S camcorder

Solution

Recording Color Bars/Audio Reference Signal

You can generate and record color bars signals and a 1 kHz audio reference signal. With the customized functions you can choose between SMPTE standard-definition color bars ([TYPE 1]) and ARIB multiformat HDTV color bars ([TYPE 2]) and you can also select the strength of the audio signal (-12 dB, -18 dB, or -20 dB).

  1. Select the standard of the color bars signal [COLOR BARS] and the strength of the audio reference signal [1kHz TONE] with the customized functions.

  2. Press the BARS/FADE SELECT button to display the CB(color bars) icon.
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    Repeatedly pressing the button will cycle through the options in the following order: CB, WF, BF, no display.
    - CB starts flashing

  3. Press the BARS/FADE ON/OFF button.
    - The color bars appear and the audio reference signal is emitted (if activated). Press the Start/Stop button to record the signal.
    - If you set the custom function [1kHz TONE] to [OFF], the current audio input (microphone, line in, etc.) will be recorded as the audio signal.

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