Digital Video dubbing with the ZR40 camcorder

Article ID: ART130991 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


Digital Video dubbing with the ZR40 camcorder


Digital video equipment fitted with the DV terminal lets you edit, copy and transfer data digitally, with virtually no generation loss in image and sound quality. The DV terminal is for line-in and line-out, since a single DV cable can handle data in directions.
  • If a digital VCR is connected and an anomalous signal is sent from the VCR, the images recorded on the tape may also be anomalous (although it may not appear so on the TV image), or not recorded at all.
  • You are unable to dub tapes recorded with the copyright protective signal.
  • When dubbing to a cassette with digital video equipment, be sure to set AV > DV OUT to OFF in the menu.

  1. Connect the camcorder and the other digital device.
    - Connect the Canon CV-150F DV cable (optional) with the sides of the plugs marked with the arrows facing as shown above.
  2. Prepare the other device.
    - Turn on the power and load a recorded cassette.
  3. Turn the camcorder's POWER switch to PLAY (VCR).
    - DV IN appears in the display.
  4. Load a blank cassette.
  5. Find a point on your recorded cassette slightly before the section you want to copy and set it to playback pause mode.
  6. Press the REC PAUSE button on the wireless controller.
    - The camcorder enters record pause mode.
  7. Start playback on the other digital device while you monitor the picture.
  8. Press the pause button.
    - Recording starts.
  9. When you get to the point where you want to stop recording, press the stop button or the pause button.
    - Recording stops.
  10. Stop playback on the other device.



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