How to change the recording mode to LP/SP on the GL2.

Article ID: ART154714 | Date published: 06/09/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


How to change the recording mode to LP/SP on the GL2.


You can record and play back a tape in SP (standard play) and LP (long play) modes. LP extends the tape usage by 1.5 times.
You cannot add sound (audio dubbing) or images (AV insert) to a tape that has been recorded in LP mode. If you plan to use either of these functions later, record in SP mode.

To change to LP mode, open the menu and select VCR SET UP. Then select REC MODE, set it to LP and close the menu.


  • When recording and playing back tapes in LP mode, the nature of the tape and usage conditions may affect recording, mosaic-like noise may appear in the image and the sound may be distorted during playback of tapes recorded in LP mode. For important recordings, therefore, set the camcorder to SP mode.

  • If you record in modes on the same tape, the picture may become distorted during playback and the time code may not be written correctly.

  • When the camcorder is set to LP mode, pausing between recordings may produce mosaic-like noise.

  • A tape recorded in LP mode on another camcorder may produce mosaic-like noise when played back on this camcorder, and vice versa.



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