How to dub to/from a tape from digital video equipment with the GL2.

Article ID: ART155805 | Date published: 06/09/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


How to dub to/from a tape from digital video equipment with the GL2.


Digital video equipment fitted with the DV terminal allows you to 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 cannot dub tapes recorded with the copyright protective signal.


  1. Connect the camcorder and the other digital device.

    • Connect the Canon CV-150F DV cable (optional).

  2. Prepare the other device.

    • Turn on the power and load a recorded cassette.

  3. Slide the camcorder?s POWER switch to PLAY (VCR) and the TAPE/CARD switch to TAPE.

    • DV IN appears in the display.

  4. Load a blank cassette.


  1. Find a point on your recorded cassette slightly before the section you wish to copy and set it to playback pause mode.

  2. Press the camcorder?s REC PAUSE button.

    • The camcorder enters record pause mode.

  3. Start playback on the other digital device while you monitor the picture.

  4. Press the e/a (play/pause) button on the camcoder or the PAUSE a button on the wireless controller.

    • Recording starts.

  5. When you get to the point where you wish to stop recording, press the stop button or the pause button.

    • Recording stops.

  6. Stop playback on the other device.


  • If the cable is not connected properly, or if the cable is not connected when you press REC PAUSE, the camcorder displays the caution ??CHECK THE DV INPUT.?? An anomalous image may also flash onto the screen.

  • Blanks between recordings on the playback tape are recorded as anomalous images on the tape that is being recorded to.

Copyright signal

Certain pre-recorded software tapes are copyright protected. If you try to play back such a cassette, "COPYRIGHT PROTECTED PLAYBACK IS RESTRICTED" appears in the viewfinder for a few seconds and then the camcorder displays a blank blue screen; you cannot view the contents of the cassette. If you try to record from such a tape via the digital cable "COPYRIGHT PROTECTED DUBBING RESTRICTED" appears in the display; you cannot record the contents of the tape.



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