Recording movies to or from a VCR or digital video device ZR60, ZR65mc, and ZR70mc
Article ID: ART156605 | Date published: 06/09/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015
 

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Recording movies to or from a VCR or digital video device ZR60, ZR65mc, and ZR70mc

Solution

Recording to a VCR or Digital Video Device - ZR60, ZR65mc, and ZR70mc

You can copy your recordings by connecting the camcorder to a VCR or a digital video device. If you connect a digital video device, you can copy recordings with virtually no generation loss in image and sound quality.

 

When connecting a VCR:

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  • The quality of the edited tape will be slightly lower than that of the original.

When connecting a digital video device:

  • You can connect only one device to the camcorder with the DV cable.
  • Blank sections may be recorded as anomalous picture.
  • If the picture does not appear, reconnect the DV cable or turn the camcorder off and back on again.

Recording

  1. Connect the camcorder to the VCR or Digital Video Device.
    - See Connecting the devices

  2. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode and load a recorded cassette.

  3. Connected device: Load a blank cassette and set the device to record pause mode.

  4. Locate the scene you wish to copy and pause playback shortly before the scene.

  5. Play back the tape.

  6. Connected device: Begin recording when the scene you wish to copy appears. Stop recording when copying is complete.

  7. Stop playback.
  • When connecting a digital video device:
    - If the picture does not appear, reconnect the DV cable or turn the camcorder off and back on again.
    - Proper operation cannot be guaranteed for all digital video devices equipped with a DV terminal. If operation does not work, use the S-Video or AV terminal.
  • We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source.

Connecting the devices

Connecting to a Digital Video Device

Connect the DV cable from one camcorder's DV port to the other's DV port.*

* Refer also to the instruction manual of the digital video device.

  • When you use the TV as a monitor during recording, keep the TV volume turned down as long as the camcorder's audio terminals are connected. An unpleasant high-pitched squeal, called feedback, may be produced if sound from the TV speakers is picked up by the microphone.

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Connecting to the Television or VCR

Skip to TVs with Audio/Video Terminals

TVs with S (S1)-Video Input Terminal

  1. Turn off all devices before starting the connections.

  2. Connect the S-150 S-video Cable (optional) to the S-video terminals.

  3. Connect the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable to the camcorder's AV terminal and the audio terminals of the TV/VCR.
    - Connect the white plug to the white AUDIO terminal L (left), and the red plug to the red AUDIO terminal R (right). Do not connect the yellow plug.

  4. If connecting to a TV, set the input selector to VIDEO. If connecting to a VCR, set the input selector to LINE.

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TVs with Audio/Video Terminals

  1. Turn off all devices before starting the connections.

  2. Connect the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable to the camcorder?s AV terminal and the audio/video terminals on the TV/VCR.
    - Connect the white plug to the white audio terminal L (left), the red plug to the red audio terminal R (right) and the yellow plug to the yellow video terminal VIDEO.

  3. If connecting to a TV, set the input selector to VIDEO. If connecting to a VCR, set the input selector to LINE.

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