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Chapter 2 Fitting and Connections 51
Chapter 2 Fitting and Connections
Connecting an External VCR
Connecting an i.LINK Digital Cassette Recorder
When you connect an i.LINK-compatible digital VCR
(such as the DSR-70A/70AP) to the DV OUT
connector of this camcorder using an i.LINK cable
(DV connecting cable), you can perform a cut editing
or dubbing. In this case, set the camcorder’s VTR
TRIGGER switch to INT ONLY.
The camcorder begins to record when a REC
command is received from the connected VCR.
You can connect the following external VCRs to the
VTR/CCU connector (26-pin) or the DV OUT
connector for recording.
•Although power can be supplied to the camcorder
from an external VTR, the camcorder may not
operate correctly in some such cases, depending on
the power supply capacity of the VTR. It is
recommended that you power the camcorder from a
battery pack or from an external power supply.
• The VTR/CCU connector always outputs the signals
from the camera. (The playback video of the internal
VCR cannot be output.)
•When no VCR is connected to the VTR/CCU
connector (26-pin), it does not supply signals.
•A hub cannot be used to control a VCR connected to
the DV OUT connector, because the REC command
is not transmitted to the external VCR when a hub is
However, a hub can be used to control this camcorder
from an external VCR.
cable (max. length
10 m (33 ft.))
i.LINK cable (DV
4.5 m (14 ft.))
i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable)
• The camcorder does not support noiseless various
• To protect the tape, slow playback is automatically
cancelled if the slow playback lasts for about one
•When dubbing tapes using the DSR-70A/70AP, a
continuous recorded section of approximately five
seconds is required before the recording start point. It
is recommended to record color bars or a similar
signal beforehand at the start point of the source tape
to be dubbed on this camcorder.