Notes on playback/recording – Sony DSR-45/45P Manuel d'utilisation
Playback and Recording
Chapter 2 Playback and Recording
Notes on Playback/Recording
No compensation for contents of the
Contents of the recording cannot be compensated for if
recording or playback is not successful due to a
malfunction of the unit, video tape, etc.
You cannot record any software having copyright
protection signals on this unit. If you start recording
protected video and audio signals, a warning appears
on the monitor screen and the unit stops recording.
During recording, if you change the INPUT SELECT
selector setting, the unit may mistakenly recognize that
a copyright protected signal has been input.
When you play back software having copyright
protected signals on this unit, you may not be able to
copy it onto other equipment.
Limitations caused by differences in format
The unit can record and play back tapes recorded in
DVCAM format. It can also record and play back
tapes recorded in DV format (SP mode).
However, due to differences in format, you may not be
able to play back or edit some tapes affected by
recording conditions of the tape (e.g., a tape originally
recorded in DV format is dubbed in DVCAM format).
For details, see “Compatibility of DVCAM and DV Format”
on page 101 (GB).
If a tape has both a portion recorded in the DVCAM
format and one recorded in the DV format (SP mode),
the following limitations are applied when you play
back the tape with this unit:
• The image may be distorted and noise may occur at
the point where the recording format changes on the
• The tape transport control buttons may be disabled
until the tape speed is stabilized.
Simple playback function for a tape recorded
using the PAL system (for the DSR-45) or the
NTSC system (for the DSR-45P)
The DSR-45 can play a PAL tape (the DSR-45P can
play an NTSC tape) recorded in the DVCAM format
or consumer DV format (SP mode only). This function
has the following limitations:
• The video signals are output only to the LCD monitor
and the MONITOR VIDEO output.
• The color system of the output video signal is that of
the signals recorded on the tape played back. You
cannot convert the signals into the other color system.
If you want to display the MONITOR VIDEO output,
you will need a video monitor able to handle the
color system recorded on the tape.
• The MONITOR VIDEO output is optimized and
adjusted for one color system (DSR-45: NTSC
system; DSR-45P: PAL system). If you play back a
tape recorded in the other color system, the levels and
phases of the video signal may not be correct.
• The outputs from the VIDEO OUT, S VIDEO OUT
and COMPONENT OUT connectors are muted.
• When the unit plays a tape recorded in the other color
system (i.e., PAL for the DSR-45, or NTSC for the
DSR-45P), the image, sound and time code may be
distorted for a while at the beginning and the end of
• The TC OUT connector outputs incorrect time code.
Do not use this time code.
• The unit cannot play back in synchronization with the
external sync signal.
• Noise reduction results for the luminance and
chrominance signals may differ between PAL
formatted tapes and NTSC formatted tapes.
• Even when the DSR-45 plays back a PAL formatted
tape (or the DSR-45P plays back an NTSC formatted
tape), you can control the basic tape transport
functions using a device connected to the RS-422A or
RS-232C connectors. However, any editing
operations attempted in this case are not guaranteed.
Limitations regarding the differences in color
Except for the simple playback function for a tape
recorded in the other color system, this unit is not
compatible with any other color systems.
• This unit cannot record video signals of the other
• Inputting the other format video signals does not
output the EE pictures correctly. The video output
may be muted and some signals may not be
• You may not be able to dub sound correctly from a
tape recorded in the other color system in this unit.
• If a tape has both NTSC and PAL formatted video
signals, the following limitations are applied when
you play that tape with this unit:
– The image may be distorted and noise may occur at
the point where the recording format changes on
– The tape transport control buttons may be disabled
until the tape speed is stabilized.
Notes on Video Cassettes