Sony DSR-45/45P Manuel d'utilisation
Chapter 4 Setting the Time Code and Adjusting the Video Signals
Setting the Time Code and Adjusting the Video Signals
• When this item is set to EXTERNAL, the INPUT
SELECT selector on the front panel is set to DV, and
no signal is input via the DV jack, or the software of
the editing controller does not output a time code, if
you start recording, bars (– –:– –:– –:– –) are
recorded as time code. At the point that the input of a
signal begins, the time code of that signal will be
• When this item is set to EXTERNAL, if you input
time code to the DV jack that is not continuous or
does not advance correctly, the value of the recorded
or displayed time code may not be equal to the actual
value of the input one. If you use a tape with this
problem, you may not be able to perform search or
edit, depending on the devices you use.
To set the time code when the recording
Set TC MAKE on the TC/UB SET menu to select the
time code to be recorded when recording starts.
REGEN: The time code value is set to continue the
time code from the time code already recorded on
the tape. If you start recording from a blank
portion of the tape, the time code starts from
PRESET: The time code starts from the value set in
TC PRESET on the TC/UB SET menu.
To set the advancement mode
Set TC RUN on the TC/UB SET menu to switch the
advancement mode (counting up).
REC RUN: Time code advances only while
FREE RUN: Time code advances even when the
unit is not recording. This mode is used to set the
current time as the initial time code value, or to
synchronize the internal time code to an external
• If you set the advancement mode to FREE RUN, the
time code will be updated by the internal clock while
the unit’s power is off. The time code may have been
delayed or advanced somewhat if you turn on the unit
power again, play back a tape, or set the INPUT
SELECT selector to DV.
• If the internal backup battery charge is exhausted, the
time code of the FREE RUN setting will be
initialized. The internal backup battery is fully
charged if you connect the power to the unit for about
8 hours. A fully charged internal battery can run for
about two weeks.
To set the frame mode (DSR-45 only)
Set TC FORMAT on the TC/UB SET menu to switch
the frame mode.
AUTO: Automatically sets the mode in accordance
with the loaded tape.
If nothing is recorded on the tape, the mode is set
to the non-drop frame mode. If the unit cannot
read the frame mode correctly from the tape, the
unit will use the mode that was set in the last
position it was able to read correctly on the tape. If
you remove the cassette, the mode of the last
position it was able to read correctly is cleared and
the mode is set to the non-drop frame mode. If TC
MAKE is set to PRESET, the mode is also set to
the non-drop frame mode.
DF: Selects the drop frame mode.
NDF: Selects the non-drop frame mode.
In a DV format recording, the drop-frame mode is
To switch the time code output when
playing at various speeds (JOG)
Set JOG TC OUT on the TC/UB SET menu to control
the time code output from the TC OUT connector
when the tape is played at various speeds.
OFF: Does not output the time code.
ON: Outputs the time code.
Continuous time code is output only when the tape is
played at normal speed. When the unit is in the jog or
search mode, discontinuous time code is output.