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JVC BR-S605U & 605UB
JVC BR-S500 & 800
JVC BR-S622U/822U
JVC BR-S365U
SANYO GVR-S950
SONY SVO 9600/9620
SONY VDECK (CVD-1000) OR EVO-9650 (WITH EVBK-66)
SONY EV09650/9720
SONY SVO-2100
SONY (All Control-L VCRs)
SONY DHR-1000/DSR-30
PANASONIC AJ-D640/650 (RS-422 Control)
PANASONIC AG-1980
PANASONIC PV-S4680/4690/7680
PANASONIC AG7650/7750
PANASONIC AG-5700P

For JVC BR-S605U, BR-S605UB,BR-S500, & BR-S800

(This document applies to EditLink 2200A & 3300 Versions 4.26LR5/5.16LR5 or greater)
Important Note: Before reading these notes make sure that you have read the Owner's Manual for your specific VCRs and understand how they work. All VCRs have different characteristics and this document cannot possibly explain all of the nuances of your particular machines.

The J1 driver allows for any combination of JVC RS-232, Panasonic 5pin and Sony Control L protocols to be used with these JVC models. The R1 and R5 drivers enable RS-422A VTRs to be used in combination with JVC 500, 605, and 800 VTRs.


OPERATING THE BR-S605U & 605UB

The VTRs must have the optional SA-K27 RS232 serial interface board installed in order to have remote operation via the controller. Ensure the 605U's SA-K27 baud rate is set to 9600 baud (SW4-1 and SW4-2 dip switches are both ON) before installing. Ensure SW-4-3 dip switch is OFF if using 605UB and ON if using 605U/E.

Use the supplied FV0075 8pin mini din to 9pin DB cables to connect the VTRs (via SA-K27 RS-232 interface board) to the edit controller. Use System Code 1 for the 605U, and System Code 2 for the 605UB.

Do not connect or disconnect the VCR cables from the controller when computer is on--do your connecting when the computer is off.

Ensure that the remote switch is in "remote" position. If it is not, then the controller will issue an error code to the host PC in its edit status byte as soon as a command to perform a function is issued. These codes are described in the 2200 or 3300 Owner's manual as "player (recorder) not ready" error codes 5 & 4.

Ensure the Sync Switch is set to VIDEO on the recorder, and the Sync Switch is set to INT on the player.

Ensure the memory menu switch # 62 (backspace edit) is ON.

After an assemble edit is done, the recorder is put into playback still mode. If using EDL-2000 series software, auto-assembly editing is possible without entering record IN and OUT points, but only in the assemble mode. (accuracy will be within +/-4 frames w/o time code and +/-2 frames with SMPTE time code)

When performing insert editing or audio dubbing the record IN and OUT points must be supplied. (accuracy is +/- 5 frames w/o time code, +/-3 frames with SMPTE time code.)

The JVC VTRs have the following characteristics;
There is no audio-1 dub function on the 605 models, only audio-2.
There is no audio/video (both) insert function on the 605 models.
There is no video insert on 605U, but there is on 605UB.
There is no provision to do an audio E-E or video E-E preview, with the any of the 605 models.
HINT: If you black the record tape and simultaneously record your production sound on audio 1 track with time code on audio 2 track, you won't need to do a second time code striping operation later. When insert editing you'll hear audio 1 and be using audio 2 (TC) for the controller. When your finished, you may mix hi-fi audio (left and right) and audio 1 together onto audio 2, writing over the time code, which will no longer be used.

HINT: If you do not use time code on the recorder, then be sure to turn the edit controller's mode to OFF. This will speed up the editing because the controller will not be "hunting" for time code first as is done when the "auto" mode is chosen.

TIME CODE OPERATION:
a. The JVC CTL time code requires the CTL time code daughter board be installed on the SA-K27. The controller can read this time code if it has been previously been recorded on the tape. The edit controller's time code setting must be set to the ON mode and the JVC on-screen display will switch from CTL to LTR mode. Currently, we do not have a direct way to engage the CTL time code generator modes on the 605 via the edit controller. According to JVC, CTL time code can only be recorded from the beginning of the tape (completely rewound), then entering RECORD mode from the STOP position. CTL time code cannot be regenerated.

b. For external SMPTE operation, use either Hi-Fi(R), audio 2, or TC out on the JVC model as follows*:
a) To use TC out channel, set menu #43 to on (while in stop) to enable the TC out channel.
b) To use audio 2 or Hi-Fi r out channel, set menu # 43 to OFF, to enable audio-2 out channel.
c) To record time code (on audio 2), via time code in, turn menu #72 on.

* Always set the controllers TCR mode to AUTO time code. The VCR menu mode #70 should always be ON so that the controller can properly step the tape frame-by-frame, forward or reverse. When #70 is off, precise positioning of the tape using the controllers stepping function is not possible.

TECH NOTE:
Even though the time code is available in continuous slow mode (when menu #70 is off), the signal level is not sufficient at very slow motion speeds or not available during FF or RW. Therefore, do not use this mode or the controller's TCR ON mode for this purpose (use only TCR ON mode if using the 605's CTL or internal LTC time code).

If not using time code on a VCR, use the software to turn off the edit controller's TCR mode. This speeds up the editing time.


OPERATING THE BR-S500 & 800 MODELS

The VTRs must have either the optional SA-K27UA (Rev A) RS232 serial interface board installed or the SA-K26U RS-422 serial interface board in order to have remote operation via the controller (not the same as the SA-K27U). Ensure the VTRs SA-K27UA baud rate is set to 9600 baud (SW4-1 and SW4-2 dip switches are both ON) before installing. Ensure that the SW-4-4 dip switch is set to ON.

Use the supplied FV0075 8pin mini din to 9pin female cable to connect the VTR (via SA-K27UA RS-232 interface board) to the edit controller. If using the SA-K26U board, then use the FV0077 8 pin minidin to 9 pin male cable to connect to the SA-K26U board. If using the SA-R50U time code G/R board, then ensure that you correctly set the SA-K26U switch S1 to on and set the menu options #206, # 412, # 418 and the front panel CTL/TC/UB to the correct positions. Note: Always set the LOCAL/REMOTE switch to LOCAL when changing these switches, otherwise not all options will take effect.

Set the edit controller to System Code 3.

The 800 provides all edit modes for assemble and insert and can record on audio 1 or 2 or both. These models use the Edit ON/OFF capability, so they will preroll and edit just like the JVC BR-S822.

Ensure that the remote switch is in "remote" position. If it is not, then the controller will issue an error code to the host PC in its edit status byte as soon as a command to perform a function is issued. These codes are described in the 2200 or 3300 Owner's manual as "player (recorder) not ready" error codes 5 & 4.

Ensure the Sync Switch is set to VIDEO on the recorder, and the Sync Switch is set to INT on the player.

The 800 provides preview in all insert modes.

Accuracy is 0, +1 in both insert and assemble modes.

‘When using the CTL or SMPTE time code system built into the VTR, set the TCR mode on the edit controller (via software) to the ON position. Also set the front panel switch to the TC position when the LOCAL/REMOTE switch is in the LOCAL mode.

’Shuttle speeds 10-32 are only available using FF/CUE or RW/RVW for 10.
Speed map:
0 = pause
1 = .03
2 = .06
3 = .17
4 = .17
5 = .17
6 = 1.00
7 = 2.00
8 = 5.00
9 = 7.00
+ = 10.00 (same as CUE or REVIEW) - not on 605
+ = 16/32 (depends on menu selection) not on 605

Speeds 10/16/32 available using speed up/dn from SLOWF/R 9. Select 16 or 32 speed select from JVC menu as your preference.


For Sanyo GVR-S950, Panasonic AG-7650/7750 JVC BR-S622/822 and SONY SVO 9600/9620
(This document applies to EditLink 2200A & 3300 Series Versions 4.26/5.16 or greater)
Important Note: Before reading these notes make sure that you have read the Owner's Manual for your specific VCRs and understand how they work. All VCRs have different characteristics and this document cannot possibly explain all of the nuances of your particular machines.

The F1 driver allows any combination of the above mentioned VTRs in addition to the Panasonic 5pin and Sony Control L protocols to be used together.


OPERATING THE SANYO GVR-S950

Use the FV0077 cable to connect your VTRs to the edit controller and set the controller to System Code 1.

The VTR has Local Mode switch. The controller will send back status as "Y" = STANDBY (OR OFF) until the switch is put into Remote mode. It's necessary to put the switch into the remote mode in order for the VTR to respond to any transport commands from the controller. Make sure the Frame Servo is OFF and Sync Select is NORMAL.

It is highly recommended to do all editing in insert modes. Assemble one step editing is possible, but cannot be done as an auto assembly mode because of the imprecision of the CTL track and inability to ascertain correct status in record (assemble) pause mode.

It is only possible to use the EDL-2000/FX time code & black stripe function with this machine with its own internal generator. It is not possible to do only a time code stripe. the only way to lay time code down is via the VTRs record button and this wipes out all video and audio. So it is not currently known how to even manually stripe a tape with only LTC on track 2 and leave existing video alone.

It is not possible to use the EDL-2000/FX to select audio track to insert (it defaults to track/channel 1) although it can be done via FutureVideo's EPOP program now. Later upgrades and newer software from FutureVideo will allow selecting the track to dub.
PROGRAMMERS: The audio tracks are assigned channels as follows:
AUDIO SELECTED CHANNEL
TRACK 1 =1
TRACK 2 =2
TRACKS 1 &2 =3
TC INSERT =4

The current audio channel status is byte 13 of the controller response.

You can send the ASCII parameter 1,2,3,4 following the audio insert or A/V insert function code to select the audio channel.

Only 4 shuttle speeds with SANYO deck are possible: 1/3x, 1x, 5x, 7x
All the controller slowf/r functions 1-5 map into 1/3 speed, 6 maps into 1X, 7 maps into 5X, and 8 & 9 map into 7X set shuttle lock to OFF if using EDL-2000.

Set the source preroll time to at least 5 seconds. To be conservative, set source preroll to 6-10 seconds or don't change default value to ensure time code is read correctly on preroll. Sometimes it takes several seconds to see the Sanyo counter to switch from interpolation to time code, especially if the tape's time code is not good. Thus a longer preroll will more likely get the correct time code. Set the player preroll trim to 11 frames (A/B roll 3300 model) and the recorder postroll trim should be nominally set to +2. This setting will allow for 1-2 frame record postroll so that next edit will not leave any black space if its late by 1 or 2 frames.

Occasionally the Sanyo VTR will "lock up" and no more commands will be accepted via its RS422 serial port until the VTR power is turned off and then on again. This clears the interface and the VTR returns to normal operation.

Occasionally the Sanyo VTR will improperly respond to a status request from the edit controller. If editing is being performed and this happens, the controller will force the edit to terminate so that no possible error in recording can occur. When not editing, the controller will ignore this error. Occasionally the off-line status may be seen momentarily--this is due to the VTR not returning a status request from the controller.

The SANYO interpolates time code when not in play mode. If using the jog or shuttle to locate a point for marking, it will lose accuracy when moving from the forward to reverse direction. To re-affirm the point marked is correct, use the GOTO function to see if it is within 1 frame of the expected point. Generally, this point will vary by +/-1 frame. the resulting editing accuracy will be within +/-2 frames between 2 VTRs.

TIME CODE OPERATION:
Set the edit controller's time code reader to "ON" for all tapes whether or not they have time code. Setting the time code to "ON" will work better than setting it to AUTO and will provide quicker cueing, although it could occasionally result in a small error when interpolating time code. Also, in either ON or AUTO mode, the edit controller's time code reader is bypassed.

The VTR's timer 1 counter is read if the edit controller's time code mode is set to OFF.

If the edit controller's TC mode is selected as AUTO or ON, the Sanyo VCR erroneously returns that SMPTE LTC is being read but actually CTL time is being interpolated for time code or when there is no time code at all.
PROGRAMMERS: The controller reports this as STATUS 'p' as done for when SMPTE is sensed. If TC mode is OFF, then it returns Status 'P'.

When the VTR time code counter goes negative, the VTR returns a 23H59MM59SS number to the controller. Make sure that both the LTC and CTL counters are zeroed on the machine when putting in a tape. Do this by selecting the local mode on the VTR and pressing counter reset when in CTL mode, and time code reset when in LTC (TIME CODE) mode.

The counter reset function via the edit controller does not reset the LTC or CTL counter via the 422. This resets the 422 internal timer 1 counter which has nothing to do with either the CTL or LTC counter.


OPERATING THE PANASONIC AG7650/7750

Use VTR cable FV0077 to connect VTR to edit controller. Set the edit controller to System Code 2.

This VTR has LOCAL/REMOTE switch. The controller will send back status as "Y" = standby (off-line) until the switch is put into REMOTE mode. It is necessary put the switch in REMOTE mode for VTR to respond to transport commands from controller. Ensure the VTR's SYNC select switch is set to NORM position. Ensure the VTR menu selections are set as follows:
#3002 IS SET TO 00 FOR OTHER (EDIT CONTROLLER) TYPES.
#3003 IS SET TO 00 FOR 9PIN CONTROL
#4003 IS SET TO 00 FOR 0 FRAME PLAY DELAY
#4004 IS SET TO 01 FOR FRAME SERVO ON

If using the 7650 as source & 7750 as record VTR with the F700 TCR, set the edit controller's (source) preroll time to at least 4-5 seconds. If using other sources, set preroll to at least 6-8 seconds. If using the controller's built in SMPTE time code reader, set preroll to at least 8-10 seconds. The frame servo lock on the VTR should light up by the time the edit in point occurs. If it is not on or still flashing, then lengthen the preroll time, otherwise the edit will have a glitch. Also, if frequent preroll error messages occur, lengthen the source preroll time a couple seconds. Set the player preroll trim to 4 frames (A/B roll 3300 model)

The controller allows speed range of 1/25 - 10x using the variable speed parameter 1-9. Use speed parameter + to bump to X20 and X32 from the X10 position or - to bump to -X20 and -X32 from -X10 Speed position. (EDL-2000 V 1.38 uses the 'V' in the jog field to allow this, earlier versions do not work correctly).

For time code insert editing, measured accuracy with the AG1970 as source and AG-7750 as edit VTR is -0, + 1 frame on both in and out points. Assemble editing works accurately with this VCR using the F700 TCG option, however, the edit controller automatically adds 5 frames to the edit out to allow the next assemble edit to cue to clean time code or control track.

It is possible to do Punch In/Out editing in any edit mode by playing the record VTR and then issuing a record command at the desired begin point and a pause or stop command at the end point command. Typically, the edit begins about 8 frames after issuing the record command.
PROGRAMMERS: Send "REC" to Punch IN, and "REC F" to Punch Out.

When using the 422 interface and using RW/FF modes, the tape does not unload from the drum (the picture will be showing). This is normal operation for this VTR via the 9pin remote.

When using LTC time code, the R channel meter will deflect to the right. This is normal operation for this VTR.

It is not possible to use the EDL-2000/FX to select the audio track to insert (controller defaults to track/channel 1), although it can be done via the FutureVideo EPOP program now. Later software from FutureVideo will allow selecting the track to dub.

TIME CODE OPERATION:
The F700 time code option for the 7650/7750 must be installed in order to read time code unless your 2200A/3300 has the optional LTC time code reader (/TC option). If using LTC time code, ensure that the switch on the VTR time code panel Audio Ch2/LTC is in LTC position. If using the F700 board, ensure the VTR menu selection #5002 "TC source select" is set to 01 (LTC precedence) and #5001 "drop/nondrop" is set to 00 (nondrop). If using VITC time code, ensure that the switch on the VTR time code panel "audio ch2/TC" is in the audio ch2 position. If using F700 board, put the VITC switch is in the ON position and ensure that the VTR menu selection #5002 "TC source select" is set to 00 (VITC precedence) and #5001 "drop/nondrop" is set to 00.

NOTE: The VTR's TC LTC/AUTO/VITC switch does not affect whether CTL/LTC/VITC is read by the controller, but what is set by the VTR menu selection # 5001 and the controller's time code mode. The F700 time code option for the 7750 must be installed in order to read time code unless your 2200/3300 controller has the optional LTC time code reader (/TC option)

In summary, if using the F700 time code reader board for either LTC or VITC, set the 7750's TC reader switches as follows:
INT/EXT -> INT
REGEN/PRESET -> REGEN
AUDIO2/LTC -> AUDIO2 IF VITC, ELSE LTC
VITC -> ON IF VITC, ELSE OFF IF LTC
REC RUN/FREE RUN -> REC RUN

The edit controller can reset the F700 TC generator to zero time by first setting the 7750's REGEN/PRESET switch to the preset position and then sending the counter reset command. (The edit controller's mode must be either set for TC on or TC AUTO mode.)

IMPORTANT: After resetting TC GEN to zero always return the REGEN/PRESET switch to the REGEN position, otherwise you will get non-continuous time code on the tape on subsequent edits. If using the F700 LTC/VITC reader board, set the edit controller's time code reader to "ON". When the VTR is reading time code the TC LED on the 3300 will go on. If it is interpolating time code, the LED will extinguish.

If using the edit controller's (LTC) reader, set time code to AUTO. If not using any time code, set the edit controllers TC reader to OFF. When inserting a tape without time code after a tape has been previously played with time code, the F700 interpolator will not reset unless the VTR is powered down first. This is normal for this VTR. If the new tape has no time code, turn off the edit controller's time code reader, but do not power down the VTR (or the edit controller) otherwise the edit controller will time out and assume that the VTR is not available. When using the FutureVideo edit controller's time code reader, its interpolator will automatically be reset when a new tape is inserted and it is not necessary to power down the VTR.


OPERATING THE JVC BR-S622U/822U

Use VTR cable FV0077 to connect VTR to edit controller. Set the edit controller to System Code 3.

This VTR has REMOTE switch. The controller will send back status as "Y" = standby (off-line) until the switch is put into 9 pin position. It is necessary put the switch in 9 pin for VTR to respond to transport commands from controller. Ensure the VTR's SYNC switch is set to VIDEO position. Ensure the VTR's VIDEO OUT switch is set to EDIT position. Ensure the VTR's REC mode switch is set properly to VHS or SVHS (attempting to record SVHS on a VHS tape will give error) ensure the VTR menu selections are set as follows:
#000 IS SET TO 01 FOR FRAME SERVO ON
#313 IS SET TO 00 FOR PB/EE OUTPUTS E-E IN STOP MODE (OPTIONAL).
#317 IS SET TO 00 FOR JVC SVHS-1 9 PIN TYPES.
#330 & 331 ARE SET TO 00 FOR 7 FRAME EDIT DELAYS

If using the 622 as source & 822 as record VTR with the SA-R22U TCR, set the edit controller's (source) preroll time to at least 4-5 seconds. If using other sources, set preroll to at least 6-8 seconds. If using the controller's built-in SMPTE time code reader, set preroll to at least 8-10 seconds. The frame servo lock on the VTR should light up by the time the edit in point occurs. If it is not on or still flashing, then lengthen the preroll time, otherwise the edit will have a glitch. Also, if frequent preroll error messages occur, lengthen the source preroll time a couple seconds. Set the player preroll trim to 4 frames (A/B roll 3300 model)

The controller allows speed range of 1/25 - 10x using the variable speed parameter 1-9. use speed parameter + to bump to x32 from the x10 position or - to bump to -x32 from -x10 speed position. (EDL-2000 v 1.38+ uses the 'V' in the jog field to allow this, earlier versions do not work correctly).

For time code insert editing, measured accuracy with AG1970 as source and 822 as recorder is -0, + 1 frame on both in and out points. Assemble editing works accurately with this VCR using the SA-R22 TCG option, however, the edit controller automatically adds 5 frames to the edit out to allow the next assemble edit to cue to clean time code or control track.

It is possible to do punch in/out editing in any edit mode by playing the record VTR and then issuing a record command at the desired begin point and a pause or stop command at the end point command. Typically, the edit begins about 7 frames after issuing the record command.
PROGRAMMERS: Send "REC" to Punch IN, and "REC F" to Punch Out.

When using LTC time code, the R channel meter will deflect to the right. This is normal operation for this VTR.

It is not possible to use the EDL-2000/FX to select audio track to insert (controller defaults to track/channel 1), although it can be done via FutureVideo's EPOP program now. Later software from FutureVideo will allow selecting the track to dub.

TIME CODE OPERATION:
The SA-R22 time code option for the 622/822 must be installed in order to read time code unless your 2200A/3300 controller has the optional LTC time code reader (/TC option) If using LTC time code with the SA-R22 board, set the AUTO/LTC/VITC switch to the LTC position. Ensure the VTR menu selection #206 "AUD-2/LTC" is set to 01 (LTC recorded) and #402 "TCG/DROP/NONDROP" is set to 00 (TCG setting or nondrop) and set the VITC REC switch in the off position. If using VITC time code, set the AUTO/LTC/VITC switch to the VITC position. Ensure that VTR menu selection #206 "AUD-2/LTC" is set to 00 (AUDIO 2). If using SA-R22 board, put the VITC REC switch in the on position and VTR menu selection #403 "TCG/DROP/NONDROP" is set to 00 (TCG setting or nondrop).

When using the SA-R22 option, the setting of the VTR's AUTO/LTC/VITC switch determines which of these time codes are sent to the edit controller.
In summary, if using the SA-R22 Time code reader board for either TC or VITC, set the VTR's TC reader switches as follows:
ID PRESET -> OFF OR ON (OPTIONAL)
VITC REC -> ON (If using VITC) else OFF for LTC
DF/NDF -> NDF
FREE/REC -> REC
PRESET/REGEN -> REGEN
INT/EXT -> INT
AUTO/LTC/VITC -> LTC OR VITC DEPENDING ON TAPE TIME CODE

The edit controller can reset the SA-R22 TC generator to zero time by first setting the 622/822 REGEN/PRESET switch to the preset position and then sending the counter reset command. (the edit controller's mode must be either set for TC ON or TC AUTO mode.)

IMPORTANT: After resetting TC GEN to zero always return the REGEN/PRESET switch to the regen position, otherwise you will get non-continuous time code on the tape on subsequent edits. If using the SA-R22 LTC/VITC reader board, set the edit controller's time code reader to "on".

NOTE: The 622/822 indicates to the edit controller that it is always reading VITC Time code when the time code reader is set to ON mode even though the VITC time code is interpolated (on 3300, the TC LED will stay lit). If using LTC time code, the 622/822 does properly indicate to the edit controller if it is interpolated (the 3300 TC LED will extinguish). If in doubt use the 622/822 on screen data (an asterisk next to the time code indicates it is interpolated). If using the edit controller's (LTC) reader, set time code to auto. If not using any time code, set edit controllers TC reader to off. When inserting a tape without time code after a tape has been previously played with time code, the SA-R22 interpolator will not reset unless the VTR is powered down first. This is normal for this VTR. If the new tape has no time code, turn off the edit controller's time code reader, but do not power down the VTR (or the edit controller) otherwise the edit controller will time out and assume that the VTR is not available. When using the FutureVideo edit controller's time code reader, its interpolator will automatically be reset when a new tape is inserted and it is not necessary to power down the VTR.


OPERATING THE SONY SVO 9600/9620

1. Ensure sub panel switches (below the control panel) are set as follows:
a) Mode select switch is set to EDIT
b) Local/Remote is set to REMOTE
c) Edit ON/OFF is set to ON
d) Framing switch is set to ON

2. When in Play or Still mode and the STOP command is issued, the VTR does not
go into E-E mode. When issuing a RW/FF and STOP command it will go into E-E.


For Panasonic AG-5700P
(This document applies to EditLink 2200A & 3300 Versions 4.26LR6/5.16LR6 or greater)
Important Note: Before reading these notes make sure that you have read the Owner's Manual for your specific VCRs and understand how they work. All VCRs have different characteristics and this document cannot possibly explain all of the nuances of your particular machines.

OPERATING THE PANASONIC AG-5700P

The P1 driver allows any combination of Sony LANC, Panasonic 5 pin (e.g. AG-1950/60/70 ) VCR to be used with the AG-5700 or multiple AG-5700's.

The AG-5700 connects to the controller using FutureVideo cable FV0074. Use System Code 1 for this model.

The controller communicates with the deck using the factory default settings on the RS-232C port (viz, 9600 baud, and 1 start bit, 7 data bits, odd parity, and 1 stop bit).

NOTE: Some earlier models have a factory default of 2400 baud. Please consult your dealer on how to change the settings on the VCR.

There is no E-E preview capability with this VCR as recorder. We suggest using the AG-1970 as the recorder if you require E-E preview.

Continuous Frame information is available w/o SMPTE TC, however, due to relatively slow data rate, frame information is only accessible every 3-5 frames when reading the counter data during play/record speeds and limits the accuracy.

Editing accuracy can be achieved to within +/- 1 frame when using SMPTE time code (2200/TCx OR 3300) and +/-3 frame without TC, however, with the following important restrictions:

A. When the AG-5700 is used as the recorder in an editing system, the AG-5700 has an overwrite error of approximately 7-8 frames as described in the Owner's Manual (p.29). Therefore, when setting the edit in point, ensure it is 7-8 frames greater than the previous edit out point to compensate for the overwrite.
B. When auto assembly editing, the controller automatically post-rolls the recorder 7-8 frames after the edit to compensate for this error. As long as the recorder position is not changed after the edit (whether it is in record-pause or still mode), subsequent edits will automatically be recorded correctly. If, however, on the first edit beginning from play-still mode, the recorder point must be positioned manually ahead as described in (a) to avoid overwriting your last edit. It is highly recommended to use insert rather than the assemble mode for editing.
C. It is highly recommended to use SMPTE time code on either one of the hi-fi channels or the Linear track for best accuracy.


For Sony VDECK & EVO-9650 (with VISCA interface)
(This document applies to EditLink 2200A & 3300 Versions 4.26LR7/5.16LR7 or greater)
Important Note: Before reading these notes make sure that you have read the Owner's Manual for your specific VCRs and understand how they work. All VCRs have different characteristics and this document cannot possibly explain all of the nuances of your particular machines.


OPERATING THE VDECK (CVD-1000) OR EVO-9650 (WITH EVBK-66)

The S1 driver allows any combination of Panasonic 5 pin and Sony Control L protocols to be used with the above machines.

Connect the VDECK or 9650 via FutureVideo's FV0076 cable. Use System Code # 1 for the VDECK and System Code # 2 for the EVO-9650

IMPORTANT: The black plug end goes to the edit controller and the gray plug end goes to the VCR. It will not cause any damage if hooked up incorrectly, but it will not work at all.

Be sure to connect the decks to the controller before turning on the computer otherwise communications may not work. If the system hangs or is returned as off-line, turn off both the computer and the VDECKS for 10 seconds, then turn on the VDECKS and then the computer & reboot.

If using the EVO-9650, ensure that the VISCA interface board EVBK-66 has been setup to accept external commands by using the menu setup on the EVO-9650 and setting the protocol to OPTION and the baud rate to 9600 (see page 18 of the VISCA interface board Manual).

SPECIAL NOTE: If using the 9650 without the VISCA interface, you are reading the wrong notes and probably have the wrong driver and cable kit (use S2 driver kit).

Ensure the front switch on the EVO-9650 is set to Remote position. When the 9650 is in STOP, FF or RW modes, the tape is unloaded from the head and the VCR stops reading time code information (i.e. it is not available). The last known time code will be sent back from the controller. Searches using the Fast goto function will automatically select the highes speed loaded tape searches which are x19 or -x17, instead stopping and using RW or FF.

RC/8mm time code reader is turned on by selected TC AUTO reader function via the EDL-2000 software. You may also select the TC ON mode, which results in faster cueing. Neither models read SMPTE time code. That is, the only time code available when using a VISCA device is RC or 8mm. For SMPTE support, use VTRs which use the Control-L protocol.

The EVO-9650 requires time code on the source tape (RC or 8mm) in order to edit. The VDECK may be used with the H.M.S. counter, but will not be as accurate.

SLOWF 8 OR SLOWR 8 speeds DO exist on VDECK, but will act as if used 9.

RC OR 8MM TIME CODE INSERTION:
This function is not yet currently supported via the controller. Use the time code dub function via the remote control to stripe the source tape. Note: Be sure to either disconnect the VISCA cable or in the case of the 9650, put into local mode operation.

When manually inserting RC time code on the VDECK, the status is returned as Record mode and is consistent with its operation.

When manually inserting 8mm time code on the 9650, the status is returned as Pause mode, even though the tape is recording. This is normal for the 9650.

The EDL-2000/FX BLACK STRIPE function will format the RECORD tape with time code and black (if using a videographics board). Please put the deck into stop mode before striping the tape.

The EDL-2000/FX TIME CODE STRIPE function is SMPTE stripe ONLY. It does not invoke the RC or 8mm Time code insert function.

Do not use the EDL-2000/FX TIME CODE STRIPE on a source tape, it will write over the PCM audio track.

If using EDL-2000 Version 1.34 and above, it is possible to change the Source preroll position from the default value that the edit controller uses by adding the following statement into the EDL.CFG file:
SOURCE PREROLL = <secs>

where <secs> = the position the player will cue to (preceding the cut in point) and begin prerolling from this point. Set this value to 4-6 secs if assemble editing, 8-10 secs if insert editing.

If using the 3300 model, set the SOURCE PREROLL TRIM to 5-7 frames.

Use the following table to set the recorder preroll/postroll trims to achieve an accuracy within +/- 3 frames (RCTC) and +/-1 frames (8mm TC) when using time code on both source and record decks:

Source VTR Record VTR Recorder Preroll Trim Recorder Postroll Trim
VDECK VDECK 0 0
VDECK EVO-9650 0 0
VDECK AG-1960* -3 -5
VDECK AG-1970* -1 -3
EVO9650 VDECK -1 -1
EVO9650 AG-1960* -4 -4
EVO9650 AG-1970* -2 -3
CCD-V801 VDECK 0 +1
CCD-V801 EVO-9650 0 +1
VDECK EV-A50 -4 -6
EVO9650 EV-A50 -4 -6
EV-A50 EV-9650 +2 0
(W/SMPTE)

* Cannot use time code on record deck for assemble editing mode unless VTR modified for time code linear track output. Instead, when doing multiple events, only set the source in and out points to obtain +/- 3 (RCTC) or +/-1 (8MM TC) frame accuracy and quicker editing.

Depending on other configurations, you'll have to experiment to determine the correct settings for these values. A value of 0 does not need to be entered, this is the current default value. Changing the source preroll time may also require changing the trim values.

If only one deck has time code, it is always preferable to use it as the source deck and the non-time code deck for the record deck for best results. In this case, the postroll trim may require adjustment.

If assemble editing with record in and out points, it is better to have a longer postroll value to ensure that the next edit to be made has time code or control track on tape to more accurately cue to.

Performing edits with a VDECK or EVO-9650 as recorder:

IMPORTANT: Prepare the edit tape with black and time code before editing with 8mm time code decks. This will ensure time code stays continuous while editing, otherwise the editing controller will not be able to cue the recorder properly in between edits.

SPECIAL NOTE: If you are using no time code on the recorder and performing only assemble edits with no record in or out points set, then pre-blacking or striping the record tape is not necessary.

It is possible to perform assemble and audio (PCM) dubbing on these 8mm decks, but it is not possible to do A/V insert recording with these 8mm decks. Instead, choose the assemble mode to record both video and PCM tracks, but note it also re-writes the time code too. Ensure that the time code reader option is set to AUTO or ON for the recorder so the time code is recorded as edits are made. It is best to clean the edit list so that both record IN and OUT points are used.

It is not possible to do a Video only insert on the VDECK.

It is possible to do a video only insert on the EVO-9650 but not exceeding 15 seconds due to tracking errors which can occur on 8mm decks. This is a limitation of the current 8mm deck designs and not the controller. To do a video only insert, use the EVO-9650 built in edit button. A normal Video insert edit is not available via the controller VISCA interface.

The EV0-9650 recorder is automatically bumped + 2 frames from the set record IN point, i.e., if recorder IN point is X, the recorder will be bumped to X+2 before the edit preroll begins. This is to compensate for preroll error and will ensure that the Edit IN point is always within +/-1 frame.

Previewing edits with the VDECK or 9650 as the recorder:
Since audio inserts are possible with these decks, while previewing, the controller will roll the decks in proper time in playback mode as if it were rehearsing the edit. Since the VDECK has no provision for E-E mode, the audio cannot be switched on the recorder. Currently, the same operational preview is used with the EVO-9650 as the VDECK.

When using Panasonic AG-19xx decks for recorders, normal E-E preview is possible in all insert modes.

For Sony EVO9650, EVO9720 & VDP
(This document applies to EditLink 2200A & 3300 Versions 4.26LR8/5.16LR8 or greater)
Important Note: Before reading these notes make sure that you have read the Owner's Manual for your specific VCRs and understand how they work. All VCRs have different characteristics and this document cannot possibly explain all of the nuances of your particular machines.


OPERATING THE EV09650/9720

S2 is compatible with EVO9650/9720 and VDP laser disk player. Use the following System Codes when setting up the controller:
VDP player System Code 1
EVO9650 System Code 2
EVO9720 System Code 3
The S2 driver allows any combination of the above including Panasonic 5-pin & Sony Control L protocols.

Use the FV0079 cable to connect the VTRs to the edit controller.

Use the EVO9650/EVO9720 menu to setup control for RS-232C and 9600 baud, (8 data bits, no parity 1 stop, 1 start bit).

Assemble edits will write about 3-4 frames extra to give the next edit time code to "hook" onto. A/V or PCM insert edits will cutout right at the edit out point. Video only insert function is not implemented for this model.

You can preview in E-E mode for any edit, except video only insert.

SET SOURCE PREROLL VALUE = 6-10 SECONDS
SET SOURCE PREROLL TRIM VALUE = 5 FRAMES (3300)

Edits are typically zero frame accurate with 8mm time code. Always provide the Record IN point, even in assemble mode.

SMPTE time code is not used. Set the edit controller's TCR mode to either ON or AUTO. If set ON, editing will be faster.

When edits are completed, the 9650/9720 will go into still mode.

8mm tape must have been stripped either with 8mm or RC time code as there is no pulse counter for these VCRs.

When the tape goes into FF/RW mode, the counter stays frozen because the tape is completely unloaded from the heads.


SONY SVO-2100

1. Use device code 4. Requires FutureVideo driver -R8.

2. Use FVP PN FV0075 cable for connection to VCR's 9 pin RS-232 connector (SVBK-10).

3. This unit has built in SMPTE (LTC) reader and Generator. This puts time code onto channel 2 linear. So, if using it do not do A12, A12V or A2V or A2 inserts or it will be wiped out.

4. The VCR setup can be set as either a Type1 (9600) or Type 2 (9650) on the 3rd page of the Setup
Menu. This does not affect the FutureVideo edit controller setup. Ensure the REMOTE/LOCAL
switch is set to the REMOTE position.

5. As an edit VCR, it cues to a Preroll position set by the value chosen in the setup menu of the VCR.
It can be set to 3, 5, or 7 seconds. Set the controller's Preroll time via your applications software to at
least 2 seconds more than set for the VCR. Set the Controllers Preroll Trim to 5 frames.

6. Controller Shuttle Speed codes are:

1 = x1/30
2 = x1/10
3,4 = x1/5
5 = x1/2
6 = x1
7 = x2
8 = x5
9 = x7

7. If using SMPTE time code, ensure that the VCR's menu setup (page 2) for audio Ch2 is set to Time
Code. The controller then should be set up via your applications software so that Time Code is "on".
In addition, ensure that the VCR's menu setup (page 1) is set so that audio dub is only set to Ch1. If
not using time code, then set this to Ch1-2.

Also, in the VCR's menu setup, set the Run Mode to RECRUN and TC mode to REGEN. Set to NDF.

8. The preview function may cause the VCR to stay in E-E mode even after the preview is done. If this
happens, then move the front panel remote switch to Local and then back to Remote. This will take it
out of e-e. If this fails, then turn the units power off.

9. If the VCR has just been turned on without a tape cassette loaded, then the controller will report a "not ready" condition. A tape must be inserted and then restart the controller's software. Thereafter, cass-
ettes may be ejected and inserted without any "not ready" errors.


JVC BR-S365U
1. Use Device Code 4.
2. Ensure the VCR's baud rate is selected as 9600 (default).
3. If using this as the recorder deck, then set the V-Station Preroll time to 15 seconds or more. If your Edit Controller Version is 5.16R5a or 5.16R5b then set the Recorder Preroll Trim to +13 frames. Otherwise, set it to 0. Set the Player Preroll trim to 10 frames.
4. Ensure the Remote switch on the VCR's panel is in the RS-232 position when the V-Station program is loaded, otherwise the VCR will not be able to be used.
5. It is highly recommended having CTL time code striped on the Edit Master prior to editing. Follow the instructions in the JVC's owner's manual regarding this procedure.
6. When editing begins, if your edit controller firmware is 5.16L5a or 5.16Rb, the Recorder Status will continue to report "Playing", even though it is actually recording. This is normal.


Panasonic AG-1980
1. Use Device Code 6.
2. Ensure the Shuttle ring is centered while operating the VCR from V-Station.
3. Set the Source Preroll trim 9-11 frames.


Panasonic PV-S4680/4690/7680
1. Use Device Code 2.

  • Set the preroll time to at least 10 seconds. Set the Sources Preroll Trim to 5-7 frames. Set the Recorder Preroll trim to 0 frames, and Recorder Postroll trim between +2 and +5 frames.

  • Set the TC mode to "Auto" if using either VCR as the Recorder (even if you're not using time code)

  • Avoid assemble (Asm) mode edits and use insert edits (A12V, A12, or V).

  • When doing editing with either of these VCRs as the recorder, the Record in point will start approximately 15 frames earlier than marked. Thus, it may overwrite a portion of the previous edit.

  • Ensure that the recorder speed is set to SP and not LP or SLP.


Sony (All Control-L VCRs)
Ensure that the VCR's Menu Master/Slave option for Control-L (or LANC) is set to the Slave mode.
If your machine has DV or RCTC time code, ensure that counter is set to "Time Code" on the VCR or Camcorder.


Sony DHR-1000/DSR-30

1. Set the device code to 4. Set the time code reader to On if used as the record deck; set to Auto if used as a player deck. The auto mode ensures better accuracy for this particular deck when its used as a source A or B.

2. Set the recorder preroll trim between +20 to 22 frames and set the recorder post roll trim to - 12 frames. It is highly recommended that all editing be done in the insert modes.

3. Set the Player Preroll Trim to +8 frames.

4. Audio dubbing is done only in 12 bit on Stereo 2 tracks if you have controller version 5.19lR01 or earlier. If you have a later version, then you may select tracks as follows:

Edit Mode # bits* Tracks
A1 or A1V 12 Stereo 1
A2 or A2V 12 Stereo 2
A12 or A12V 16 Stereo (16 bit)

* The menu option on the VCR must be set to 12 or 16 bit mode first.
Caution: If you record A12 in 12 bit mode, you will get stereo 1, but erase stereo 2.
If you record A1 or A2 in the 16 bit mode you will get video only
If you record Stereo in 16 bit mode, you cannot later record in 12 bit mode.

5. Since the DHR-1000 has only drop frame mode, and the V-Station 3300 software is designed for non-drop frame, if the time code in the list is not a valid drop frame value, the edit will fail. A latter release of the V-Station Software will address this issue. The DSR 30 should be set to non-drop time code.
Panasonic AJ-D230 (RS-232C Control)

1. Setup the VTR remote menu parameters as follows:

BAUD RATE:9600
DATA LENGTH: 7 BITS
STOP BIT: 1BIT
PARITY:ODD
ACK RETURN: OFF

2. If using this with the V-Station 3300 system, set the preroll trim to 6-7 frames. Set to non-drop time code. This can only be used as a source deck.

3. Select the VTR's front panel switch to the REMOTE position.

4. Connect the controller to the VTR using a FV0074 cable.

5. Set the device driver and code for you FutureVideo controller to:
Driver = R6,
Device Code = 2.

6. If the VTR does not respond, then shut down the controller and turn theVTR power off and then on, and then re-check the setup is correct in steps 1-5.

. Set the TCR on the controller to ON.


Panasonic AJ-D640/650 (RS-422 Control)

1. Setup the VTR remote menu so that RS-422 - 9 Pin is on.

2. If using with V-Station 3300 system, set the preroll trim to 5 frames and use non-drop time code.

3. Select the VTR's front panel switch to the Remote position.

4. Connect the controller to the VTR using a FV0077 cable.

5. Set the TCR on the controller to ON.

For Sony LDP-xxxx series (5.17LR8d and above)

Use R8 driver and device code 1. Set Time Code Reader to ON.
This requires use of a special FutureVideo Serial Cable FV0079-LDP (Pins 6 & 8 tied).

  • The Baud rate of the Video Disk Player must be set to 9600.

  • This only can be used with Laser disks of the CAV format. It will not work with the CLV format.

  • The shuttle keys will shuttle at x3 reverse and x2 in forward speed when the player is in still or play modes. The status will indicate Play in these modes. When the player is in stop mode, the unit will go into fast scan mode at 100 times normal speed and the status will indicate ff or rw. The job and slow speed is always at 1/5th speed.

 
 
 


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