Having bought a pre-owned Sony FM stereo tuner through eBay, it came without any manuals. It soon became clear that to get the best from this excellent tuner I needed a decent manual because much of the operation was not intuitive to a newboy to hi fi like me. I managed to download the official Sony multi-lingual manual from Owner-Manuals.com with no problem at all - a really quick and easy service. I'm very glad I did because I found out all the operations of the tuner and was then able to not only set it up quickly but also to get much more from it that poke-and-hope trialling would ever achieve. In my book $4.99 very well spent.
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Time code/user bit
Setting the external time code Reproducing the time code/user bit
1 Set the VTR to stop mode. 2 Select âTCâ using the COUNTER button.
1 Set the VTR to stop mode. 2 Select âTCâ or âUBâ using the COUNTER button.
Playback starts and the time code is shown on the display. When the SUPER switch is set to ON, the time code value is superimposed on the video signals from the VIDEO OUT 3 connector. <Notes> O By installing the SDI board (AJ-YA755G, available as an optional accessory) in the VTR, the time code value is also superimposed onto the video signals which are output from the SDI OUT 3 connector. O When the time code signal cannot be read, the time code is automatically interpolated by the CTL signal. The display appears as shown below. T2R 00:01:04:072
3 Set the TCG switch to EXT. (External time code 3 Press the PLAY button. 4 The following settings can be selected with setup
menu No. 505 (EXT TC SEL). LTC: The LTC signal input to the TIME CODE IN connector (XLR) on the rear panel is recorded as TC. <Note> LTC must be synchronized with the video signal. VITC: The VITC of the input video signal is recorded as TC.
When the time code signal cannot be read, an asterix (2) is displayed.
â â: 1, 3 field â2â: 2, 4 field The colon between the seconds and frames changes to a period during drop frame mode.