When recording starts, Recording/playback time, Cassette and their recording time – Sony GV-500 User Manual
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When recording starts
The starting point is marked on the tape automatically and “INDEX MARK* is displayed on the
screen (see page 51.) When you release the recording pause mode and start recording again,
the starting point is not marked. The index mark helps you to find the point where recording
begins on a tape.
Two tape speeds can be selected with the SP/LP recording time selector.
The recording time in the LP mode is twice as long as that in the SP mode. For better picture
and sound, recording in the SP mode is recommended. During playback, the mode in which the
tape was recorded is selected automatically.
Cassette and their recording time
There are two formats for 8mm video recording, NTSC and PAL. Video cassette tapes
made to correspond to one of these formats. Use NTSC format cassette tapes for this unit. You
will find *P6” on the package of NTSC cassettes.
If you record with this unit on a tape that has been recorded in the PCM mode, and if you play
back this tape on a VCR with PCM function, the sound may be cut off occasionaliy. In this case,
set the audio monitor switch of the VCR to the standard position.
To stop recording automaticaily after a oertain time —Quick timer
Use the SLEEP timer during recording. You can leave the unit function when you go to bed or
when you go out, etc.
The unit will be turned off automatically at the preset time. For operation, see page 33.
Are you having trouble?
The red mark on the
cassette is exposed.
Slide the tab to
cover the red mark
or use a new
The tape is at its
Rewind the tape or
use a new cassette.
No cassette is
Insert a cassette.
you slide the