S index (conventional type), Center ap index during recording or playback, During the recording/playback – Sony GV-500 User Manual
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Indexes can be recorded on the tape. Using indexes, you can find the desired scene quickly.
There are two kinds of indexes as follows:
(S INDEX (conventional type)
CHAPTER (prerecorded Index for software)
Indexes on your video tape which you can
enter and erase during recording or playback
operation. You can find the desired scene by
designating the location of the desired index,
(e.g. second index in the
forward direction, etc.)
Current position 10
Indexes that are already recorded on the
commercially available video software.
The indexes are already recorded, and you
cannot enter or erase them. Each index has
the chapter number so you can search the
desired part by designating the number.
TB Enter an Index on a Tape
When you start recording with the REC switch or when timer-recording is started, the
index signal is automatically recorded for a few seconds*. (Indexes are not recorded
when recording with a camera.)
'Center ap Index during recording or playback
During the recording/playback
Press INDEX MARK.
The index signal is recorded for a few seconds*.
During the recording/piayback pause mode
Press INDEX MARK.
The ‘INDEX MARK STANDBY” indication appears on the screen
and the unit enters the index mark standby mode. Press
release the pause mode. The index signal is automatically recorded.
During the playback mode, a black band appears on the screen.
But this band is not recorded. In this case, no sound is heard.
* For SP mode: about 10 seconds
For LP mode-, about 18 seconds
Leave at least two minutes between each index. If an interval is too short, you may not be able
to find or scan indexes correctly.