Working the SX hybrid with
the AVM-4(SM-4) in loop record mode
1.Switch on the AVM-4 with the
serial RS422 cable connected to Port 1 of the controller
2 Switch on the Hybrid and
select disk master with the recorder button + disk master button.
3.Select External on the hybrid
by pressing the Player button + external button.
4 Switch the hybrid to remote,
the remote led will light on the Avm-4(above record button)
5. Go into the menus of the
Avm-4 by pressing shift +undo/menu.
6 Move the jog knob to item 3
7 03 will be flashing, press
the ENTER button(bottom right)
- The options on the right
hand side of the display will be flashing select the
required option, in this example LIVE and press ENTER.
- O3 will start flashing.
Function key F1 is now set to LIVE.
- move to item 4 repeat for
F2. Set F2 to CUE-4
- move to item 5 repeat for
F3 Set F3 to CUE 10
- Move to item 6 repeat for
F4. Set F4 to CUE-UD (user delay)
- Move to item 7 repeat for
F5. Set F5 to QCUE (quick cue)
- Move to item 8 repeat for
F6 Set.F6 to QCUE (quick cue)
- Move to item 9 repeat for
F7. Set F7 to PS1 (programme sequence1)
- Move to item 10 repeat for
F8. Set F8 to OFF.
- The function keys can be
set to any of the options you require but you are advised
to set F1 to Live and F2 to Cue 4 . Cue 4
plays back the disk 4 seconds behind the recording and is
a very good check that the disk is working correctly.
- Next go to item 35 and set
the jog EE OFF to ON. This will make the jog knob LIVE
and moving the jog knob will cue up the disk to the
current record time less 3 seconds (buffer in the SX
- you are now ready to start
- To commence loop record
hold down the shift button under the main keypad and
press the red REC button (shift + REC)
- The red Loop Led above the
REC button will start flashing as the Avm-4 cleans up the
files this takes about 10 seconds. When complete it will
bleep and go into loop record. The loop light will now be
steady. To cancel loop record press shift + REC again
- If loop record is
successful the machine will go into LIVE Mode (F1 auto
- Now press F2 the disk
should play back 4 seconds behind the recording. If it
does not playback 4 seconds behind, come out of
loop record (shift + REC ) and go back into loop record
again.(try again!!) If it is still not working properly
it might be necessary to delete all files from the
hybrid. This is done from the machine.
- With loop record working,
press Enter to enter timecode cues
- Press search to search to
the last cue entered. Remember that there is a 3 second
buffer in the hybrid which will prevent you cueing up
LIVE action before 3 seconds. The AVM-4 will wait the
required period to prevent accidental cueing in this 3
second window. If the cue is more than 3 seconds away
from the LIVE recording the disk will cue up instantly.
Moving the Jog knob will instantly force the disk to cue
up at the buffer point (3 seconds after recording)
- To view previous cues,
press CUE VIEW (browse), move jog knob to the desired cue
and press search to search to that cue.
27. To force the disk to cue up
while in CUE VIEW, hold down the shift button while moving the
jog knob. This allows the operator to view the first video frame
of every cue in memory. There are 1000 memory cue points.
28. If you know what cue you
wish to go to, enter the cue number directly into the keypad
followed by SEARCH.
29 If you wish to make a tape
recording while in loop record select item 34 slave SX to on.
30 To enter a quick cue, hold
down the shift button and press the nominated function key (F5 or
F6 in our example) at the cue point. To cue up just press the
function key. Note: F5 and F6 are cues 15 and 16 in memory. If
all function keys were set to quick cue they would reside in
memory locations 11 to 18. It is therefore possible to view the
quick cue timecodes by using CUE VIEW.
31 To search to a timecode on
the disk press SET IN followed by the timecode number to store
this number press ENTER. To only search without storing the
number in memory just press SEARCH.
32. F4 was set to user delay
this mode allows the operator to set item 33 in the menu to the
playback delay he requires.
33. If you wish to operate the
disk or tape from the Avm-4 it must first be selected from the
front panel before putting the hybrid into remote. Coming out of
remote while in loop record will cancel the loop recording. This
is to prevent the disk from crashing.
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