Flashing STOP button in Sony VTRs

//Flashing STOP button in Sony VTRs

Flashing STOP button in Sony VTRs

If (on a DigiBeta DVW-A500 or similar) you enable menu item 105 – Ref Alarm – the stop lamp will flash under several conditions:

  • The reference signal is solid and the input video is locked but there is more than 43 video lines offset between them – the a longer period than the VTR’s pre-read system will tolerate
  • The reference signal is solid and the input video is unlocked
  • The reference signal is solid and there is no input video and the deck is locked to video rather than ref
  • There is no reference

Most folks assume it’s down to a loss of reference – that’s only the case in a minority of situations. I’ve been back and forth to one particular facility where they fail to understand this it’s getting tedious!

By |2011-01-27T17:35:48+00:00January 27th, 2011|Categories: Broadcast Engineering|Tags: , |0 Comments

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