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    							Printed in Japan
    VQT8968-2F1000H2110-100P
    Before attempting to connect, operate or adjust this product, please read these instructions completely.
    NTSC
    AG-P Digital Video Cassette Recorder 
    						
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    The lightning flash with arrowhead
    symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is
    intended to alert the user to the presence
    of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within
    the product’s enclosure that may be of
    sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of
    electric shock to persons.
    The exclamation point within an
    equilateral triangle is intended to alert the
    user to the presence of important
    operating and maintenance (service)
    instructions in the literature
    accompanying the appliance.
    indicates safety information.
    CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
    DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
    NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
    REFER TO SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
    CAUTION:
    TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR
    SHOCK HAZARD AND ANNOYING
    INTERFERENCE, USE THE
    RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES ONLY.
    IMPORTANT
    “Unauthorized recording of copyrighted
    television programs, video tapes and other
    materials may infringe the right of copyright
    owners and be contrary to copyright laws.”
    CAUTION:
    Do not install or place this unit in a
    bookcase, built-in cabinet or in another
    confined space in order to keep well
    ventilated condition. Ensure that curtains
    and any other materials do not obstruct
    the ventilation condition to prevent risk
    of electric shock or fire hazard due to
    overheating.
    ÈDo not insert fingers or any objects into the video
    cassette holder.
    ÈAvoid operating or leaving the unit near strong
    magnetic fields. Be especially careful of large audio
    speakers.
    ÈAvoid operating or storing the unit in an excessively
    hot, cold, or damp environment as this may result in
    damage both to the recorder and to the tape.
    ÈDo not spray any cleaner or wax directly on the unit.
    ÈIf the unit is not going to be used for a length of time,
    protect it from dirt and dust.
    ÈDo not leave a cassette in the recorder when not in
    use.
    ÈDo not block the ventilation slots of the unit.ÈUse this unit horizontally and do not place anything
    on the top panel.
    ÈCassette tape can be used only for one-side, one
    direction recording. Two-way or two-track recordings
    cannot be made.
    ÈCassette tape can be used for either Color or Black &
    White recording.
    ÈDo not attempt to disassemble the recorder.
    There are no user serviceable parts inside.
    ÈIf any liquid spills inside the recorder, have the
    recorder examined for possible damage.
    ÈRefer any needed servicing to authorized service
    personnel.
    CAUTION
    RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
    DO NOT OPEN
    WARNING:
    TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR
    SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS
    EQUIPMENT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
    FCC Note:
    This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC
    Rules. To assure continued compliance follow
    the attached installation instructions and do not
    make any unauthorized modifications.
    This equipment has been tested and found to
    comply with the limits for a class A digital device,
    pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These
    limits are designed to provide reasonable
    protection against harmful interference when the
    equipment is operated in a commercial
    environment. This equipment generates, uses,
    and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if
    not installed and used in accordance with the
    instruction manual, may cause harmful
    interference to radio communications. Operation
    of this equipment in a residential area is likely to
    cause harmful interference in which case the
    user will be required to correct the interference at
    his own expense.
    CAUTION:
    TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR
    SHOCK HAZARD, REFER CHANGE OF
    SWITCH SETTING INSIDE THE UNIT TO
    QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. 
    						
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    Controls and Their Functions ........................................ 4
    Connections .................................................................... 8
    Inserting/Ejecting the Cassette ..................................... 8
    Playback .......................................................................... 9
    ÁOther Playback Functions .......................................... 10
    Manual Recording ........................................................... 11
    Settings Using the On Screen Display .......................... 12
    On Screen Display Messages ........................................ 17
    Before Requesting Service ............................................ 17
    Usage Precautions .......................................................... 18
    Specifications .................................................................. 19
    Contents 
    						
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    FRONT
    ePOWER
    Press to switch the VTR from on to standby mode or
    vice versa.
    fEJECT
    Press to eject the cassette tape.
    gSTEREO SELECT
    To select the audio track (STEREO1 audio and/or
    STEREO2 audio) on a tape which was recorded in the
    12bit audio mode. During playback, each time the
    button is pressed, the sound changes as follows:
    [-----)STEREO1 ------)STEREO2 ------)STEREO1--------- ]
    lSTEREO2|
    l(MIX)|
    {------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- }
    ÁThe audio track cannot be selected during the
    playback of a tape recorded in the 16bit audio mode.
    ÁWhen INPUT SELECT is set to DV and a 12bit audio
    mode input signal is being received, the audio track
    can be selected by STEREO SELECT at any time.
    hAUDIO OUT
    To select the desired sound mode.
    When this button is pressed, the audio output mode
    changes as follows.
    [-------------)Stereo_---)Left_---)Right _ ------------------------ ]
    {------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- }
    The Left(L) and Right(R) Indicators shown which sound
    mode is selected in the following way.
    Stereo: Both the L and R Indicators appear.
    Left: The  L Indicator appears.
    Right: The R Indicator appears.
    Controls and Their Functions
    iCassette Compartment
    Insert the mini DV cassette tape to here.
    jC (REW)
    In the stop mode: To rewind the tape. “5” is
    lighted while the tape is
    rewinding.
    In the playback mode: To search in the reverse
    direction for a scene.
    ÁTap C (REW) to lock
    the unit in the search
    reverse mode.
    ÁKeep C (REW)
    depressed to search in
    the reverse direction.
    In the pause mode:
    ÁWhen pressed once: To advance one frame in
    the backward direction.
    ÁWhen kept depressed: To advance continuously
    frame by frame in the
    reverse direction.
    In the rewind mode: To view the video.
    In the menu display mode: To move the cursor.
    kB (STOP)
    To stop playback or recording.
    In the menu display mode: To move the cursor.
    ÁThe tape will be ejected when the STOP button is
    held down for 3 or more seconds.
    lE (PLAY)
    To start playback. “3” is lighted during playback.
    In the menu display mode: To move the cursor.
    POWER EJECTSTEREO
    SELECTAUDIO
    OUT
    INPUT SELECT  
    LINES-VIDEODVSUPER  AUTOON OFFREC
    INHIBITDATE DISPLAYZERO
    STOP
    RESET
    AUDIO
    REC LEVEL
    AUDIO MIXMENU EXIT
    RECSTEREO1STEREO2010
    REW STOP PLAY FF PAUSE
    REMOTE
    LOCAL
    SET
    1
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    IN/OUTDV 
    						
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    mD (FF)
    In the stop mode: To fast forward the tape.
    “6” is lighted while the
    tape is fast forwarding.
    In the playback mode: To search in the forward
    direction for a scene.
    ÁTap D (FF) to lock the
    unit in the search forward
    mode.
    ÁKeep D (FF) depressed
    to search in the forward
    direction for a scene.
    In the pause mode:
    ÁWhen pressed once: To advance one frame in
    the forward direction.
    ÁWhen kept depressed: To advance continuously
    frame by frame in the
    forward direction.
    In the fast forward mode: To view the video.
    In the menu display mode: To move the cursor.
    nG (PAUSE)
    During playback:
    ÁWhen pressed once: Still picture. “¡” is lighted.
    ÁWhen pressed for 2 seconds or more:
    Slow playback. “_” is
    lighted.
    During recording: To pause recording.
    In the menu display mode: To set the menu.
    oDV IN/OUT
    To connect the DV cable to digital video equipment with
    IEEE 1394-1995 compatible DV terminal.
    pLOCAL/REMOTE
    Set this button to REMOTE when connecting a remote
    controller (model AG-A11, optional accessory).
    ÁWhen the button has been set to REMOTE, the only
    buttons on the front panel which can be operated are
    LOCAL/REMOTE, INPUT SELECT and SUPER.
    qREMOTE
    To connect the remote controller (model AG-A11,
    optional accessory).
    A regular wireless remote controller cannot be used.
    rINPUT SELECT
    To select the DV IN on the front panel, or S-VIDEO IN
    or LINE (VIDEO IN) on the rear panel.
    sSUPER
    To set the OSD (On-Screen Display) on the monitor
    screen which is connected to OUTPUT1 or 2 on the rear
    panel.
    OFF: On-screen display does not appear.
    ON: On-screen display appears.
    AUTO: On-screen display appears for 5 seconds only
    when the VTR is operated.tREC INHIBIT
    ÁWhen a cassette tape whose accidental erasure
    prevention tab has been set to the SAVE (open)
    position is inserted, this lamp lights to indicate that
    recording cannot be performed.
    ÁWhen a cassette tape whose accidental erasure
    prevention tab has been set to the REC (closed)
    position is inserted, this lamp goes off to indicate that
    recording can be performed.
    uDISPLAY
    See page 6.
    ÁNo displays will appear while the power is off.
    vDATE
    When pictures are recorded using a Panasonic Digital
    Video Camera, the date and time of the recording are
    automatically recorded onto the tape’s sub code track
    and the information can be displayed on the monitor
    during playback.
    ÁEach time the button is pressed, the details displayed
    are changed.
    Á“– – –” appears for all the displays when no playback
    picture appears on the screen or when the date and
    other data have not been recorded on the tape being
    played back.
    [---)Date/_)Date_)Time_ --- ]
    lTime|
    { -----------------------------------------------------------}
    Note:
    This unit cannot record the date (month/day/year) or the
    time data.
    wDISPLAY
    To change the VTR display indication as follows:
    [---)Time_)Remaining_)Counter_ --------------]
    lCode Tape Time|
    { ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------}
    ÁOn the unrecorded sections of the tape, the display of
    the seconds on the tape counter appears as shown
    below. (The same kind of display may also appear
    when the video heads are dirty or when the tape is
    scratched.)
    ÁThe time code is displayed at all times when a
    cassette tape has been inserted.
    Controls and Their Functions 
    						
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    RECDVTC
    R
    S
    hmsf
    REMAINSP LP
    PB DNR16bitST 1 2
    ST 1 2
    dB3020 10 5 0OVER-L
    RTBC
    xZERO STOP
    For the zero stop function.
    When this button is pressed while the tape counter is
    displayed, the tape is fast forwarded or rewound to the
    “0:00:00” position and then stopped.
    yRESET
    To reset the tape counter (elapsed time) to “0:00.00”.
    ÁThe tape counter is automatically reset to “0:00.00”
    when a video cassette is inserted.
    ÁIt is not possible to reset the Time code to
    “0h00m00s00f” using RESET.
    zAUDIO REC LEVEL
    To adjust the audio recording level on the recording
    level indicator.
    ÁBefore adjusting the level, push the control so that it
    pops out.
    ÁWhen INPUT SELECT is set to DV, the audio
    recording level cannot be adjusted.{AUDIO MIX
    To adjust the balance between STEREO1 and
    STEREO2 for 12-bit audio tape playback.
    |REC
    To start recording.
    ÁRecording is not possible when the REC INHIBIT
    lamp is lighted.
    }MENU
    To make the On Screen Display Main Menu appear on
    the monitor screen.
    ~EXIT
    To make the On Screen Display Main Menu disappear
    from the monitor screen.
    Audio Level
    Indicator
    DISPLAY Section
    Cassette In Indicator
    DV Input Indicator
    Time Code/Tape Counter/
    Tape Remaining IndicatorsLine Input TBC Indicator
    Tape Transportation
    Indicator
    Digital Noise
    Reduction IndicatorAudio Data
    Indicator
    Notes:
    ÁThe tape speed during fast forward, rewind and search is
    automatically regulated according to the remaining
    amount of tape. In these cases, the tape counter and the
    time code display may stop temporarily.
    ÁNo displays will appear while the power is off.
    Controls and Their Functions 
    						
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    REAR
    eFan for internal cooling
    fAC INx
    To connect to the power supply.
    gS-VIDEO IN (INPUT)
    To connect to another VTR that has an S-VIDEO output
    connector.
    hS-VIDEO OUT (OUTPUT 1/2)
    To connect to a monitor or to other device that has an
    S-VIDEO input connector.
    iVIDEO IN (INPUT)
    To connect the video cable (BNC) to the output
    connector of another device.jVIDEO OUT (OUTPUT 1/2)
    To connect the video cable (BNC) to the input connector
    of a monitor or other device.
    kAUDIO IN (INPUT)
    To connect the audio cable to the output jack of another
    device.
    lAUDIO OUT (OUTPUT 1/2)
    To connect the audio cable to the input jack of another
    device.
    mSIGNAL GND
    To connect the signal ground terminal on the connected
    component for noise reduction purposes. It is not a
    safety ground.
    AC IN
    SIGNAL
    GNDAUDIO
    VIDEO
    S1
    RL
    INPUTAUDIO
    VIDEO
    S1
    RL
    AUDIO
    VIDEO
    S1
    RL
    OUTPUT 1 OUTPUT 2
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    Controls and Their Functions 
    						
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    ÁSet INPUT SELECT on this unit so that DV, S-VIDEO or LINE (VIDEO IN) is selected.
    ÁWhen using the BNC socket, use a BNC-PHONO conversion adapter (sold separately).
    ÁWhen the DV input is selected, the DVCPRO format signal cannot be recorded correctly.
    Connections
    Insert the cassette tape.
    The unit is automatically turned ON, and the Cassette in
    indicator [=] will appear.
    ÁSlowly push the center of the cassette tape to insert it.
    ÁWhen a cassette tape whose accidental erasure
    prevention tab has been set to the SAVE position is
    inserted, playback starts automatically.
    ÁUse of cassette tapes bearing the Panasonic brand is
    recommended in order for full justice to be done to the
    performance of this unit.
    Press EJECT.
    ÁThe cassette tape is pushed out half-way. Pull it straight
    out toward you and remove.
    ÁThe cassette tape can be ejected even when the VTR’s
    power is off.
    ÁThe cassette tape cannot be ejected while recording is in
    progress.
    Inserting/Ejecting the cassette
    AC IN
    SIGNAL
    GNDAUDIO
    VIDEO
    S1
    RL
    INPUTAUDIO
    VIDEO
    S1
    RL
    AUDIO
    VIDEO
    S1
    RL
    OUTPUT 1 OUTPUT 2
    POWER EJECTSTEREO
    SELECTAUDIO
    OUT
    IN/OUT REMOTE
    LOCAL DV
    POWER EJECTSTEREO
    SELECTAUDIO
    OUT
    INPUT SELECT  
    LINES-VIDEODVSUPER  AUTOON OFFREC
    INHIBITDATE DISPLAYZERO
    STOP
    RESET
    AUDIO
    REC LEVEL
    AUDIO MIXMENU EXIT
    RECSTEREO1STEREO2010
    REW STOP PLAY FF PAUSE
    REMOTE
    LOCALSETIN/OUTDV
    (REAR)
    (FRONT) 
    						
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    1Insert a recorded cassette tape (page 8).
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    2Press E (PLAY) to start playback.
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    3Tap D (FF) to lock the search forward mode.
    ÁPress E (PLAY) to change back to normal playback.
    Keep D (FF) depressed to search forward.
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    4Tap C (REW) to lock the search reverse mode.
    ÁPress E (PLAY) to change back to normal playback.
    Keep C (REW) depressed to search backward.
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    5Press PAUSE to view a still picture.
    ÁPress E (PLAY) or PAUSE to continue normal playback.
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    6Keep PAUSE pressed for 2 seconds or more to view a slow motion picture.
    ÁPress E (PLAY) to continue normal playback.
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    7Press B (STOP) to stop the picture.
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    Playback
    Note:
    If you keep D (FF) or C (REW) pressed in step 3 or 4, search playback is activated while the button is pressed, and
    operation returns to normal playback when the button is released.
    POWER EJECTSTEREO
    SELECTAUDIO
    OUT
    INPUT SELECT  
    LINES-VIDEODVSUPER  AUTOON OFFREC
    INHIBITDATE DISPLAYZERO
    STOP
    RESET
    AUDIO
    REC LEVEL
    AUDIO MIXMENU EXIT
    RECSTEREO1STEREO2010
    REW STOP PLAY FF PAUSE
    REMOTE
    LOCAL
    SET
    147235, 6
    IN/OUTDV 
    						
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    Other Playback Functions
    To View the Video During Fast Forward or
    Rewind
    Keep D (FF) pressed during fast forward.
    Keep C (REW) pressed during rewind.
    Automatic Playback
    When a cassette with the opened record prevention tab is
    inserted, the VTR starts playback automatically.
    VTR-off Playback
    When the VTR is off, an inserted cassette can be played
    back by pressing E (PLAY).
    Automatic Rewinding
    When the tape reaches the end during recording or
    playback, it will automatically be rewound to the beginning.
    Note:
    Cue, review or slow playback will be automatically canceled
    after 10 minutes, and still playback or still frame advance/
    reverse after 5 minutes.
    POWER EJECTSTEREO
    SELECTAUDIO
    OUT
    INPUT SELECT  
    LINES-VIDEODVSUPER  AUTOON OFFREC
    INHIBITDATE DISPLAYZERO
    STOP
    RESET
    AUDIO
    REC LEVEL
    AUDIO MIXMENU EXIT
    RECSTEREO1STEREO2010
    REW STOP PLAY FF PAUSE
    REMOTE
    LOCAL
    SET
    321
    IN/OUTDV
    To Advance Still Image
    1Press PAUSE during playback.
    2Press D (FF) to advance one frame in the forward
    direction.
    Keep D (FF) depressed to advance frames
    continuously in the forward direction.
    3Press C (REW) to advance one frame in the reverse
    direction.
    Keep C (REW) depressed to advance frames
    continuously in the reverse direction.
    Returning to a specific scene
    While the counter display appears in the display area, the
    VTR will return the tape to a specific scene when ZERO
    STOP is pressed in the stop mode.
    ÁThe tape is fast forwarded or rewound until the counter
    display shows “0:00:00”.
    ÁThis operation is not performed while a display other than
    the counter display appears in the display area.
    Playback 
    						
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