Using the ETC Backroom Video Equipment


What we have:

TV - Toshiba Flat Screen
DVD/VHS Recorder - Panasonic DMR-E75V
MiniDV/VHS Recorder - JVC HR-DVS3U

To Record from MiniDV to VHS:

1. Turn on all three appliances
2. Ensure TV is set to VIDEO1 by hitting TV/VIDEO on the TV remote
3. Ensure DVD/VHS Recorder is ready by using the DVD remote, hitting the DVD button, then hitting ENTER and RETURN accordingly to get out of the language and channel tuning menu and back into the video mode.
4. Set the DVD/VHS Recorder to Line1 by hitting INPUT SELECT on the DVD remote (top left area)
5. Pop in your tapes into both slots of the MiniDV/VHS Recorder
6. On the MiniDV/VHS deck, hit the arrow button pointing from DV to VHS
7. Ensure both tapes are rewound to the right positions
8. Hit the round REC button to begin the dubbing process

To Record from MiniDV to DVD:

1. Turn on all three appliances
2. Ensure TV is set to VIDEO1 by hitting TV/VIDEO on the TV remote
3. Ensure DVD/VHS Recorder is ready by using the DVD remote, hitting the DVD button, then hitting ENTER and RETURN accordingly to get out of the language and channel tuning menu and back into the video mode.
4. Set the DVD/VHS Recorder to Line1 by hitting INPUT SELECT on the DVD remote (top left area)
5. Pop in your MiniDV tape into the MiniDV/VHS Recorder
6. Get ready to dub from MiniDV to DVD with one finger on the PLAY button of the MiniDV recorder and the other finger on the REC button just under the DVD side of the DVD recorder.
7. Hit Record on the DVD player and then hit PLAY on the MiniDV
8. When done, hit stop on both decks and finalize the DVD by using the remote and hitting FUNCTIONS, then go down to DISC Setup and select Finalize.