Video Recorder Control Panel/Indicator Functions
Removes all power to the VRS; commands the recorder to unthread the video tape
Enables power to the VRS and commands the recorder to thread the video tape
Places the recorder in the record mode. Actual recording starts or stops when the VID
RCD switch on the ORT RHG is pressed.
Places the recorder in the play mode and activates the PLAY rotary switch for further
commands. Automatically commands the symbol generator to display the recorder
video on the CPG displays.
Commands the recorder to rewind the video tape cassette; once commanded, the
recorder will completely rewind the video tape prior to following any further
The PLAY switch is active only when the MODE switch is in the PLAY position.
Commands the recorder to fast reverse.
Plays back the recorded video in reverse on the CPG displays at normal speed.
Freezes the video image.
Plays back the recorded video in forward on the CPG displays at normal speed.
Fast forwards the recorder.
A pushbutton switch which when pressed will place an event mark (EMK) and audio
tone on the video tape.
Selects the CPG displayed video to be sent to the recorder when recording.
Selects the pilot displayed video to be sent to the recorder when recording.
Tape used indicator; the value displayed is NOT in minutes or feet. It is a relative tape
used indicator. At the beginning of the tape the indicator will read 00.0.
4.5.1 Video Recorder Operation.
The VRS is turned on
by placing the MODE switch in the STBY position. When
this occurs, the tape recorder will thread the video cassette.
Placing the MODE switch in the REC position will arm the
VID RCD pushbutton on the ORT RHG. Actuating the VID
RCD pushbutton will turn on or off the recording of video.
When recording video, whether pilot or CPG, the prompt
will be displayed or the prompt RCDR
will be displayed initially for eight seconds
and for eight seconds once every minute in the sight status
block of the CPG HAD and AND. To playback recorded vid-
eo: place the MODE switch to PLAY and select the desired
playback method on the PLAY switch: STILL, REV, FAST
REV, FWD or FAST FWD. If the MODE switch is placed in
the RWND position, the digital display, MIN, will automati-
cally reset to 00.0 and the video tape recorder will start to
rewind the cassette. Although the rewinding of the tape may
be aborted by placing the MODE switch in any other posi-