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#1 DaveGardner

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Posted 24 September 2007 - 11:02 AM

Suddenly my Z1U shows zeroes for time code during record or playback. Tapes and time code play back fine on another deck, so I think this is a time code reader or display issue. Have I accidentally goofed up a setting or do I have a broken camera?

Anybody run into this before?
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#2 Phil Connolly

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 06:31 AM

If your still getting timecode on the tape thats readable by other decks.

It looks like the camera is just displaying the "user bit" as I belive from rusty memory that the LCD either displays timecode, control track or user bit. Soo it should just be a menu setting to display the timecode - it gets recorded regardless.

I don't have a camera in front of me to be able to describe the process to change this, but its not a fault just a setting.
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Posted 25 September 2007 - 08:38 AM

Thanks, Phil! You were exactly right. There's a button right next to the "bars" button under the LCD panel that I must have accidentally hit when turning bars on or off. Switched me to user bits display. I appreciate the response.
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