Step-By-Step Instructions: Sony RDR-VX560
Station 2 and 4: VHS → DVD
How to Dub Directly from VHS → DVD
SETTING UP THE STATION:
1. You do not need to use the computer at all in this function. You can do the entire job with the
Sony VHS/DVD-R dual deck.
2. Turn on the Sony VHS/DVD dual deck and the TV monitor.
3. The TV monitor should have a live connection and you should be able to see the DVD
Recorder logo on the TV.
4. If the TV monitor is not displaying anything, try turning on the JVC miniDV/VHS dual deck. If
there’s still no connection picture, press
on the Toshiba TV remote control to try
the other inputs. If there is still nothing on the TV, make sure one of these connections
a. An RCA A/V cable should run from
in the back of the Sony VHS/DVD deck
on the front of the TV.
b. Or, an RCA A/V cable should run from
in the back of the Sony VHS/DVD
on the back of the JVC miniDV/VHS dual deck. Also, the JVC
miniDV/VHS dual deck should have an RCA cable from
on the back of the deck
on the back of the TV.
5. Load a recordable disc into the DVD deck (DVD±R, DVD±RW, DVD+R DL) and close the
on the front panel to control the DVD settings.
*If you are
using a DVD-RW, continue to step 6. If you
using a DVD-RW, you’ll need to format it:
on the front panel
on the remote control
6. Decide approximately how long the entire DVD will be. On the remote control, press
repeatedly to select the appropriate quality. A standard DVD-R, offers the following
Recording Time (min)
60 (highest quality)
120 (standard mode)
480 (longest duration)
Note that DVD±R DL recording times will be
about 1.8x capacity instead of 2x capacity
7. Load your cassette into the VHS deck.
8. On the front panel, select VCR to control the VHS tape.
9. Use REW , FF, or PLAY on the remote control or the front panel to cue the VHS to the
beginning of your clip. Press
() to freeze your VHS tape at the point
where you want to start dubbing.
on the front of the deck to start dubbing
to stop dubbing. It will take a few moments for the recorder to stop.
12. If you’d like to add clips from other VHS tapes on to this DVD, insert the new VHS tape and
continue at step 8. If you’re done, continue to the next section.