In addition to providing digital video input and output, the ZR45MC features two types of analog audio and video inputs and outputs: Composite and S-video.
Video Inputs and Outputs
The ZR45MC is designed to handle two types of analog video input and output: using audio/video cables (composite) or by using an S-video cable.
Composite / S-Video input and output with Analog to Digital Converter
By using audio/video cables (composite) or S-Video, it's possible to send an analog video signal from your TV, VCR or a camcorder into the ZR45MC and record it onto DV. Similarly, you can output an analog signal via composite or S-Video cables to an analog device such as a TV or VCR.
The analog audio inputs of the ZR45MC let you perform dubbing or insert editing from conventional audio sources such as CDs, cassettes, microphones or the soundtracks of other videocassettes.
In addition to using the built-in microphone on both the ZR45MC, you have the option of plugging in an external microphone.
You can add stereo sound from another audio source or through the internal or external microphone.
The ZR45MC offers the option of adding new video from a VCR or another camcorder to a tape recorded in SP mode. Input can be digital or analog.
Audio (and video) on a mini-DV cassette can be output to another camcorder or VCR.
Audio output is accomplished via the same ports used for input. Video outputs include composite and S-video.