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Old January 8th, 2009, 04:35 PM   #1
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Why is the time code not counting when I record?

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While I record on my new Z5U the time code says 00:00:00:00 the whole time. Why is it not counting?

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Old January 8th, 2009, 07:00 PM   #2
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Are you sure you're seeing the colons? You're sure it's not reading 00 00 00 00 instead of 00:00:00:00?

Page 89-90 of your manual.
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Old January 9th, 2009, 05:28 AM   #3
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Thanks Adam I found out the issue.
Their is a button under the LCD monitor called TC/U-Bit. I must of had it on U-Bit, (whatever that is?)

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Old January 9th, 2009, 07:57 AM   #4
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I must of had it on U-Bit, (whatever that is?)
U-Bit is to let you manually add info to the tape for whatever purpose you like. You could come up with a naming scheme that let's you know what you tape you have. Check this thread out:

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Old January 9th, 2009, 08:03 AM   #5
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Cool Thanks Vito!
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I must of had it on U-Bit,
Yeah, that's why I asked about the colons. With colons, you are seeing TC. Without, U-Bits.
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Old January 9th, 2009, 03:28 PM   #7
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Ahhh got it.
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