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A Professional R-DAT Recorder

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A professional use R-DAT recorder must, in addition to the DAT format specified for consumer use, possess functions of record and playback of SMPTE/EBU time codes, slave operation, off tape monitoring, punch in/out, pitch control, external sync, etc. We have already proposed a format for recording and playback of SMPTE/EBU time codes but this time we would like to present an outline of the professional recorder we have developed which incorporates all the functions of the variable speed technique developed, based on this time code, to let it have the slave function, and the four heads technique necessary for individual recording of this time code and audio data, and also for off tape monitoring.

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