Here is a very rare one inch VTR from Panasonic. It is B/W normally, color
capable with an external adapter. The first photo shows the NV-204
with the cover closed. Second photo is a glamour shot of the tape transport
and control panel. Third photo is the connector I/O panel on the rear of
the machine. In the fourth photo, is the NV-A100C remote control unit for
the VTR. Anyone have a spare remote cable?
This VTR has a built in speaker for audio monitoring. There is provision
for an external speaker if desired. Two convenient video output jacks.
There is a convenience AC outlet as well. This can power either a separate
video camera or a video monitor. Audio in and out is by way of professional,
balanced audio, XLR connectors.
The NV-204 is a two head, half helical machine with one audio channel and
no time code or any other modern conveniences. Operation is controlled
from a four way joystick style lever. The functions are: play, record,
rewind, fast forward. Center position is stop mode. There are separate
meters to monitor audio and video levels. The audio track can be dubbed
over. Horizontal resolution is claimed to be greater than 350 lines. The
NV-204 has stop motion with variable speed play in both forward and reverse.
Scans of the operator's manual will be posted very soon!
CLICK HERE to read
the operator's manual for the NV-204.
manuals for this VTR.