The difference between SP and LP in DV REC MODE.
SP (Standard Play): Select to record normally.
LP (Long Play): Select to record 1.5 times longer than the SP mode. The use of Sony Excellence/Master mini DV cassette is recommended to get the most out of your VCR.
- Users cannot add sound on the tape recorded in LP mode.
- If recorded in LP mode, a mosaic-like noise may appear, or sound may be interrupted, when you play back the tape on other VCRs or camcorders.
- When users mix recordings in SP and LP modes on one tape, the playback picture may be distorted, or the time code may not be written properly between the scenes.
- The LP mode is not available in the HDV (1080i) format.