In addition to providing digital video input and output, the Optura Xi features analog video and audio inputs and outputs: Composite and S-video.
Video Inputs and Outputs
The Optura Xi 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 Optura Xi 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 Optura Xi 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 the Optura Xi, 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 Optura Xi offers the option of adding new video from a VCR or another camcorder to a tape recorded in SP mode. The input can be digital or analog.
Audio (and video) on a MiniDV 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.
The Optura Xi features a 3.5 mm headphone terminal, perfect for monitoring audio while recording or personal playback. The level is adjustable.