The GL2 is designed to handle two types of analog input and output: using audio/video cables (composite) or S-video. Both connections are on the camera back.
Add new video from a VCR or another camcorder to a tape recorded in SP mode. The GL2 gives you the option of adding video and/or audio to an existing SP-recorded DV tape. Input can be digital, or analog video and analog audio.
Audio and Video Inputs
The GL2's analog audio inputs let you perform dubbing or insert editing from conventional audio sources such as CDs, cassettes, microphones or the soundtracks of other videocassettes.
Two-Channel Digital Audio
Because the GL2 offers you audio recording options, you can record live on two channels and leave two channels open for post production audio recording (narration, music, etc.). Manual level controls let you adjust the sound coming in on those two open channels -- to match the levels of the live sound, for example.
Analog Line Input with A/D Converter
What if you have analog video or audio, and want to include it in your DV production? The GL2 lets you input that analog signal from your TV, VCR, or camcorder and record it onto DV.
The GL2's A/D converter lets you take any of your analog productions and convert them to digital. It's great for making copies or preserving precious originals. You can then store the video and/or audio on your computer, a CD, or a DVD with a properly equipped computer.
Using a recording made in the 12-bit audio mode you also can add (dub in) stereo sound from another audio source or through the internal or external microphone.
Audio and Video Outputs
Audio and Video on a MiniDV cassette can be output to another camcorder or VCR.
Composite / S-Video / Audio Output
Audio output is accomplished via the same ports used for input. Video outputs include composite and S-Video. The audio and video ports are located on the back AV panel. In addition there is an adjustable Headphone Terminal.
Headphone Terminal (Adjustable Level)
The GL2's headphone jack has a 15-level volume adjustment for monitoring sound during shooting, performing sound checks, or listening to the sound through stereo headphones during playback.