Power consumption varies when using a 7-Series Recorder. The chart below shows the power consumption of a 744T recorder in several configurations.
The 7-Series recorders include two "auto record" time code modes. When the units are in either of these modes, recording starts and stops automatically based on whether time code from an external source is running. This mode is helpful in rec-run video environments to chase a video camera.
The CL-1 Remote Control and Keyboard Interface for 7-Series recorders is commonly used to interface PS/2 compliant keyboards for external control. The unit has six programmable electrical contacts used to automate menu items or control the record, play, and stop functions.