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Monday 1st May 2017

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Roderick
Wednesday 29th March 2017
9:50 pm U.K.

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Melhor para postar perguntas em Inglês, não muitos Protugese é falado por aqui ....

O Google Tradutor é muito útil: https://translate.google.com

E a HF950 é uma máquina BetaMAX, não uma BetaCAM, a melhor para postar no fórum certo.

Edgar Oliveira
Wednesday 29th March 2017
5:35 pm U.K.

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Boa tarde.O meu Sony SL-HF950 morreu.Liga,mas só apresenta algumas funções atraves do leds acesos,não funciona o display e não abre a gaveta,e da ultima vez,abriu,e fechou sem mexer e mascou a fita toda da cassete.Terá acabado de vez? Preciso de ajuda!

nickmugford
Tuesday 14th March 2017
6:25 pm U.K.

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Parts for 2800 going cheap,don't look a gift horse in the mouth.

nickmugford
Sunday 5th March 2017
2:33 am U.K.

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Have two working dvw500p,one with sp playback,the other without,fully working ,want to exchange for two working sx recorders,PAL only

nickmugford
Friday 24th February 2017
10:38 pm U.K.

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for disposal,2800 in pieces,offers

Craig
Tuesday 31st January 2017
5:58 pm U.K.

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Does anyone have any EPK's from older movies? Back in the 90's, I believe they were all on U-Matic or Betacam. Was looking to see if anyone had any leads on them.

chaz
Sunday 22nd January 2017
11:57 pm U.K.

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ps- the small size tapes I found are marked Sony BCT-90GL BETACAM

will this work in my BVW-40

sorry I forgot to post that question first time.

chaz
Sunday 22nd January 2017
11:35 pm U.K.

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hello all. very nice informative site you have here. hope it's ok to post ?

I've been into analog tape for 40 years. lately I'm buying old gear just to hear it.

the Betamax and Betacam format peaked my interest. I lucked into a Betamax w/stereo processor for only $20 USD.

my next experiment will be the early Betacam, the analog machines that use oxide tape, (not the SP and later format).

I know these early Betacam machines accept the standard small analog cassette with 30 minutes play time.

my question is, will a Betacam BVW-40 also accept a 12" large cassette ??

reason being I have found a small quantity of 12" tapes I'd like to try.

if anyone has one of these machines, could you post a reply ?

or, measure the depth and width of the tape well, and advise if it's configured to accept the large tape 90min.

thank all in advance, take care

c

Roderick
Thursday 15th December 2016
10:43 pm U.K.

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Error code 01 means that there is tape slack and the machine went into tape protection.

Clean the whole threading path and make sure it can complete the cycle.

Peter Engberg
Wednesday 14th December 2016
4:06 pm U.K.

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Is there anyone who knows what Error code 01 means on an Ampex CVR-75 (= Sony BVW-75 )? And what to do?

Peter Engberg
Monday 14th November 2016
9:04 am U.K.

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I have the following up for sale: 1 AMPEX BETACAM SP CVR-75 Pal Recorder/player, in good working condition, and cosmetically great. With 2 Digital outputs besides all the others, composite, component etc. Bids accepted over 475 GBP.

1 THOMSON TTV-6575 BETACAM SP Pal Recorder/player, in good working condition. With 2 Digital Outputs besides all the others, composite, component etc. Bids accepted over 475 GBP.

1 SONY UVW-1600P, working condition, cosmetically good. Bids over 225 GBP accepted.

Chris
Thursday 29th September 2016
2:50 pm U.K.

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HI ALL.

I'm currently looking to buy a Betacam cleaner - something along the lines of a RTI 4100 tape cleaner.

Does any one know of anything available.

Kindest Regards

Chris

DAVID BRUNNER
Monday 15th August 2016
4:16 pm U.K.

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Hello, I have the SONY BVW-35P, is normal that in search and in pause change to B/W?

This happen with oxide and metal tapes recorded with this VCR and with metal tapes recorded with other VCR

Andrew Middleton
Saturday 30th July 2016
6:59 pm U.K.

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Hi

Is there any Betacam expert in the London/Enfield area willing to test

3 x Sony UVW 1800P

and

1 x Sony PVW 6000P

They all power up, but I don't know anything much about them.

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Happy to travel with decks for testing.

Thanks

Andrew

DAVID BRUNNER
Tuesday 12th July 2016
7:01 pm U.K.

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I saw betacam large tapes in oxide version

Exist some video that record large oxide tapes?

Roderick
Wednesday 1st June 2016
11:22 pm U.K.

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Jeroen,

It is a familiar problem with the PVW-2800 powersupply. It can be a number of things so it is best to find someone near you to have a look at it.

They are getting to that age, I have a few with the same problem.

jeroen
Tuesday 31st May 2016
1:02 pm U.K.

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oh yes, I forgot to mention my e-mail address in case you know a solution to my question underneath. It is; [email protected]

thanks,

Jeroen

Jeroen
Tuesday 31st May 2016
11:26 am U.K.

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Hello everyone!

Me and a fellow artist want to "refurbish" an old Betacam SP shot documentary on sung poetry in the Pamir mountains, which is the eastern part of Tajikistan (Central Asia, former Soviet Union). We began the project in 1993 and somewhere in 1995 a programme was ready. Somehow, we always were unhappy about certain parts of the film, so now we decided to act in our private time, before it is too late, tape-wise.

Because there is no budget we found some generous people who gave us a PVW-2800P and an AJA-io to be able to digitize the approx. 45 tapes into Final Cut Pro.

Now, this is what happened; Although the Betacam Deck worked like a charm before it somehow broke down on me yesterday, after connecting it to the AJA. The AJA was connected via firewire with the Imac and and both put on. The 2800P was NOT powered on when I connected one of the component wires from the AJA to one of the out-sockets of the 2800P. To see whether there was some visuals I put the 2800P on, but the only thing that happened was a quick lit on of the VU meters, a short movement of the video-drum and a ''click'' in the power area of the machine. It does that ever since, unfortunately, also when I disconnect it from the AJA. So, it is not completely dead, but gives only a very short bumb of "life"...

I suggest that something happened with static electricity or something of the like. All machines were earthed though via the electricity socket. Since I would like to get it to work again I wonder what could have happened and also what I could do to solve it.

I hope someone of you has this understanding of Beta-tech and could help in any kind of way. My gratitude will be everlasting! :-)

Jeroen

Karl webb
Friday 8th April 2016
5:30 pm U.K.

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Hello peeps, trying to source a Sony DC-L1 adaptor. Any clue where I can find one ??? Thanks

ndmugford
Sunday 13th March 2016
8:22 pm U.K.

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Wanted,cleaning tape please,heads are difficult to clean.nr oxford,uk

ndmugford
Sunday 13th March 2016
8:20 pm U.K.

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to kate,what is wrong with tape,is it jammed?

Roderick
Saturday 12th March 2016
10:14 pm U.K.

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Kate,

Try these people:

http://dcvideo.com/

They are in Burbank and specialise in 'difficult' tapes.

Kate
Thursday 10th March 2016
10:14 pm U.K.

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Hi. I have a keeper reel of my work from the late 90's on a Maxell Professional Betacam tape. I sent it, along with other cassettes of work, to a company to dub onto a dvd. They completed all of them except the one tape that had my last bit of network stuff -- some of my latest and best work. The cassette APPEARS pristine. Apparently, it woudln't work. As I said, it looks perfect and the tape has been sitting in a box since the late 90's. The other ones all worked.

Any thoughts where I could get this tape fixed and dubbed? Or fixed and dubbed somewhere else? I'm in the U.S. The tape is from CBS News originally. Thanks. K

Karl webb
Wednesday 2nd March 2016
9:19 am U.K.

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It's the plate at the bottom of the camera, in between the shoulder pad and rear connections plugs.

Matt Quinn
Monday 29th February 2016
1:40 pm U.K.

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The short answer to that is no... These are now very much 'vintage' cameras and as such obsolete. Parts would need to be obtained from a scrap unit.

By 'back panel' - you surely son't mean the connector panel?

Karl webb
Friday 26th February 2016
7:56 am U.K.

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Hi peeps, I have recently purchased a Sony UVW-100 eng camera. When it arrived, it was missing the bottom back panel, it's right next to the shoulder pad.

Is there a site that supplies parts for these cameras?

Roderick
Saturday 20th February 2016
9:30 pm U.K.

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In response to the post below:

The old style hours meters will need to be completely replaced when the battery runs out.

But you have to ask yourself why you would bother unless you are fitting new heads?

The main purpose is to monitor headlife in a professional environment so that machines can be serviced before breaking down.

I have more BVW-75P 's than I care to count an none of them have working hours meters, they are still working absolutely fine.

Hope that helps,

Roderick

Original post:

I have a sony BVW 75P and its working fine but the hours meter isn't displaying (due to age of back up battery I think)

Can anyone tell me if its possible to replace the battery supplying the hours meter and if so where it is located.

I have the sony service manual but its very skimpy on this and simply says replace meter/battery so

do you have to replace the whole meter unit or is there a battery on one of the boards?

Any help would be very appreciated

regards

Kevin

Karl webb
Sunday 7th February 2016
5:43 pm U.K.

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Hi Roderick,

Sadly I live in the United Kingdom.

I'm finding stuff on eBay, but not a lot :(

nicholas
Sunday 7th February 2016
1:47 am U.K.

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require bottom board for dnw-a75p,and all the boards for a dnw a100p,also a dsr-dr1000ap

disk recorder,DV CAM MODEL.

nicholas
Sunday 7th February 2016
1:35 am U.K.

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require a cleaning tape for dvw 500p

Roderick
Thursday 21st January 2016
9:51 pm U.K.

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Karl,

Generally speaking you'll find all what you are looking on Ebay.

It doesn't show where you live, I have a charger and batteries I could sell but am based in Sydney, postage probably prohibitive.

Karl webb
Wednesday 20th January 2016
1:12 pm U.K.

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Hi,

Just purchased two Betacam SP format cameras

1 Sony DXC 537 with a PVV1 backend

2 Sony UVW 100

Can you advise me of where to find Batteries, rain covers and viewfinders.

Thanks :)

Martin
Sunday 10th January 2016
4:39 pm U.K.

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The Betacam chatpage is back, unfortunately recent posts have been lost.

mark
Sunday 17th October 2010
10:02 am U.K.

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Link below corrupted, please see this one

http://www.electronic-visuals.com/WAVEFORM VECTOR/EV-4151spec.pdf

mark
Sunday 17th October 2010
9:56 am U.K.

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Waveform vector monitor £295

Location: Greater London - Chingford E4

Description: Electronic Visuals EV-4151 Waveform / Vector Monitor in good condition, sharp beams and no burns on screen. Mains lead included.

The EV 4151 is a 6 input waveform monitor which is intended for use in TV and video systems where analogue component signals are present.

The inputs are arranged in two groups of 3 component signals though either may be used for composite signals as required.

Component signals may be RGB, Y (B-Y) (R-Y), etc... and the unit is compatible with both 625/50 and 525/60 systems.

Relative amplitude, timing and signal linearity can be easily established using readily available test signals, eg. colour bars, bowtie, staircase.

For full spec see here;

http://www.electronic-visuals.com/WAVEFORM%20VECTOR/EV-4151spec.pdf

robertas
Sunday 17th October 2010
8:08 am U.K.

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Price is 1400 euro

robertas
Sunday 17th October 2010
8:06 am U.K.

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Hello,I am selling top class betacam camcorder. Its Sony Bvw– d600p camcorder with a lot of extras. I am third owner of this kit. And as previous owners mainained it very clean and safe I took good care of it as well. This camera was used to shoot in green screen studio. Technical specifications of this camera you can get here:

https://www.yousendit.com/download/UFVvZUNrdkdFc0x2Wmc9PQ

http://www.yousendit.com/download/UFVvZUNqQzczeUpFQlE9PQ

The previous owner made general maintenance and changed everything. And now camera‘s counter shows such hours:

A – 314 hrB – 157 hrC – 382 hr

If you have any doubts about camcorder, you must send me a question and I will try to answer it as soon as possible.

As I mentioned above camera comes with a lot of extras. It has two pag chargers. Pag micromaster and Pag Quasar, former is fully automatic charger with power output for camera, cable also is included. Cable is made by me ant not original, but as I worked in studio, I always used this power option to get rid off batteries. Batteries is also included two Paglok Superpacks which are old and not really usable( holds ten minutes or less) and one Paglok L95 battery which is used but holds very good. It also provides information about itself on digital screen. You will know how much it is charged, and then working it also show how long it will last. Next item is Portabrace shoulder case model sc-d600 you can find it on Portabrace webpage. With camera also comes books: Camera operation manual, and two volumes of service manual, so you will be completely equiped with all technical information you will ever need. I provide 4 new Maxel 30minutes length tapes and 26pin ccz cable to output component video. I used it to capture video in real time and didnt use recorder. Cable also is not original and made by me, so no warranty, but it is working perfectly. Everything will be packed in original flight case to ensure maximum safety of the camera. Flight case one side is a little rusty, but still looks and locks good.

Next Item is Chrozsiel mattebox and filter kit. Mattebox holds two filters, one rotating, one fixed. It is one from famous Chrozsiel matteboxes with adjustable trap. There is one French flap. Camera base is included and everything is packed in nice case. There are filters included:

Tiffen:Black pro – mist ½Black pro – mist 2Black pro – mist ¼Black pro – mist 1Coral ¼81 EF.

Lee filters:81D81BResin PolarSky blue 1 Grad softSky blue 2 Grad softSunset 1Sunset 2.3ND grad soft.6ND grad softCoral 1 grad soft

Everything is used but in top condition.Here is a list that you get:Camcorder( Fujinon lens, microphone with wind cover, battery adaptor for Pag batteries( original battery mount not included), memory card.Porta brace shoulder coverPag micromaster chargerPag Quasar chargerOne power cable for chargerTwo Pag superpack batteriesOne Pag L95 batteryOperational manualService manual volume 1Service manual volume 2Chroziel mattebox with camera mount16 Filters4 new maxel b-30m tapesCCz 26 pin to component video cablePower cable to feed power from quasar charger to camcorderFlight case for camcorderCase for mattebox

The package is heavy one

+37060239970

Rick
Tuesday 12th October 2010
4:33 pm U.K.

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Seekinj for a BVW-35p as for parts. Please, only offers from the South-Germany area!

Chris Margrave-Gregory
Tuesday 5th October 2010
2:49 pm U.K.

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Hi,

I have a number of machines that I am interested in selling if anyone is interested.

Sony UVW 1600P @ £300.00 GBP

Sony BVW 75P £2,000.00 GBP

Sony PVW 2800P @£ 1,750.00 GBP,

Please let me know if you are interested in any of the above machines.

Call Chris on 01932 240305 or you can email me at [email protected]

Look forward to hearing from you.

John
Tuesday 28th September 2010
2:03 pm U.K.

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I don't see a digital PAL page, so I'll try here.

Sony DSR 11. DVCam Recorder/Player deck.

I bought this new from Prestons in 2005. Its never been loaned or hired out.

Operation hours: 9. Drum hours: 4. THAT'S RIGHT, 4!Tape: 3.Thread: 18.

The original Sony PSU is here, remote, manual, fire wire,it's all here here, except the little tray Sony give you to stand it on its end in, why, I don't know,plus a box of 10 new tapes. It uses large or small tapes etc.I can deliver to your nearest main line railway station, oryou can collect from WF15 area. A snip at £400.00 This is a test, cash and collect deal, or I can deliver. NO P+P!! Email for more details or call 07722949935 or 01274864826Regards, John.

Jan Arne Austad
Wednesday 25th August 2010
2:27 pm U.K.

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I have problems with a SONY PVW-2650P. Getting errors 01, 02 and 03 for intermittable...and for now only error 05. Some tips?

Does somebody have the service/repair manual in pdf or something for this player?

Thanx in advance!

John
Wednesday 11th August 2010
3:10 pm U.K.

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SONY DNW A100P Betacam SX.

I am looking for a replacement cassette compartment for this machine.If anyone has one for sale please advise. Regards, John.

Jessica
Thursday 5th August 2010
7:00 pm U.K.

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Hello All. I am having a problem with my Betacam Sp uvw-1600, alot like the 1800. I am getting the error code 08-032, which says The abnormal drum speed error is not solved. Is there anything I can do to fix this? Anything I can try? I'm desperately neding to reslove this or at least try everything possible. I know this is a far out cry, I'm thinking the heads are done, but I want to be sure. Thanks in advance for your time and consideration.

Arvind
Tuesday 27th July 2010
11:22 am U.K.

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We provide low cost high quality video tape digitization and metdata addition services. Just send us your tapes and we will send back digital video files as per your needs that you can publish on web or mobile platforms. We will bundle our eLibrary manager, MediaBaron for anyone with 100+ hours of inventory. Check us out at www.movicotech.com .

Mark
Friday 9th July 2010
9:39 am U.K.

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About twenty Betacam tapes (as new) going down skip this weekend unless somebody wants them. London area E4

John
Tuesday 29th June 2010
11:50 am U.K.

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For Sale.

I don't see a DVCam chat page, so I hope this is ok.

Sony DSR 11 DVCam Recorder/Player deck. New Condition.Mileage as follows: Operation 9 X 10 hrs. Drum run 4 X 10 hrs. Tape run 3 X 10 hrs. Threading 18 X 10 hrs.User manual, Service manual, cables, original PSU.Some blemishes, but no dents, digs, or gouges. Fronthinges and panel still intact. I can't find the tray thingSony give you to stand it on/in. Lots of extra goodies included.

This is strictly a cash deal. Buyer tests, collects and pays. Huddersfield area. A bargain @ £500.00. Email me for more info.Regards, John.

Pranav Pandya
Friday 25th June 2010
4:33 pm U.K.

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Used Sony DVW A500P, 1380 drum hours: £6500.00

Please call or email for more info

Robert Griffin
Friday 18th June 2010
1:37 am U.K.

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Hey, I'm having trouble with my Betacam UVW-100p. While getting shots on a bus my camera guy turned quickly and stupidly broke off the battery pack at the back, all the clips and threads were broken. He set me up a make shift system using leads. It worked for a short while but has since stopped. I'm afraid he may have reversed polarities. Is anyone aware if this model has a shut off for such an occurrence or are the entire circuits in the camera fried.

James
Friday 28th May 2010
8:33 pm U.K.

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Hello, i am looking for a couple of DIGITAL S tapes for the JVC D9 format.Please let me know if you have any going cheap.Thanks

Mark
Monday 24th May 2010
10:23 am U.K.

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Tapes as new in cases SP30 and SP60(about 20 in all) London area £15 the lot.

seb
Tuesday 18th May 2010
11:19 am U.K.

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Looking for a used DNW-28P or DNW-25P (or NTSC equiv ) at a sensible price ( 1000 Euro or less ). Please email me if you are selling such a unit. Thanks.

James
Monday 3rd May 2010
2:42 pm U.K.

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The Michael Sellman box adds AFM audio channels 3 & 4, which were never a feature on the UVW and PVW series. The box contains an AFM-1 card (used in the BVW-75P ) and necessary cabling to the vtr, to pick up the chroma head rf, and to the modultor for record. I dont think the vtr itself requires much modification, and i believe some people used to remove the bolt on boxes, as it made the machine look ugly!Sony did make a PCM betacam, the BVW-85P with an add on box PCM-85 (around 1990 i think). The machine had addition PCM heads mounted on the drum. The PCM tracks were recorded in the space occupied by one of the linear tracks. Only about 200 machines were made for the european market and the drums were very expensive, the tolerances much finer, which meant reliabilty and interchange became an issue. I guess with the introduction of digibeta in 1993 and other digital formats, the BVW-85P became obsolete.

Roderick
Sunday 2nd May 2010
10:31 pm U.K.

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John,I have never heard of this modification, could it be some sort of PCM interface?How does it connect to the machine? Any chance of posting some pictures somewhere? I am intrigued!

John
Friday 30th April 2010
5:12 pm U.K.

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Hi Everyone,

I'm new to this, so if anyone can help I would appreciate it.I just bought on Ebay a Sony UVW 1800P VTR. It works fine,but it features a Michael Spellman modification. It has 2 switches, 5 rotary knobs,(2 red,3 white) and 2 analog VU meters. Around the back of the modification are 5 XLR plugs and sockets. This is all fixed on top of the main case. I conclude it is some kind of audiodevice, but I'm not an engineer. It is very well made, looks made for the job.

If anyone can tell me what this device is, or where I can get literature brochure, etc.I'm also trying to aquire a User Manual, either PDF or original, for the UVW 1800P. I've tried all the "free manual" sites to no avail. Any suggestions gratefully received.

John.

James
Thursday 22nd April 2010
9:01 pm U.K.

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Peter, regarding your post a while back about a 1inch forum. I believe there is a facebook user group for owners of 1inch machines, and also a forum on Yahoo.In my opinion, the 2000s are more reliable, though the air threading is a nice feature on the BVH -3000. Some parts are still available from Sony (like pinch rollers) but are expensive. There is a company in the states that can re-tip upper drums and another (Terrys rubber rollers) that can re-manufacture rubber rollers, like pinch rollers. Heads generally do good hours ( 3000 +) though this is dependant on tape stock itself. In theory, used tapes shouldn't be as abrasive as new tapes, but then there's the sticky shed issue with certain older tapes. In terms of archive, i was under the impression that anything important was dubbed to D2 and D3 (BBC) formats in the mid 90's The problem these days is trying to archive these formats to the file based world we live in now. Trying to fix a D3 digital machine needs a slightly different approach to a 1inch machine-and heads aren't available either!

Roderick
Tuesday 13th April 2010
9:46 pm U.K.

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Hi AGS,

The SL-2000 is a Betamax machine, not Betacam. There are ways to rescue the tape but this will probably require the machine to be taken apart so you can manually unthread and eject the tape.Best to post on the Betamax page, many very helpful people there!

AGS
Tuesday 13th April 2010
2:32 pm U.K.

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Hi Everyone!

I have a Betacam Portable Video Camera model SL-2000/2001 and the tape is stuck inside. The machine and the picture, sound all works fine including rewind and fastforward. Its just the tape wont eject. It contains old memories and it got stuck while i was transfering the videos to a dvd. Any help or is this the end of the road for this tape? Thanks for any help in advance.AGS

MARTIN WARBURTON
Tuesday 23rd March 2010
8:16 pm U.K.

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Sony PVV-1.When a cassette is loaded and either Record or Playback is pressed,it locks up and the alarm sounds.If i FF or REW for a few seconds first,it records and plays fine.Does anyone know what could be wrong?......

Mark
Sunday 21st March 2010
12:09 pm U.K.

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For Sale - Electronic Visuals EV-4151 Waveform / Vector Monitor Good Condition, sharp beams and no burns on screen. Mains lead included. The waveforms can be displayed as single or parade in both line and field timing. The EV4151 is a six-input waveform monitor intended for use in TV and video systems where analogue component signals are present. The inputs are arranged in two groups of three for use with two sets of component signals though either may be used for composite signals if required. See http://www.electronic-visuals.com/WAVEFORM%20VECTOR/EV-4151spec.pdf for full spec

Pranav
Tuesday 9th March 2010
4:29 pm U.K.

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Used Broadcast Equipment

Sony DVW A500P, 1300 drum hours

Sony J30SDI, 257 drum hours

Sachtler Video 18P Tripod, 2 stage carbon Fibre leg, Floor Spreader, Soft case

Sachtler System 20 SB SL HD MCF - Video 20 Speed Balance Fluid Head + Speed Lock CF HD 2 stage carbon fibre tripod + mid-level spreader + padded bag and a hard case

Sony DSR 1500AP

Please email or call for more info Tel:+44(0)2083396021

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