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Rein Oosterling
Wednesday 29th March 2000
5:34 am U.K.

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Yes

Reggie
Tuesday 28th March 2000
6:38 pm U.K.

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Can anyone help me with finding information on a Sony VO8800 Vudeocassette recorder.

Walter Steenvoorden
Monday 27th March 2000
5:17 pm U.K.

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Ahh the BVW drummount inside a PVW backend machine! nice one!!Sony used the same drummounts in the earliest models of NTSC PVV3s as in the BVVs, as the UVW series 1200/1400 came along Sony saw a production cost save by installing a 1200/1400 drummount with a less expensive recording head ( UVW1400 ). Altough it's a never confirmed rumour i do believe that its true. The even later PVV has the same head as the UVW100. From 1995 and on, the BVW production numbers where also minimized, to boost the sale of digital betacam.

Pete Coburn
Sunday 26th March 2000
5:08 pm U.K.

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I wonder if anyone can give me the luminance bandwidth spec with metal tapefor the Sony pvv1 BetaSP recorder, I have the spec for the pvv3 which is alater & current model which is 4.5Mhz and have a suspicion that the earlier& now discontinued pvv1 may have a higher spec of 5.5mhz. If so a strangedecision from Sony to bring out an updated model with lower spec. Can anyonecomment, many thanks.

Rajesh Ranjan
Sunday 26th March 2000
9:49 am U.K.

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We want to purchase used sony UVW-1800P and RM -450 urgently in almost brand new condition.We are in India so also intimate us about delivery and mode of payment.Our id : [email protected] Reply ASAP.Rajesh

zac dixon
Wednesday 22nd March 2000
8:16 pm U.K.

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Could anyone help, a friend has just some tapes over from the states but they are in NTSC-M and i was wondering if anyone could tell me where to buy a video that contains this format, if so i would be really grateful. cheers

zac

Mark Bauer
Monday 20th March 2000
6:56 pm U.K.

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can someone tell how I create a timecode window burn on a vhs tape from a sony betacam sp uvw-1800?

Paul Edwards
Sunday 19th March 2000
10:03 pm U.K.

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i have a sony betacam player (bvw-20) for sale. this machine is in excellent conditions, still looks new. but i have no cords or cables for it. make me a offer, the highest offer gets, but you have to pay shipping cost!!!!!!!you can call me at : 931-388-0069 or 931-286-0306 for more infothis machine was used by the houston oilers now tennessee titans

Paul Edwards
Sunday 19th March 2000
9:57 pm U.K.

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i have a sony betacam player (bvw-20) for sale. this machine is in excellent conditions, still looks new. but i have no cords or cables for it. make me a offer, the highest offer gets, but you have to pay shipping cost!!!!!!!you can call me at : 931-388-0069 or 931-286-0306 for more info

becky
Sunday 19th March 2000
9:29 pm U.K.

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We are currently searching for 1000 betacam jackets. Due to smoke damage in our building we need to replace existing jackets. If anyone has any vendors please let me know.

Stico
Saturday 18th March 2000
2:17 am U.K.

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I want to buy a Sony Betacam DVWA-500, PAL system, second hand.If you have it, please e-mail me with informtion about it.Thank you.

Fred
Tuesday 14th March 2000
2:51 pm U.K.

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Hello,I am looking for a reasonably priced Beta SP Player/Recorder (UVW, BVW or PVW) fot our studio located in Belgium.We need it only to read and transfer old material and make copies for TV diffusion, so only light use but we need a good quality.So, if anyone can help me he is really welcome, because it is difficult to find in our - very ! - small country... Tank you in advance!

Lawrence Breen
Sunday 12th March 2000
7:08 pm U.K.

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I am working for a Bristol-based production company, and we are looking for a remote-control for a BVW-22P. I look forward to hearing from anyone who can help.

John
Sunday 12th March 2000
12:37 pm U.K.

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http://www.drs.com/tech/PC_search.html#BPS

Thats the site for DRS refurbished and rebuilt head drums for 1 inch and betacam variants, does anyone know of a umatic drum refurbisher?

Thanks for your time

John

Ammar
Sunday 12th March 2000
12:02 pm U.K.

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HI..I want to control UVW-1800P from my pc..I'm using Adobe Premiere fro editing and have Digisuite DTV...is it possible to control it by simple DB9 serial cable..please reply on my email..Thanks

Zeljko
Friday 10th March 2000
9:41 pm U.K.

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http://www.drs-ahead.com/products/index.html

Rein Oosterling
Friday 10th March 2000
8:45 pm U.K.

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Hi Bede,I can't help you but I am interested in this company. Can you tell me where I can find them? Do they have a website? I am afraid that in the near future I need to replace a few upper drums in my edit suite. So this DRS company sounds like an interesting alternative.I hope that this isn't the only response you get.

Rein

Bede Pascoe
Thursday 9th March 2000
8:41 am U.K.

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Just wondering if anyone has any anecdotal information regarding the DRS Technologies refurbished/reconditioned upper head drums. I'm looking at the options for my BVW-300P camcorder.

They promise the world....but then again, they would, wouldn't they. Their pricing is pretty sharp and they also claim longer head life from their products. So what's the story????

Thanks,Bede

AMITHENRY
Wednesday 8th March 2000
9:35 pm U.K.

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I WANT TO BUY 2 BETA BVW-50 RECORDER PLEASE GET BACK TO ME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.I AM ALSO INTERESTED TO BUY D-30 CAMERA PLEASE LET ME KNOW I AM IN NEED. TANKS FOLKS.

Hovik Mirzakhanian
Monday 6th March 2000
2:56 am U.K.

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Does any one out there know of a listserv strictly for technical side of video. We are a service organisation in Glendale, CA USA and are looking for a forum for technical issues of betacam and other video and audio related issues. Since I am on the subject, what is your experience with betacam reel height problems? Namely, new machines having reel heights of 2.5mm or so vs. the SMPTE standard or what tends to be the norm about 2.2mm.Great job on the site.Thanks

KENNETH KNAUFF
Sunday 5th March 2000
5:10 pm U.K.

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I AM AN DISABLED MAN WHO IS LOOKING FOR A BETA CAM CORDER. DO YOU HAVE ONE YOUR NOT USING ANY MORE? PLEASE LET KME KNOW. ALL LETTERS WILL BE ANSWERED. THANKS. SEND REPLY TO KENNETH M KNAUFF AT 395 MILLBORO SPRINGS DRIVE BATAVIA OHIO 45103

ID studio
Sunday 5th March 2000
10:56 am U.K.

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I am interested in buying used Sony UVW1200. Any offers?kind regards,Sasa Rajsic

Roland Pickett
Saturday 4th March 2000
12:53 pm U.K.

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Complete edit suite for sale. Details @ http://www.u-matic.com

Bruce Hogan Film
Friday 3rd March 2000
1:23 am U.K.

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I also have a BVP 70isp camera with J9- 113 Canon Zoom Lens BVV5 sp betacam back, road cased & lots of bits & pieces. I am asking about $11k australian dollars for the lot.

Bruce Hogan Film
Friday 3rd March 2000
1:16 am U.K.

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Does anyone know the approx service life of SP PVV 3 dockable recorder head drum. Where do I stand with these figures. Operational Hrs 2127,Head drum hrs. 1323. Tape thread unthread 613. I am thinking of purchasing this unit to replace my BVV5 unit.

Walter Steenvoorden
Wednesday 1st March 2000
12:35 pm U.K.

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Merijn,

I know of this program wich can give RS 422 and RS 424/A output commands via a normal RS 232 port. The big difference in the singals from RS 232 and the RS 422 and RS 424/A is the bit rate, i dont know for sure if its 9600 baud or 4800 baud. The RS 424/A 25 pin version works the same as the 9 pin RS 422. The program is called desktrol and made by a company called softeo from ohio in the states. I don't have it anymore (wich i think s*cks), also Pro Tools from Digidesign can control 9 pin machines (for audio inserts etc) from a com port

Merijn van den Berg
Monday 28th February 2000
10:54 pm U.K.

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question;

Wich I think Walter knows the answer...

Is there anyway to convert the RS422 to RS232 so I can use Avid PC LOG on my laptop? Maybe there's another option? Actually I don't wanna spend much money on this. It's for the UVW series, DSR 40, the BVW75 and a DVW500. I know all of these are RS422 except the DSR20... Too bad we're not using this...

Merijn van den Berg

As you can see I'm well educated in English...

Tone
Monday 28th February 2000
1:27 pm U.K.

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Hello all!I am interested in buying some Sony spare parts (BVW, UVW, PVW series). So if anyone know the attractive dealer in south east europe please let me know.Thanks in advance.Regards

Roland
Monday 28th February 2000
8:57 am U.K.

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WTB USED SONY UVW-1400AP or UVW-1800P. Can pay 3000 -4000 USD

sunil
Monday 28th February 2000
6:57 am U.K.

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hi ranjan rajesh,most probably it is due to ref(sync ) problem.ur u matic player must be locked using master sync in that studio.byesunil

manoj
Monday 28th February 2000
6:53 am U.K.

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hi,could any one direct me to a site which provides info and pics of sony beta camera, lens assembly.byemanoj

Zeljko
Sunday 27th February 2000
10:20 pm U.K.

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Where I can buy spare parts and service manuals for UVW1800 /1600

Justin de Klerk
Saturday 26th February 2000
4:31 pm U.K.

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...also have large number of new 3/4 inch tapes

Justin de Klerk
Saturday 26th February 2000
4:28 pm U.K.

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I have +-10000 NEW Eastman Kodak Betamax tapes (standard - not metal) which are broadcast and professional quality. There are L750, L500,L250 and L125's. I am interested in selling them abroad in one or a few large orders - if you are interested, or perhaps could put me in contact with someone who might be, pse reply

sincerelyJustin de Klerk

FranÁois
Saturday 26th February 2000
12:18 pm U.K.

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I SEll tapes betacam sp , digital , sx . Bests prices you can get

Engineer Service Ltd
Saturday 26th February 2000
11:29 am U.K.

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Dear Sirs,

Our firm is activity like engineering firm in Ukraine and one ofthe branches of our activity is selling second hand professional TV equipment .So we trying to find contacts with companies which working at the same market for long time business relation.Right now we interesting in following: PVW 2800 ; UVW 1200, 1400,1600,1700,1800The drums hours and mechanical defects are not important.Please sent to us your prices of above mantionad goods.

Josef Wencel
Wednesday 23rd February 2000
6:25 pm U.K.

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Looking for any working used BETACAM SP player/recorder machine. Exchange for BETAMAX machine + pay is possible. Expect your offers via email to [email protected] incl. your price.

John Whyte
Tuesday 22nd February 2000
8:47 pm U.K.

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Hello all,

Desperate help needed here.

I have been bequethed a broken CEL P147.30 Digital Frame Store andTBC. The PSU has gone but I can fix that no problem, I'll can also offer help to anyone with problems in electronics.

I would like access to the technical manual that will allow me to ascertain how to control the P147.30 externally to make full use of th effects features. A photocopy of a manual would be great (expenses paid of course) or even some instructions, pin outs etc. I am a competant programmer, if I fix a solution I will share with all other users. I would really like to control it via my laptop so I need pinouts, and function descriptions.

Any help appreciated,

Cheers,

John.

Walter Steenvoorden
Monday 21st February 2000
4:52 pm U.K.

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If you use one of them 9PIN via RS232 apps you can sync adobe premiere to the tc from the 9pin blackbox BNC in. Works great!

HANUMANT
Monday 21st February 2000
2:07 pm U.K.

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HOW CAN I LINK DAW THROUGH SMPTE CODE TO MIRO DC30 PLUS CARD

HANUMANT

Jon Slade
Saturday 19th February 2000
1:10 pm U.K.

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Hi,

OK, not strictly a Beta Question, but it's for a BetaSP suite!

Can I get the BKE913 to emulate the BKE912?

Basically, I have a BKE913 (designed to control Sony DME/DFS series switchers) mounted in a BVE900, but now need to control a GVG100 (BKE912 territory).

Obviously it would be nice if I could get the 913 to work without hunting down a new 912!

Regards,

JON

peter
Thursday 17th February 2000
9:25 pm U.K.

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I have a tape jammed in my bvv5ps . Nota common problem as it has been reliable for a number of years. The question is are there any easy tricks in releasing it without damaging machine or tape?

Geir Otto Molstad
Sunday 13th February 2000
12:26 pm U.K.

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Anyone seen for sale or have a J-Series: J1 / J2 / J3player in PAL in Europe?It was shown on IBC but Soon Or Next Year????http://bpgprod.sel.sony.com/bpcnav/app/99999/16/20022.99999.subcat.BPC.html

Ben Campbell
Wednesday 9th February 2000
11:59 am U.K.

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Hi,

Can anyone help me? I'm after a second hand SONY PVW 2800 beta sp recorder. Does anyone have one for sale or know any places around London that sells second and equipment??

Thanks in advance!Ben

JOHNNYBOYREBEL
Tuesday 8th February 2000
4:23 pm U.K.

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SONY SLC9 WANTED A S A P TAPE CARRAGE NEEDED PLEASE CAN YOU HELP THANKS

suresh
Sunday 6th February 2000
4:13 am U.K.

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hello

kitttu
Thursday 3rd February 2000
2:57 pm U.K.

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Hi ,Can anyone tell me 1. If I have beta vtr with pal /ntsc option... whenevr I switch over would I get pal outputs or ntsc outputs? Say I have one ntsc/pal bvw vtr & wanna transfer to pal on bvw 70. . If I don't have ntsc-pal convertor..is it possible?2. what are the other sites (or chat sites)which can put help for repaire or informations regarding pal editing equipments?regards

al
Wednesday 2nd February 2000
7:14 pm U.K.

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sell bvw40 sp-modif. good condition (side cover removed becaus 19" use)in germany. if you are interestet mail me.

we also repair older machines (heads and mech. parts)even umaitc

great site anyway al

torben
Wednesday 2nd February 2000
2:34 pm U.K.

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Hi there,does anybody know of good places in Europe to sell used betacam equipment - BVW-70, BVW-35 and other stuffgreetingtorben

Alan Chong
Monday 17th January 2000
8:08 am U.K.

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Hi and Happy New Year to all of u !

I'm looking for the multi-pin configuration for Sony Betacam Play Back Adaptor VA 300/500. Can anyone help me out ?

Thanks in advance

Alan Chong

james
Sunday 16th January 2000
10:25 pm U.K.

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Hi there, i am after the following boards for a BVW-75P i am trying to fix. TBC-8P/TBC-12P, TBC-7P, DM-56 and DEC-20/DEC-46. If anyone has these boards (working or not)kicking around in a cupboard i am interested. Machines after serial no:12548 were fitted with a TBC-12 board (so an SDI output kit could be fitted), the DEC-20 board was also updated to a DEC-46 after serial no:11928. If anyone has updated a machine and still has the earlier boards kicking around-i am interested.Many thanks-James.

Manuel
Thursday 13th January 2000
1:41 pm U.K.

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I'm a student that have to design a TV set. The set have 3 cameras and 5 microphones. I know that a video recorder, player and editor, also a switcher, ... but I need that anyone tells me a basic system of a TV set.Thanks for your help.Manuel.

Peter
Thursday 13th January 2000
1:02 pm U.K.

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I am looking for the pinout of the standard 26 pin camera/vtr connector. Thanks for your time.

Walter Steenvoorden
Monday 10th January 2000
9:05 am U.K.

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You'll need a widget or a DV-in activation, this means that indeed a chip needs to be reprogrammed. This algrorytm is the ALMOST the same for both PAL and NTSC camcorders, but the software is the same, PAL or NTSC is to be selected. A Widget is a chip wich reroutes the data and emulates a DV-in on some brands. Most camcorders just need an activation, wich works almost the same as unlocking a cell phone, the firmware is overwritten.

Ken Campbell
Monday 10th January 2000
5:24 am U.K.

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I have a Panasonic DV Cam NV-EX1 in PAL its a great little camera that I bought in the UK, I hooked it up via firewire to an IMac to do a basic edit which was fine but when i went to export the image back to the camnera is said no can do ! Is there any way I can get the chip re-programmed to accept the inbound signal ?I live in the San Francisco area but would be happy to ship the camera back to the UKI hope there is someone out ther that can do thisThanksKC

Doc
Sunday 9th January 2000
3:30 am U.K.

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Looking for the handle for a BVP-30/BVV1a and the Connector Cover for Sony BVP-30, Sony part #3-685-128-02

Thanks...

Doc

Hi-Tech Trading Company
Thursday 6th January 2000
6:30 pm U.K.

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NEW Sony BVV-5/PS....$7,900 US. Hello PAL users. I hope it's OK to offer an item for sale. This is an extraordinary deal on a brand new Sony BVV-5/PS PAL dockable Beta SP recorder. We are Sony dealers in Florida, so, we usually sell only NTSC, but we have a PAL BVV-5/PS for immediate sale. This unit is the latest current model, new in sealed carton. Regular price is well over $16,000. Anyone interested in saving over 50% on a new Sony BVV-5/PS, please feel free to contact us by email: [email protected] or check out our site at http://www.videoequipment.com

Thank you,Joe ReinhardtHi-Tech Trading Company

Walter Steenvoorden
Thursday 6th January 2000
10:35 am U.K.

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The PVW series use the BKW-2030 plug in card to have a DUB in out, it's optional. The BKW-2030 also works with BVW series machines. The thing with your machine probally was a incorrect jumpered BKW-2030 or a fauly cable. Sometimes you can jumperset the BKW to emphas on Hi 8 modulated dubbing or swap component with composite (i don't know why people would do such a thing). The 2600/2650/2800/2850 take in the BKW board, the 2400 (a kind of BVW22 only produced in NTSC as far as i'm aware of it) can't take one

Jon Slade
Thursday 6th January 2000
9:02 am U.K.

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To my knowledge, PVW machines (ie 2600, 2650 & 2800's) DO have a U-matic dub connector fitted. However, I once tried this with a 2600P & VO9850, and only got monochrome pictures. Dunno if this was expected or not, but I didn't persist because I was only curious. Maybe it only works with BVU decks.

Regards,Jon

Walter Steenvoorden
Wednesday 5th January 2000
11:40 am U.K.

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The BVW40P has a U-matic DUB, i have one in the tape room fitted with an SP kit. I also have had a magnetic end of tape warning system installed aswell as 2 dolby noice reducers boards fitted with DSP's. The BVW40P is only used to aquire stuff from U-matic and playback stuff shot on SP-camcorders. Also BVW60 /65/70/75/85 and some PVW models can be fitted with an optional U-matic DUB board, i don't know if its around anymore, i do know that it was fitted standard on the BVW40P and on some 1 inch models (BVU was used for ENG and then copied over to 1 inch for broadcast playback). Or you could try a For-A converter, they give perfect realtime conversion to everything wich is plugged in, it's compatible with S-VHS Betacam DUB U-matic DUB Component Composite SDI (17 to 50 megabits) 26 pin and those big D-1 25 pin connectors. It's a 4 unit high 19 inch box wich can plug in converter boards who carry connectors. It gives a time word out to resync audio and has been my biggest help in the studio, besides the coffee machine and the micromave hahaha

Rein Oosterling
Tuesday 4th January 2000
8:33 pm U.K.

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Hi Walter,

Is there a Betacam with Y/C-924 dub connection? I know of HI-8 with Y/C-924 connections but I am disappointed in HI-8 performance. The bandwith is higher and the noise figures about the same compared with U-Matic(SP). When I look at the pictures I think the U-matic picture is much better and my HI-8 tapes have too many drop-outs although I use professional tapes.If there is a Betacam with a Y/C-924 connection I sure would like to know which model(s).

Rein

Walter Steenvoorden
Tuesday 4th January 2000
12:54 pm U.K.

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You can get near BVW Betacam type of picture with a 3 chip FIT camera connected to a BVU150P with t/c. I once got a kind of jelous reaction reaction from a guy stunned that my U-wrap SP exceeded the qaulity and drop out ratio of his EVW-300 Hi8 one-piece machine (wich has the same chipset as the UVW-100 ). I just used a normal JVC KY19B with a 26 pin connected to the BVU 150P. Some Betacam decks have a U-matic DUB in. Also most outputs on the BVU-series are more balanced then the ones used on Hi8 and SVHS, especially the XLR's and composite out.M-II is great, infact the qaulity exceeds Betacam SP. The recording system works almost the same, with 3 components and FM audio. When used for PAL or video to film, the difference is not that noticeable. When used for NTSC M-II gives more colour and slighty more resolution. M-II fathered D-3 and D-5 wich lost the format war again to Sony's Digital Betacam. Panasonic is now finally beating Sony in a format war DVCPRO outsells Betacam SX 4 to 1.

Rein Oosterling
Tuesday 4th January 2000
7:02 am U.K.

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Hi Jon,

Servicing MII isn't a problem because I am a technician. Parts, I don't know. Maybe. I read somewhere that TVNZ was or still is using MII next to Betacam.

Good to know that the U-matic gear I am using is capable of giving a better picture with another camera. I allways thought that the composite way of recording and editing is the bottleneck.

Rein

Jon Slade
Monday 3rd January 2000
8:08 pm U.K.

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Rein,

I haven't used MII at all, but what I do know is that because it was never the most popular format ever, it is not only difficult to get hold of these days, but when you do it is cheap.

So if you are looking for low cost, then used MII kit might be an option, but I would suggest that you may have more problems getting it serviced and parts/tapes etc. I am not saying it was inferior, it's just that BetaSP won that format war. As I understand it MII was used for many years to record programmes such as "The Bill" in the UK.

I used to use a DXC3000 and an M7 connected to a VO8800, and the M7 always came out on top - as reflected in the Spec.

Of course if you are looking for a new camera, the DXC D30P is an exceptional piece of kit for the cost (c. £6k) Digital, Widescreen, Dockable to anything and has a few features such as file setups etc.

RegardsJON

Gary Bruton
Sunday 2nd January 2000
11:57 am U.K.

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Dear Friends,

I'm sorry this is long but it take some time to explain. Is there anyone out there in cyberspace willing to help over 650 people in need? I work for an orphanage in Pattaya, Thailand where Iím trying to produce video features to generate donations for the 178 orphans and the 450 students involved. The organization has grown from a small orphanage to include a blind school with 122 students from ages six to twenty-one and a school for deaf children with fifty-seven students. In 1987 a vocational school for young disabled adults that teaches computer sciences and repair was established with 189 students from the ages of18 to 35. In addition to the orphanage and schools the group also supports a Stateless Old Peopleís Home with up to fifteen residents and a Street Kidís Home with an average of about seventy-three boys in one home and about twenty girls at another location.

Five years ago a group in England donated a Betacam editing system to our organization. For four years Iíve been operating the system and editing feature that have helped get contributions for the orphans and disabled students. However, lately Iíve been having trouble with the system and getting maintenance support from Sony (Thailand) is difficult if not impossible. I have the operator manuals for this equipment but I need maintenance manuals. I have an oscilloscope and with the manuals I could keep the equipment running with spare parts ordered from Sony in Japan. When operating the Betacam editing equipment works well and the programming looks good. Iíd like to keep it running for another five year if possible and with the maintenance manuals I feel I can.

If anyone know where I can get or have sent to me the maintenance manuals for the following Betacam editing equipment: videocassette player model BVW-10P, videocassette recorder model BVW-40P and the editing control unit model BE -800. Thank you in advance for your time and any information you can provide. Remember that your information can help over 650 orphans and disabled students.

Sincerely Yours,

Gary T. [email protected] [email protected]

manoj
Saturday 1st January 2000
8:13 am U.K.

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hi!,I am preparing a course material for Betacam servicing ( bothj the recorder and the cammera), I would like to have all the help and resources avbl from the web!, please do help me,.Iam still anovice in the subject,.

Rein Oosterling
Friday 31st December 1999
9:14 pm U.K.

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Jon,

Thanks for your responce. You are right. It will be a lot of money changing to component. But I hope, that with more people changing to non lineair, lineair equipment will get cheaper.

I am a little surprised about what you said about the camera. When I compare my DXC -3000 picture with for instance a Panasonic AJ-D400 I can't see that much differance. OK, the DXC needs twice as much light. And I never was able to compare them closely.I sure will take a closer look to other cameras when I get a chance. Dockable would be nice. The DXC -3000 with the VO-8800 is bulky. The other camera I have (Panasonic WV-F200) is also very old and the picture is slightly less in colour detail compared to the DXC -3000.

I am also interested in the difference between MII and Betacam. When I look at the technical specification I can't see much differance. So if there is somebody out there with both Betacam and MII experience I would like to hear about it.

Rein

Jon Slade
Friday 31st December 1999
12:52 pm U.K.

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Rein,

The pro's of Betacam SP are obvious. Unfortunatly, the con's are mainly price. As is clear from previous posts on this site, everybody wants something for nothing, or as close to nothing as they can.

Once you have got the decks, component peripherals such as vision mixers are also more expensive - because they are still in common use today. However, you should still get a good image using BetaSP, even in composite.

Although, with the kit you have, a DXC3000 is a little dated by todays standard (it was Sony's first 3CCD camera in 1985), and even an old BVP7 would get you much better images at High Band leval at a good used price. Better still if it were docked to a BVV1 oxide recorder, which are going begging today.

So basically, my advice is to change the camera side first, as better pictures in, better pictures out...

Jon

Rein Oosterling
Thursday 30th December 1999
9:54 pm U.K.

oosterli@.contact.net.nz

Hi all. I am using BVU-950 machines now. The recording side is a VO-8800 and DXC -3000 camera (YC-4.43 MHZ). I am very pleased with the original picture quality. But I think that too much of the quality gets lost in the editing proces.I have already looked at a few JVC-KRM -800 machines because they were really cheap. I didn't buy them because new heads were about NZ$ 3500 each. One reason why I bought the BVU-950 's is because heads are roughly NZ$ 700.I replaced VO-9850 heads after 3500 hours of use, so they can last reasonably long. When I read this site I saw figures of 600 hours. I read that Betacam heads are also expensive.To make a long story short: In the future I would like to use component equipment.I would like to hear from people who can tell me the pro's and con's of MII and Betacam SP. By the way, I don't want to go non lineair yet. For the short productions I make it is not faster and I don't need special effects. I like the user friendly lineair system I am using now.Rein

Paul
Tuesday 28th December 1999
7:11 pm U.K.

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Hello There,

I have about 10 hours of Betacam sp ntsc show footage that I need to convert to something that we can edit, digital etc.Does anyone have a machine available to download it for a reasonable price? Its urgent!

I,m in Devon UK

thanks,

Paul

Mirela gheorghiu Krehan
Tuesday 21st December 1999
10:39 pm U.K.

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Hello!I want to buy a magnetoscope betacam recorder SP PAL UVW-1400 very used and with many hours of function because my budget is limited (aprox.2000$-2500$).Does anywhone where it is possible to found this beta?I need very much and I do not want warranty and I accept to buy with the heads drum very used,older.Please, help me with an adress,e-mail.Thank you! E-mail to: [email protected]

Winni Firneisen
Monday 20th December 1999
4:26 pm U.K.

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Greetings from Tokyo. Would appreciate some advice / hints on a special for sale item (job cancelled) : Sony DNW A 220P Beta SX Laptop editor in original sony box, 197/170 hrs only,cosmetical 10 of 10, Sony check dec 15th-flawless. PAL SP+SX to PAL SX, NTSC SP+SX to NTSC SX,SDI in/outs, composite in/outs, lcd monitors, audiomixer built in,RS 422s...list over 30000 USD for sale immediately @ 15800 USD. Where would be the best place to advertise this unit for sale?All the best and thank you for your attention and may be your ideasinterscreen Japan Y.K., direct e-mail: [email protected]

Walter Steenvoorden
Friday 17th December 1999
12:40 pm U.K.

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I think that the servo's or the tape transport has passed out. Most of the times this means that new parts and an engineer are needed. Most BVW-10's and BVW-40 machines have troubles with their transport mechie after 8 to 10 years of heavy service. Editing is still posible with 2 VTR's, but won't a non-linear system (Windows NT, Adobe premiere and a component video capture board) be way better. 20 GB 10K RPM disc and a 800 Mhz are just about standard on any low budget win NT workstation. And besides most companies expect you to work non linear these days. By using a computer editing instead of a 3 machines linear setup, you will extend the life of your VTR's and you can put the character , chromakey and framestore machines up for sale, and increase qaulity at the same time

Gary Bruton
Friday 17th December 1999
11:19 am U.K.

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Dear Friends,

I'm here in Pattaya Beach, Thailand sitting in my studio trying to get this old BVW-10P to operate. Does anyone know how I can get my hands on a maintenance manual for the BVW-10P or BVW-40P?

I've gone to Sony in Bangkok but they refuse to help or send their people to repair the equipment. Pattaya is about a two hour drive from Bangkok and they say it's to far and the equipments' to old so I should buy new. Well, I'd love to but I work with the local orphanage and they or I can't afford new equipment so I'm stuck with the Sony equipment I have. But, I also need to produce videos that the orphanage can use to get donations and the only way I can do that is if I can get this old equipment repaired.

Right now the systems consists of two BVW-10Ps, the Editing Control Unit (BVE -800 ) and the BVW-40P recorder. Everything works except the #1 BVW-10P player. It turns "on" and will eject but it won't play, rewind or fast forward.

Does anyone out there know the problem and what I can be done to get it operating again? I've got 172 orphans waiting to see the video feature I'm doing about them. I sure Hope someone can help!

I should be at the beach, not in this studio! I'll check back tomorrow. Thanks!

Best regards,

Gary T. [email protected]

klaus carstens
Tuesday 14th December 1999
6:49 pm U.K.

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Hi outthere speacilly.Alan i got on the site even it was not offically online throgh a link on the Betamax Pal site.After some time of hard work i have now time to enjoy this growing and usefull site.Toms question.Large Oxide tapes were made for the migration from Beta to Beta SP, the BVW 70, 75 machines can record and playbackon both kinds of tapes,in NTSC you will almost see no difference in Performance of Beta to Beta SP but in Pal you see it.As on the first days of Beta SP you had more non SP machunes in the Facillites as SP ones,threfore the first Productions were run on Oxide Tapes even on SP Machines,on the otherhand SP Tapes were very expensive that time.,Klaus

anthony
Sunday 12th December 1999
3:21 am U.K.

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does anyone know were i could get some spec's on the sony bvw-125p and an indication of what they are worth?

thanks

motasim aljeally
Saturday 11th December 1999
11:28 pm U.K.

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any one want to sell a BVW75 beta we are readyto buy one please contact:[email protected]

Jon Slade
Wednesday 8th December 1999
9:29 am U.K.

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Hi Randy (?!),

Your problem sounds to me like a good-old head clog on the SP heads.

Give the deck a good wet-clean and it'll probably be OK.

RegardsJON

Randy
Tuesday 7th December 1999
5:43 am U.K.

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i have some betacam SX a45's. the playback of the sp tape is messed up. the video playback is flashing, and grey bars appear when the i try to suttle. i think it might be the head stack, the sp heads are seperate heads and this would not affect the video on sx. my coworkers think it's the DM-89 card. i appericate any help you can give.

Cris Wyly
Monday 6th December 1999
9:56 am U.K.

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Looking to buy Sony PVW 2600 PAL or Sony UVW 1200 /1400A PAL.

torben
Thursday 2nd December 1999
5:31 pm U.K.

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Hi there,does anybody know of good place for buying/selling used betacam equipment?

greeting

steve
Monday 29th November 1999
11:38 pm U.K.

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Still looking for a book for my BVW25 and a working BVW10, don't need SP replay!!!

Simon Ellis
Wednesday 24th November 1999
10:18 pm U.K.

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I hope you will all forgive me. I know that this is a Betacam site but I would like to find a home for my MII AU750's. I have two in good working order complete with a set of extenders, a manual and a spare head.I used a Sony RM450 controller with these and would like to sell the lot together.£700

ahmet
Tuesday 23rd November 1999
10:32 pm U.K.

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dear moviemanthe pvv3p menŁ user menu,system menu,maintance menuto make settings using the user menu.1-press the menubutton in the tc panel.2-press the advance button repeatedly to change the menu number in the lcd to the required menu number.3-press the shift button to select the menu.the current setting appears and the setting can be changed.4-press shift button to switch to the next portion to set then press the advance button to change the value of the blinking numbers.5-press the reset(menu set)button.the setting is registered and the menu number blinks again.6-press menu button.the lcd returns to the display before the user menu.menu no:101:setting the real time clock and calendermenu no:201:drum run meterpress shift button a:head drumop.hoursb:tape transport hours.c:operating hours(total with power on)

Movieman
Monday 22nd November 1999
9:13 pm U.K.

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Hi all me again, does any one know how to read the hours meter on a PVV3 thanks

ROLAND PICKETT
Friday 19th November 1999
11:56 pm U.K.

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Has the U-matic site run out of space? There's nothing showing since the 15th and I've posted two messages on ther since.http://www.umatic.icom43.net

movieman
Friday 19th November 1999
2:21 pm U.K.

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hi all has any 1 got a book for the UVW-1800P in Adobe PDF format thanxs

Walter Steenvoorden
Wednesday 17th November 1999
9:19 am U.K.

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The Playback error on the BVW2800, maybe a sync problem (getting the frame on tape on time.) In these cases a simple print with a 22nF capicitator can oscilate a sync signal to sync your machine (timeword!) for you. Our you can use a loop thru to the sync video signal in. If you're already synced you could have some severe cable damage or a malfunction on the R-Y/B-Y/C boards, these are far to complex to fix without ferm knoledge of it's board. Best is to let it be serviced. I Record with timeword sync BVW75 (about 12 years of age) and it works perfect. The BVH3100 is a good piece of hardware, skipping and or frame skips has to do with the servo's getting old. I have a BVH3100 (with a Thomson logo) wich i only run on free-run (no t/c) because it's from 1979, and has servo's working like a trabant with a flat tyre.

ahmet
Tuesday 16th November 1999
10:41 pm U.K.

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dear colleages bvh 3100ps a time mode tm1 gives time shifting error .it means when 00 00 00 00 shows starting point of the picture shuttle goes forward and comes back to the starting picture with random delay(eg.5,6,10,15,47...)this problem can be also seen while using cue points.we are for yours advises about solving this poblem.help me please.

ahmet
Tuesday 16th November 1999
10:21 pm U.K.

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hi.after recording or playback pictures with pvw-2800p in studio,try to pb that recording or another record casette pictures and saw drop in pictures.when we stopped in drop time we saw very thin horizantal white or purple lines .when we pb so with these equipments lines sometimes can be seen or not at drop time.metal y do and c do not adjusting(trimpot)help me please.upper drum 400hours.lower drum 400 hours

Steve Woodgate
Tuesday 16th November 1999
8:48 pm U.K.

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Hi All, Finally got my BVV! back end working with a 3 tube front end, now can go shoot piccys, pity the BVW25 is up the creek so can't replay anything.....!!!!!I may have a book for a DXC537, will look in the manual store, what do you need to know????Has anyone got a book for the BVW25 that I can look at??? think I have a servo fault...

Steve.

MILLER
Tuesday 16th November 1999
3:27 pm U.K.

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Dear colleagues! Does anybody know where I can find technical service manual for Sony dxc 537?

Tom Mountford
Monday 15th November 1999
8:06 pm U.K.

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Hi there Movieman,

I had this problem when I first tried plugging composite to a beta. There is a way to sync the machine without an SPG, both the ref and video inputs on the UVW decks have loop-thrus, simply plug the looped output of the composite input to the reference input - remembering to switch off the composite video termination. The machine will then sync itself.

Movieman
Monday 15th November 1999
12:54 pm U.K.

movieman@produxion.com

Question, I have some old vhs tapes which i need to dump down onto beta sp i have a uvw1800P Whats the best way to do this if it can be done i have tried using the ref input but keep getting lines and bad colour thank you

Merijn van den Berg
Monday 15th November 1999
4:04 am U.K.

fantv@hotmail.com

Hi there People,

Does anyone know where I can buy a cheap BetaSP player?!

Thanks!!

Merijn

Tom Mountford
Tuesday 9th November 1999
6:15 pm U.K.

tom.mountford@talk21.com

Evenin' all -

Phew! Pressure now off, I was still rewinding the masters as the courier came to collect them - was working on it until four this morning, but I have a Burger King on the doorstep so I keep myself going! <g>

I've been getting an ocassional problem with the UVW1400, when I plug a composite input and loop it through to the reference I've sometimes been getting an 'ERROR 93-000' warning on the display, the pictures rolls and it prompts me to contact service (great way for Sony to make money eh!) the problem often goes when I switch the deck off then on again - anyone know what the 93-000 error is?

Cheers.

Dave Johnston
Sunday 7th November 1999
3:04 pm U.K.

djohnston@cardonald.ac.uk

Greetings from Bonnie Scotland to all you BetaPeople!

Great site, I've been hoping for something like this for ages.You see, I have a problem ...

I got a great bargain on a used BVW35 portable - low hours,one careful owner. Unfortunately it's now developed a problem.Whenever I attempt to insert a tape it only makes it halfwaythrough the tape wind-up process before coming to a halt and giving a 'tape slack' warning.

I sent it to my local service engineer who couldn't trace the faultexcept to tell me that all the motors, servos, etc. all seemed to be OK. To make matters worse when I sent it to Sony Broadcast in the UK - it worked fine! They kept it on the test bench for 2 weeks andcouldn't get it to repeat the fault. Of course when I got it back homeit fell over in a week ...

Has anyone out there heard of this problem. If you can give me a suggestion then I would be grateful (We make some lovely Malt Whiskyround these here parts.)

Cheers.

Dave J.

Tom Mountford
Saturday 6th November 1999
8:17 pm U.K.

tom.mountford@talk21.com

Howde John!

All the best experts begin as enthusiasts, it's great to have the time to play around and experiment with ideas without the pressure or tight deadlines and clients to please (I was in the suite 'til 2AM this morning). During the day I'm an editor on corporate videos for national companies (in Discreet edit*/combustion*). In the evenings I work on my own video projects and am a bit of a Kenny Everett (have you heard of him over there?) when it comes to short animations, stings and stuff like that. I'm saving to take my personal system up to realtime and get a DVCam to go with it, at the moment it's lashed up to any old VT that's working. I'd love a 9000 series, or even a BVU-970... pretty damn sexy looking piece of hardware.

Hi Movieman - There's a thing I saw in a magazine recently called a universal mounting plate that's supposed to fit any camera, it's a bit pricy but may be easier that trying to find the actual model for the Ikky.

Movieman
Friday 5th November 1999
12:09 pm U.K.

movieman@produxion.com

hi all does any one know where i can get a tripod plate for a IkegamiHC-00 Iknows it's old but i lot my last one on location. thanks

John
Thursday 4th November 1999
12:57 pm U.K.

umatic@bigpond.com

what do I use my series 2 stuff for?

I do a wedding or two, and 5 or 6 years ago I got fairly good results out of them, but since have moved up in the world to a dv camcorder and PC, im just an enthusiast, not an expert.

To tell the truth I have a pair of 2850's on their sides in the shed, one good unit, one which is past it, with an old door sitting onthem for an extra work bench. Apart from that I have a mint 2650 which sits next to a few old betamax's and vhs's which I use when people ask me to convert tapes.

Apart from that in my kit room I now have a pair of vp-5040 's and a vo-5630, I find they give fantastic results for dubbing from DV and using as a master for mass VHS slave copies, just a pity about the 1hour limit, but that rarely bothers me.

Would love to get my hands on a 5800 or 5850, or even a 9000 series recorder...if one presented itself for a good price in AUstralia...

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