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Please, could someone suggest me where in central London I can make 3-5 short video VHS demo copies from a European PAL BetacamSP video cassette? (cheap). Thank you in advance
I am looking for the editing protocal for the Sony BVE-900. Is it ESAM, ESAMII or GVG??? I am trying to get an audio mixer to hook to the system...
Just wanted you to know that we're willing to help answer any questions you may have about Betacam products. We are three former Sony senior service engineers who have a small service company in the states. We have a lot of resources backed by years of experience; and, we can find a solution to your problem or question. Best of all, we'll do it for free! Drop by our website for more details. You can email us or call.
We have quite an inventory of PAL boards for all types of Sony gear. We know there is a price difference between Sony Europe and Sony America and we have adjusted our prices to accomodate.
I would like to know if exist the possibility to have anamorphic lenses on betacam, if yes in in which model ?
HIi need UVW-1800p manual . where i can find it (EG. pdf document ).thanks javad ramezani
hiif you can help me where i can find the uvw-1800p manual or guide mehow i can record time code on the recorded tape ( a video tape that have diferent time codes ) plaeas mail me.thank you .
Addendum - I'm only asking about this here because I haven't been given a manual. I'm also fairly sure the heads are shot, or at least grossly clogged, which I can do something about.
Thanks for any input.
I'm in temporary posession of a PVW-2800P, and it's doing something I don't understand.
This problem looks like a sync problem, with the incoming signal. While the TCR display is in the right place (ruling out a monitor sync issue) the image behind it, including VITC that the 2800 is generating, is out of vertical lock.
Further, a blue line extending most of the way across the display, is visible between the top of the VITC and the bottom of the picture, visible above it.
The machine also occasionally complains "ERROR 02 - REEL TROUBLE 002", often when rewinding to the start of the tape using the shuttle dial.
Does the blue line mean anything, and can anyone suggest a fix for the situation?
I have problems with PVW-2800 to get a stable IN Out EE Audiolevel,it looks like a thermal problem.If I record 0 dB the play back chanches on one channel up to 2 or -2 dB.If I change the maschine it could be invers.(adjust knobs pressed)
how do you stripe audio to tape that already has video (i.e. insert?) without remote or 9-pin machine control?
hI i'M LOOKING FOR A MANUAL OR INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING SP BETACAM IN CONJUNCTION WITH MEDIA 100. dOES ANYBODY KNOW A SITE WHERE I CAN DOWNLOAD INFO OR MANUAL????tXX. MARTY.
I would like to buy a Betacam VCRModel : PVW-2800P, BVW-50P or 70P , UVW-2800P
BVW-35 again. It's got a connector for a camera cable. Presumably the component video inputs are available on that?
Hi I need to buy 2 BVV5 Betacam Camcorder NTSC second hand in good conditions, NTSC format. I also need the following items (2 of each), all NTSC format: BVW-70 BVW-75 PVW-2800 I usually do wire transfer or credit card charge. My fowarder is in Miami. Best regards. Onèsimo FèlizSales and Operation ManagerSuplidora Internacional, S. A. (Vingcard-Elsafe)Tel. 809 971 0678 Fax 809 971 0678E-mail [email protected]
Hello all; Yes we are here in the States, also in NYC...I can buy/sell what you have/need.....I have been in video for 25 years....also do Consulting.. Need anything to/from the Big Apple? Drop me a line. Thanks oh yes we speak Portugues/ Spanish... Obrigado
Greetings; Iam looking for vaious PAL equipment specially recorders, Umatic as well as Betacam SP...if you have for sale in operating condition...drop me a line... Thanks much charlie
All BVW 70 /75s i know of are older then 8 years and have been used on a daily basis so 4000 hrs of use is about regalur. Most companies using these machine have done headdrum replacements and mechanics service as adviced by sony. Most of the BVW 70 /75s have been replaced by Digital Betacam and Beta SX systems due to many broadcasters getting digital discbased broadcast servers and digital NLE's. Their asking price for BVW's can be an amazing $2500 or even more then $7000 depending on service state, age and ofcourse the managment of the guys you're buying it from. State owned national broadcasters are tend to sell these machine at lower prices then commercial broadcast facilities companies
Thanks for the info. I've been told to check if the '35 will regenerate timecode and insert edit. I'm probably not worried by either function, but I want to be armed with all the info I can get. Decent performance when shuttling up and down IS important, so an edit capable deck would seem sensible.
So, a deck would actually do 4000 hours and still be worth buying if it had been used for straight playback?
Also, slight confusion: BVW would be a broadcast deck, UVW would be industrial. Is this necessarily a problem? I was told to check "if it allows full range Beta SP singals or it cuts them down a la UVW1800 ". So the 1800 might not be right. Presume this is the difference between a "UVW" and a "BVW".
As you can probably gather, this is my first real broadcast toy - I've been Mr. MiniDV thus far.
Blast, I've just discovered that the BVW-35 has composite input only. This is no good - ideally I'd like S-video. What do I have to buy to get that?
we are sony tape distributors in India ,and trade in Broadcast Equipment . Desire to take new or sparingly used equipment from UK . Can any one advice of the bigger dealers .....
Well a BVW 35 would do o.k. If you are willing to sacrifice 2 audio channels you could try and get a UVW1800P instead, wich works great with NLE's and RS422... A lot of hours depends on the what the machine is used for 4000 hours on a machine wich just does playback all the times is less of an impact then a machine with a 1200 hours of frame accurating editing. As for head replacements/ machine servicing you might want to check out kgc in germany at http://www.kgc.de they service betacam decks at reasonable prices.
It's becoming obvious that I need Beta SP facilities in my mainly DV-based suite. I was considering the BVW-35, which LRC inform me goes for around £1500-1600. Can anyone comment on this machine, and whethere I'm shooting myself in the foot by not buying a more capable model? I'd really only be using it to get material onto the NLE or another more accessible format. Is there anything to watch out for when buying this machine used, how many hours is "lots", and how much do replacement heads cost?
I am interested in buying a slightly used Sony UVW-1800 Pal Recorder / Player, I will appreciate if anyone knows a good deal,
Thanks in Advance
I have a problem with my betacam sp uvw 1400. I can't switch on and off the dolby.It seems that i can only record with dolby onDoes anyone have an idea how to control it?Is there an internal switch for that?thank you
BVW-40p for sale. 1400 ukpounds ono. has had very little usage, but fan needs cleaning (back up machine for main suite). london, uk
I was wondering if anybody knows of an interface for Ampex 1 inch(vpr8) to umatic bvu protocol please FOR AMATEUR USE.
Yep thats right, if you use the Avid Composer with the Reality Engine from Symbol just jump into the menu "bounce" -> film/24fr -> (FILM TYPE) -> compression(qaulity) and give the system the film name for the bounced file or bounce it directly to a film printer. The reality engine automaticly adjusts colour balances, video to film frame doubling etc etc.... And I personally think that DVCPRO 50 is better for film then Betacam SP, also DV 25 can be very good, but much DV chipsets and lenses are crap. The Ikky HL-V77 i mentioned is good, as the sony 500 and also the new JVC machine wich has half inch FIT CCDs
Re: fimic look
Of course, a more filmic look can be applied by field-doubling. As Walter mentioned, PAL runs on 25 Frames Per-Second, but it utilises 50 Fields of video in this time. Duplicating alternate fields all of a sudden takes the harsh video-look away from your footage. Most DVE's (and probably most NLE's) will allow you to do this. Or if you have DT VTR's you can do it the old fashioned way...
Of course, you still need to shoot it film style to get the best results. I'd always choose SP over (pro) DV for something like this - mainly because of lense optics. As also mentioned, keep an eye on your contrast, as the limited video level range of video is a dead giveaway.
I have a BVW 75 for sale. It is in good condition and ready to put intoservice. Please email with inquries. It will have to be shipped across the pond!
Not only does PAL have more resolution then NTSC also it's framerate is at 25 fps. Being only 4% away from the SMPTE 24 fps standard. DV is becoming populair. Since most DV camcorders have a amateur lens on them there unusbale for film. I know of a lens ring for the well known and widly used Canon XL-1 to mount 16mm lenses and filters on it. Making it a good low budget digital film camera. Also a more professional machine such as a DSR-500P or a HL-V77 can give excellent digital film like preformance with the right lens. Also "moulding" colour scales and light effects when editing provides a way better film look for video material. Be sure not to amp the CCD section above 0db or exceed it's low level (picture noise level!). Picture noise can be removed on an avid, but it also narrows down your colour spectrum
Need some advice from other pro's. I want to shoot a feature and haveit "filmlooked". I've been told that PAL is inherently a sharper image that NTSC (100 lines or so), and wanted to use that over DV. I've been editing dv for a while already. No matter what dv camera that footage is shot with, it resolves at 500 lines, right? But Ihear a lot of you say you'd use it over Beta PAL? Really?...Seems to me it's bigger bandwidth AND 250 more broadcast lines.
Could you please furnish me with the information on where ( a company)I can transfer a S-VHS video programme to a Beta SP format especially in London area.
Dear colleagues!Does anybody know where i can find technical service manual for IKEGAMI HL 53.Thanks in advanceDarko
good day i need free short course sony digital betacam sp camera.so i need how can soot .operation .anything about sony betacam sp camera and good experience at camera.
mardi .from sudan
Failures on powersupplies.... well i once blew up a Sony BVP charger, i think that i devistated over 4 BP-1 chargers. And to top it of i once gotten a 220V "greeting" from CCU.
I am gathering information on the number of power supplies (dc-dc converters)that have failed on any of the following cameras, Digital Betacam or Betacam SX
If you've had a problem could you give me an idea of how many you have come accross any that have failed either on one or more occasions.
yours sincerely Mark VinallLighting Cameraman / DOP
Check out this cool site, these guys can supply Sony parts and repair almost any SONY product http://www.bbcinc.tv
GREAT SITE design!!!!
Hallo Kollegen ,
Ich habe einen DVCAM Dock-Rekorder Sony DSR1 Pal und würde diesen gerne eintauschen gegen einen Betacam SP SONY PVV3 Pal Der DSR1 P hat folgende Stunde Gelaufen: Drum Spin = 404 HTape Run = 118 HOperation = 655 HOptischer Zustand 1- bis 2 Hat ein paar Kratzer auf dem Kassettendeckel .
und wie schon oben gesagt Tausch gegen einen Gleichwertigen Sony PVV 3 Pal Der Gebraucht wert dürfte ja derselbe sein.Leider möchte der Großteil der Kundschaft immer noch Betacam SP Vorteil der DVCAM ist bis zu 3 Stunden Digitale Aufzeichnung auf ein Tape .P.S. der Dsr wurde gerade erst durch autorisierte Werkstatt durchgesehen .
JVC dv500E (pal) for sale, only 6 months old/ 20 running hours. Purchased for documentary project, now I need a film camera. Package includes the following:-JVC DV500E Body-17X Fujinon lens-Viewfinder-Audio Technica Phantom mic-sennheiser digital wireless mic-Libec fluid head/tripod-Battery charger w/ 4 batts-Porta brace soft casePaid $11,000 will trade for Arri 16s package or best offer.
Habe gebrauchte BetacamSP Tapes zu verkaufen von Sony,BASF ,FUJI, und Ampex sehr gute Qualität zum stückpreis von 10 DM.
I'm interesting to buy DXC-D30P with BeacamSP recorder, and other equipment(tripod,mic,bateries(Li),...). If posible used camera.Thanks!
We are a full service Betacam repair depot located in Winder, Georgia USA. We have many PAL mounted circuit boards for all Betacam products. Please visit our site at Http://www.bbcinc.tv.
There's a very simple way to get a BVW75 to run at DT speeds, with a TTL (transistor to transitor, all pins adressedm with no crossings) logic control cable from a 9 pin RS 232 to the RS 422 in,you can adress DT commands. Programms to do so can be found at tucows and are free of charge. The search dial on a BVW 75 from the latest revision can also search at DT speeds (The pot meters on them are the same as the ones on the digital decks)
I want to use a BVW75P or a PVW2800 to play back at various speeds. I am currently (as I type!) playing with a BVW75 but the control available to the 'stand alone' machine only gives me the preset 0.03, 0.1, 0.5, 1 & 2x speed options. As I don't want to go to the expense of hiring in an edit controller, is there any other method of accessing the ability to program the machine with more precise percentage settings?
Any help or advice appreciated.
Hello,Does anyone have a Betacam SP 600 for sale.
My production company is looking to buy a betacam, 2nd hand. I really need some advice on any internet sites where I can see and maybe buy a camera - or where I should look for a safe and fair deal on a camera.
We are looking to spend around US$10,000 - and maybe get a lens as well. what sort of betacam would i get for those dollars. big point: i need a PAL camera.
thanks for any help
i have a rackmounting kit for an old bvw10, long departed, if anyone is interested. You never know it may mit a maore recent machine...
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.
Reggie what do you want to know?
I do also have some kit to dispose of at the moment. 20 x NP1 Batts1 x Sony BCW1A 4xway np1 charger1 x Battery belt1 x Sony VO6800ps Lowband umatic portable c/w kangaroo case and various umbillicals1 x Sony BVU800P Highband umatic edit m/c1 x pag 10xway 10/90 Multicharger & Balancer1 x Senheiser ME88 Gunmic1 x senheiser MKH20 mic & p48 psu
Can anyone help me with finding information on a Sony VO8800 Vudeocassette recorder.
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.
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.
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
can someone tell how I create a timecode window burn on a vhs tape from a sony betacam sp uvw-1800?
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
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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
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.
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????
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.
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
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
I am interested in buying used Sony UVW1200. Any offers?kind regards,Sasa Rajsic
Complete edit suite for sale. Details @ http://www.u-matic.com
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.
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.
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
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...
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
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
hi,could any one direct me to a site which provides info and pics of sony beta camera, lens assembly.byemanoj
Where I can buy spare parts and service manuals for UVW1800 /1600
...also have large number of new 3/4 inch tapes
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
I SEll tapes betacam sp , digital , sx . Bests prices you can get
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.
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.
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,
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!
HOW CAN I LINK DAW THROUGH SMPTE CODE TO MIRO DC30 PLUS CARD
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!
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?
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
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
SONY SLC9 WANTED A S A P TAPE CARRAGE NEEDED PLEASE CAN YOU HELP THANKS
Thursday 3rd February 2000
2:57 pm U.K. ¶
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
Wednesday 2nd February 2000
7:14 pm U.K. ¶
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