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Friday 24th March 2017

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Franny Wentzel
Saturday 2nd August 2003
9:51 pm U.K.

franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk

I agree with Sean on the well-balancedness of the Betamie. Putting the battery in the handle was the bast place for it. Having the battery on the back makes a camera 'tail-heavy'. Also, Betamie's reflex finder is also great for being able to actually find something in a zoom.

Sean Meskill
Saturday 2nd August 2003
9:35 pm U.K.

smeskill@attbi.comebackformore

I've played around with Premier, it was discussed in a class I took last semsester. My final project was a brief educational video, so I did mine on Home Video and told people how to make steady shots by not using the damn screan and keeping the camera close! Well among other things. The Betamovies are a real nice balance, IMHO, insce they are light and don't break your shoulder or forearm, but they are still stable and move with you. I've always used shoulder-type cams and I frequently have people tell me how nice my stuff is when it's made with, say, my GCS-1.

Jesse Alonzo
Saturday 2nd August 2003
8:20 pm U.K.

webmaster@wards.com

yeeeeeeeeee! I agree totally with Sean! That's exactly how I feel! ! I ! even have trouble (I is italicised) holding our DCR-TRV25 miniDVamie still. And that's with "steady"shot ON! I like the way Betamie moves with me, because it's on my shoulder, and not my hand. What's sad are the text-based superimposers that most 8amies, and even some VHS-Cs have. LOL!!!! Someone in our class made a video with a VHS-C and it had a lot of really bad insert and assemble edits. Of course, we didn't see the camera master, we saw a 3rd gen tape (most likely made an assembly off of the camera master, then dubbed that tape) on a projector, so you can guess how bad it really was. At the end it had 5-second "credits" made with that superimposer. I was like "Awww!" I feel all high n' mighty cuz I've got Adobe Premiere and my DVamie to make flawless edits and cool transitions, but at the same time I feel stupid because I have extremely basic knowledge with Premiere.

Sean Meskill
Saturday 2nd August 2003
8:11 pm U.K.

smeskill@attbi.comebackformore

I'd still be interrested in the SL-HF-1000D if that's still up for grabs, but I've got another portable TV set.

Bobby
Saturday 2nd August 2003
8:02 pm U.K.

boby@massive.com

Sean.......I forgot that there's a cheap worldwide cargo,but since you dont interested any longer. We can call of our deal.

Bobby
Saturday 2nd August 2003
5:56 pm U.K.

boby@massive.com

Tell ya what...I'd just plug Euro connector from HF950 to KX21 with Superimpose On.I see glimps of colors........______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________To Francess......Have a nice weekend........Olive......dont forget to remember........

Sean Meskill
Saturday 2nd August 2003
12:03 am U.K.

smeskill@attbi.comebackformore

Yeah... I agree. I find the level of garbage the average consumer puts up with to be offensive... Camcorder LCD screens are a pet peeve of mine, as are handhelf camcorders so the "Casual" videographer can make "easy" videos... If you're not serious enough to pack around a real camcorder on your shoulder, or a camera and VTR combo, then odds are the world doesn't want to see what you produce. Sorry. The video made by a handheld camera held 2' in front of you using the screen will induce motion sickness, so if the horrible subject matter doesn't make you vomit, the videography sure will!

Gimme a good old Betamovie any day... or better still a full-funtion portable deck that does it all... just a shame they never developed a SuperBeta HiFi portable deck! Closest thing was the ED-Cam... but that's a wild dream for most of us, sadly.

Franny Wentzel
Friday 1st August 2003
11:11 pm U.K.

franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk

It slays me how we now accept the crappiest images and tinniest sound in the latest TV news coverage thanks to those cheesy 'videophones' CNN dishes out to it's reporters inleu of a Betacam and satellite transciever.

Now your TV news can have the mosaic tile look of a game of Minesweeper...

Jesse Alonzo
Friday 1st August 2003
9:52 pm U.K.

webmaster@wards.com

:( ..... That won't happen, everyone is satisfied with their horrible JVC globcams and their Tivos.... They won't want to buy Betas. I really, truly, cannot understand why people just accept the garbage they pass off as video equipment today!!! It's unfathomable to me why someone would put up with crappy picture or sound; I'd think they'd at least purchase the best they could afford (which is probably one reason everything sucks, LOL!).

Olive E Thomas
Friday 1st August 2003
7:53 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m

_@_v - eeee! if you wait long enough stuff comes back in style!

http://money.cnn.com/2003/07/30/news/companies/toy_story/atari_game.jpg

_@_v - the, jakks jacific company is making video games go retro. It released the atari10-in-1 tv games, a plug and play 8-bit gaming system with 10 classic atari videogames with a replica of the original atari 2600 joystick.

_@_v - additionally, jakks in october will release a limited edition of namco tv games, a unit that lets users play classic arcade games, including pac-man, rally-x and galaxian.

"we saw a groundswell for nostalgic toys and we acted on it. but we're seeing particularly strong demand for classic video games, " said genna goldberg, spokeswoman for jakks pacific. Ê

_@_v - betcha can't wait for the 'new' betamax vcrs to ride the 80s nostolgia bandwagon...

Sean Meskill
Friday 1st August 2003
6:23 pm U.K.

smeskill@attbi.comebackformore

I don't buy new JVC if I can help it. I'll buy used because it's actually good equipment... or was, most new stuff from any brand is crud. I don't buy JVC tape because it's stupid that they put "The Inventors of VHS" on it... I don't think Chevrolet markets cars as "Creators of the Citation" (Car, not the plane), nor does ford tout themselves as "Inventors of the Pinto"! Because GM is smart and ford, well at least they have some sense.

Jesse Alonzo
Friday 1st August 2003
5:46 pm U.K.

webmaster@wards.com

and I will never, ever buy a JVC product except for tape.

Jesse Alonzo
Friday 1st August 2003
5:45 pm U.K.

webmaster@wards.com

e3E! well, we had a sony Digi8amie and now we have a sony miniDVamie, and I think that both suck in terms of being cameras. Low light performance is terrible, in either digicam or camera mode. As recording decks they are outstanding.

Bobby
Friday 1st August 2003
5:38 pm U.K.

bobby@spamjunkmailnotresspassfirewalled.com

I was looking for manuals.......but got nothing but shed...

http://www.user-service-manuals.com/sony-service-manuals.htm

alan
Friday 1st August 2003
4:54 pm U.K.

urban_paranoia1@btopenworld.com

Sorry! That should be: Sony HVF-2000P!

alan
Friday 1st August 2003
4:53 pm U.K.

urban_paranoia1@btopenworld.com

Hiya!

Anyone got a circuit diagram (pref. online) or even pinout for a Sony HVF-200P Viewfinder?

Cheers!

Alan

Casimir Alonso Taulé
Friday 1st August 2003
3:15 pm U.K.

casimir_alonso_taule@hotmail.com

In my oppinion D8 is a better system, technicaly, than Mini-DV. And we must have in mind that D8 comes from a large 14-year evolution. M-DV comes from nothing.

Regards,

Casimir.

Olive E Thomas
Friday 1st August 2003
8:07 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m

_@_v -eeee! found a sleechy old general electric vhs vcr 'released in the wild' tonite! this one still worked even though it has the rubber idler tire. uses a wired remote and has a plug for a camera pause or a remote pause switch. of the vhs machines, g.e. amd panasonic are the ones i even bother to like.

_@_v - i also saw an empty d.v.d. player box next to it (the brand was called 'classic' - as if) so it's a pretty good guess as to why it was kicked to the curb.

Jesse England
Friday 1st August 2003
7:44 am U.K.

newspaperman5000@spamx.warmpost.com

P.S.- My friend's new JVC MiniDV can't hold a candle to the D8's performance.

Jesse England
Friday 1st August 2003
7:43 am U.K.

newspaperman5000@spamx.warmpost.com

Dear Casimir,

I'm afraid I'd have to disagree with you regarding the above post. Two years ago, I bought a JVC MiniDV camcorder. It had terrible low-lux performance, and had no freeze-frame or slow motion. It only turned on properly 50% of the time, so I returned it and bought a Sony Digital8 instead, with all the JVC's missing features and more! It is still running well. (Of course, that's a D8 and not MiniDV...but it shows reliability.)

Regards,Jesse England

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