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Bill
Thursday 13th November 2008
3:55 pm U.K.

electravibe10@googlemail.com

Hi Noel

You addresed that to me, It should have been to Deepblues, he's the one with the camera problem!

Nice to see that you're back.

All the best, Bill

Noel Higgins
Thursday 13th November 2008
11:06 am U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Bill,

I hope you can follow what I am about to relate which is for the HVP2000 camera used with an F1 (PAL) recorder/player which looks similar to the (NTSC) 2000 recorder/player. The vertical line on the camera I used was an indicator of the luminance and also gave an indication of the sharpest focus because the excursions of the line would be sharpest when objects and particularly light to dark transitions in the picture were in focus.

It seems you have lost video feed for some reason. If its the tube in the camera not working the viewing display might still be OK. Playback a prerecorded tape in the video machine and see if a picture comes up in playback. It will not have that vertical line showing in playback mode, its only to assist recording setup.

cheers Noel

Olive E Thomas
Thursday 13th November 2008
4:23 am U.K.

ølive_e_thømas@yahøø.com

Deepblues:If you own or can get hold of a digital camera, could you take a picture of the video camera and its settings as you have currently them and post online?

Use this service. It's a quick and dirty way to upload and hotlink a picture.

http://maosongsoft.com/create_sc.php

I'm still thinking its a viewfinder setting but maybe somebody can puzzle this out.

Bill
Wednesday 12th November 2008
3:25 am U.K.

electravibe10@googlemail.com

Hi, Deepblues,

Sorry if I got a bit jargonish. I got the wrong impression that you were referring to a TV picture. If you aren't putting the camera through to a TV via your Beta, I'm afraid that puts me in the "haven't a clue" class. All the same, if the phenomenon is a clear, absolutely straight line all the way down the screen, I may be offbeam but it still makes me think about SOME sort of setup signal in the camera.

The pot on the back of the Beta is for changing the RF (radio frequency like an aerial downlead as opposed to video) channel it puts its signal out on so it doesn't clash and cause interference with anything else connected to your TV that way. It clearly hasn't anything to do with your problem. Sorry I can't be more helpful.

All the best, Bill

deepblues
Tuesday 11th November 2008
3:38 pm U.K.

deepblues@hotmail.co.uk

If anyone knows where I can source any old Betamax equipment, ie. tapes recorders or cameras near to the Wakefield/Leeds area of West Yorkshire, any info would be much appreciated. Thanks.

deepblues
Tuesday 11th November 2008
3:34 pm U.K.

deepblues@hotmail.co.uk

Ok I tried that Olive and still no joy, thanks for the info, I'll keep trying

deepblues
Tuesday 11th November 2008
1:52 pm U.K.

deepblues@hotmail.co.uk

Thanks Olive I will give it a shot and come back

Olive E Thomas
Tuesday 11th November 2008
1:44 am U.K.

¿live_e_th¿mas@yah¿¿.c¿m

To 'deepblues'... A few things to tick off...

Check to see if the various switches on the camera are set to the 'green' settings. Those are the default settings recommended by Sony for shooting video. I'm thinking you have the viewfinder on one of the indicator settings that override being able to see out of it.

If that doesn't work...

HVC cameras don't see very well in ordinary light. Try shooting out a window in daylight.

Since it's a multisystem VCR, make sure the system setting you're using matches the camera.

deepblues
Monday 10th November 2008
2:36 pm U.K.

deepblues@hotmail.co.uk

Hi Bill thanks for the info although as a newbie to all this your explanation seems a little complicated, I checked the back of the Video Recorder and there is an RF adjuster pot tho this seems to have no effect. I do not have it connected to a TV as I only want to see if the Camera works. I have the camera plugged in to the front of the Sony Betamax Video Recorder and have it switched to Camera mode on the front. The screen I'm talking about is on the camera, or throught the eypiece of the camera. I would assume that the tube in the camera is ok given that it does light up. My main goal here is to be able to see a picture in the HVC200P video Camera. Thanks

Bill
Monday 10th November 2008
5:33 am U.K.

electravibe10@googlemail.com

Deepblues,

How are you connecting the SL-T7 to your TV? I've never even seen an SL-T7 and I may be dead wrong, but what you describe sounds rather like the tuning signal some VCRS put out on UHF to facilitate tuning a TV channel for their RF output. It's usually turned on or off by a switch somewhere on the rear panel. If you're connecting with RF that could be the problem. If you're connecting with video then I'm afraid I haven't a clue.

Regards, Bill

Deepblues
Monday 10th November 2008
1:41 am U.K.

deepblues@hotmail.co.uk

Hi Guys,hope this is relevent for this forum. I have an old Sony Trinicon HVC 2000P Video Camera, lost my brother in January and it was found in his home, got a little research and found that I need a Betamax Recorder in order to use it. I sourced an old Sony SL-T7 ME from a friend and attached it. The camera powers up but the screen is just white with a line down it, or black with a white line if i turn down the brightness. But I see no picture. Do I need to have a cassette in the recorder and set to record before the camera will work? The sound light on the back is responsive to sound so I guess the mic is ok, and the zoom operator turns the lens ok, just no picture. Any help or info on this would be appreciated. This seems to be the only site I can find on the matter, Thanks, Deepblues

colin judd
Sunday 9th November 2008
4:58 am U.K.

colinjudd@iprimus.com.au

Thanks KEVIN and Noel,yes Noel still at same address

Bill
Saturday 8th November 2008
9:12 am U.K.

electravibe10@googlemail.com

Don,

Just an addition to my earlier posting: my late lamented Loewe TV (bought in 1989) dealt with SECAM E rather strangely. The rest of the standards were switchable, and you could programme each channel with its appropriate standard. With SECAM E however, if you were tuned to a channel using PAL B/G and a strong SECAM E signal was received on the same channel, the TV switched automatically to that standard.

I assumed that to indicate that Loewe must have sold successfully in the former East Germany and didn't want its customers there to have to mess about with manual standard switching to and from West German TV. TV signals did manage to get over the Berlin Wall!

I don't know if this has any bearing on your problem, in fact it probably serves to confuse the issue further, but I thought you might like to know.

I know it's no way to use it properly, but have you tried a UHF connection from your BETA gear to your Greek TV just to see what happens?

Regards, Bill

Kennard
Friday 7th November 2008
9:11 pm U.K.

peterpiperpickapack@betapage.uk

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/From-Betamax-to-Blockbuster-Video-Joshua-M-Greenberg_W0QQitemZ260309212185QQihZ016QQcategoryZ378QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

michael
Tuesday 4th November 2008
10:44 pm U.K.

newyork5501@yahoo.com

i have sanyo beta camcorder model number aim looking for battery for it.i have sony beta camcorder model number bmc 220 looking battery.

K . Lambert
Monday 3rd November 2008
11:25 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Noel:

It's good to see the great reliable , genuine members making an appearance again :0........................Kevin

Noel Higgins
Monday 3rd November 2008
11:10 pm U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Hi Colin and Kevin,

It has been a while good to hear your both back. I gather your still where you used to live Colin.

regards Noel

K . Lambert
Monday 3rd November 2008
11:56 am U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Colin:

Nice to have you back.I too suffered modem damage a few years ago by lightening.My PC was OK though:).................Kevin

colin judd
Monday 3rd November 2008
10:40 am U.K.

colinjudd@iprimus.com.au

Hi all you Beta people,I have been offf the net for a month due to lighjtning strike that fried my pc and modem.BUT my SL-HF100 soldiers on.I did battle with the insurance coy and my ISP,BUT ALL IS SeTTLED AND IT IS GREAT TO BE BACK

Jeff Kenyon
Saturday 1st November 2008
8:28 pm U.K.

at649@tcnet.org

Greetings everyone, it has been a while since I've posted on here. I just got in the mail a few days ago the SL-2000 video camera, and am awaiting the rest of my unit which should arrie at my work on Monday and I can't wait! I've heard a lot of good things about this unit, but have a few questions about his and another unit. First, how lon should the battery for the camera or VCR be charged? When charged, how long does it last? I'm also a little curious if there are other Beta users in Westrn New York? I just relocated from Michigan to Rochester, New York and have my own place and like it a lot. I'm also curious to know if there is anyone out there still using the very first Beta the LV-1901/SL-6200?

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