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Mike Foster
Tuesday 1st January 2002
12:32 pm U.K.

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Thanks Rein, I've been offered thes machines at a reasonable price, and want to run camera iso tapes in them.I have no idea of age or wether they are worth investing in.

Keith McHugh
Tuesday 1st January 2002
11:35 am U.K.

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Does anyone have the following cabinet parts for a Sony VO-2630 Top LoaderThe control knobs for Audio level (Trk 1 & Trk 2), System Select, Input Select and Audio Limiter.I think these controls has been removed by the previous owner ( a hospital) to stop whoever was operating it from changing them.

Thanks,

Keith,

Rein Oosterling
Monday 31st December 2001
8:58 pm U.K.

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For sale: an A/B roll edit controller (PAL) CTL based plus service and users manuals. Convergence 200 configurated to control two VO-5850 players and one RS-422/ BVU800 recorder.Never tested the controller but it should be OK.Price: NZ$ 100Postage ???? for the buyer.

Rein Oosterling
Monday 31st December 2001
8:55 pm U.K.

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Keith, too bad that you are on the other side of the world. I would have been interested in the CR-6060. I think that the old JVC VCR's are well build. But if you can't find anyone interested, salvage the upper and lower drum, tape path parts and stationary heads.

John, I think that you may have the best solution. I already looked at the EVO-9850 with its Y/C in and outputs and RS-422 control. When I have the diagram of the EVO-9850 I can try to build or order the Y/C924 khz to Y/C 4.43 mhz convertion. But for me at the moment it is too much money. I want to slow down with the video purchases for a while. But an EVO-9850 is on my list of desiderata.

Mike, what do you want to know about the JVC PR-900. I have the users and service manual here.

JanK
Monday 31st December 2001
6:28 pm U.K.

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Thanks for the tips John, that would ease up things maybe - quite a lot..I also eyeballed at some SW?-2030 boards from Sony - those where boards you could plug into some betacam-machines - to extend them with DUB-Out (&in ?).. I could lay my hands on such a card - but I already suspect there'll be most likely Sony custom-ICs involved - or some I rarely can get nowadays.. - but still a comfortable & especially high-quality way.

The only disadvantage would be that the schematics I wanted to make available would end up very "exotic" (i.e. hard to re-build for someone living somewhere where these "ancient" special ICs ain't available anymore).

But elsehow quite a good idea - just keep 'em coming :)If someone has a schematic plan of something like such a card - or a VTR equipped with DUB in's or out's - and it wouldn't be too much for you to put it temporarily somewhere on your -let's say homepage's webspace - that would simply rock ! :)

Ok - thanks so far - so let 2002 come - I'm ready -

Mike Foster
Monday 31st December 2001
12:59 pm U.K.

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anyone out there have any info on JVC PR 900E Hi Band ??Thanks in anticipation.

John
Monday 31st December 2001
9:05 am U.K.

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Just to think for a few seconds more, closer inspection of my Hi8 deck shows a switch under the front panel for switching the output from lowband to Highband/SP on the umatic out, maybe you could find this circuit in the service manual as this same unit has standard SVHS YC input and output mini din plugs as well.

Just a thought

John

John
Monday 31st December 2001
9:00 am U.K.

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Just on the YC dub drama, I am no expert, but I use my Hi8 Deck (Sony Evo-9800P) with my Umat gear (all lowband I will admit) and VHS stuff, the 9800 has a umatic YC out on it and I plug that into either my VO-5850 's or the BVT-500P TBC in the same rack.

Maybe one of these Hi8 decks could solve half your problems?

Just an observation...

Is an NTSC BVT -800 of any interest to anyone, not any call for them here in Australia ;)

John

Tommy Schwartz
Monday 31st December 2001
2:13 am U.K.

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I acquired an audio studio master tape of a friend of mine from 1981. We finally figured out that cartrige that it is on is U-Matic 3/4" and that led me to this site. Does anybody know the easiest way to get these songs. I realize I am a bit removed from most of the writers above as I am in Florida. Please help. Tell me anything you know please. Thanks

Steve Woodgate
Sunday 30th December 2001
12:48 pm U.K.

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Oops, forgot to mention, the kit is in the South of England.

Steve Woodgate
Sunday 30th December 2001
12:46 pm U.K.

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Hi Guys,Seasons greetings to all, I am having to move house soon, so a lot of kit has to go. I have the following for disposal: RM440 controller with cables, Series 5 lo band player only, series 5 lo band player/recorder(won,t play in colour have manual i think), series 5 lo band edit player with fault-will rew/ff won't play but will jog/shuttle... I can't get to the series 5 units at the moment, otherwise I would have given all the model numbers...!!!. Also a sony VO6800 lo band portable machine in good working order. If anyone in interested in any bits, please give me an e mail, The kit must go in the next 14 days or it's SKIP TIME>>>.Steve.

JanK
Sunday 30th December 2001
12:36 pm U.K.

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Ok, not much happend over my DUB <-> Y/C converter - just done a bit of research..Despite of the DUB to Y/C trick everybody is apparently using already (by just taking the Y-signal out of the dub & stuffing a TBC with a Y/C input with 1.the DUB-Y and 2. the BNC-FBAS into the TBC's C-IN - thereby forcing it to filter-out /correct the unwanted parts from the input C),

I found one interesting IC (http://www.ic.nec.co.jp/partic/english/products/c1830.html), but I think it'll be a little bit overpriced (and though "just" 42 pins - IMO it could be solved easier).

It would make mainly sense in splitting up composite signals to Y/C in a more fashionable manner than my simple BP-filter would - but I should concentrate first on the main thing - Y/C <-> DUB + will then add the FBAS <-> Y/C..

I'd love to integrate this IC (NEC µ1830) inside my VTRs - theoretically - when chipping the Y&subcarrier-C signals at an appropriate place - I could give some RGB interconnections, which could be converted back by a counterpart-IC inside the other VTR.. (although I should modulate these static signals somehow - maybe transmitting it serially-digitally - but that would be way to much effort I guess). But that's way too high for now.

There are quite some nifty video-IC's on the market right now, which can split up video-signals into their sync/burst -video-components in a very clean manner - however - I'll have to check the price-tags first..

- Anyone having an idea for setting up a precise HF-oscillator ?It would be easy to buy some standard frequency quartz-IC - but I don't want to order a custom-frequency one - since I'll have to experiment - maybe that will be an option for the final PCB - should I go the PLL-route ?

Any IC's you used that would fit in handy (around 5.00xxx MHz) ?

Meanwhile I'll see if I can get a cheap workaround with some clock-multipliers, and experiment with the good old transistor-based oscillators :).

P.S.: How useable is a DPS TBC II (aka Personal TBC) ? - that's a PC-card based TBC w. Y/C & comp. IN / comp. OUT.I got an offer I couldn't resist - I hope it'll be of more use than my Akai PS-V20E Video-Processor (which I am seriously using for it's "stabilizer" & "enhancer"-functions - lacking <quite desperately> a TBC..) Thankful for your patience over the elbow-long posts & for some replies

-JanK

Keith McHugh
Sunday 30th December 2001
10:56 am U.K.

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JVC CR6060E Lo-Band toploading recorderAs no-one is interested in this machine - does anyone think I should salvage any parts from it (eg video heads) before it's thrown into a skip !It rewinds and ffs but in play or record all that happens is a large relay clicks on.

Cheers, Keith.

James
Sunday 30th December 2001
7:48 am U.K.

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Hello, I am a collector of all sorts of early vcrs and television equipment and I was wondering if anyone is interested in a early JVC CP-5060ED U-matic VCR Player, its in excellent condition except that for some reason no picture is coming out the output. I am located in Victoria, Australia and anybody interested would need to arrange to pick it up themselves as its so heavy! :))

As for price? no idea, what would one be worth today? ??? ??? ??

I'm also on the lookout for a studio camera pedestal from around the 1960's or 70's for a vintage RCA TK-45 studio camera that i am coming into possession of soon. If anyone can help let me know.

James

Rein Oosterling
Saturday 29th December 2001
7:59 pm U.K.

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Doesn't video 8 use 700 something KHZ?Please keep me posted. I am interested in the SP conversion. But you could be right. Changing the oscillator frequency of the mixer maybe sufficient. Unfortunatly when I want to use the Y/C 924 KHZ on my BVU-950 's I need separate TBC's for stabilizing the Y/C signals. (The switcher I am using accepts Y/C 4.43 MHZ). That is two extra TBC units in my rack. And TBC's are expensive. I want to get a Y/C 7?? KHZ HI-8 signal converted to SP Y/C 924 KHZ and a SP Y/C 924 KHZ signal converted to Y/C 6?? VHS signal. I loose a lot of quality getting HI-8 (which in quality is a lot less than U-Matic SP) onto U-Matic SP. And when I can get the Y/C 924 KHZ SP directly on to the Y/C 6?? KHZ VHS input, than maybe I will end up with an acceptable VHS quality. Now I am using composite. The end result on VHS is poor.

JanK
Friday 28th December 2001
11:42 pm U.K.

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Thanks for the hints Rein, although it will be even more difficult than in your case - I wanted even to go to SP - which is way above LB's 688 kHz.. But I could get my hands on some VHS-VTRs, unfortunately without the schematic-plans.. But if I take one of the older models, these where build with modular PCBs - almost like the pro-one's - it could be possible. The highest subcarrier ? (ZF) - frequency used in home-VTRs where in Betamax machines (685,5 & 689,4 kHz) - the book doesn't handle Hi8 & SVHS. So I could go for an old Betamax at best.

I still somehow believe that the conversion is quite something simple - if I only get the right idea ..

By simply taking a bandpass-filter at 4.4334 Mhz, I could isolate the color-component from a FBAS-signal - dealing with Y/C -signals, I don't even need to do that.

Then simply mixing the filtered color-carrier "ZF"-signal with the color-carrier & an oscillator of 5.00xx MHz does separate the C-component with a new-carrier frequency - which is calculated out of the difference between the original frequency & the oscillator frequency..

*I will spend some days with that - if something functional & cheap will come out - I'll post it here - and provide a link to the necessary schematics* - but since I'm just having 14-days of holydays - and just 7-days left - it'll take some time if I won't manage it over this weekend.

- Whishing nice holydays to everyone here !

-JanK

Rein Oosterling
Friday 28th December 2001
8:48 pm U.K.

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Hi Jank,

I don't think making your own balansmodulator will be easy. Why not copy parts of the original diagrams in a U-Matic that deals with this conversion? Or, even better, use an old VHS (with diagram) and use the section that converts the 624 khz to 4.43 mhz? It will probably be sufficient to realigne the oscillator of the balansmodulator to 627 khz. I did once try (accidently) to put a vhs dub signal into a dub input of a U-Matic low-band machine. I didn't realize that it was a VHS dub frequency. It worked most of the time. Occasionally the balansmodulator in the U-Matic lost colour. (Colour flashes). I think realigning the oscillator would have been sufficient.

JanK
Friday 28th December 2001
10:56 am U.K.

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..and finally some of my projects I an chewing on:I'm considering do build a Y /C to DUB & DUB to Y/C converter.So far I stumbled accross some very interesting things - first of all, after just plugging in one of my monitors FBAS INs into various holes of the DUB OUT socket of my 9850 I discovered that there appears to be transmit the combined (comp./FBAS) signal as well, - and another one, which my monitor sync'ed to , but appeared with a very moireé-like pattern (which looks like either a modulated FBAS - or something where the luminance FM-signal got filtered out.To both these signals my monitor could a) sync & b) resolve it in color..The other lines didn't cause (or output) anything.I expected one B&W Y-signal out, and something the monitor can't handle (i.e. the "C-signal" the subc. mod. C)

Despite of that - I checked my handy TV-technician cookbook to see, that the internal split-up & de/re-modulation, which is done in VTRs is actually done very simple.

Every home VTR splits up the FBAS to F & BAS, takes the luminance, and codes (modulates) the Y to FM, because elsehow it's very difficult to record static signals magnetically (like a white line).But that is of no interest to me, since only the "C-signal" is in the wrong format.Reading further on, the C-component gets modulated DOWN from 4.43MHz by some average FM-voodoo.Simply by confronting it with a 5.061 MHz oscillator, which generates a new C-carrier of 627kHz !Since umatics don't use any magical recording techniques, but simply higher frequencies & are better engineered - it should be possible to convert an FBAS OR Y/C to DUB as easily as described.BTW - *exactly* the same way the signal can be converted from DUB to an FBAS (/ or Y/C) - means: confronting (->mixing) the xxx khz signal with a (example) 5.061 MHz signal -> gives you a 4.434 MHz mod. C-Signal !

If I'm wrong, please correct me - elsehow I just need to worry about building a precise 5.xxx MHz oscillator circuit, and obtaining the exact frequencies of the umatic HB/SP/LB format - which I will right now on this page :)=)

Thanks for any hints-JanK

JanK
Friday 28th December 2001
10:30 am U.K.

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First of all thanks Frank - I thought the BVT-2k would be the best destiny - but now I'll look around for the one you've recommended - especially the weight of the 2k doesn't appear that healthy to me..

*Art Chudabala* - EXCUSE ME FOR THE HAIR-RAISING HAVOC I've posted before - I was refering to the PORTABLE VO-6800 - meanwhile you're talking about a stationery type VO-5800 (next time I should put my glasses on..).

Of course it's possible to get such converters, and you can control everything (such as jog,frame-stepping) you could ever dream of. There are a few manufacturers still selling such devices (the only one that I can recall, is making very rudimentary boxes which just allow FF,RW,STOP/PLAY/REC.. Another way is to look at some eBay auctions - or get it used/refurbed somewhere.Again - you could try to do something by yourself - I do have quite a bit of the P2-Protocol handy in case you'd need it. The only thing you'd need to get is a service manual which explains how to steer the specific functions (most of them are TTL, which you just need to tie either to ground, or to 5 Volts - these include all the buttons you're seeing on the front-panel of your 5800).The more specific controls are the jog-control - this is most likely sent serially over some pins as binary data - OR just as a frequency or PWM - signal.

When you've gathered that information, you could build a "small" protocol-converter-box. (In worst case by using an PC-486-mainboard & an appropriate (ISA or PCI) RS-422 card, and some ISA parallel-Interface-cards OR a special TTL-card with enough TTL-lines (the got to be as much as the 5800 needs).

In case you want to work that out - contact me - or post something here. (But I doubt that you want to continue after reading this posting :-))

Cheers-JanK

Dieter Cibis
Wednesday 26th December 2001
8:50 am U.K.

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Is there anyone interested in an Sony VO 7630 Umatic Recorder, so mail me

Paul
Tuesday 25th December 2001
12:08 pm U.K.

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Can anyone tell me how many hours the heads on a Sony V0-8800 3/4"U-Matic SP portable deck can deliver before the picture begins to degrade past the acceptable limits. Does the hours meter read the number of hours of use, or read from the top down i.e. the number of hours left on the heads? Thanks

JanK
Tuesday 25th December 2001
11:22 am U.K.

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As to Art Chudabala - in case the remote to RS-422 conversion -

you know that you won't be able to control more than the VO-5800 's front control would allow (Play/Record/Pause/FF/RW/Stop) ? + even it's possible that some manufacturer has made such a converter - I never heard of something like that. I do have a VO-8800, which has also a remote-port, but despite of the mentioned TTL-leveled& serially sent functions you couldn't control much.

My 8800 came with time-code, so I can record everything to an editor - or in your case you could record the signals (splitted) to FCP 2.0 - and *then* do the cutting totally inside FCP 2.0 .

P.S. if you would want to control the 5800 remotely via RS-422 that desperately , and have some soldering&programming skills - there's a way (but it will take some free-time).

As to Paul: the VO-8800's hour-meter displays the head-usage.I wouldn't bet on that, but you should see degradation after about 1K hours (that's where the meter is maxin' out anyway..). You read the meter from "0" to "10" and everything is to be x 100.

If I'm wrong - please correct me someone, since I got mine without the manual.I assume you're not happy with the picture-quality. In case you got it 'fresh' cleaning the heads does wonders - but not with conventional cleaning - I just let it record&play it two new tapes, and rewinded a couple of times - now the picture is fine.. + In case you're using an bogus power-supply (like I do) - try some other power-supplies, with better regulation or more amperes - I tried such - and the noise went away & the picture is way sharper.

Ok - nothing left but wishing nice holidays to everyone !-JanK

James Burch
Sunday 23rd December 2001
5:07 pm U.K.

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Hello, with reference to Eugenes BVU870p-do the VU lamps still light up? Depending on the design of the psu, it may have just gone into shutdown mode. The slugishness of the transport is due to the loading belt slipping but if the deck hasnt been used for ages, then the grease around the gearbox may have hardend causing more problems. The gearbox isnt easy to strip down. The board you shorted out is the DT board. I have service manuals and spare boards.

Art Chudabala
Sunday 23rd December 2001
4:15 am U.K.

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Hello, I have a VO-5800 and I was wondering if the remote connector in the back of the deck can be converted to a 9-pin serial to use for deck control via RS-422? What do I need to be able to have deck control and timecode for capturing to FCP 2!?HELP PLEASE!

Peter Phipp
Friday 21st December 2001
10:16 pm U.K.

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Full Service Manuals for sale ; Sony V)8800P... £25 ; the two BVU870P service manuals (each as thick as telephone directory) £40 for both. all in VGC. phone 8878 2226 (london richmond) or email. Peter Phipp. Also for sale Hitachi FP21 in excellent condition. £500. including flight case.

Eugene
Thursday 20th December 2001
10:11 pm U.K.

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Hello,

I have a Sony BVU 870 that i have recently acquired.

We plugged it in at work and it appeared to do something (try to load) but everythign seemsed very sluggish.

this was after I opened the lid.

I closed the lid and noticed that all the meters went out and so i opened the lid to have a look and saw that the board above the transport had net been seated properly and i think that the reinforcement in the middle of the top of the machine has touched the power rails for that board.

Has anyone any suggestions aas to what has porbably been blown (it appears that the Transport controls do not respond).

All the fuses in the back seem OK and all the edit buttons flash and blink correctly.

Even better, if anyone has a service manual that could be e-mailed, I would be very happy.

many thanks

Eugene Mark Sully.

(PS> On the subject, does anyone know what the servo fault is on the Betamax HF100 where the head becomes unstable and then stops?).

cheersEMS

Gail
Monday 10th December 2001
1:57 pm U.K.

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I have 3 beta machines and have 508 beta movies that I would like to sell. All are in excellent condition. If interested - please e-mail me with an offer. All 3 machines are in excellent condition. I am moving and I don't have the space for these movies and machines.

janelle
Friday 7th December 2001
3:51 pm U.K.

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Hi! We are looking for new or recycled black UMatic cases...about 1000 of them, so if we can take them off your hands, please contact us. We'll also be interested in the odd few if anyone has them for sale. Thanks!

George Tucker
Friday 7th December 2001
3:11 pm U.K.

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Hello all: I work for an Audio Visual installation and design group in NYC as an automation programmer. We have installed a number of referbished VP-9000 decks in a multi-media conference room at the clients request. Currently we are controlling the decks via the front panel Remote connector _( by basically stripping the IR carrier to send a qausi RS-232 signal). This works fine except the client does not like the cable out the front. This unit also has the IF-132 card installed. short of using contact closures on the multi-pin connector _( the control frame does not have enough Relay / closures left)_ I was looking into the RX data in connection. Do any of you fine folks have any information, protocol manuals, or relevant expierence using this early form of Sony Transport control ? Any help would be greatly appreciated. George Tucker Show Control Engineer Scharff Weisberg NYC

George Rivera
Thursday 6th December 2001
6:14 pm U.K.

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I'm looking for suppliers for Sony and Ampex U-matic tapes. Please send me contact information via email.

Stefan Kraft
Thursday 6th December 2001
3:22 pm U.K.

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Hello,

I recently aquired a VO-5630 machine for cheap. I m thinking about combining it with an edit machine and a JVC or Sony edit controller. Can I use the 5630 in this combination? Any opinions on the edit machine I should buy?

Thanks a lot.

-Stefan

Thomas
Wednesday 5th December 2001
6:27 pm U.K.

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I need a manual for Sony BVU-800. Where i can download or request them?! PDF Format, web page?!Would be nice in german?!

Florian
Tuesday 4th December 2001
2:19 pm U.K.

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Hi Guys, I am looking for the manual for the U-Matic Sony 5630?Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!Pleaaaaaaaaaase!

matt
Tuesday 4th December 2001
1:00 pm U.K.

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VHS is a world standard and very common in the UK

What may be a problem is if you are in a country which uses the NTSC colour system (the U.S. etc). Though many uk home VCRs do offer NTSC playback.

Cynthia
Tuesday 4th December 2001
2:32 am U.K.

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I need to know if a UK vcr with a Pal system can play a VHS tape, can someone e-mail me with that information please? Thank you.

Stephen
Sunday 2nd December 2001
11:17 pm U.K.

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"??????? What a load of ol' pony! :-)"Mm...whoops. Yeah, well, I was writing an article on digital audio reproduction and conversion at the same time - 3am - and that's what comes of writing without engaging the brain first...It's called Jeffrey Archer syndrome I believe...

:-)

Roland Pickett
Sunday 2nd December 2001
8:35 pm U.K.

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Mark - what you have is a "C" format reel to reel 1" recorder.This works very similarly to the old reel to reel sound tape recorders except that a rotating head (usually only one) lays the video track and a separate magnetic static head lays the audio tracks - much the same as all VCR's. I used to own a pair of these made by IVC.

Mark Parrott
Sunday 2nd December 2001
6:34 pm U.K.

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Need some help here if possible. Just got hold of a Sony reel-to-reel video recorder called a sonymatic. Is this any relation to the u-matic format? It uses a large stationary video head that the tape wraps round in a large U-shape. Don't work very well at the moment, but I'm working on it. Think it's from the 70's.

Cheers,

Marky P.

Tim
Sunday 2nd December 2001
5:10 pm U.K.

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Hello-Wanted!!

I am in need of a battery pack (or any other accessories )for a JVC BY110 3 tube camera or similar please. Model number for battery pack is DC-C11-Thanks. Timbo.

Pepse
Sunday 2nd December 2001
7:37 am U.K.

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Well, for anybody that remembers my posts from this past Sept., I have a Wollensak VP-205, which as I just discovered is the same as a Sony VP-1000; as there is one on Ebay at the starting price of $1.00; it ends in 7 days if anyone wants a piece of nostalgia. In my case I can't see spending $32.00 shipping plus the cost of the deck for the power cord. Yeah, I'm still looking for a power cord for this Wollensak. Obviously I'm in no big hurry or I would've found something for it by now. The 2 places I thought would've had such a cord didn't. They both said call MCM Electronics. Maybe, if I don't trip over one around here. Oh, the Ebay for that VP-1000 is: 1304216738 . Later. Pepse.

Jim Middleton
Saturday 1st December 2001
9:32 pm U.K.

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I have, for sale, a Panasonic F10 mark 2 (F15) in good nick c/w af lens, a couple of mics and a hard case. Will record to VHS SVHS and U-Matic. Lead only for vhs.Also a Panasonic NV180b recorder in v good nick.Used for wedding and hobby work, well looked after. Offers? In the UK - NWest.

Col Brannon
Saturday 1st December 2001
8:30 am U.K.

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I have a Sony VO-2630 machine plus a tape that I no longer use. If anyone is interested in it please make me an offer.

Chris Pettit
Friday 30th November 2001
7:40 pm U.K.

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I thought it related to my U-matic for sale post. But one machine is hardly a "flood" !

Roland Pickett
Friday 30th November 2001
6:28 pm U.K.

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My message that appeared on this page this morning was posted weeks ago! I can't even remember what it related to!

JanK
Friday 30th November 2001
5:54 pm U.K.

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Hi fellas - since my Umatic block is building up - in fact I'm a bit worried about the floor due to the weight, I'd like to ask the following:

I do have a VO-9850 & a BVU-950. The VO-9850 appears to be "newer" from it's design/outlook- is this the last machine made - or were they build around the same time ? Just asking because the picture of the 9850 is "ok", meanwhile the picture of the BVU-950 appears "better "(maybe I just have to clean my glasses).

And TBC's - how big is the difference between the BVT-2k and the "lower" models. Is the BVT -800 working better with 3/4" machines as the BVT-2k is ? For which should I go ?

Any info greatly appreciated-JanK

Roland Pickett
Friday 30th November 2001
12:05 pm U.K.

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....and so rare that all of a sudden there are hundreds of them flooding onto the market......

Chris Pettit
Thursday 29th November 2001
8:48 pm U.K.

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For sale: Sony U-Matic VO-5630 - in good working condition. Offers invited. Location Milton Keynes but moving shortly to SW Herts (hence need to sell)

Alex
Thursday 29th November 2001
8:36 pm U.K.

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gibt es denn da draußen Leute die mir in deutscher Spracht Tip s zu U-Matic geben können ,über jegliche form von Mail wäre ich sehr dankbar .Bis bald alex

Matt
Thursday 29th November 2001
6:27 pm U.K.

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From that auction....

"it is a format that was developed some years back originally for processing digital audio, and in mastering CD production. However it got usurped quickly as an ideal video format,"

??????? What a load of ol' pony! :-)

Stephen
Thursday 29th November 2001
3:48 pm U.K.

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Auction that may be of interest

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1303449844

JanK
Wednesday 28th November 2001
3:16 pm U.K.

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Hi!I'm looking for the VO-9850 audio PCB's (no need of the Dolby-C circuitry), as well as the side-Panels, back-panel & top-cover.In case someone could offer me such - please don't hesitate to contact me via eMail.A location nearby Germany would be a great advantage - due to shipping costs.

P.S.:In case someone has some details about the Sony P2 - Protocol - I'd need some hints on obtaining the documentation /details.

Thanks in advance.

James Burch
Tuesday 27th November 2001
11:10 pm U.K.

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Have available a Sony VO-5800P umatic recorder (all working) £ 200, Sony VO-5630 (two available)£75, Sony head drum (new)for 5630/5800 £75, Sony VP-5040 office player £100, Sony RM-440 (with leads)£75

Mike Pruitt
Tuesday 27th November 2001
6:33 pm U.K.

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I need a 9800 / 9850 tape transport unit. Anyone who might have a parts machine out there I would like to talk to. Thanks,Mike PruittOklahoma, USA

Keith McHugh
Saturday 24th November 2001
12:06 pm U.K.

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Hi there, Is anyone interested in an old JVC CR6060E Lo-Band toploading recorder. It was in working order but when I tried it recently it will rewind and fast forward but only clicks when put into play or record (LED light stay lit but no motors rotate etc). The machine is located in Northumberland/Cumbria border.

Cheers, Keith

Matt
Saturday 24th November 2001
10:34 am U.K.

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Yeah, Sadly I had to dump an almost working example recently ..couldn't give it away!

Roland Pickett
Saturday 24th November 2001
9:58 am U.K.

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"Hi there, Is anyone interested in an old JVC CR6060E Lo-Band toploading recorder.The machine is located in Northumberland/Cumbria border." Any particular ditch?

Louis K. Rayner
Friday 23rd November 2001
11:07 pm U.K.

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If Steve (aka BennixVideo) is Reading this, then i'm interested inthe JVC porta Lo band you have for sale, but cant get in touch with you as my E-Mails can't get through to you!.Please can you get in touch via my E-Mail,or Leave a message here!

Louis:-)

Steve
Friday 23rd November 2001
6:08 am U.K.

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Does anyone have a service manual for a JVC CR-4400U low band portable? Thanks.

Roland Pickett
Thursday 22nd November 2001
11:33 pm U.K.

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Stefan, without wishing to appear flippant,everything with the name Sony stamped on it is Japanese. If the machine was produced for the home market (Japan), then it is almost certainly NTSC standard and also 110volts. I would steer clear if you are(as I suspect) somewhere in Europe.

steve
Thursday 22nd November 2001
10:02 pm U.K.

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Anyone interested in 4 x Sony BVU200's (top loading high bands). One has a low band mod. Plus 2 x Sony BVE500 controllers. Plus one JVC PR4800 High band portable YCC mods, newish heads, low hours. Plus one JVC PR4400 lowband portable, low hours. Both machines with batteries and mains power and kangaroo cases. Plus one Key West video cart which will take a portable machine, monitor, batteries etc, very useful for high band users! Based in Bristol UK but can arrange delivery.

Stefan Kraft
Thursday 22nd November 2001
8:14 pm U.K.

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Hello,

I have the opportunity to buy a BVU-800. The owner states that it s japanese, working with 110 Volts and probably only NTSC. Is that possible, or is there any chance that it also uses PAL colour?

Thanks for your replies in advance. Your advice is very appreciated.

Best Wishes,

-Stefan

Mario
Thursday 22nd November 2001
5:42 pm U.K.

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Is there nayone who has got an manual for Sony DXC-M3 (AP) and some informations abot the BVU-820P ?

Chris T
Tuesday 20th November 2001
11:33 pm U.K.

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Hi everyone !

The M3 I have actually has a Fujinon lens (12-120), not a Tamron, but the Zoom servo does not work. Fired the Beastie up tonight and it all seems to work - well a picture came up on the monitor.Keep finding more stuff ! 2 x BVW 35s Beta SP field recorders and various flight cases. Have some Super 16 (£20 per 400') stock and a Bolex Super 8 camera (£125 - no offers). Anyone interested in Sony 9020 9" monitors in Portabrace bags ?

Might have a loband Umatic recorder but need to check if we are selling it first (!).

Chris.

Chris T
Monday 19th November 2001
11:06 pm U.K.

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Have a Sony M3 (excellent cond.) camera with Tamron lens for sale. Also a metal flightcase type unit box (about 3 feet long) and a PVW camera head (with S-video output). Plus several Beta SP/ Digi Beta 30/32 minute cassettes. Several VCT 14 baseplates and DVW 700 plastic cases (the sort the cams come in). All sensible offers considered - am clearing out a camera store so these items must go !

London, UK .

anne
Monday 19th November 2001
6:52 pm U.K.

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Hei, can anybody send me a manual (pdf) for VP-5030/7030? What kind of tapes can I use for color and b/w? If anyone from germany is interested: I want to sell my VP-5030 in Aluminium Transport Case and excellent condition!

JanK
Sunday 18th November 2001
6:20 pm U.K.

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Ok, thanks for the replies Rein & Steve.

Steve - I do have to mention that I live in Germany - so in case you're in the UK, transport might be quite an issue.It would be expensive + most likely arrive with the tubes outside and the optics inside of the camera-body.. The viewfinder would get lost on the way somewhere..

Unless you're not sending away those cams for (almost) free, this would be more expensive for me than go get it somewhere around here.But thanks for the offer & the info you've sent me.

Rein, thanks for the hints, I've downloaded some schematics for building such an interface, so I'll see what I can do...

As to wire my own cables - I hate doing that - it's easy to solder a bunch of wires to some cheap plugs, but mine were newer as nice, clean & robust as manufactured,because I always used a bunch of wires laying around, mostly thin and not shielded.. I'd have to buy pre-configured cables, but these are expensive :).

Maybe I'll check the flea-market for some good-RS232-ones which I can rewire. I've even seen some cables which looked suspiciously like the DUB-cable. I'll grab that one - and rewire that thing in free-time.

About the protocol - I'll try to contact Sony, or just ask around the web. If they still provide some information - eletronically or printed - I'll grab it. - If they don't want to sign me a non-disclosure contract & pay 1100$ that is..

I browsed Adobe's web-site about Premiere & RS-422 support, but it appears to have "thinned out" a bit since '92 ;). I stumbled across EDL-support, but none mentioning if the format of the Panasonic A800 is supported. Or more precisely: In the A800's manual isn't mentioned what format it's using - I assume it's the sony-standard-format.

I wanted to write a driver for windows which converts the MCI-control commands to Sony's P2, and send it via RS-232 to the VTR's RS-422.

If I recall correctly Sony released such a driver once for the BVU-950 - but I'm not sure.The sense will be mainly to interface to various video-editing suites and similar applications.As a side effect, if two way communication will work properly, I could control the VTR via any MCI-controller - like Window's Media-Player (I somehow doubt the sense of that - but in worst case, this might be a handy remote - substitute for the lazy ones).

I'll try to do such a thing on various platforms if it will work.

As to Andrew - I dunno about the 5030, but in case nobody answered and you have access to the 5030. Check the "tape-craddle" for a small trail - it should be located in the first 1/3 of´n the bottom viewed from left.

I think all the lids on the Sonys are transparent, so you can easily check that. If you don't have access - maybe you can find some hi-res pictures on eBay :)

US-Brittz
Saturday 17th November 2001
11:28 pm U.K.

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Hello! Did sony or anyone made/make a timecode board for a vo-5850? Where can someone find one?? Los Angeles. Thanks from across the pond!

Andrew
Saturday 17th November 2001
6:17 pm U.K.

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Hi

Does anyone out there know if the Sony VP-5030 u-matic player can play the smaller kca 20 minute tapes as well as the large 60 minute ones.

ThanksAndrew

Steve Woodgate
Saturday 17th November 2001
8:20 am U.K.

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Hi Jank,I have used the following cameras, Hitachi FP21 and JVC KY320, and had good pictures from them.I have 4 Hitachi FP21 cameras complete with Cables and CCUs ex my OB truck for disposal.Let me know if they are of interest.I also have the following lo band u matic kit for disposal,5 series player, 5 series recorder/player tghis has a colour fault.5 series edit plater with a servo problem, if interested let me know!!.Steve

Rein Oosterling
Thursday 15th November 2001
7:18 pm U.K.

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Hi Jank, funny that Panasonic doesn't have the AG-A800 in their program. It is an industrial edit controller. Didn't they tell you who to turn to. Is this Panasonic in the States?

It isn't difficult to change the A800 to do PAL. You only need to flick switches inside the unit. The only problem is that the A800 only does 4-field editting. This isn't really a problem for cuts. But when you use autotag and make more than one a/b roll the cuts may be visable.

I can understand that converting the AG-6500 to do PAL can cost a lot of money. You probably need extra PCB's.

For controlling the VCR's you can make your own cables. You don't need to buy expensive original cables. The pin numbers are in the A800 manual.

I don't know the camara's you mentioned. Can't help you there. Tube camera's tend to give a "softer" picture than CCD camera's. But this doesn't necessarily mean that the horizontal resolution is less.

If you want to convert RS232 to RS422 you need an IC. But wat about the protocol?

Mark Bodner
Thursday 15th November 2001
2:44 pm U.K.

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Can anyone assist in finding the whereabouts of a service/belt kit for the sony vo-96oop? Sony no longer have them. Many thanks.

Paul Whatton
Thursday 15th November 2001
12:47 pm U.K.

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Does anyone want to give a BVU100P Hi-Band "portable" a good home? I don't have room for this oldie any longer. The last time I used it (years ago) it worked.

Paul

ASHLY GILES
Wednesday 14th November 2001
11:49 pm U.K.

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FOR SALE Odetics commercial playback systems TCS-2000 (BETACAM SP) JUST BEEN REPLACED IN PERFECT WORKING CONDITION ALSO ROBOT PARTS.IDEAL FOR BROADCAST TELEVISION STATION WANTING TO REPLACE THEIR OLD AMPEX SETUP. BETACAMS ARE PAL UNITS (THIS ODETICS CART MICHINE HAS NOT BEEN IN STORAGE.

ferdie
Tuesday 13th November 2001
11:50 pm U.K.

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hi, can anyone direct me to a good editing facility for U-matic tapes here in LA or Glendale California area?thanks,ferdie

JanK
Monday 12th November 2001
7:45 pm U.K.

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Ok just added the list of cameras I 'd consider buying, I'd be very thankful if some happy owner, or someone who has worked with one of those gems could drop me a short mail/ or a short post on this board with his experience & rating.

DXC-1640P Sony (tube)

FP-21 Hitachi videocam

ITC-410T Ikegami Television cam

KY-15E JVC 3-chip Videocam

KY-210 JVC videocam (tube)

KY-320 JVC videocam

WV-1800/G Panasonic videocam

thanks in advance

JanK
Monday 12th November 2001
7:18 pm U.K.

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Yes Rein, I browsed through the manual, and unfortunately just EDL up/download is possible. I just got a bit confused from the wiring diagram, which shows the [A800] <-> [Some Device] [PC] interconnection scheme.On [A800] -> [some device] the cables are crossed over, pins connect 1:1,2:2...same:same.

On the [PC] bar the pins where swapped - maybe that's saving the crossing.

** I mailed Panasonic's US broad.-div., asking if they still have a top-plate for the A800 (mine is warped), and if they have the PAL-PCB's for my AG-6500-vtr in order to convert it from NTSC.

Besides that they told me the PAL-conversion would cost a fortune, they told me that they don't have the A800 in their database, since it's an "industrial" (looks pretty broadcast to me :) - well not BBC type of broadcast, but maybe the local barn-TV -type of BC-equipment.

Furthermore: I am supposed to contact my local "field engineer" ... (who am I - ted turner ?)

* ok - and finally back to some questions:

Is it really neccesary to use IC's for a cheapskate RS232/422 converter ? Can't I hack it with just some wires (and maybe some resistors)?

* Anyone managed to use standard PC-cables for a RS422 to RS422 connection (controller 2 VTR) ?I thought of a 9-Pin-Null-Modem-Cable & 2 gender-changers (both need to be male-plugs) - but apparently RS-422 needs special wiring..

* and at last : DXC M3(p) vs. JVC BY/KY-110 vs DXC-1820 which tube to go for : your rating ? ( - I favor sharper images more than good color - but both would be great as well :)

Thanks for your patience with my confusing postings - help needed and appreciated (no, not mentally - just technically :)).

-JanK

Rein Oosterling
Monday 12th November 2001
5:20 pm U.K.

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Jank, I am almost sure you need a standard modem cable. This information is in the users manual. You do realise that the RS 232 is only used to export and import the EDL? If you want to know more about the AG-A800 I maybe able to help you. I have used this controller for a couple of years.

Philip Perkins
Monday 12th November 2001
7:52 am U.K.

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I'm looking for a Sony BK-806/TC20 board for a BVU800 (TC and RS422).Anyone got one they want to sell?

JanK
Sunday 11th November 2001
11:45 am U.K.

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Hello !

Since I've obtained an AG-A800 along with my VO-9850, it's working and I'm fed up of leaving everything as received for the insurance, I'd like to unleash the following questions which are bugging me :- According to the manual, my A800 w. 2x 9Pin-Options has a RS232 (Data out), and two RS-422 (the options).

Am I to assume I can connect it straight to my PC - and if so, using a standard modem cable (or does it need to be a crossover/null-modem-type) ?

- Anyone aware of software (Premiere ?), which does support any of the two devices (A800,9850) ?

As far as I remember, whilst using Premiere in different versions intensely in past I stumbled over a version w. support for a BVU-950. .

** And very important **:Any (free) sources for the complete Sony-P2 protocol ? I'd love to program these Gems myself in free-time (since I'm trying to study CS, I'd love to do something productive )

- Since I have basically no free-time due to the intensity of CS, I'll have to skip repairing the V200E (I could, but it would be ready in like 5 year or so- instead of 3 days ) :

Are "the tubes" worth a shot ? - Especially the Sony & JVC 3-tube-ones caught my attention (DXC-M3?? / and KY/BY-110,etc)What I do fear is big power consumption - when dragging a "portable" VO-8800 on one shoulder, and a similar weighin camera on the other, I don't want to snap 28 accu's on my belt.(That reminds me of some shoot-'em-up games like Doom - never mind)

**

How long can I record using 1x NP-1 with a Sony M3P or JVC KY-110 for instance ?**

And finally: How does a VTR with a parallel-IF receive the jog-wheel data from a controller ? - are these serial bits/from the controllers-wheel's-A/D-converter ?

Just asking, because I have the pinouts from the 34P Panasonic-IF in front of me, and despite of 3 pins everything is just straight trough control (pull/push to ground/5V) of the front-buttons on the VTR. Just "Remote 19","Rem. 30" & "..33" are left. Are these for serial communication (Rx/Tx-Lines) ?

Thanks for any tips.

srikrsna
Saturday 10th November 2001
11:14 pm U.K.

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NEED BVU800P LOCATION TO SHIP NEW YORK. E-MAIL THE DETAILS.

James Burch
Saturday 10th November 2001
11:00 pm U.K.

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The Panansonic M1 format (or Recam as it was also known) is a very rare format that never took off, it came out in 1983/84 and was in competition with Sony Betacam. The M1 format machine is component using YIQ, rather than YUV. The transport runs at 6 times the speed of a VHS deck and uses ordinary oxide VHS tapes. I do have a machine but due to its age it is not fully functioning and is purely a collectors piece. There is also an ENG version the AU-100, designed to dock on the back of an AK-400 camera.

Rein Oosterling
Saturday 10th November 2001
6:52 pm U.K.

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Jank, when the V200 uses the small silver coloured electrolitic capacitors, they can cause the problem. Those horrible cap's start to leak over the years and can give you all sorts of problems. I had to replace ALL the silver cap's in my Sony CCD-V900 camera. You can smell the electolitic acid. It is worse when you heat up the connections of a cap with the soldering iron when you want to remove it. It is not an easy job to replace the cap's. It is easy to damage the tracks on the PCB.

matt
Saturday 10th November 2001
6:21 pm U.K.

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Tapes, there's an outfit called MVS (I think) who sometimes have posts here ...look through the archives....

Jan

Your V2000 isn't a three chip cam. It could have ben dropped or other wise mechanically damaged and it's really anyone's guess what's wrong. Possibly a defective CCD but equally well it could be a signal fault... This message board (as far as I know) only supports basic text.. so yes uploading stuff to a website and giving us a link is a good idea.

JanK
Saturday 10th November 2001
4:40 pm U.K.

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Sorry - my evil computer produces return-codes which are incompatible with this message-board-system. I tried to make a circle /separated with ligher(longer) and darker(smaller) vertical lines...Maybe I'll try to upload some pics on my webspace.

-JanK

JanK
Saturday 10th November 2001
4:37 pm U.K.

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..Just wondering :I got a Sony CCD-V200E "Video8 PRO" (made around '86).It's case is wrecked, on one side the whole plastic is basically missing.

The problem : It produces green bars (soft-edged). They're about 7, along the screen.

They appear to darken from left to right. I tried to put the lid on, in order to check if this effect it caused internally - the bars stayed there.

When I move the camera along a spotlight - the parts of the picture where the green bars are react more sensitive to the light (i.e. the whiteness/oversaturation is stronger.So a *round* spotlight appears like this - +$+$+$+$+$+$$+$+$+$ +$+$+just imagine the "+"-lines as being the darker/less sensitive array(smaller radius) and "$"-lines as the green-ones (light appears w.'bigger' radius)

What's going on ? Is this a triple-CCD-cam with defective G-CCD? Or do I just need to do some adjustment.

Thankful for any clues

--JanK

Louis K. Rayner
Saturday 10th November 2001
12:13 pm U.K.

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In the UK please!!

Louis:-)

Louis K. Rayner
Saturday 10th November 2001
12:12 pm U.K.

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Hello, it dosent seem like anyone's answering anything on here recently, but here goes:Does anyone have some second hand Low-Band U-Matic tapes for sale.Please E-Mail me if you do, as i would like to buy a few.20 min to 60 min tapes, anything considered as long as they are in a good state.

There, i've said it. now for the wait.

Louis;-)

JanK
Friday 9th November 2001
6:44 pm U.K.

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Hello !Just 'd like to ask - anyone offering some VO-9850 case-parts ?I am looking for * the top cover* the back-panel* the bottom-plate* the front-panel* and the IO-circuit-board on the back with the TC-in/out sockets.

... comes to it - a whole frame would be appreciated as well (w/or w/o panels)So if anyone wants to keep the electronics from a spare-9850 and doesn't need the case, or has a defective one, I'd be interested.

The case should look rather "ok" though - at least not worser than mine (home.arcor.de/jfkrecords/EVI/ - if someone interested how some parcel services tread insured pakets..).

+ Nearby (Germany) would be a great advantage, especially if someone want's to offer me something, and doesn't want/need to remove it's inner-parts.

Thanks in advance.

Rein Oosterling
Thursday 8th November 2001
8:42 am U.K.

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Has anybody worked with Canopus DVStorm SE?Is it easy to use?

Rein

David Ferrone
Wednesday 7th November 2001
4:11 pm U.K.

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Has anyone got any spare parts (upper head drum) for BVU 900/ 950 's? I have some brand new boxed heads for U-matics but I dont know which machines they are for, I think they are non SP heads but its just a guess.

Music Boy
Wednesday 7th November 2001
2:39 am U.K.

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Forgot to tell everyone that it's Classical music.

Music Boy
Wednesday 7th November 2001
2:38 am U.K.

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I've found a lot of CD masters on Digital quality U-matic tape. These where from a recording studio. Anyone interested?

srikrsna
Tuesday 6th November 2001
4:57 am U.K.

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Hello can i use any BVU800 and play Hi Band Umatic PAL Video. In Speics it says "Video signal system: CCIR monochrome, PAL colour"Please Feed me backKris

B.Ward
Monday 5th November 2001
11:51 pm U.K.

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James.Is that an offer? Do you have such a machine? If I remember correctly the AU300 is a portable MII unit that is dockable right? MII was Panasonics answer to Betacam, but never quite reached the same popularity which makes them cheaper to buy second hand.Good pics though.

James Burch
Monday 5th November 2001
11:35 pm U.K.

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Anyone ever come across a Panasonic M format VTR model AU-300, that uses vhs tapes. Any collectors want to own such a machine?

Rein Oosterling
Saturday 3rd November 2001
10:08 pm U.K.

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Nigel, when menu number 200 is set to "enhanced", menu number 205 displays the drum hours and menu number 206 displays total time.

Paul, I don't know the BVE-600 but it seems to me that when you don't use the audio card you can do audio cuts only. (The recorder does the switching). When you want audio dissolves (a/b roll and fade in and out) you need the audio card. (Than the audio card does the switching, fades and dissolves). You allways can do your a/b roll and fades manually with an audio mixer.

Tony Kelly
Saturday 3rd November 2001
2:20 pm U.K.

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Hi. I have a BVT 2000 which I would like to connect to a BVU 800. I do not have the multicore cable, so will need to use the other connections. Can anyone tell me which sockets on the BVU go to which sockets on the BVT.

Thankyou.

Paul
Friday 2nd November 2001
7:43 pm U.K.

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I have just acquired a Sony BVE 600 Remote editing consol. I will shortly be getting 2 x U-Matic players and 1 x U-Matic Recorder. However, the BVE 600 does not contain the Audio card. Is it essential that I obtain one or can I edit without it. In other words, how can I edit between two tapes so that the audio follows automatically?

Also, does anyone know of a site so that I can download the BVE 600 user manual?

Please help!

Confused Paul of Kent.

James Burch
Friday 2nd November 2001
10:10 am U.K.

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Hi,I have available two Sony VP-5040 umatic players at £150 each and a Sony VP-7040 for £ 200.

Louis K. Rayner
Friday 2nd November 2001
1:50 am U.K.

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Pardon the obvous (to the experts around here) but can you use theRM440 edit Control with the following:Sony playback only unit: Looks like VO5630 but with no record buttonas a source unit.Sony VO5630 Record unit to record the finished copy after editing?.

If the RM440 is not suitable, then which edit controller is suitablefor these machines, they must be a type, as they look pretty darnsimilar, almost identical twins!. So there must have been a edit controller for these sometime?. Any answers Chaps?

Louis:-)

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