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rago
Friday 15th March 2002
1:44 am U.K.

RAGOEA5EHB@AMENA.COM

Vendo en perfecto estado y con cinco cintas el VIDEO U-matic VO-5630

Jesse Alonzo
Thursday 14th March 2002
6:54 pm U.K.

latinopikachu@yahoo.com

I just got my VP-5020. Whenever I play back tapes recorded on a VO-1600, the dark scenes play somewhat OK, but play as if it is a 4th generation dub. Whenever there's a bright instance, the picture completely breaks up, for example, if it's a shot of a candle in a dark room, the candle will be smeared all the way to the right, and a lot of noise will appear. Some video looks like the deck needs new heads, but I don't know. I cleaned the deck, and nothing changed. How do I determine the number of hours this thing has? I've seen some pix on ebay where the seller is holding down the counter RESET button and the hours appear. I just hope my vp-5020 isnt junk. Maybe it is the tapes? I have some really old tapes, but the ones the VO-1600 recorded were KSP-20s. They went through the machine at least 20 times, maybe that is the problem? Someone please help!

James
Thursday 14th March 2002
12:22 pm U.K.

jpvp1@hotmail.com

I am in Australia and seeking to buy used u-matic machines, I have found it difficult to obtain them here, there are hundreds for sale in the US but they are of course NTSC and 110v operated and will not work well here :)

I have been able to obatain a few hundred u-matic tapes and now need to find someone who has some machines for sale

james

Thomas King
Wednesday 13th March 2002
8:46 pm U.K.

thomasking55@hotmail.com

Hello. I have just recived a portable s-vhs (yes, immediate appologies from me, though I still luv Umatic...portables are not available to me) vcr (JVC BR411E + manual, S/H, F.O.C) I can't see a way to record onto it: It has a 50something docking socket and a y/c socket. Can anyone surgest how I can input composite video into it please? The audio side is fine. Nice pic (Yes yes yes... Umatic is miles better(thought I can't see myself with more than my VO 1810UK.... yes yes Umatic rules)). Qs about BR411s welcome

zibi6666
Sunday 10th March 2002
1:26 pm U.K.

zibi6666@poczta.onet.pl

And it can someone has adaptor to Panasonic-WV F 15 join AG 7450?

zibi6666
Sunday 10th March 2002
1:14 pm U.K.

zibi6666@poczta.onet.pl

I seek kamerki Panasonic WV F 70, it wants to buy her diligently....In accessible price

roger
Saturday 9th March 2002
1:23 pm U.K.

teknofear@zonnet.nl

hi there I'm looking for the lensconnetctor pinout of the panasonic wv-f200 (or actually looking for the conversion lead 6 pin canon lens to 12 pin panasonic) Also looking for the service manual :the vieuwfinder keeps fading in &out anyone know this problem ? wel greetingz

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B.Henninger
Saturday 9th March 2002
12:25 pm U.K.

b.henninger@chello.nl

I'm looking for a battery Charger for the Portable Umatic VO 4800 system. Someone stole it and now my system is useless. If anyone has one for sale mail me.

Steve Magee
Friday 8th March 2002
8:17 pm U.K.

stephen.magee@v21mail.co.uk

Sorry Folks another newbie question Which is the best type of tape to use on a low band machine [5850] I appreciate highband machine use metal tapes but are there different grades of tape for lowbanders. the info on this site for 5850 states

Picture search at 10 times is possible with the RM-440 when the KCS type tape is used.Is this correct are these not small tapes. Finally anyone of a good source for tapes other than ebay ?

Cheers

Steve

Roland Pickett
Friday 8th March 2002
4:57 pm U.K.

rpe@sitesource.co.uk

Steve, if you are going to buy a 440 make sure that you get the cables as these are unique to Sony and they are as scarce as Rocking Horse doings. The ports are parallel on the 5 series so you can only control these machines. BVU U-matics have parallel and serial ports but the parallel ports are centronics and the type 5 plugs won't fit.

Steve Magee
Friday 8th March 2002
11:42 am U.K.

stephen.magee@v21mail.co.uk

Hi eveyone,I having played about with amateur VHS for a number of years I have decided to go umatic. Having sold some still equipment, rather than do the sensible thing and bank the money, I have bought a 5850 Low band and am about to acquire An RM 440 edit controller. Will the 440 only work in conjunction with 5850-5850 or 5800, or can it be used in condjuction with any other models.Also Anyone had any experiences with JVC PR8800 Highbands.

Cheers

Setve

Picture Park
Thursday 7th March 2002
7:50 pm U.K.

productionla@picturepk.com

We are a production company who are searching for a cardboard-type box that packages U-Matics instead of the traditional plastic boxes. We received one of these boxes from another company, but they no longer use it. We have searched HIGH and LOW for these boxes. We do not want a "mailer" which mails the U-Matic in a plastic box. We want to use the box as a case for the U-Matic. If anyone has ANY idea of where to get these such boxes, it would be a great deal of help. We have tried Polyline already. Thank you in advance for any help.

Roland Pickett
Thursday 7th March 2002
7:19 am U.K.

rpe@sitesource.co.uk

Thomas. The clue is in the question. As the machine does not have on board tv tuner, the socket is provided to enable composite line in from a tv source - usually from a similar connector on a Sony receiver/ monitor. There should be a switch on the vcr ( left side near the power switch) where you can select the line input from either the bnc input (phono for audio),the tv socket or the dub socket (when fitted). As the tv socket is only 8 pin there is one pair for each video in, one channel audio in, video out and one channel audio out. Of course , if all of this sounds complicated, remember that these machines date back to the days when we sent men up to the moon and eng. crews comprised twenty persons with muscles like Hercules.

Thomas King
Tuesday 5th March 2002
9:43 pm U.K.

thomasking55@hotmail.com

Does anyone know anything about the 8 pin TV socket that can be found on the back of (old) u-matics ie VO1810 ? I poked wires into it and discovered video connections and audio links..

Roland Pickett
Monday 4th March 2002
10:06 pm U.K.

rpe@sitesource.co.uk

Tim, Don't look a gift horse in the mouth. All the years I worked with U-matic, I can never remember a machine where all the meter lamps were working at any one time. Just as a matter of interest, see how the bidding is going on a similar machine at ebay. You may be pleasantly surprised. This is the address http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1335690007

DAN
Monday 4th March 2002
3:13 pm U.K.

dandunbar@soundlounge.co.uk

i'm trying to find out the cost of a couple of umatic players/recorders, namely SONY VP5030 and SONY VP7030, and also where i can get hold of them. if anyone can help it would be most appreciated.

Tim
Sunday 3rd March 2002
4:07 pm U.K.

tim.fardell@talk21.com

Hi all.

I've just been given a Sony VO-5850P deck, which is working perfectly, except that the lampbehind one of the audio level meters has blown. I have attempted without success to remove the front panel to try to gain access to the meter to replace the bulb, so I wondered ifanyone knows why the front panel won't come off easily, and what I have to do to get it off?

The top panel comes off no problem (4 screws), likewise the two side panels (4 screws each). I then remove the four screws holding the front panel, but there is something roughlyin the middle, under the tape slot, stopping the panel coming away. I don't want to force itbecause it is plastic and looks easy to break.

Can anyone help?

Many thanks in advance!

Tim.

Rein Oosterling
Saturday 2nd March 2002
7:41 pm U.K.

rein.oosterling@actrix.co.nz

Some DXC3000 camera's output Y/C. Y/C gives you roughly an extra 50 lines of horizontal resolution. I think the DXC3000 AP is the Y/C model. A VO8800 has an Y/C input. I don't know anything about otherportapacks. Some digital8 camcorders are able to be used as an analog tofirewire convertor. If your digital8 camcorder doesn't have an analog inputyou need a computer card that converts analog to firewire.The picture quality of the DXC3000 camera should be equal or better than the digital8 consumer camcorder. A disadvantage is the low sensitivity of the DXC3000. You need a lot of light for a good picture. And because it is an old camera it maybe in need of a re-alignment. If you can't find anybody who is able to do the re-alignment at a professional level, or you can't or don't want to spend too much, leave the camera as it is. Re-aligning camera's is a job for skilled technicians.

Dustin
Saturday 2nd March 2002
5:33 am U.K.

dlhood@twilightdigital.com

I have a BVU -800, I was using it today and noticed that the I lost audio on channel 1. The meter on the front is not bouncing, and no audio is coming out of the XLRs on the back. I checked and double checked the tapes and even in a different deck. The tape has been ruled out. Does anyone have any ideas??? Is there a quick fix or am I SOL.

Thanks for your time.

Dustin

Jesse Alonzo
Saturday 2nd March 2002
3:29 am U.K.

latinopikachu@yahoo.com

Hello! I was just wondering, what exactly is an Error 4 and 99? I have seen umatics on ebay that refuse to give up the tape but flash Error 99 or Error 4. Is there a page I can go to to see all the possible umatic errors or will someone please list them? Also, what is the PROGRAMMED OPERATION switch on the VP-5020 for? Is there a Mark In/Out switch to tell the unit where to loop? Or do i need two decks for that?

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