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Troy
Saturday 22nd February 2003
10:20 am U.K.

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Everyone.

Though this is not related to U-Matics I have to mention this as it's important.

My mate Doug in Victoria Australia whom has a collection of vintage video equipment is getting rid of three 2 inch Quad VTRs as he needs space for some LMS machines. As there's virtually no marketing in 2 inch VTRs he's going to get them destroyed for scrap metal unless someone is willing to take them off his hands. The 2 inch VTRs are: RCA TR-61, RCA TR-70 and an Ampex AVR-2 all in PAL format. These are very few remaining 2 inch quad VTRs left in Australia.

Anyhow I was wondering if anyone here is interested in these VTRs or know of anyone who is interested in them? If so then here's Doug's email address for you's to contact [email protected] . Also contact me too at [email protected] or [email protected] . I'll be asking around on various message boards and groups and emailing various video companies to see if I can find anyone who's interested as well as I desperately want to see these VTRs go to a good home instead of being bulldozed and used as scrap metal.

Lastly a few things to mention, the suitable environment for these machines would be a room with a tiled or carpeted floor and air conditioning is preferrable too especially in hot weather conditions. Also Doug uses 60 psi of absolute dry compressed air when operating these VTRs.

Troy

James
Friday 21st February 2003
5:55 pm U.K.

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WANTED: BKU-905 timecode card for BVU-900/920/950P series umatic vtr.

Matt Boney
Friday 21st February 2003
12:57 pm U.K.

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BVU-950 + T/C for sale good condition + BVT 500 TBC. Any Offers. Southern England

Freya
Friday 21st February 2003
1:15 am U.K.

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Probably you are right Rein!

It might have been useful on the portable recorders but I guess you can use a mixer in a studio anyway. Just wondered.

Rein Oosterling
Thursday 20th February 2003
7:02 pm U.K.

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Freya, I don't think there is a U-Matic with phantom power on the XLR connectors.

Nick Catania
Thursday 20th February 2003
1:29 pm U.K.

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Fabien, I had the same problem. Annoing isn't it??

Roland Pickett posted a mesaage on the top of this forum explaining how it can be done.

If for any chance it gets deleted this is what he said.

Roland Pickett said:"You can remove each reel table by undoing the single screw at the top of each one,be careful not to damage the brake bands,use a smidgeon (is that word in the dictionary?) of light oil on the spindles, and replace the reel tables and try again. Alternatively there are new reel tables in stock at http://www.umatic.icom43.net."

Nick Catania
Thursday 20th February 2003
1:22 pm U.K.

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Rein, same here on PAL.

I like learning new things. I'm very interested in how the three formats (NTSC-PAL-Secam)differ. Most people in the U.S aren't very knowledgable about PAL and Secam, especially when it comes to the 3/4" format. That's probably why I am here!

Maybe we should all discuss the differences??

Freya
Wednesday 19th February 2003
4:55 pm U.K.

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Some of the Umatic machines have balanced XLR's.Do any of them provide phantom power? (48v)

Fabien
Wednesday 19th February 2003
1:25 pm U.K.

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Hi everybody,

Someone could help me and tell me tne best way to access the reel table on the VO 5800. I would like to put some oil in it cause the noise.

Thank you.

Andie
Tuesday 18th February 2003
2:00 pm U.K.

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I am looking for a small supply of 14-pin male and female chassis connectors - the type that will mate to the 14-pin to 14-pin cables for Sony cameras. Any help appreciated.

Andie

Ren Stahn
Tuesday 18th February 2003
1:45 pm U.K.

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I am looking for a users manual/instruction guide for the Sennheiser md 421 microphone.Can anyone help me??Ren - Netherlands

Rein Oosterling
Tuesday 18th February 2003
6:38 am U.K.

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Nick, I don't know much about the NTSC models. What I know is what I read on this forum and in the Service manuals.

Nick Catania
Monday 17th February 2003
3:54 pm U.K.

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Aussie Dave,

Try this place. http://www.bhphotovideo.com

They sometimes have to special order some tapes but are reliable. I use them for my production work.

Aussie Dave
Monday 17th February 2003
4:31 am U.K.

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Hello all.

I've been given a Sony V0-5630 new old stock machine, was a spare, and never used, powers up, but i have nothing to try in it! Sony in australia have since stopped selling U-matic tapes. Everyone here is going/gone over to Betacam. Anyone know where i can get some new tapes for this beast? Either here or via mail order... Thanks.

Ted
Monday 17th February 2003
2:06 am U.K.

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Wow!Quite a huge amount of information compiled here!Here goes-I am faced w/the integration of a legacy VO5800 into a new city gov't system here in CA (US). I would like to use the Y/C-688 dub output of the machine, but need to convert it to Y/C-3.58 (US) so it will play nice w/the S-video input on the TBC. Anyone know of a commercially available converter? NTSC or PAL (he asked, praying that the company would make both flavors)?Thanks in advance!

JAE
Sunday 16th February 2003
6:51 pm U.K.

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I have 2 U-Matic vo-5850p One of them is in good working order.The other One of them the Mechanism is damaged but could be repaired.They are both currently on ebay for open bids starting at a reserve price of£100.00 Dont realy know much about these machines i would like to know more just out of interest.

JAE

Roland Pickett
Sunday 16th February 2003
12:35 pm U.K.

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Nick, I may be over-ruled on this, but as far as I am aware (regarding composite systems at anyrate) there is no such thing as Hiband NTSC. This will explain why the tapes recorded on NTSC VO machines will playback on NTSC BVU machines and vice-versa. In Europe the situation is not quite so simple and just to add to the confusion we have Secam high and low band also.

Gareth
Sunday 16th February 2003
10:39 am U.K.

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This whole LB-HB-SP thing is making me confused too.

I have a pile of 164 cassettes that I'm trying to identify!Well at leased I can pick out the SP cassettes now, just need to find a way to spot the 'BRS' and 'XBR' tapes.

Also Has anyone seen/used/heard of "SONY KCA(s)-xxK" e.g. KCS-30K U-Matic tape?

I have several of these but I can't find anything about them on the web. They have a yellow band on the case label. If it helps to give a time frame the other other casssttes are colour coded:Orange band=KSP, Copper band=XBR, Green band=BRS.

And while I'm here I'll ask my other question again.Does anyone have schematics for focus and zoom remote lense controllers?I have a fujinon VCL-1012BY, with the standard 8 pin and 3 pin connectors.Failing that does anyone have pinouts at leased for these connectors?

Thanks very much.

Gareth :-D o

Nick Catania
Sunday 16th February 2003
6:04 am U.K.

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Very funny thing.... Rein, you had mentioned that the BVU950 was not able to playback lowband. It maybe different in NTSC because you can playback low band in the 950. All of this LB-HB-SP is making me confused!!! Of course I do live in the U.S so that would explain a lot.

agnete
Saturday 15th February 2003
7:03 pm U.K.

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Well...this is my simple problem...I have a jvc vhs player with a multibrand remote control, does anyone know how to set this to control a panasonic tv?

Rein Oosterling
Saturday 15th February 2003
6:46 pm U.K.

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Gareth,

I don't know. I expect that you won't notice any difference. This is something I am alsointerested in. If I can find the time I will check this out.

Gareth
Saturday 15th February 2003
10:22 am U.K.

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Thanks very much.

So now I have method of finding the SP cassettes. If there really is no difference between the LB and HB cassettes then it will be a bit tricky to sort out the BRS tape from the XBR tape.

Obviously the XBR is improved but how visually noticable would the results be if a LB cassette was used to record HB compared to a HB cassette being used?

Thanks Gareth :-D o

Rein Oosterling
Friday 14th February 2003
7:59 pm U.K.

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Many VCR's are able to playback and record more than one format. For instance the VO-9800 and 9850 are able to record high-band and SP and play-back low-band high-band and SP. The BVU-950 is not able to play back low-band. The quality of high-band and SP are allmost the same. SP is slightly better than high-band. The subcarrier frequency of low-band is 685 kHz and 924 kHz for high-band and SP. The Y carrier frequency for low-band is 3.8-5.4 MHz, for high-band 4.8-6.4MHz and for SP 5.6-7.2 MHz. You already spotted the detection holes in SP series cassettes. I am not a hundred percent sure but I believe there is no difference in low-band and high-band cassettes. I hope this answers your questions about compatibility.

Gareth
Friday 14th February 2003
2:46 pm U.K.

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Well all I know is that HB and SP use a differnt sub carrier frequency than LB.So it makes sense that an SP unit should not be able to record a LB signal that could be used in LB unit.I too would be interested to see what it does do though.

Once we get the gear delivered, I'll get my oscilliscope and waveform monitor out and have a play. ;-D

regardsGareth :-D o

Freya
Friday 14th February 2003
2:39 pm U.K.

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As I understand it, All tapes will play in all players but only in black and white!So you can play high band in a low band recorder but will only get black and white pictures. If you play the same tape in a high band machine you will get the images in colour tho.

Now an SP machine should play all 3 formats in colour.If there is already video recorded on the tape this might be a way of telling, however, I have no real idea what happens if you record on a low band tape in an sp machine. From other postings on this list, I understand you need a low band machine to record low band, so my feeling is that it won't record low band on a low band tape.

What it does do I would be interested to hear! :)I'm also curious about resoloution issues, presumably an sp tape played in low band will not only be black and white but a lower resolution also.

love

Freya

Gareth
Friday 14th February 2003
2:30 pm U.K.

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O.K. you may be onto something there...A quick comparrison if the half doezen cassettes I have at my place shows something.

When viewed from the rear with tape at the top, the three cassettes in the 'BRS' and 'K' boxes have two holes to the left of the safety button.Perhaps this denotes LB.

Two cassettes in the 'SP' and 1 in a 'XBR' box have an additional two holes, one above and one below the safety button.

This is looking hopefull.

Even if nobody knows anything about this, all we need is for someone who has a cassette of each format to compare the holes around the safety button to confirm our suspicions.

Any takers? It would be a great help and we would be very greatfull.

RegardsGareth :-D o

Freya
Friday 14th February 2003
2:29 pm U.K.

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Thanks Rein! :)

Gareth
Friday 14th February 2003
2:13 pm U.K.

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Hey no problem. :-D

I seem to remember reading somewhere, that one of the formats is partially compatible with another (perhaps LB to HB) but not with the thrid. (by this assumption SP)

If a LB tape worked in HB or SP equipment, you would not get HB or SP quality since those formats require the proper tape as it has a greater density of particles and probably some other features.

The 'notches' you mentioned would be just the type of thing we are looking for, do you or anyone else know anymore about this possibility?

regardsGareth :-D o

Freya
Friday 14th February 2003
1:55 pm U.K.

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Sorry just guessing really. Perhaps if you were to put the tapes in an sp recorder and record on them a little, and then play them on yr low or high band recorders for a second and see if they come out in colour or not?

This idea is based on the assumption that sp can record all formats and knows what the tape is somehow. It might only be able to play all fomats tho! ;)I seem to remember someone suggesting that there were notches on the tapes, so that the players can detect but asfaik the players just looked at the video and synced up!

I guess the big question here, is what would be the effect of using a low band tape in a high band recorder.

love

Freya

Gareth
Friday 14th February 2003
12:50 pm U.K.

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Hey Freya.

Unfortunaly the tape is likely to look very similar. Since the 'metal tape' just uses metal oxide particles, in the same way as LB tape. It is a back coating which is then sealed with polymer. So I don't think it looks that different.

As I mentioned the only possible 'pattern' we have is the color of the cassettes, but also as mentioned I'm very doubtfull that there is actualy any correlation between cassette color and tape format.

Hope fully somwone will be able to shed some light on this.

Gareth :-D o

Rein Oosterling
Thursday 13th February 2003
7:15 pm U.K.

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Freya,

Betacam and MII are not compatible. (Although some Panasonic camera's are designed to dock with betacam.) An example: I bought a Panasonic camera a few years ago, which was according to the salesman, dockable with Panasonic MII and Panasonic SVHS. It was only dockable with one or two older MII model VCR. The salesman probably also didn't know this? Panasonic changed connectors sometime in the past. What I want to say is that even staying with one brand doesn't guarantee compatibility. So check thorougly before you buy. This also goes for tripod plates and in a lesser extend portapack/camera connections. I am not sure but I believe that all connecting cables are available to connect different camera's to different portapacks. (These cables can be expensive).

Freya
Thursday 13th February 2003
6:00 pm U.K.

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Hiya Gareth! I would have thought that the low band tapes, being normal oxide type video tape would be more likely to be brown and the hi band and sp tapes would be silver. :)

Low band tapes should be more like VHS tape stock whereas, the higher band stuff is supposed to be of a more mettalic formulation.

I'm not at all sure what the difference in actual tapes would be between high band and SP and would be interested to hear! I though it was more to do with the recording format with high band and SP. Clearly this is not the case.

love

Freya

Gareth
Thursday 13th February 2003
4:56 pm U.K.

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Hey all.

Please does anyone have schematics for zoom and focus lense controllers suitable for use with my Fujinon VCL-1012BY?I'm loathed to resort to buying units for a high price when I know I could build them myself, if I understand more about their workings.

Also I have just aquired a huge bundle of SONY U-matic tapes.Several KSP, XBR and BRS series.I understand that KSP=SP XBR=HB and BRS=LB, but does anyone know of any distinguising features of the cassettes themselves? I have found tapes that are clearly 60 min (since its printed on the cassette) with a 20XBR label on it and in 20XBR case, this proves that the case and tape do not always correspond.This also throws into doubt whether the tapes are indeed the format we think they are.

My buddy thinks he has found a possible colour trend with the cassettes themselves.KSP=deep burgundy/brown, BRS=slate grey.I'm a not confident of this trend at all. Can anyone clarrify? Is there perhaphs a way to tell from the serial numbers?

Also, we have a bunch of SONY KCS-xxK/KCA-xxK (where xx is the length, 10,20,30...)I can't find anything about these anywhere. Can anyone tell me more about them? What format they were designed for?

Thanks very much.

Gareth :-D o

Freya
Thursday 13th February 2003
4:00 pm U.K.

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Anybody looking to sell a BVU800 reasonably cheaply?

I'm interested in playing with the monochrome mode.

Also does anyone know anything about JVC high band machines? Do they have a higher resolution mono mode like Sonys?

Lastly, what about the hospital designated machines. They default to monochrome, is their resolution higher than that of conventional umatic?

Freya
Wednesday 12th February 2003
10:00 pm U.K.

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Oops it mangled my list!

------------SP - No Mono Mode, same as colour resolution. 300 lines

Hi - 370 lines, special high band mono mode? 260 lines colour

Lo - 340 lines in Mono Mode, 250 Colour

Portable recorders have no mono mode.

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Does this seem right?

Freya
Wednesday 12th February 2003
9:58 pm U.K.

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More about the monochrome mode

I've been looking at the machine specifications for the machines on the palsite.

The SP machines seem to have less resolution than what I assume are high band machines with mono mode. Presumably as they have no mono mode as such?

Most curious however is the BVU800. I assume it is a missprint, as it claims to have 370 line colour and 260 lines mono. I assume it to be the other way around, however, I'm wondering if the figure of 370 is true for the BVU 800? It is a fair bit more than the other recorders with mono mode which only manage 340 lines. Perhaps this is because it is high band?

If so, my assumption would be the following:

SP - No Mono Mode, same as colour resolution. 300 linesHi - 370 lines, special high band mono mode? 260 lines colourLo - 340 lines in Mono Mode, 250 ColourPortable recorders have no mono mode.

The BVU800 is high band right?Does this sound right to anyone?

love

Freya

Freya
Wednesday 12th February 2003
9:03 pm U.K.

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Monochrome switch.

Right, apparently, umatic machines have a switch which makes the machine run in monochrome but increases the resolution. Is it only low band machines that have such a switch? If not, does flicking the switch on an sp model or a high band model, increase the resolution even further beyond the realms of the resolution that High band or even SP are normally capable of?

I assume this works by using colour area on the tape to store further video information?

Do the little portable recorders have such a switch?

What is the compatibility of such tapes? Given that any umatic machine is supposed to be able to play a tape in monochrome, Will they play on all 3 standards?

I'd love to hear more about this as the information I have so far is kind of vague.

love

Freya

Freya
Wednesday 12th February 2003
8:54 pm U.K.

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Lo, High or SP

I'm wondering which models of umatic are lo, hi, or sp?

For instance what is a vo5630? Often with the SP models it is quite easy to see the sp logo in photos.

Not so with high band, so I'm wondering if anyone can tell me which umatic machines are high band.

love

Freya

jon merritt
Tuesday 11th February 2003
3:06 pm U.K.

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does anyone know what the "auto-off" light means on a circa 1980's vp-2010 u-matic player? is it like the "dew" or moisture indicator on older machines? ---it prevents all functions except eject from working....

thanks

Jim
Tuesday 11th February 2003
10:25 am U.K.

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I Need ( Encoder and Pre-Amp Image Enhancer ) Boards For Sony DXC M7 Camera PAL

AVguy
Monday 10th February 2003
11:54 pm U.K.

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I have 5 Sony Umatic 3/4" decks for sale.....from the VP5000 player to the VO9800 SP record deck with shuttle......and a few in between. Who buys these decks.Would love to sell a few....all are NTSC versions.....based in Toronto.....will quote prices in Canadian $ (peso's)

Freya
Monday 10th February 2003
1:12 pm U.K.

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Panasonic F10

I'd like to know more about pro cameras, as I have never had the opportunity to play with one. Often when cameras are sold, people talk of them being dockable to different formats such as Betacam or MII etc. I was wondering if there was any kind of standard for this docking.

Now Umatic recorders don't dock right? They use little portapak type things. I'm wondering how much of a standard there is for this too! I mean can a panasonic F10 be connected to a Sony umatic portable recorder, or would you need a panasonic one?

Lastly tripods! Now pro cameras talk a lot of tripod plates. I have no real idea what they are like or how standard they might be. I assume you can't stick a camera like an F10 on top of a high street style camcorder tripod? Apart from the weight and the tiny top, I assume the actual interface is different?

Well if anyone cann answer these questions then that would be greatI I'd love to hear more about cameras that I might not know too! :)

love

Freya

Rein Oosterling
Saturday 8th February 2003
7:54 pm U.K.

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Berny, obscuring this burned-in area can take up a few days and you don't need to have the camera switched on.

Rein Oosterling
Saturday 8th February 2003
7:46 pm U.K.

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Berny, You can point the camera to a perfectly even illuminated white chart. Make sure that the reflected light has the right colour temperature of 3200 Kelvin or when you use the daylight filter on the camera 5600 Kelvin. Better, if possible use the camera. If the burned-in area (usualy the red tube) isn't too bad it will disappear very slowly.

Roland Pickett
Saturday 8th February 2003
2:15 pm U.K.

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Steve, I have got the male connectors (brand new) but no females. I have also got a 14 male to 14 female cable. What are you tring to connect the camera to? Since your mistake ( Name: Steve Magee Email: [email protected]) there will probably be a lack of equipment postings on this site!

David
Friday 7th February 2003
10:03 pm U.K.

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I have a vo5850 and some 5800's that are having sound problems. It records faint distorted audio. But plays back prerecorded material wonderfully.????

Steve Magee
Friday 7th February 2003
10:03 pm U.K.

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Hi All, I have a DXC-325 and I want to make a custom VTR lead. Does anyone know were I can get a 14 female "Q" connector in the UK.

(sorry I used the works email on the above post in error,this is my home address)Many Thanks

Steve

Steve Magee
Friday 7th February 2003
9:57 pm U.K.

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*** Q Connector *** Hi All, I have a DXC-325 and I want to make a custom VTR lead. Does anyone know were I can get a 14 female "Q" connector in the UK.

Many Thanks

Steve

eric
Thursday 6th February 2003
1:42 am U.K.

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Hello u-maticians,

I have a very nice (external TBC) for sale.It is a I.DEN IVT-9SP. It works perfecty in PAL, don't know about NTSC.It has composite/yc/component inputs and 1xcomposite 2xyc 2xcompn't dub-outputs.This page seems to have one too: http://www.rentcom.com/catalog/Video_Processing.html

Drop me a line if you are intrested.Might trade for other stuff, e.g. a Sennheiser ME-66/67 microphone.

Keep U-Matic going!Eric (Netherlands)

Berny
Tuesday 4th February 2003
8:47 pm U.K.

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Dear all,My question isn't U-Matic related. However, as there are a number of "video veterans" on this board, I hope to get some help. I purchased a JVC BY110 three tube camera on eBay. It seems that it has a slight burnin (hope this is the correct English word for it) on one of the tubes. I've noticed a small grey spot in the middle of the camera image. I've heard that there are some techniques to remove this spot without having to change the whole tube. Something like filming a particular colour or grey card for a couple of minutes. Anyway, I really hope someone is able to help me :-)Thanks a lot & greetings from Austria,

Berny.

Massimo Vincenzi
Monday 3rd February 2003
7:51 pm U.K.

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JVC PR-900E: I need help. The problem of my editing BVU videorecorder is this: just after inserted the tape, when I select play, or FF or RW or I use the jog/shuttle operation after a few seconds the VCR stops and I get the error code 72 which means "supply reel motor stops". At that point all controls except ERJECT are inoperative. Can anybody help me? Thank you

Neumann
Monday 3rd February 2003
5:29 pm U.K.

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Sorry to say but I'm a bit confused.I have a large video archive containing LB,HB, and SP formats, on the other hand I have 3 different VCR's BVU850P, BVU800P and VO 9850P can any of the following machines can play LB, or in another word which machine can play which format???

Thanks,Effi Neumann

ernest
Monday 3rd February 2003
5:02 pm U.K.

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Hello,Does anyone has any information about JVC Profissional Camera JVC S-100 E PAL.I will love to have it.

Thanks

Ernest

ernest
Monday 3rd February 2003
5:00 pm U.K.

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Hello,Does anyone have information about a JVC S-100E. It seems that even JVCompany doesn't have it.

Nick
Saturday 1st February 2003
6:56 am U.K.

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Thanks Roland

I have been asking that question for a long time and couldn't find an answer. I'm glad I don't have to use earplugs when I rewind a tape anymore!! THANKS!!

Gareth
Friday 31st January 2003
11:52 am U.K.

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Hey all. This is a two part query.

Firstly.I have access to some U-Matic HB and SP gear which, of course, I'm going to buy. At some point in the future I intend to buy a JVC KY-15/KY-17 to use for field work.Obviously BetaCam would be the best format for docking but a little expensive, I'm loathed to resort to S-VHS. What would be the best choice for docking to the camera to work with out current U-Matic studio gear?

Secondly.Does anyone have, or can point me in the direction of, Schematics for Remote Zoom and Focus, controls?Or Perhaps some other electronics type person, may be comfortable opening up their controls and drawing said schematic.I have a Fujinon VCL-1012BY and I would like to take advantage of the remote sockets.Since I'm confident that I could build units to control these functions, I don't really want to spend the excessive money to buy a unit.

Thanks very much

Gareth :-D o

Paul Roach
Thursday 30th January 2003
1:15 pm U.K.

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As an old Sony dealer we have a u-matic machine & tapes to dispose of. Plus betamax and betacam tapes. There may be some machines C7 's etc. Also spares, accessories & service manuals(for most Sony products not just video). Anybody interested please contact me via email or Tel 020 8688 9015 (Business hours 10am-5pm - not Wednesday)

dhon
Thursday 30th January 2003
1:57 am U.K.

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I need a schematic diagram for sony trinitron color tv model kv-2140rwp.It gives me a hard time to find it into the net,please anyone!!!

Especial
Wednesday 29th January 2003
1:44 am U.K.

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hhhh

Roland Pickett
Tuesday 28th January 2003
2:41 pm U.K.

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The sreeching noise is probably worn or dry reel tables. You can remove each reel table by undoing the single screw at the top of each one,be careful not to damage the brake bands,use a smidgeon (is that word in the dictionary?) of light oil on the spindles, and replace the reel tables and try again. Alternatively there are new reel tables in stock athttp://www.umatic.icom43.net.

Nick
Tuesday 28th January 2003
4:11 am U.K.

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I have a VO-5600 and makes a horrible screeching noise when tapes are rewinding fast. It doesn't happen in any other function. Does anyone know what this could be?? Thanks

jack
Monday 27th January 2003
4:15 pm U.K.

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****HOW CAN I GET THE VIDEO FROM THE 3/4" TO A FIREWIRE HARD-DRIVE. I REALLY NEED SOME HELP. THANK YOU.***

All you can do is run the Video Out from the 3/4' machine to a video capture card with BNC or RCA video inputs and create an AVI, MPEG or similar file and then store the file on your HD.

There is FREE software on the Web that I have used to make simple AVIs from videotape that looked pretty decent. Hook your VTR up to the card like it was the TV monitor (video and audio)

jack
Monday 27th January 2003
3:57 pm U.K.

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NOw can someone answer MY question...

I heard there is a way to convert a Fujinon Zoom Demand (like SRD-91) so it will control a Canon Zoom lens. Basically a matter of switching wires around.

Has Anybody done this before and can explain the process???

jack
Monday 27th January 2003
3:54 pm U.K.

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***Is there a magic black-box somewhere which will accept DUB in and give S-VIDEO or DV out?***

Panasonic marketed a UTP-1 Transcoder that did a little of everything. Pretty sure it had Y-688 and Y/C 3.58 ins and out, they are 7p dub I believe (a la JVC), no 4p S-video connectors on this unit. Now you have to FIND one.

jack
Monday 27th January 2003
3:31 pm U.K.

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***Is it possible to connect the sony rm440 edit controller to bvu800p, is their a cable connector avaliable.***

YOU NEED a Sony IF-500

Can anyone tell me if the BVU900 series can playback Low-band recordings like the VO9000's ? Thanks.

Sure, all Sony Umatics are "backwards compatible"

K McHugh
Monday 27th January 2003
2:11 pm U.K.

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Can anyone tell me if the BVU900 series can playback Low-band recordings like the VO9000's ?Thanks.

Tim Burton
Friday 24th January 2003
3:59 pm U.K.

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Hi

I work at a company which has about 20 umatic machines and they drive me mad. The digibetas etc give me no hastle apart from regular servicing. Usually mecahnical falire in the main ring.

We maybe throwing a few out soon if your interested.

Robin
Friday 24th January 2003
2:28 pm U.K.

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HELP PLEASE...

I have to get some High Band Umatic material off the original tapes and into a Non Linear Edit system at the highest possible quality. I have either a Sony 9600 U-matic or a JVC 900E machine available to transfer from. I have been trying to find a good way of converting the DUB output of either machine to S-Video or DV format, so far to no avail.

Has anybdy any ideas at all as to how I can do this?

Is there a magic black-box somewhere which will accept DUB in and give S-VIDEO or DV out?

I seem to remember that there was a JVC 1U high TBC unit on the market not long ago, which would accept DUB signals in and output others, but I cannot remember it's designation; and I can't remember whether it outputed S-Video or Component!

Marcus
Friday 24th January 2003
1:47 am U.K.

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Hello to you all,

I have just bought a JVC BY-110 studio tube camera (which is also 'portable' by virtue of its battery system). For static use, I have a domestic Panasonic S-VHS VCR and, whilst I have yet to test the camera on it, it seems to outperform domestic VHS by a country mile, not to mention outperforming DVD-R too (except at top quality one-hour-maximum settings). I have also bought a Panasonic NV-100 portable professional VHS VCR to do location work. Whilst I shall be happy with this as an 'entry level' portable recorder, I am wondering if I would get significantly better results from a U-matic (as it is only 60 lines per picture better for an SP model).

So, my questions are these: 1. Because of the extra 100 lines per picture, for S-VHS over U-matic, would it be best to continue with my S-VHS video as the 'static' machine, or should I go for a U-matic SP deck? 2. For portable use, should I either: a) use the Panasonic NV-100 pro VHS that I have; b) try (if possible and within a moderate price range) to find an S-VHS portable; or c) find a reasonably priced portable U-matic SP? 3. What might I expect to pay for these various options?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Please forward any answers to [email protected]

Kind regards,

Marcus J. Swift

DINO
Thursday 23rd January 2003
1:58 pm U.K.

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Ciao REINOnly a regards to you.You are indefatigable and efficient.

CIAOOOODINO

DAVE
Thursday 23rd January 2003
3:10 am U.K.

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QUESTION: I HAVE AN OLD U 1600 (RECORDABLE, I THINK), I HAVE VERY OLD TAPES OF MY DECEASED FATHER AND WISH TO STORE THEM DIGITALLY.

HOW CAN I GET THE VIDEO FROM THE 3/4" TO A FIREWIRE HARD-DRIVE. I REALLY NEED SOME HELP. THANK YOU.

DAVE

Rein Oosterling
Sunday 19th January 2003
5:54 am U.K.

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Philip,

Yes the FCG-700 writes a frame code between line 17 and 18.

John
Sunday 19th January 2003
3:11 am U.K.

Tsedeq Tao @aol.com

As for my previous post... please feel free to e-mail me if you know anything that would be helpful.

Thanks again.

John
Sunday 19th January 2003
2:56 am U.K.

Tsedeq Tao @aol.com

I have a Sony U-Matic 5600 machine that is stuck on rewind for some reason!!!It was working fine then, at the end of a tape it kicked into rewind and has stayed there ever since. The tape is still in the machine and even if I turn it off and then back on, it remains on rewind!!!Does anyone have any suggestions or advice (help) for a seriously non-technical person?I'd really appreciate someone who knows about this kind of thing responding here. Please.Thanks

finn schjott
Sunday 19th January 2003
12:33 am U.K.

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ned a [user]manual for SONY SVO-9620 (plugs/selection ntsc/pal)

finn

Rein Oosterling
Saturday 18th January 2003
7:37 pm U.K.

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Doesn't the BVE-600 use the sub D nine pin RS-422 control? If it does you can use almost all RS-422 controlable VCR's.

RedSky
Friday 17th January 2003
10:30 pm U.K.

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Does anyone know what VTR's can be used with the editing controller BVE600A, besides the BVU200B? (If any at all) Thanks.

Philip Ray
Thursday 16th January 2003
8:00 pm U.K.

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Help will a sony FCG-700 frame code generator put burnt in time code on the video?

oscar
Wednesday 15th January 2003
8:01 pm U.K.

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hey does anybody have a u-matic vo-5850 video head!

barry marsh
Monday 13th January 2003
4:10 pm U.K.

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Is it possible to connect the sony rm440 edit controller to bvu800p, is their a cable connector avaliable.

Singh
Sunday 12th January 2003
6:14 pm U.K.

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i have litterly hundreds of umatic tapes in lo/hi/sp grades and ranging from 10 mins to 75 mins, i can erase them and am looking for a buyer(s) to clear my space. will do at very keen prices depending upon quantity and if buyer can collect. most tapes have been sitting in a warm studio for the last 5 years and were only used once for mastering.

c.j
Saturday 11th January 2003
9:31 am U.K.

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hey all i just got 10 more music so e-mail me and get them there all free

robot guy
Saturday 11th January 2003
9:17 am U.K.

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hey c.j i'll like some music ok i'll e-mail you ok if thats allright and hi all

c.j
Saturday 11th January 2003
9:11 am U.K.

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if you want a friend of music e-mail me and i'll tell you my bros site so you can any music ok bye <p> from c.j

James
Thursday 9th January 2003
9:19 pm U.K.

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Have the following manuals available, £5 each plus p+p for small manuals and £15 plus p+p for large manuals (ie BVW-75 ). 1.) BVW-70P VOL1 2ND ED REV6 2.) BVW-70P VOL2 2ND ED REV7 3.) BVW-75P VOL1 2ND ED REV3 4.) BVW-75P VOL2 4TH ED REV2 5.) BVW-75P VOL2 4TH ED REV7 6.) BVW-40P VOL1 1ST ED REV1 7.) BVW-40P VOL2 2ND ED REV10 8.) BVW-40P VOL2 2ND ED REV2 9.) BVU-870P VOL1 1st ED REV4 10.) BVU-870P VOL1 1st ED REV4 11.) BVU-850P VOL2 2ND ED REV7 12.) BVW-21P VOL2 1st ED REV4 13.) BVW-22P VOL2 2nd ED REV2 14.) BVW-25P VOL1 1ST ED 15.) BVW-35P VOL1 1ST ED 16.) BVW-35P VOL2 1ST ED 17.) BVT-810PS 1ST ED REV10 18.) BVT-810PS 1ST ED REV 8 19.) BVV-1APS 1ST ED REV12 20.) BVV-5PS VOL1 21.) BVV-5PS VOL2 22.) BVV-5PS VOL2 2ND ED REV12 23.) BVM-2010P 2ND ED 24.) BVM-2010P 2ND ED 25.) BVM-2011P 1st ED 26.) BVM-1410P 3RD ED 27.) BVM-1416P 1ST ED 28.) BKM-2056 3RD ED 29.) BKM-2056 30.) BKM-2085-14/20 31.) BKM-2085-14/20 1ST ED REV1 32.) BVE-500 1ST ED OP & MAINT 33.) PVM-9045 ETC OP 34.) PVM-9045 ETC OP.

Rein Oosterling
Thursday 9th January 2003
9:03 pm U.K.

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Berny,

You can use high-band tapes in SP machines. You will have high-band quality which is close to SP quality.

Keith,

The time code reader/generator was optional for the VO-9800/9850. The reader/generator is positioned behind the control panel. (BKU-704 is a time code reader and the BKU-705 is a time code reader/generator) To operate the dial menu you need the users manual. A monitor connected to the output shows the data and items selected. (Don't forget to supply video to the input of the VCR). Maybe 15 is an error code. But the monitor screen will tell you that. If it is an error code and you want to know what it means I can look it up in the manual.

K McHugh,

The TBC can not be integrated inside the VO-9800/9850. You can only use an external TBC.

Mark,

The VO-5630 uses the RM-420, RM-555 or RM-500. If you want to record frame by frame you need a timecode based editing system. The VO-5630 is not accurate enough. You can use for instance a VO-9850 or even better BVU-950 with its internal editing controllers.

Tim,

The VO-5630 is low-band.

Tim
Thursday 9th January 2003
6:21 pm U.K.

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Is the SONY VO-5630 a lowband or highband Umatic ?

Mark
Thursday 9th January 2003
5:11 pm U.K.

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Hi There Could anyone help me?I am looking for a controller for a Sony VO-5630 U-Matic unit.I need to be able to record frame by frame.Any help on where I can chase this up would be great.Thanks

Guy Chapman
Wednesday 8th January 2003
3:58 am U.K.

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Hi, I have a complete Sony, SP Umatic edit suit, with digital effects unit, cables and manuals for sale. Includes: VO-9850P edit machine (with only 327 hours use), VO-9800P source machine, BKU-705 time code generator, BKU-704 time code reader, 2 x PVM-1440QM monitors, RM-450CE remote, DME-450P digital effects unit.All in excellent working order. Located in Sydney Australia. Make an offer?

Cheers, Guy

Rick
Wednesday 8th January 2003
1:25 am U.K.

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I have a Sony SL-HF400 that has not power to it. The removable fuse appears to be alright but there is a solderd fuse that appears to be blow. Could this be the problem? How do I get the power to work again? Do I need a new power supply? Can I get a schematic diagram anywhere? I would appreciate any help at all.

Thanks, Rick

Jack
Tuesday 7th January 2003
3:15 pm U.K.

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Hey Chris!

Sounds like it could be a gear with broken/missing tooth or something is frozen/needs lube. You are on the right track. Check everything related to the tape loading mechanism.

If it should move freely make sure it does, look for anything unusual or broken pieces. Check all you can topside thats easy to access.

You may have to get under it for a really effective troubleshooting, prepare yourself for possibly mean dissassembly of the machine and write down what you do, because they dont make them easy to repair. Thats so you have to take it in for Service! lol.

good luck.

Berny
Monday 6th January 2003
11:21 pm U.K.

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Dear all,

Is it possible to record onto Highband tapes (Sony BCS-20) using a U-Matic SP recorder,do they work in a SP machine or will only KSP tapes do ? How is the picture quality ? Thanks for your help, Berny.

Keith McHugh
Monday 6th January 2003
10:54 pm U.K.

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Another thing about this Sony VO9800P - was the timecode reader an optional extra ? I have a tape with timecode that was made on a BVU800P... this VO9800 light's up it's "timecode" light during playback - but the display only ever ready the control track regardless if the switch is in the CTL or TC position for the time display.

Also anyone know anything about the "dial menu" - if I select it the time display flashes "15" ??

Thanks,

Keith

Massimo Vincenzi
Monday 6th January 2003
11:08 am U.K.

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Hi everybody! I have a problem with an old 3/4" VCR: JVC PR-900E. The problem is this: when I insert the tape, the VCR give me the error message 72. The user's manual tells me: "supply reel motor stops". Sometimes I get the error not immediately after the insertion of the tape but a few seconds after I have tried to move the tape with PLAY or using the JOG/SHUTTLE wheel (both in FWD or RWD direction). Anybody can help? I cannot find any service manual. Sometimes the VCR works fine... if I move by hand the tape wheels a little and insert the tape again, sometimes the VCR starts.. but I need it works fine always! I know this VCR has no value at all now because of new digital format, but I would like to keep it in my studio fully working (it has so nice colored button lights!) Hope somebody can help me. Thank you!

Roderick
Monday 6th January 2003
12:12 am U.K.

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Could anybody help me with the pin-out of the Sony 33-pin remote/editor connector?

Thanks

K McHugh
Sunday 5th January 2003
3:09 pm U.K.

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Does anyone have any info on the Sony VO-9800P ? It has a T.B.C. switch - but under the control panel it looks like some boards are missing - was the T.B.C. an optional extra like it was for the BVU-900/950s ?

Thanks.

Bill Craig
Saturday 4th January 2003
5:43 pm U.K.

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I have a load of players and recorders in working order. Some of them are to be rack mounted and I am looking to move them statring at $40 USD. Various models from VP7020 to VO9000, to BVU950. All are NTSC. I have PAL equipment too, but no PAL 3/4" umatic left. Mostly new Digital MiniDV, DVCAM Etc.Bill 305-573-8440 Fax 305-573-8554. Located in Miami Florida USA We ship international every day.www.broadcast-usa.com

trevor
Friday 3rd January 2003
9:06 pm U.K.

trevor.mitchell1@ntlworld.com

I am planning to video my auntie's wedding here in the UK on a vhs-c tape can anyone tell me if it will play on an American player as she wants me to send a copy to her son in the States

Pete Cowell
Friday 3rd January 2003
3:51 pm U.K.

pete_cowell@hotmail.com

I have a SONY VP-5030 for sale. In good condition, rarely been used. Power cable included. £300. Phone 07789 816 883.

Also have a SONY KX-27PS1 Trinitron Colour Monitor in great condition also rarely used. Will listen to offers. Phone 07789 816 883.

In London, UK.

ian fleming
Friday 3rd January 2003
2:45 pm U.K.

ian.fleming@aardman.com

I have a fair amount of used/wiped U-matic tape for disposal in the UK.You will need to collect it if you want it for a small charitable donation.Ian

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