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Friday 24th February 2017

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Tom Mountford - The JMS Group Ltd
Saturday 9th October 2004
3:20 pm U.K.

tom.mountford@jmsradio.co.uk

Hi All - I've recently purchased a VO9850 off ebay for playback in voice-to-picture sessions. It seems decent enough despite the hours meter being almost off the scale. My five-year old Beta SP has 390 hours on the drum, this U-matic has 8500 - yet it's glitching only a little more than my other Series-9 which only has 4 hours on the clock. At what point do the heads just give up? Can the clock be wrong - i.e. the heads be replaced but the clock not reset?

Also, on power-up the video input starts off black and gradually returns in bursts over the course of an hour or so (though the video input level is registering an incoming signal all the time) Once it's fully online again there is a minor issue when unplugging/replugging the video input whilst in playback - this causes the tape speed to 'wow' slightly and the servo light to flicker then stabilise. So, the playback side is fine, but the video input seems to come and go - any ideas?

Thanks, Tom.

Roland Pickett
Saturday 9th October 2004
1:08 pm U.K.

rpe@sitesource.co.uk

Stephen - looks like tape slack. Possible cause, underpowered lace up, batteries flat, pinch roller sticking etc. Take the lid off and see if the lace-up is going through all the functions.Gonzo - I see you got the batteries off ebay - any good?

GONZO
Saturday 9th October 2004
8:44 am U.K.

GONZODOODAH@YAHOO.CO.UK

I want to buy an instruction book for a Sony VO 8800 P portable Umatic video recorder. Photocopy would be fine. Sorry, I don't know what the red warning light means either!

Rob Jones
Friday 8th October 2004
9:45 pm U.K.

corsa_83@hotmail.com

I may be purchasing a Sony CCD-V200E Video Camera. Does anyone think £100 is a little expensive or reasonable? I understand they are quite old.

Stephen Nye
Friday 8th October 2004
7:54 pm U.K.

drsnye@hotmail.com

What is the red warning light on the Sony VO 8800 P portable Umatic VTR all about? Every time I put in a twenty minute tape it comes on and the whole system stops dead.

Seppo T.
Friday 8th October 2004
3:48 pm U.K.

held.for@obvious.reasons.com

Well, there is moderator(s). They can not do 24/7 but if You think they need an alert call (I have done this once in the past), look around at palsite and You will find the contact info. I am not going to paste it here. Until the big sweep just ignore the crap posts and keep up the u-matic spirit.

Stephen Nye
Thursday 7th October 2004
10:23 pm U.K.

drsnye@hotmail.com

Isn't there an administrator for this site? Don't they patrol the chatroom and remove stuff like this?

Robin
Wednesday 6th October 2004
12:00 pm U.K.

robin.w@zetnet.co.uk

Hi. Several items for disposal:DXCM7 camera + lens, Immaculate, transit case, cable, little use £ 800. BVU110P GWO, offers.BVU50P GWO, offers.VO8800P, slight fault on 1 audio channel, offers.Also 2xBVU200P + BVE500 edit suite, working, offers.

eric phoxe
Monday 4th October 2004
10:20 pm U.K.

phoxetis2@yahoo.com

Robert, pin 1 is 12 volt negative, pin 4 is 12 volt positive. Preferably 13 volts or so.

Roland Pickett
Monday 4th October 2004
8:19 pm U.K.

rpe@sitesource.co.uk

Brian - sounds like a dry joint - could be difficult to trace on the board. The camera is not worth too much, so a repair at a dealer could be expensive. Might be an idea to buy a good seconhand from someone like MVS; http://www.mvsvideo.co.uk/equipmentindex.htm or keep an eye on ebay.

BRIAN
Monday 4th October 2004
3:43 pm U.K.

motorcarr@ukonline.co.uk

I have been running a 3 camera setup (old gear) for concert style presentations with live bands for youth work (Itís my hobby?). One camera, a JVC KY15, has started to develop flickering lines in viewfinder and to video out. I have little knowledge and wonder if anybody knows whatís wrong and if it is repairable. I am not a professsional and do this video stuff to relax!!!. I have become fasinated with video cameras and love the site. All the best to everyone.

Steve
Monday 4th October 2004
4:16 am U.K.

sales1@broadcast-trader.co

sorry about the duplicate posting.. but I just realised I could make lifeeasier for anyone interested in those heads. Listing are on the following links:

BVU-200P/800P - http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=3842890531&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT

BVU-100P - http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=3842890545&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT

VO-2850P - http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=3842891376&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT

VO-5850P - http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=3842892612&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT

VO9850P - http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=3842890539&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT

If you need to get in touch please add the M to the end of my email address!

Steve

Steve
Monday 4th October 2004
4:11 am U.K.

sales1@broadcast-trader.co

REPLACEMENT HEAD DRUMS:

For anyone interested there are some head drums for sale on ebayVO-9850P, VO-5850P,VO-2850P, BVU-100P, BVU-200P/800P,

Check on ebay.com in category Cameras & Photo > Professional Video Equipment > Other

Other items are on ebay.com.au in category Cameras & Accessories > Video Cameras & Accessories > Professional Video

Steve
Monday 4th October 2004
4:09 am U.K.

sales@broadcast-trader.co

For anyone interested: there are some head drums for sale on ebayVO-9850, VO-5850, BVU-100, BVU -200 / 800,

Check on ebay.com in category Cameras & Photo > Professional Video Equipment > Other

Other items are on ebay.com.au in category Cameras & Accessories > Video Cameras & Accessories > Professional Video

Cheers

Steve

Roderick
Monday 4th October 2004
3:10 am U.K.

rod123erick4@stage78safety95.com

I have put several U-matic service and operation manuals on eBay:

VO-5850 - http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=3844045396&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT

BVU -800 - http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3844048150&ssPageName=ADME:B:LC:AU:1

VO-5630 - http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3844046741&ssPageName=ADME:B:LC:AU:1

Any questions, just remove all numbers from my email address. Roderick

Robert
Sunday 3rd October 2004
10:32 am U.K.

rob@bapudi.com

Oop, I just realized its a portable model, and it's battery powered.So my new question is: does anyone know where to get batteries and a charger for this machine?

Hehe.-Rob

Robert
Sunday 3rd October 2004
9:32 am U.K.

rob@bapudi.com

Hi folks. Just bought a JVC CR-4700U, a top loader. I'm new to the whole Umatic thing. The power connector is some four-pin thing that I don't recognize; does anyone know how to supply power to this machine? Even a wiring diagram would help, I could open the thing up and wire up power myself....

Thanks in advance,Rob McLendon

James
Saturday 2nd October 2004
9:00 pm U.K.

pseudojam@hotmail.com

Hello, have a BVU-950P (HB/SP U-MATIC edit deck) with TBC,DNR (Digital Noise Reducer) and Timecode options. 500 Head hours,nice clean machine. Ideal for transfer of archive material. Looking for £595, or hire available.

Stephen Nye
Saturday 2nd October 2004
10:35 am U.K.

drsnye@hotmail.com

I am still interested in buying/having someone make a 14 pin male to 10 pin female cable - the cash is burning a hole in my pocket. However, you'll have to beat the US quote of US$122 including delivery. In fact I want all sorts of cables ffor a Sony VO 8800 P Umatic VTR - anyone got these for sale, let me know.

Roland Pickett
Friday 1st October 2004
9:45 pm U.K.

rpe@sitesource.co.uk

Stephen - I didn't answer your email because you had already found a cable (per your posting). If you are going to run two F10 cameras, you won't need one. You need a vision and audio mixer with the output from the mixer connected to the line in BNC connector on the VTR. The cameras will genlock from the burst reference on the mixer. You need one of those little portable mixers which will run off a 12v supply, like an electrocraft or similar.

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