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Monday 27th February 2017

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jose
Thursday 11th November 2004
1:10 am U.K.

titochiqueco@hotmail.com

looking for a kid

jose
Thursday 11th November 2004
1:09 am U.K.

titochiqueco@hotmail.com

looking for girlfriend my name is jose

Roland Pickett
Thursday 11th November 2004
12:20 am U.K.

rpe@sitesource.co.uk

David - I think the tapes you need are KCA20 (20mins) or KCA60 (one hour).

Tom Mountford - The JMS Group Ltd
Monday 8th November 2004
5:32 pm U.K.

tom.mountford@nospam.jmsradio.co.uk

Hi David - You got yourself a bargain there, they usually sell for about the £30-40 mark. You'll certainly get higher quality recordings than VHS but you'll really see the difference when you record on fresh tape. New U-matic tapes are still available and you should buy Sony BRS/XBR tapes for the machine (KSP tapes - of which there are a lot of on ebay at the moment will go in the machine but I'm not sure how well a low-band machine, ie. yours, records on these SP tapes - ideas anyone?) Anyhow, U-matic has been around a fair while so used tapes could well be 10-15 years old, and they age and gain 'glitches' just as old VHS tapes do - so I'd stick with using fresh stock. I order from first4media.co.uk - but there are loads of places that can sell you new U-matic tape.

All the best,Tom

David
Monday 8th November 2004
5:16 pm U.K.

david@daking.org

Currenty bidding for tapes on ebay for the umatic.

Riley
Monday 8th November 2004
1:44 pm U.K.

rileyelfuk@yahoo.com

And I thought I'd seen cheap ones. At least you've paid the right kind of price, if it does turn out to be a bad choice. Have managed to play with it at all yet, or are you tapeless?

David
Monday 8th November 2004
12:44 pm U.K.

david@daking.org

Hi all, I was the one who bought the Sony Umatic for £11.50 on ebay, and was wondering where to go to get more info on how to use the thing. I am an amateur film maker and was looking for something to record onto video at a higher quality than standard VCRs do. Is there a manual for it available somewhere on the Internet and I have found some tapes on ebay, but i am also thinking maybe this was not what I was really after. It's a huge heavy beast that sits on the floor at the moment and I don't know how to use it.

Riley
Sunday 7th November 2004
2:28 am U.K.

rileyelfuk@yahoo.com

I do have firewire for DV, but I've actually got a couple of analogue capture cards, an old Matrox 450 eTV on my old PC, and a MEDION (7134) WDM Video Capture on this machine. Both have composite , and SVHS inputs, and both seem to do a reasonbly good job from VHS/SVHS etc. I generally capture in MPEG2 at 5000kbps (720x576).It's good to hear that there's nothing too weird to contend with. I guess I just need to make certain of how these tapes that need transferring are recorded (hi/lo/etc), and then spend what I feel I can justify.

Roland Pickett
Sunday 7th November 2004
12:16 am U.K.

rpe@sitesource.co.uk

Riley, assuming that you have a DV capture card on your PC, and a decent editing package such as Adobe Premiere, then all you need is an analogue to digital converter such as Dazzle etc. The output from U-matic is composite video, so treat it the same as VHS or 8mm. The output res from a hiband VCR will give you about 4oo lines or so compared to lowband at about 250 (if my memory serves me well).

Riley
Saturday 6th November 2004
8:27 pm U.K.

rileyelfuk@yahoo.com

I wonder if anyone could give me some tips about getting going with PC capture from Umatic equipment? I've been doing your more hobbyist capture for a few years now, and I could get myself some well needed cash, if only I could transfer some umatic tapes to DVD. Initially I thought it would be out of the question, but actual machines don't seem as expensive as I'd initially imagined. What I need to know is, other than a suitable machine to play the tapes (& I suspect I'll require a multi-standard machine), what else would I need to squirt the images into my PC i.e. specialist cabling, or any (required or recommended)additional hardware?Can anyone help, or fancy helping me talk myself into buying new toys?

Roland Pickett
Saturday 6th November 2004
1:06 pm U.K.

rpe@sitesource.co.uk

Well, that's messed my weekend up! I fancied doing a bit of embroidery, but when I tried to find out where the software was located, I find it has now been deleted. Also as we are expecting a few power cuts this weekend and I need a generator, I see that those have gone also. Can anyone remember whether they were located opposite the old cinema in Rawlpindi? Or was it next to the chicken market in Benghazi? I expect that I will just have to trawl through the girlie sites instead... hang on a minute - they've gone too!

Tom Mountford
Saturday 6th November 2004
8:55 am U.K.

tom.mountford@nospam.jmsradio.co.uk

Hi Richie - Good playback but in monochrome only suggests you may be playing a high-band or SP recorded videotape, which has a slightly different signal to the tapes the 5630 is meant to play/record - i.e. the earlier 'low-band' format.

All the best,Tom

Richie
Saturday 6th November 2004
1:34 am U.K.

sneakjock@yahoo.com

I have a Sony VO-5630 PAL/SECAM/NTSC machine and I am unable to get a color playback (lock) on pre-recorded PAL tapes. Picture looks fine but Mono only. Anyone know how to fix this problem?

Roland Pickett
Thursday 4th November 2004
8:46 am U.K.

rpe@sitesource.co.uk

Steve - TC13 is reader only, just in case you get a return request from buyers!

Steve
Thursday 4th November 2004
4:36 am U.K.

chat@broadcast-trader.com

BVU-800P TIMECODE READER/GENERATOR BOARD TC-13 for sale on EBAYGo to http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=3850632971&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT

Regards STEVE

Tom Mountford
Monday 1st November 2004
8:34 pm U.K.

tom.mountford@ no spam jmsradio.co.uk

Hi Michael - With regards your machine you'll need a tape for it before it will do anything, there's no TV tuner in a U-matic deck so it will remain very black and very mute without a tape to play/record. I order tape stock from first4media.co.uk - but all pro video stockists have U-matic tape, you'll need low-band tapes with a 'BRS' prefix for your deck.

Now - plugging it into a TV is no problem but most domestic TVs won't have a BNC socket (as on the U-matic deck) so you'll need a BNC & Phono to Scart lead, somewhere like Maplin or RS will do these... and then you're pretty much sorted.

Lastly... although U-matic cassettes are very bulky things the longest duration is only 60 minutes - not very long for a security application perhaps? So if you want to sell it try ebay, though that said a VO5630 sold on there a couple of hours back for a measly £11.00!

NORM - Sounds like your wheel is going to fall off... not that I'm an expert with cars, what with this being a forum about VIDEO EQUIPMENT!!!!

michael bransom
Monday 1st November 2004
6:20 pm U.K.

michaelbransom@sbcglobal.net

hi, I'm really new to these umatic recording devices,in fact I really know nothing at all.I purchased a Sony umatic videocassette recorder 5600 thinking I could use it for running a survelance camera through it. Now that I'm home with it and I find I don't even own a 3/4 tape.So, my question is can I run a video camera through it and can you use a standard tv as a monitor?Is there a way of using it without a tape? If all else fails do you know where I could sell it?Thanks,Michael

Roland Pickett
Monday 1st November 2004
4:28 pm U.K.

rpe@sitesource.co.uk

I'm sure that you would like to answer that one, Tom....

Norm
Monday 1st November 2004
2:58 pm U.K.

normbrenna@kenmeaderealty.com

I have a 98 Honda Odyessey van.When I first start out slow there is a vibration almost like I have a problem with a bad out of alignment.After I pick up speed it goes away.After I drive for a short time when I slow down or start again the problem is not as noticable.After driving about 10 miles I notice that the front lug nuts are very warm,almost hot.the back lug nuts are cool.Any help or ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks Norm

Steve
Monday 1st November 2004
5:42 am U.K.

chat@99broadcast-trader.com

EXTENDER CARDS: I have a lot of extender cards for BVU, umatic, Betacammachines. Many new, some used. Too many to list so if you have oneyour looking for drop me an email, preferably with a part number orreference. Take the two number 9s out of the email address first..

Cheers

Steve

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