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nick
Thursday 21st July 2005
3:03 pm U.K.

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I have a number of importan 3/4 Sony KCS20 cassettes. I would like someone to help me to find a suitable UMATIC VTR PAL/NTSC to buy. Can you please let me know asap.

bram
Thursday 21st July 2005
2:20 pm U.K.

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I'm looking for the pinout of the 4pin xlr, used to feed 12V into many devices as camera's and portable recorder/players. Does anyone know?Please mail the + and - pins to my emailaddress...Thank you very much!Bram

george
Wednesday 20th July 2005
6:38 pm U.K.

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need for Umatic 9800 new Head nad Punch roller

Old Lag
Saturday 16th July 2005
11:58 pm U.K.

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VO5850 audio : From the description of the problem, the most likely cause would be no 'bias' signal applied to the audio record heads (with the audio).The 'bias' is derived from the erase signal … so if the oscillator is not running you get a) no erase of existing audio and b) low level and distorted audio from new recordings. If the erase is ok, check (with oscilloscope) that the audio record head has bias & audio (I think bias is several TENS of volts) with the audio ( a few volts) sat on top of it.

lud
Saturday 16th July 2005
10:44 pm U.K.

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hi, i'm looking for working machines jvc or thomsom 6600e, cp 5550e, 6650e, cr 8200e, em 303, L 103T, pal u-matic. Thanks.

bill
Saturday 16th July 2005
10:05 pm U.K.

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hi my latest requisition is a v05850p with a sond problem.the level meters peak on record but on playback i get no to very little sound distorted with no movement on meters.can you advise which area to start and which test points to scope. regards bill.

Naveed Amjad
Thursday 14th July 2005
5:17 pm U.K.

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hello

Daniel
Thursday 14th July 2005
7:25 am U.K.

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If anyone is interested I have placed a BKU-703A (33pin remote interface) and a BKU-704 (timecode reader board) on ebay australia. I am selling it worldwide. These boards came out of a VO-9800 series machine, but should suit some other models.

Roderick
Wednesday 13th July 2005
10:07 am U.K.

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James, no such machine exists. U-matic machines were designed for professional use and what goes in is what comes out. Your only option would be to feed the signal from a PAL machine to a stahdards converter. Depending on the quality and resolution, they'll cost between a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars.

James
Wednesday 13th July 2005
7:42 am U.K.

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I'm seeking a umatic player that will accept high-band PAL tapes, and output in NTSC, for transfer to digital archive. I assume a standard PAL player won't work, as the output is also PAL. Anyone know what machine would fill the bill, to play high-band PAL for an NTSC transfer?

Also I'm seeking a photocopy or original manual for a VO-9800.

Thanks,James

Doug
Tuesday 12th July 2005
11:24 am U.K.

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Hi - I'm trying to find the value of a Sony VO-5800PS and RM580, that I'm going to sell on ebay - any help gratefully received. Thanks Doug

Peter Loftmarc
Monday 11th July 2005
8:17 pm U.K.

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Where I live, I cannot get OTA (over-the-air) signals that are consideredgood. I live in a valley, called Val Verde, 45 miles northwest of LosAngeles, CA and Mt. Wilson where the majority of the TV and DTV transmittersare located. Since there are only about 1,000 homes in Val Verde there isn’tany cable company that services my area. Even the phone company cannotprovide DSL service to my area.

Two months ago I got tired of watching the “hour glass” as I surfed theInternet using a 56k modem that never connected much above 24600 bps to myold Internet service provider. So I decided to go with StarBand. StarBand isan Internet service provider that uses a geosynchronous satellite to providea high-speed downlink as well as a fast uplink.

One Antenna, Two-Way:StarBand uses a single satellite dish antenna (24”x36”) for receiving AND forsending information. Plus, the StarBand antenna can accommodate both theInternet and EchoStar's Dish Network satellite TV programming. StarBandservice brings the Internet and hundreds of channels of television into myhome, all through one dish antenna.

StarBand is up to 10 times faster than dial-up can provide. With downloadspeeds up to 600 kbps, downloading a file that used to take me up to 5minutes with dial-up now takes me as little as 30 seconds!

As a StarBand subscriber I have the opportunity to be part of a uniquesatellite multicast network. In the future, I should be able to surf theInternet and receive channels of high-quality content from top entertainmentand information partners, including MP3 files, software downloads,subscription content and more.

For the last 6 years I have been a DirecTV subscriber prior to subscribing tothe Dish Network. In the early days of DBS the DirecTV pictures werestunning. Sure there were some MPEG artifacts like noisy fades and sometimessome “mosquito” artifacts on edges but overall quite acceptable. Once inawhile during a heavy rain I’d get some MPEG blocking but that was prettyrare.

Last year I purchased a Sony Wega 24” TV set for my living room while waitingfor a decent HDTV to arrive on the scene. My preferred viewing distance fromthe Wega is approximately 8 ft. or 9 screen heights. The flat screenTrinitron display on the Wega has much more than 500 lines of horizontalresolution and a very stable DC restorer. Blacks are black with little, ifany, long term drift. I use the “S” video connection for all the heavyviewing and the composite video connection for other videos sources such asmy digital still camera, S-VHS machine and sometimes my camcorder. Mycamcorder also has an “S” video connection as well as the IEEE Fire Wire.

In the bedroom I have an old Sony 17” Trinitron monitor, the kind that manyof the off line editing bays used several years ago when doing 3/4” U-Maticediting. It has a horizontal resolution of about 300 lines.

Now let me get back on track with the subject of this article. When I madethe switch from DirecTV to Dish, I was not impressed with the quality of theimages I was seeing. They were very soft, exhibited lag, had very noisy fadesand poor resolution. These are all MPEG artifacts from not having enough bitsto do the job properly.

I have spoken with some of the engineers at both DirecTV and Dish and theyadmit that on some channels they do turn down the bit rate so as to notoverwhelm the statistical multiplexers or Muxers as they are called. This waythey say they can get more programs into the limited bandwidth available onthe satellites transponders. Pay-for-view seem to get top priority with thehigher bit rates as they usually look pretty good. Kind of like DVDs’.

I have two receivers at my house. An EchoStar 6000 HDTV receiver and anEchoStar DP301 receiver. Both are DVB compliant. The artifacts I’m seeing arecommon to both receivers. The interesting thing though is that the DishNetworks HDTV demo channel, #9443 and the CBS-HD feed from the east coast, onchannel #9453 look great even when viewed using the 480i output to my 24”Sony Wega. The pictures are sharp and crystal clear. In the CBS case,however, the same program in SDTV on channel #243 looks very soft, has lagand poor resolution. Other network feeds such as NBC and ABC are very soft,have lag and poor resolution also.

Is this my imagination or are the pristine images that are being provided bythe various networks, to the two DBS companies, DirecTV and Dish, (nowmerging into one company per FCC approval) being degraded to VHS quality?

With the FCC in a decision last week that all DBS must carry all local TVstations will this further the degradation of the images? When a TV that hasless than 350 lines of resolution displays images with less than 200 lines ofresolution I think it is time to take a closer look at what is happening.When my camcorder images look sharper than what the networks through the DBScompanies are transmitting I can imagine what might happen on the cablecompanies when they standardize on a set-top-box and go digital. Why do we asconsumers have to watch less than VHS quality? What ever happened to truebroadcast quality? If we are to continue into the digital world with digitaltelevision then I think it is time to think about switching over to HDTVbecause even though, at this time, most people only have analog SDTV sets anHDTV picture at 480i resolution looks like studio quality SDTV as seen onstudio monitors.

Distribution of content can take many avenues. Who is going to be thewatchdog for quality control purposes? As we have seen during the 911 crisesonly a minority are receiving images OTA. The broadcaster probably doesn’tknow or even cares about how his signal is being degraded as it is beingdistributed to the viewing public. We would like to hear your comments onthis developing problem.

Roderick
Monday 11th July 2005
2:31 pm U.K.

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Cherie,I hope your son is not too hungry. Let me put it this way, Sony discontinued the AV3400 in 1979. Unless you find a collector who may pay a few dollars, the unit is pretty much worthless. Sorry.

Cherie
Saturday 9th July 2005
11:14 pm U.K.

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Hello there! my first time - so i have available.... SONY Matic Portable Videocorder... Model# AV3400 - NO.TV-122 in a over the shoulder casing. good condition. Could anyone kindly tell me if it is worth anything. My mom is trying to sell all my things at a garage sale right now.... not to happy! but my son needs to eat. thanks in advance for any responses. Cherie

rp
Tuesday 5th July 2005
5:53 pm U.K.

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Till.Rückerli, if you are using this unit as a stand alone recorder you do not need to feed any signal into the external sync connector. The auto off usually occurs if there is moisture present. It may well be that the machine was stored in a garage or outbuilding before your purchase and there is condensation in the machine. Keep the machine in a fairly warm environment for a while. (Like Spain!!!)

Mic Dixon
Monday 4th July 2005
8:20 pm U.K.

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Hi everyone. If anybody is interested in buying a working Lo Band U-matic edit suite, comprising 2 x 5850s, RM 440, 2 x JVC 14" monitors, Tascam mixer, cables and manuals, have a look on ebay. Consumer electronics/professional,studio/video. I used this suite between 1985 and 1995, editing a variety of projects including a number of current affairs programmes for channel 4. I'm really impressed by the passion shown on this site and would like to see these machines go to a good home. Auction on 'til monday 11th July, Best wishes.

Till.Rü[email protected]
Sunday 3rd July 2005
10:46 pm U.K.

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Dear Forum!I bought a very cheap BV-800P. When I try to record the "Auto Off" light lights up for short time and the machine stops.Sometimes, the cassette is loaded, but the tape gets not winded arround the head.What kind of signal should be feeded to the "external sync" connector? Is black burst ok?Unfortunately I havn't a user manual...Thank you in advance

Till

Matthias Thiem
Thursday 30th June 2005
5:59 am U.K.

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Hello U-matic users.I just started to get U-matic stuff and I have Tapes of the Type AMPEX 187 KCA-60 that do not wind corectly in my VO5630 machine, while other Tapes work. So my question is, are there some "well known" Tape types to stay away of because of stickyness or the like?

Thanks in advance, Matthias

Chris
Wednesday 29th June 2005
7:34 am U.K.

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Thanks RP - I looked at and cleaned the pinch roller and it looks to be in good condition with no obvious signs of wear. The problem is occuring with all tapes (whether previously played or not), but they are still fine in pause or search. Would you say that you are reasonably confident that this is a tension/speed issue? Is there anything else that it could be such as signal level?

Does anyone have any documentation on a Sony VO-5630, particularly in relation to tape speed?

rp
Monday 27th June 2005
3:54 pm U.K.

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Chris, I am not sure as I have not owned one of these for a while. I would be loathed to touch anything on those boards. You could try replacing the pinch roller, though. These are all the same for all the desktop U-matics, so it doesn't matter whether it's for a BVU200 or VO5850.

George
Friday 24th June 2005
5:54 am U.K.

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Need Delay Line For Sony DXC 3000 AP Camera new . or card board used

any body know the FREQ ??? MHZ of the Delay Line or can get it from have the Manual please writ

Mark
Wednesday 22nd June 2005
2:37 pm U.K.

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Thanks RP, will check this out today.

prakash
Wednesday 22nd June 2005
7:29 am U.K.

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I'm looking for used PD170p sony camera for sale

Chris
Tuesday 21st June 2005
9:35 pm U.K.

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Hi RP,

Many thanks for your posting on the Umatic PAL site. You have confirmed a suspicion I had on the tension as the belt that drives the actual tape spindles has been replaced. I've had a look to see if I could track down the pots you mention but I couldn't find anything obvious. I wondered if the following info from my investigation helps at all. So..

SY Board - (horizontal at the bottom) only 1 pot, not labelled anything except RV2. This board does have a number of cables that seem to go to the main tape drive motor.

SV Board (vertical) - has about 12 different pots, doesn't have anything marked as back tension, but it does have pots for capstan, drum, slowspeed, trcon, swb, amongst others

YC (vertical board next to SV) - looks to control all the video functions such as chroma, lumiance, gain etc.

Does this help at all? Any thoughts are highly appreciated before I start fiddling!

Regards

Chris

rp
Tuesday 21st June 2005
9:01 pm U.K.

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Mark, check the threading ring is not jamming, i.e. the hinged posts are not becoming trapped anywhere. Also the belt on the threading motor is not slipping/broken. Do not use any lubricant as this can cause even more problems especially if it gets on your tapes and the head drum.

Mark
Tuesday 21st June 2005
7:27 pm U.K.

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Hello all. We are having trouble with a VO-5600 here at our office. We recently purchased the unit from eBay. Slight dent on the side of the unit, was working well until now. The unit will not accept a tape. When inserted, the tape makes it to the base of the pin which will open the tape flap and allow the tape to spool. After this, the tray motor(?) should take over and pull the chassie down with the tape, lifting the tape flap and spooling the tape out. This does not happen with this unit. Once the tape if fully docked it will not budge any further. Is this a problem with the entire chassie, a wiring issue? Any hints would be most appreciated, and I will provide further details if I was inaccurate or unclear with the above. Thank you all for your time.

Regular Contributor
Monday 20th June 2005
6:00 pm U.K.

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This has been said before - this is a forum for people interested in or using the obsolete U-matic video format, NOT the fountain of all knowledge, especially for modern systems such as DVD machines.

ABALLAH
Sunday 19th June 2005
9:12 am U.K.

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hi there sir or madam i have this jvc dvd player with the model number xv-m555bk but when i put on vcd cds the sound comes but when i put dvd cd the sound doesnt come

Roderick
Friday 17th June 2005
7:46 am U.K.

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Peter

The manual for a BVE-600 is a few hundred pages, which I am not going to scan. If you can be more specific what you are looking for, I may be able to help you.

Juriean Brands
Thursday 16th June 2005
4:41 pm U.K.

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Does anyone know if it is possible to get a RF signal (RF OFF TAPE that is) from a BetaMAX ?? I want to connect a Betamax to a TBC for the DOC.

RP
Thursday 16th June 2005
1:11 pm U.K.

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Chris - sounds like tape tension. Should be pot on one of the SY or SV boards, but I cannot remember which. Don't tweak anything until you are sure that it is the right one or you will mess the whole thing up. May be marked "back tension" or something like that.

Chris
Tuesday 14th June 2005
10:09 pm U.K.

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Hi,

I have acquired a Sony VO-5630 to transfer a number of old (roughly 15 years) tapes to a digital format. However, I have an odd problem - on first play the tape generally plays Ok but if I rewind and play it again the picture has gone - audio still plays. Now what is really odd is that if I pause the tape the picture appears and if I fast forward the picture displays fine! Anybody have any ideas what is going on?

Chris

peter
Tuesday 14th June 2005
2:54 pm U.K.

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please could someone help me b4 i go nutz - does ne1 know where i can get a copy of the user manual for a Sony BVE-600? in ne format TIA

thomas
Monday 13th June 2005
3:37 pm U.K.

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Hello collectors,

we offer used Sony DXCM 3294 camera and two video cassette recorders Umatic

simon
Sunday 12th June 2005
12:28 pm U.K.

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i am using Winproxy 2.1 i can't using webcam becouse then i open my friend webcam on my clinet PC show a massage "Sorry, you appear to be behind a firewall and are currently unable to use the Yahoo! Webcam service" . Plzzz Help me as soon as.

Craig Felsman
Sunday 12th June 2005
9:36 am U.K.

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Does anyone know where I can find a site dealing with U-matic problems? l have a Sony V0-5630 with ejecting problems; currently have a tape stuck inside machine still laced-up around head drum that wont come out. Machine plays and records beautifully otherwise. Any info much appreciated!

Juriean Brands
Saturday 11th June 2005
2:40 pm U.K.

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Does anyone know if it is possible to get a RF signal (RF OFF TAPE that is) from a BetaMAX ??I want to connect a Betamax to a TBC for the DOC.

Didier Gzuck
Friday 10th June 2005
10:44 pm U.K.

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Gary Frank Inkman, 63, of Garden Grove, an owner of an electronics repair store, died April 24, 2005, of causes yet to be determined. Visitation: 4-9 p.m. today, MacDougall Family Mortuary, Santa Ana.

RP
Friday 10th June 2005
10:20 pm U.K.

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Jim - the obvious question - is the camera / line switch in the line position?

Jim
Friday 10th June 2005
1:42 pm U.K.

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HI! A question regarding the camera use for a Sony 6800. Unit is immaculate, and seems to perform all functions properly, However when I try to record, no usable image is seen. Perhaps I am trying to use the wrong camera. It is a panasonic WV330 ccd b&w unit with a bmc vidio out. (the camera is fine when connected to a monitor)I am connecting it to the sony's bmc "video in" connector instead of the dedicated "camera" input. Any thoughts? Your help would be appreciated! Jim

RP
Thursday 9th June 2005
4:17 pm U.K.

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Duffy, Start it off at £1 or 1$ or the listing fees may exceed the highest bid! Sorry....

Duffy Johnson
Wednesday 8th June 2005
10:00 pm U.K.

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Hi...I'm looking to sell a VO-2600 on eBay and am trying to get an idea how much to charge. It's in good shape, if a little dusty. I also have 2 dozen tapes, all in very good condition. Any help would be appreciated.

RP
Tuesday 7th June 2005
9:16 am U.K.

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Kevin - it sounds like a sync problem. Have you got an external device plugged in when you are playing the tapes (i.e. spg or camera or another VTR)? Is the mode switch in the "normal" position?

Kevin Flynn
Tuesday 7th June 2005
4:19 am U.K.

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I have a BVU-950 with a problem. I get a rolling horizontal distortion line all through my playback of prerecorded tapes. The line has some video tearing. Also, I get the same with horizontal picture rolling when I record then play back?

What's wrong with my machine? I have no TBC board installed. Does that make the difference? Do I have worn heads? Something else? Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Badal
Friday 3rd June 2005
10:13 pm U.K.

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hi

Jean Napoleoni
Friday 3rd June 2005
4:01 pm U.K.

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Bonjour. Je désire vendre 2 magnétos U-matic 1 JVC CR 4400 E , 1 SONY VO 4800 PS .

rein
Thursday 2nd June 2005
10:47 pm U.K.

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George,

Which Delay line frequency?

Henk
Tuesday 31st May 2005
11:40 am U.K.

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RP:

Thank you for your answer!It's not what I hoped for, but I can't blame you! ;-)

free
Monday 30th May 2005
3:23 pm U.K.

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i wanna download a crack of optitex thanks for ur replay

George
Sunday 29th May 2005
11:09 am U.K.

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any Body Know The DELY LINE FREQ ( ) MHZFor Sony DXC 3000 AP Camera Email

Michael Stott
Thursday 26th May 2005
9:18 pm U.K.

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Hi, Can you help Being a sound eng of 30 years ago I came across a perfectone reel to reel a llA I used to use. can anyone help in locating a "Pinch" wheel (Orange) the original is strating to split And I would like to get it back into working order as I at 60 now teach a school club intorested in broadcasting and i would like to show them how it was done and also tape editing Thanks if you can help Michael Stott.

RP
Thursday 26th May 2005
2:32 pm U.K.

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Henk, this connector has only composite video out and audio L & R out. No RGB. There is no RGB output from a U-matic.

Henk
Thursday 26th May 2005
10:46 am U.K.

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Hope somebody can help me with this:

I want to make a connection from the 8 pins connector marked "TV" on the Sony VP-7040 to my dvd-recorder.I assume this connector has the RGB signal on in.

Is this possible and does somebody know wich connections should be made to get the rgb signal?

Emma
Wednesday 25th May 2005
1:45 pm U.K.

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I have a lot of once-used umatic tapes of various time lengths and would be willing to give them away to anyone who could collect from London W1.

RP
Friday 20th May 2005
10:12 am U.K.

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Oh, and while I think about it, the 5030 would not have an off tape RF connection anyway, it was not designed as an edit source. These sockets are normally found on high band machines like the BVU 800 etc.

RP
Friday 20th May 2005
9:59 am U.K.

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Gareth, I appreciate that the RF off tape connection is for the TBC drop out compensator, but I have used machines with a modulator and got RF signal out of the antenna output on some machines which is a coax socket, as opposed to the bnc connector for the off tape RF. I cannot remember exactly which machines they were, but probably playback only machines like the 5030 or 7 series etc. and certainly the older 2030, 2600 and 2850 top loading machines. So, from experience, I dispute your claim that there has never been an RF output signal!

Jim Shaffer
Wednesday 18th May 2005
1:31 pm U.K.

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Re: Sony VO-6800. Unit is A-1 in all respects, but I cannot get it record an image from the camera. I am trying to use a Panasonic 341 B&W ccd camera with a bnc 1 volt p/p output. The camera works fine when plugged directly into the a Sony monitor, but when plugged into therecorders bnc video in jack, all that you see is a dark unstable screen that flickers. Am I tryiny to use the wrong camera, wrong impedence match, or what? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Jim [email protected]

simon
Wednesday 18th May 2005
12:57 am U.K.

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BVU800P service/ops manual on Ebay <url>http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=7516912828&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT<;/url>

paul
Tuesday 17th May 2005
9:20 pm U.K.

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just spotted this site after doing some research for a client. We have just bought a huge amount of brand new Umatic tapes from a bankrupt company which the users of this site may be interested in. some we selling at £1 each. Go to our our site http://www.vt.tv or paste this link in to go to correct page http://www.vt.tv/umatic/c/36/p/21.html

Gareth
Tuesday 17th May 2005
4:42 pm U.K.

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The "RF" connection is "RF Off-Tape" used for connection to a TBC. It's not, nor is it ever (even with a fitted RF modulator) an RF TV signal output.

Gareth :-D °o°

Malc Taylor
Tuesday 17th May 2005
10:56 am U.K.

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Hello, I have just purchased a Sony VO-5800PS, can anyone advise me regarding suitable tapes, or any advice would be appreciated. Thanks, Malc

Tom
Monday 16th May 2005
12:20 am U.K.

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Woo-hoo! Thanks for the info - job done!

Bowtie
Sunday 15th May 2005
11:28 pm U.K.

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I have a couple of 5 1/4 UCA-10 & uca 60 Vidoecassette Tapes I want to update and transfer to VHS and DVD. What machince do I need to play the large old tapes (from early 80s) and what do I need to transfer to DVD (a good machine and cables or cords). I appreciate the help. You can email me with your response. Thanks in advance.

RP
Sunday 15th May 2005
3:29 am U.K.

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RF outputs will only work if the RF modulator unit is present. Should be inside oblong panel at rear of machine? Otherwise you have to use the composite output to a scart connection on your TV monitor and select line in (AV) on the TV.

Tom
Saturday 14th May 2005
11:27 pm U.K.

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Help! Have just fulfilled a 15yr ambition and bought a U-matic system (a V05800/RM440 controller and two VP5030 players) and I have a very silly question. It all seems to be working fine but when I tried to connect a monitor to the VP5030 via the RF socket I'm getting nothing (I've tried on all three machines). I know there were some models that didn't connect to regular TVs but surely they wouldn't have RF sockets on the back. Does anyone know if I'm missing something on the settings? The 5030 doesn't seem to have many output controls at all but it's been about ten years since I last worked with these kinds of machines and I think I might be missing something dumb/obvious. Hope someone can help - I have films that desperatly need finishing before I become to old/fat/bald to do so!

kt
Tuesday 10th May 2005
6:18 am U.K.

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Hi... Need help.. Hv vo9600 .. giving mech. prob..jus going in fwd stop mode n if I start any function(play rew few .). anything ..it starts n stops immidiately. cheked all ps.. they r fine Any clue?as i dnt hv manual.. thanks

Art Amyth
Monday 9th May 2005
9:15 pm U.K.

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Hello everyone..just got a SONY 5850 umatic lo band Pal model and the edit controller Rm 440 would like to know how to use them ..any handbooks available ?? thanks all.. Art

Geof
Sunday 8th May 2005
4:24 pm U.K.

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Does anyone have a users manual for a vcr - AKAI VS-G240 please - I've recently aquired it, it works ok but I need to know a few things which aren't obvious to me - thanks

RP
Saturday 7th May 2005
5:39 pm U.K.

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Jim. No U-matic portable will record without a signal.

roger
Saturday 7th May 2005
12:26 pm U.K.

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frank "M3 shifting Focus..... "at the camera side of the lens you've got a thingy called flange-back zoom in and focus , then zoom out and refocus using the flange-back adj.repeat this until the focus doesn't change when you zoom

Frank
Friday 6th May 2005
5:05 pm U.K.

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M3 shifting Focus..... Hi I just got myself a Sony M3 with a Tamron lens and I have the following problem. When I zoom in on an object and focus, then I zoom out and the object goes out of focus. According to the seller a good cameraman should know, because it has something to do with a procedure. Anyone a clue ?

karen
Thursday 5th May 2005
9:07 am U.K.

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hiya ia jade

Roderick
Thursday 5th May 2005
8:23 am U.K.

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Jim

Two suggestions: 1- Check the switch on the side and make sure it is set to 'Line', when in 'Camera' it will wait for the camera remote switch. 2- Make sure the cassette has the little red tab at the bottom. This is the safety tab and without it the machine won't record.

Good luck

lupschen hga
Wednesday 4th May 2005
11:55 am U.K.

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wie weet adres van frans lupschen en telefoonnr of imail adres

Jim
Wednesday 4th May 2005
2:42 am U.K.

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Anyone know how to get a sony vo-6800 into the record mode? All the funcions semm to work fine, but when you press record, the light comes on but the tape won't advance. Do I need a signal to make it work? Any advice appreciated! Jim

Collofthewild
Wednesday 4th May 2005
2:34 am U.K.

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HELP!!!! I am about to start onlining a doc. Film and the film has been archived on 3/4 SP PAL. I need to either buy a deck for really cheap (I have engineers that can work on it, maintain) OR, find one someone would be willing to rent/loan for a reasonable price... I am in San Francisco, CA. I have over 60 hours/60 tapes of this footage to go through and most of the $$ will end up paying for my system to be able to work with this deck and footage. I would be willing to discuss "in-kind" donation or may be able to get it set up as a 501 Tax deduct. donation. I will even discuss work for trade.

thanks! Colleen

jimbo
Monday 2nd May 2005
2:59 pm U.K.

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Been using the deck this morning for over two hours without a problem. It's definitely a heat issue, although it didn't FEEL really hot last night. The vcr is missing its little rubber feet, it was rack mounted before apparently. I have it sitting flat on a cardboard box, but the box is smaller than the base of the machine. I have been very careful not to cover any vent holes. Perhaps the box is acting as a heat sink though, and heating up the machine slowly. This is what I think the problem is, and it may be fixed when I find a set of feet to put on it.

jimbo
Monday 2nd May 2005
1:20 am U.K.

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Hi everyone. I just picked up a VO-5600 on Ebay and it seemed to work great, at first. After sitting wit the power on all day however, it is acting up. I suspect a problem caused by heat, and am letting it cool off now. The behavior is that during (or while initiating) playback the machine won't come out of pause. Or if I can finally get it to play it will play for a couple minutes, then jump into pause and stick there (play or pause do not cause the tape to roll at this point). Sometimes when I just turn it on, no tape, the pause light is lit. Anybody have any clue what this behavior could mean?

Tom Mountford - The JMS Group Ltd
Wednesday 27th April 2005
6:49 pm U.K.

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Howde everyone! I've just put an item up for sale that you may find of interest, it is a Sony BVR -800 VTR remote control, basically a clone of a U-matic front panel but can be connected to the machine via the RS422 9-pin socket (Series 9 BVU-SP recorders) but it works with a whole load of other VTRs with 9-pin machine control. If you'd like a look go to ebay.co.uk and enter item number: 7511663761.

Tom.

Roland Pickett
Sunday 24th April 2005
10:07 pm U.K.

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Robert Mueller wrote: "HELP!!! I have alot of tapes that I have been transfering to DVD and my BVU-800 is taking a dump. I can't afford a new one and I'm afraid that I'm going to lose over 20 years of news footage if I don't transfer these tapes. Any help would be a great blessing..Thanks,"There is an answer to the problem. A BVU200 will play hi or low band when used in conjunction with a BVT 500 TBC. Both should be cheap enough if you can get hold of them.I couldn't work out whether you are in the U.S.A or wherever. If you are in NTSC format the BVU 800 should be able to play the tapes. There is no highband NTSC U-matic.

Chris
Sunday 24th April 2005
9:51 pm U.K.

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Hi!Where can i find some testreports from my camera a JVC GF-S1000HE, S-VHS camcorder

Nick
Sunday 24th April 2005
5:57 pm U.K.

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Hi

I have just got out of my loft and found my old Hacker GP42 Record Player and Amp Loudspeaker AL.42 - The turntable does not work, but the speaker on the Record Player does, as I tapped it and it made the usual noise.

But I was wondering if anyone was interested in buying it or knows of anywhere I can sell it

Cheers

Nick

erkan
Sunday 24th April 2005
8:40 am U.K.

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hello mr erkan turkey

James
Sunday 24th April 2005
7:25 am U.K.

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Anyone selling (ebay prices please) a umatic PAL machine capable of low band SP and high-band work?

kevin fitzmaurice-brown
Friday 22nd April 2005
4:31 pm U.K.

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JVC BY110 hi i have the main body of this video camera . f1. 4 7-70mm lens no viewfinder or tape holder i would like to either obtain the relevant parts or sell the camera to someone who needs one !

roger
Thursday 21st April 2005
7:08 pm U.K.

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Robert234Mueller"how to mod the BVU-800 to play tapes that have been recorded on a vo-4800"You can't mod it to play lo-band recorded tapes from your 4800 the bvu800 is high band onlyyou'll have to play it on either a lo-band machine(type 2 or 5)(also porta's4800 and 6800)or a type 9 machine (play's lo and hi band tapes)good luckroger

Ramňn
Wednesday 20th April 2005
12:24 am U.K.

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Vendo sitonizador VTX-100M mando a distancia / manual y cable. Ofertas a [email protected] O compro monitor KX-20PS1

BasvanKoolwiljk
Tuesday 19th April 2005
10:54 pm U.K.

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The umatic label is a new netlabel focused on adventurous and experimental sound and video art. Through this label, umatic will stimulate collaboration between [inter]local experimental image and sound artists, who are creating audiovisual works in unconventional ways. Our aim is to promote releases coming forth from projects and collaborations in relation to umatic activities. All our releases are free for download with artwork under GNU Design Science license.

http://gnu.intissite.com/licenses/dsl.htmlNEW RELEASE: #001 UMA01_MOIRA

UMA01_MOIRA[recordings march 5th 2004, Moira, Utrecht, NL]

With: 87Central [US/NL] Bas van Koolwijk [NL] Christian Toonk [NL] Yannick Dauby [FR] --->>>

Robert234Mueller@
Tuesday 19th April 2005
10:48 pm U.K.

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Can anyone pleaseeeeeee, tell me how to disable the auto-stop funtion on the BVU-800? Also, how to mod the BVU-800 to play tapes that have been recorded on a vo-4800 that recorded the video signal, but not the control track. It played fine on the vo-4800, but it shows a very shaky picture on my BVU-800. HELP!!! I have alot of tapes that I have been transfering to DVD and my BVU-800 is taking a dump. I can't afford a new one and I'm afraid that I'm going to lose over 20 years of news footage if I don't transfer these tapes. Any help would be a great blessing...Thanks, Robert

ritchie
Sunday 17th April 2005
7:39 pm U.K.

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hi guys

i have a sony-matic reel to reel recorder model cv 2100 ace the machine is in mint conditionand plays perfectly as do the rest of the functionsi am thinking of putting it on Ebay but dont know what its worth

can anyone help ?

Tiff
Friday 15th April 2005
12:03 am U.K.

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I need the last disc in corel draw 3.0

Varesvorosaga
Thursday 14th April 2005
11:48 pm U.K.

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Want to buy corel draw 4 or 5 or 7

Roderick
Tuesday 12th April 2005
6:19 am U.K.

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Would anybody have a manual for RX-353CE they could copy for me, or any suggestions how to program this unit?

ThanksRoderick

tonarchiv.ch
Monday 11th April 2005
11:34 am U.K.

umatic ....@....tonarchiv.ch

Dear Forum!

I bought a very cheap BV-800P. When I try to record the "Auto Off" light lights up for short time and the machine stops.

Sometimes, the cassette is loaded, but the tape gets not winded arround the head.

What kind of signal should be feeded to the "external sync" connector? Is black burst ok?

Unfortunately I havn't a user manual...

Thank you in advance

bgTill

Roland Pickett
Saturday 9th April 2005
10:30 am U.K.

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Brian - check this out -http://www.pinnaclesys.com/ProductPage_n.asp?Product_ID=1427&Langue_ID=7

Brian
Saturday 9th April 2005
3:57 am U.K.

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I'm here in the states and have a question or two about u-matic s conversion to the dvd format.First, people here are fairly ignorant about anything that is older than last week, so I hope you good people across the pond are a help. Since losing my wife to cancer several years ago, I've been unable to locate a reputable/quality u-matic s to dvd transfer service here in the west/southwestern US. Would anyone on this board have a suggestion? The tape I want to convert was one my dear Ella and friends put together - a homegrown movie short if you will. Thanks for your ideas in advance. Brian "tell our US executive branch to read Animal Farm - duh!" Geoffrey

Roland Pickett
Friday 8th April 2005
5:33 pm U.K.

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Boyd - you really do not want to know!

Boyd Catling
Thursday 7th April 2005
8:38 pm U.K.

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I have a Low Band U-Matic edit suite for sale, comprising a 5800 player & 5850 recorder, RM 440 controller and two JVC monitors.

I have had this kit since new and had it serviced regularly.

I should be grateful if anyone could tell me what it may be worth ?

Tom Mountford - The JMS Group Ltd
Saturday 2nd April 2005
2:22 pm U.K.

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Hiya - I have been using my U-matic for that sort of thing quite a bit recently, as a mental break from my 'paid for' work I do various video art projects which frequently call for the 'grungy' look I recently did a piece in the style of a 1960's inflight safety film, I used Discreet Combustion for the graphics then passed the render through FilmFX to get the look of faded 16mm reversal, but it just didn't look tatty enough - so I bounced it down through three generations of U-matic and then over-corrected it with an old Merlyn-X timebase corrector before making a Digibeta master. I still have an analogue satellite receiver to get various types of video noise, digital stuff just gives me a blue-screen when there's no signal.

No matter how obsolete it is someone always has a use for it... like top recording studios paying thousands of pounds for genuine 1960s valve kit rather than a few quid on a plug-in that can 'emulate' the sound.

Tom.

Roland Pickett
Saturday 2nd April 2005
5:15 am U.K.

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I was watching a TV programme last week which showed the making of the video "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Green Day. They band were filmed whilst walking on a moving treadmill in front of a large screen onto which they projected a 16mm cine film which had been "aged" by the producer using scratches and burns etc. to make the footage appear "old". The producer, presumably, was paid handsomely for his work. Why didn't you get this job, Sylvia? Your equipment is much more up to date.

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