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Ive got a VP-2000 i wanted to know how much its worth in workin condition. Dose anyone wanna buy it. E-Mail me.
some vendors(fast 601, that work at 50mbs) tell me that new camcorder sony sx50mbit has not future(?) because sony maybe will make new camcorder with hd recording or disk recording(?). i dont know, i know only that i'm going to be crazy.i must do new investments, but i want to do good investments, like in 1989 when i bought M7,9800,9850,8800, and i am still working!!i would like buy a camcorder that is really a new standard, the substitute of beta sp, and so, buy a nle that work in the native format of the camcorder(fast say that they are the only on the market at 50mbs,we are talking about mpeg2).my eyes look at avid xpress or matrox edit, but they are jpeg,(old jpeg?). And now what is the solution? i wait, i wait, but i am tyred. if you have the solution.................bye Gianni from italy
I just read another Sony article about a home-use camcorder wich can record 10 min DV -quality picture on a !!MINI DISC!! (huh?). The use as special 650 MB minidisc or MD -D2 disc wich goes into a small -DCR PC-1- like camcorder. The picture's aren't that bad in the 10 minutes SP mode, when in the VP mode it's comparable to Hi-8 and records about 13 to 15 minutes. and if used in longplay it records 20 minutes, but that looks like VHS (buh!). The Disccam as sony calls it, has a lot of cool editing functions in it, theirfore it could do as a professional camcorder for quick on the spot, self operating programmaker cam, for local stations. But i don't like the recording time of just 10 minutes, Sony's working on a 30 minute version disc.How do you U-matic people feel about Minidisc camcorders? (Personally i think it has it's pro's and con's but will not be able to do the things a u-matic is made for, minidisc is just good for easy audio editing!)
Just done some reading on the SX 50 format: Sony sais that this new 50 megabit standard has been made for DVD autohoring and Editing with Avid/Media100/Pinacle. The camcorders will range from a cheap but good working 4:3 IT 3 ccd 480K PowerHAD (as in UVW-100, EVW-300) machine to a 4:3/16:9 FIT 3 CCD machines (SDTV equiv of the HDTV HDCAM camcorders). Also their going to implent the SX50 in to the hybrid edit recorders (the ones with a harddisc onboard). I think after seeing a demo this system is superior to DVCAM or DVCPRO or even DVCPRO 50. The cam's are super light compared to other betacam machines , they just weigh in about the half of a BVW 400 machine.If anyone else has anything about the SX50 format, please e-mail me!
For sale:1 rm440 editcontroler W/cabels taken out of studio in good working condition.nice lokking.2 rm 440 editcontroler no cabels unknowcondition but I belive they work.fair costmetic lokking.Price $150 U.S.D. or offer Thank you Jan H.Pedersen
I'm looking for some info about sony editcontrollers, I can't find any info about it, especially i'm looking for info or a picture of the bve 600.
My 5800 was working great, I just finshed recording about 30 minutes on it, hit pause and left the room. I came back a few minutes later and hit eject button, nothing, not even a lighted button, I had to remove the tape (it was stuck in the 5800) and noticed the arm that takes the tape around the head was in the 7 or 8 o'clock postion. After winding back the motor to the start I was able to rempve tape, but still nothing lights up or works other that when you start it I can hear the motor for just a sec. The lights in the tape bay and the meters work, but thats it... Any idea what I can do??? is there two fuses for this machine??? if so where are they????
HELP... my other two decks are still in the shop and so far it has a bill of over $1200.00.......
I was just wondering...What is the "RX" connector for?
Also... Anyone in Metro Detroit, MI USA looking to dispose of UMatic stuff, please email me.
for sale in ITALY3/4 high band (BVU) editor recorder PALmodel JVC PR-900Elike new - used only for hobby
I wish to get my hands on a "skew lever control arm" for a sony VO-5630. Its the same one I beelieve on the 5600, 5000, 5020, 5030, 5800 and 5850's, I could be wrong, mines glued at the moment.....
Also im in AUSTRALIA. But if its cheap enough I will import.
Thanks for your time,
I have a 5850 and two 5800 vo decks... they all three have started acting up in the last two months. one lost the control board, the other just stopped working and the 3rd would not track right... anyway the question is I started to use sp tapes and was wondering if that might have caused my problems? anybody ever use sp in a VO recorder before????
Needed: service manual/manual Hitachi FP10E/K (3ccd), and a "timecode machine",a socalled "Uhrschreiber" for a Robotron CF-1 Cintra 1 inch machine.
PAL Sony VO-7630 deck, in good working order.
I am looking for images of the SONY DXC -3000 (SP) for training purposes. anything would be excellent.!
bvu'for sale,Sydney Australia. i have 3 bvu 800p's for sale in good working condition, including cables & full manual + parts. $A1000
hello,i am from sri lanka and we are looking at buying a few U-Matic recorders, players and a TBC. does anyone know where i can find them . i would also like to know why it is necessery to couple a umatic to a TBC when i use it waith a betacam as a player. please include a price list as well about the items requested to my email address
thanks in advance
It could be that your Audiopcb has gone baserk or that the tape head misses a track during playback (try cleaning it with some aclohol moistend filtcarbon). Do you see the VU meters (audio 1 and 2)give a reading?. Or it could also mean that the Audio doesn't get recorded, i'm afraid (if the head is not good) you'll need a new head , and one for a 5800 series is going to cost (or you could get one from another machine). If it's the PCB, try some contact fluid (Clean it up good after you used , to prevent shortcircuits)Good luck!
I am having some problems with my 5850 and I was wondering if someone couldhelp.
The problem is that it will not record the audio correctly. When I amrecording the CH1 and CH2 meters are working and I get the audio out of theheadphone jack but there is no audio playback. The problem is the samewhether I use the Mic, Line or Dub inputs.
Any help would greatly be appreciated.
I'm looking for a BVU800 or higher for video-editing.
I'm in Holland so I need a PAL version.
1) Make sure the tape has a red record button fitted. It's about 5mm in diameter with a bloody great 'R' on it. Removal prevents recording.
2) Press Record AND Play; many Umatics will go into preview (or E to E) mode if Record is pressed on it's own..
..Don't you have technicians?????? I know a good onw who would move down there for the right money!!!
Just some qeustions on the new Beta SX50 format, does anyone now if it requires a playback adaptor (i.e. the BVA400 pb apaptor for the UVW/BVW series Betacam SP Camcorder). And what kind of drop out compensation is used? (Thinking on Digi-beta theory). PS. Ikegami and Avid will release an even better version of their DNS - series diskbased camcorders,HDCAM qaulity on a big scsi disk on the back of a 4 ccd (1R, 2G, 1B as used in Ikegami's HK466 Studio cam) camcorder. I hope Sony's SX50 camcorders are as good as an Philips LDK150 of an Ikegami HL79W (DVCPRO50). I find Sony's DNW- series SX camcorders a bit dissapointing (when compared to the Philips LDK 150). Hope someone knows a lot 'bout SX50 i've got a lot of qeustions.
Can anyone tell me how I can get a Umatic rec/player to record.I think I'm going mad - I press the rec button etc but it will not record.I have student how needs to print her digitally edited video onto Umtic a.s.a.p.Please, please help if you can.
For sale Sony VO U MATIC 6800 Pal/Secam with alim and bag no batteries
Price : 400 $
Vends U MATIC Sony 6800 P/S avec alimentation 12 volts et housepas de batteries
Prix : 2800 FF
I'am based in Paris - France - e mail : [email protected] - tet : 33 1 42 47 03 92
>>>>Sony launch the new format mpeg2 50mbs,(betasx50mbs),on year 2001.i am waiting for this moment from many years, i could'nt stand it any longer, and at last i can launch my vo9800,9850,8800 and m7 into the river.bye bye <<<<
You can launch them in my direction if you like!
Odd,Parts for a 2000 series are pretty hard to get, you could try e-bay. I used a Hitachi FPZ-31 aswell as the HL79D, and found both machine's quite good. But both do preform less then the newer models 3 chip camera's , wich in fact have become rather cheap. (Especially when you take in consideration the average tube lifetime/cost). A good Panasonic F-250 is just around 300 to 350 pounds sterling. And they give good hi res colourfull images. Or try a sony DXC-325 with an VTR adaptor their around 700 pounds.Or if you win the lottery you could go for a FIT-CCD machine , around 7000 pound. I now use (not own) a an Ikegami HL-V79W (XP) (New version from 1998, with DVCPRO), and i'm really happy with the highpreformance FIT ccd's .And i have also read a story about the 50 MB SX format. Wich is promoted by sony as the ultimate replacement for the BVW Betacam SP format (I can't hardly wait to see...). As they said about Betacam SX (Wich was going to superceed UVW Betacam). Personally i like DVCPRO50 better then the SX format. Maybe the SX50 could chaince that opinion..
Sony launch the new format mpeg2 50mbs,(betasx50mbs),on year 2001.i am waiting for this moment from many years, i could'nt stand it any longer, and at last i can launch my vo9800,9850,8800 and m7 into the river.bye bye
VO2850 capstan motor / Hitachi 3 Tube camera FPZ31.
I am looking for an old Sony motor marked D-742F or D-743F (capstan motor Sony VO2850, old top load umatic)
If someone have one for sale, new or used Please email offer.
Also looking for better saticon tubes for my loved Hitachi 3 tube camera FPZ31. The tubes is HS355.
Also interested in buying FPZ31A and the CCU unit OP31.
Was this model the lates tube camera from Hitachi?
What is the best tube camera made? (I have tried Ikegami HL79D, but likesFPz31 better).
Know more people still use FPZ31? I have Vo9800/9850 and VO8800,bought them new and still in use. But will consider buying timcodecard for my VO9850, any offers?
Any info at all, Please email me!
Thanks from Odd Skramstad, Norway. (GREAT SITE!)
Matt, i think the VO8800 is a good idea, and then some good editing on BVU900 series Dynamic Tracking and ofcourse a good cam. The M-7 is quite good, but i personally would favour a Ikegami 3-Chip (They work really good with bad lighting) something like an HL-43 or something. But their expensive, just like using an Arriflexx 35, thru a telecine. PS to every one intressted the !NTSC! VP 9600 i'm offering has now been tested and works a+ o.k. I just had to resync the reel system. ! Bigfoot on U-matic go for it !
Re; Bobby's Big foot.....
Sorry Clive this REALLy has to be done on high band.... Lighting could be a problem too. Bigfoots are notorious for their rough skintone which is quite unflattering on camera. Personally [email protected] go for an M7 and an 8800 or possibly we might just advise Bobby to stop smoking the leaves off his Gandpa's special smokin bush....
Has anyone got a lead for an abekas A34 solo they want to sell (goes from control panel to main frame) or a wiring diagram would be very helpful.Thanks steve
Hi, everyone. I've got a VP 9000 (NTSC !) wich i need to get rid off.The guy that brought the machine in said it worked, and was disposed of due to their station upgrade. I have serviced the machine as far as possible (headdrum cleaning, dust removal, exterior cleaning). But since i don't have a 110 V, 60 Hz powersocket in my house i can't check the machine on it's playback function. Although the machine is very clean, the head seams almost new and i think the unit has been serviced quite often, i still haven't tested it. The machine also has a BKU 701 build in. (A 25 pin (RS232C) control unit wich lets you control the unit from any terminal (PC with Hyperterminal (standard in windows) i.e.) with hayesstyle-commands. (i don't know, but could be obtained from sony Broadcast and Professional) Make me an offer.
To BOBBY RE the Bigfoot!
I think you should get a nice camera / v0-4800 combo or something and get an interview with him on tape, edit it up with a nice little 5800/5850/rm440 combo and sell it for megabucks to the press
I'm looking for a free or inexpensive technical manual for a Sony VPH-1030Q Three barrel color projector.
to whom it may concern,i know the location of a living BIGFOOT.i go to annapolis high school in michagin.my grandparents own a cabin up north near hougtain lake.i don't know if i spelled the name right.it stays in this cavern nearthe back of our property.i found it but it was injured.i gaveit food and i see it every time i go up north.i haven't told anone cause i fear they will kill it,ron test's on it,or put it incaptivity.WHAT SHOULD I DO?
I got a Sony U-matic VO-7630. I know, these machines are used e.g. in studios. Is it worth keeping this ? Does anybody know how old the VO-7630 series is ? Is it a cheap or a "better" series ? And how much is this machine worth ? Lot of questions... :-)I hope someone can help me, please mail me ?GreetingsAlex
I am disposing of a number of old U-matics from a London Teaching Hospital, anybody interested please e-mail me.
Sony has stopped it's US sales for the VO 9800, although it still in stock at B&H and Vidicomp USA, but still sells the VO9850. Also the editing console RM450 has been removed from sony's B&P catalog for this year.. The VO 9800 has been followed up by a price drop of sony's industrial Hi8, sVHS, and DVCAM equipment. Betacam SP prices still remain rather high. (I geuss this is due to help boost sales of the Betacam SX format, wich has been blocked by Philips BTS, Ikegami , Panasonic and Hitachi, who all turned over to DVCPRO !)
I recently purchased a used Sony VO-5600, but the owner's manual was not included. Does anyone out there have access to an owner's manual for this machine, from which I can obtain a copy?
Sony U-matic SP equipment for sale:Edit recordersEdit ControllerSony DXC Video CameraSony Portable U-matic SP recorder
all in excellent condition. E-mail me for further details.
Hello! I've bought (2nd hand) a Sony VO9850 + VO9800 and a video editing controller RM-E700. But I wasn't given any manuals,can anyone help me telling me how to get copies of the user's manualsof these devices? Thanks in advance!
Hi, does anybody know how to convert a 5800 machine to an 5800H (high band machine), i've seen one being converted, fitted with some new PCB's and a new head. I would like to make one with a metal head, My old but trusty dbx limiter/normalizer will function then as a noise reducer making it a fully SP-compatible machine! (i hope)
I recently acquired upon chance a moderately used U Matic VO-5800. The machine has some problems--when a tape is inserted, the machine suddenly "dies" after 2 or 3 seconds (and then eats the tape). Also because it was in a salvage warehouse for an unspecified amount of time, the drum might need cleaning and fine-tuning. Because it has relatively few hours of usem (According to it's past owner.), I was hoping that I could acquire information related to this problem (Hopefully, For Cheap). And if so, if I could also acquire tapes and parts to this machine.
For sale remote control unit - as new condition - RM - 500 this came with a Umatic high band machine I bought. Price £40 including postage in UK add £5 postage for overseas. Can pay by credit card for overseas.Steve I posted this message on 30th April 2000
AFAIK that's correct there is at least one current U-matic model. The format is still alive!
I am after a power supply or manual for a Sony RM-555 multi remote controller (allows you to control 5 machines at once). Any help much appreciated.
Hi Stuart -
The Sony site still has sparkly brand new VO-9800 and 9850 in its catalogue and I think the VO-9000 is still selling in the US, they're listed as suitable for just about every use imaginable with the exception of broadcast TV. Interstingly APR video tape suppliers had increased the varieties of U-matic stock they sell in their last catalogue...
I don't think U-matic's taken its last breath quite yet.
Just a small thing I noticed when I came for a look at the site today - the opening page says U-matic is over twenty years old, I think it may be a little more than that as Sony launched it in 1969.
Out of curiosity, the "availability" of Umatic.
While ordering a few od bits for a nice old deck, the salesman at sony tells me umatic is completely discontinued, all flavours, all shapes and sizes, and to a great extent, parts are basically whats in stock except for a few popular models. He also claimed Umatic was "before my time thus I dont know anything about it except its big clumsy and old". Now Im a youngster and I know Umat. I thought Sony still released a BVU deck or two? or at least had a few umats on sale for things like medical and defence facilities? And not completely obsolete?
FOR SALE BOWDEN CABLE KIT ( REMOTE FOCUS CT ) VERY GOOD CONDITION FOR STUDIO CAMERA. Please contact: Eddie on 0973 468 555 thank you
Hi!I got me a Panasonic(National) NV-9240 with some used cassettes.somehow I am not able to record from video in.While no cassette is loaded, I can push the record-button and the becomes lit; but whenever a cassette is loaded, the light goes out and pushing the button has no effect. Maybe some write-protection on the tape?Any clue?In despair,Sebastian
Various U-matic machines for sale, also other video equipment inc; monitors,edit controls,lights,cameras,mixers etc.Full list available at http://www.mvsvideo.co.uk/equipment_list.htm or drop us an email.regardsSteve
I'm looking to purchase a Sony VP-7040. I know that Sony has discontinuedproduction these units, so I know it will be used. Please Email me ifsomeone know's where I can purchase one!!!
thank you Walter for the answer, but my problem is that y want use my TBC ForA320P y/c input with my VO9800P out signal; about this, y made a connection between composite out signal (from 9800) and chroma input to the y/c conn. of TBC, and between luminance out signal (from the dub out of 9800)and the luminance input to the y/c conn. of TBC.The system does function right, but the levels aren't stabilized (more for chroma but also for luma)during playback, and also some differents are, when y play LB,HB, or SP tape.What can y do? What is the problem? (on some moments, during playback, all is right)........If y ask this to sony assistance y think that they send me to.... . Hi.-)
Allan, why don't you take a look at http://www.aes.org, The Audio Engineering Society (a bit of an audio snob-club, but the info is good)!. They have a lot of info on timecode stuff.
Hi. I'm studying at NIDA in Sydney, ive been given a project where we need to sync a sound symten to STRAND 5201 Lighting console, after looking at this SMPTE seems to be the most viable option for doing this. But since i have no money i cannot afford a timecode generator, however i have found a old sony VP-7040 umatic machine. now here's the question how do/can i get it to output SMPTE to the STRAND 520i. I would like as much information as anyone can afford. Including any info on SMPTE how it works, good web sites, data protocols etc.
thanks to anyone who can help
hi everyonei am from germany and i got a bvu 150p portable recoder.my promlem is i cant record? the light rec an play goes on and the pause light flashes but i can press the pause button nothingwill hapend. can somebody answer me thanks a lot
Try getting both machines via the DUB out, The U-matic DUB IN/OUT differs from the standard DUB IN/OUT found on most domestic TV's and VCR's(s-VHS/DV/Hi-8) and professional systems (M-II/Betacam/HD-CAM etc), by having a different "transpose fase*". This problem can be fixed by using a filter or a black burst machine, sometimes a good sheilding can do miracles. Lowband tapes have a bigger noise to picture rate wich when noise reduction is on sometimes makes playback bad. When Highband or SP (Metal) tapes are used the machine will playback better.
someone can tell me why, when y connect my VO9800P from DUB out to TBC FOR-A320P(Y in of Y/C conn.) and composite out from 9800 (to C in of Y/C conn.), the luminance signal level go up or down when y playback different tapes, (SP,LB,or HB)?Thank to the guru that answer me
for sale in south australia, not mine I post all I see: 2x sony v0-5630 1x sony v0-5040 1x sony vo-70401x sony v0-26503x sony v0-2850some tapes - recorded on oncerather cheapall units (except 2 of the 2850's) very good cosmetic condition and mech condition(1 of the 2850's works but is really a parts machine), try out before you buy type deal
I hope this is of some help
I am interested in buying Sony DXC 637 complete system(Second hand but perfectly working for export) or other decent Betacam cameras. Anybody interested in selling. Please contact me on 0181-5696894(London)
Hi, in reply to tribemanagment. It's possible to connect a BVU920 to a sony analog/digital serial converter (don't know the model no). Wich works perfectly with most Avid, Matrox and Silicon Graphics video stuff. This sony A/D machine also incorporates a special algorithm to get rid of nasty color-sliding and "extracts" more video RF and uses an Ikegami HC-400 like blackstretch, making it a good A/D machine it's only a bit expensive. Another good option may be Getting the BVU920 rigged to a digital TBC machine, and use the digital time word in for recording (don't know if the Matrox has one), it most of the times works almost as good. Maybe you could ask NOB in hilversum , how they do it [email protected] I hope it works out!
Hi, We are an agency for crew in the film industry call Tribemanagement, we have a number of, DPs, cameramen and stylists on our books. They all have videos of their work, although mainly on umatic tape and some on VHS. We have purchased a rig to to edit some of their work and to take on corporate film work. We have got a Matrox R2000 digisuite and using Adobe Premier we have produced some quite good showreels from VHS, although when re-recording back onto VHS the quality can degrade. The plan is to put a lot of this work on CD ROM and try to keep everything digital (we also have a DV camera)and put some across the web for prospective clients (www.tribemanagement.com).We have two problems. 1) We need to get an umatic player so we can start to create showreels out of umatic tape, can any one recommend a player that works well with Matrox and digisuites in general, does anybody have a 2nd hand one (we are workig to a budget). 2) Does anybody have editing experience who is looking for work. Ideal candidate would be somebody from college who is looking to get into editing, running a small company and maybe even producing short films. The money might not be great but the prosects are as we have combined this work with a WEB company called IBS who also have requirements for this work the editing company is call digital.com (location North London).
In SOUTH AUSTRALIA, serviced and sealed series 2 low band recorders available, these are good machines, drop me a line if you want more info - not mine I post all I see.
Also, for myself, in South Australia / Victoria (willing to travel) I am looking for a series 5 recorder, either a 5800, 5630, 5850, 5600.....along those lines....preferably a 5600 or similar mainly due to budget limitations....
G'day - anyone have a copy of a JVC CR-6060E schematic or circuit diagram they could supply to me.I am happy to pay for this of course.
I have a Sony Umatic VO 2600, a Sony Tuner-Timer TT-100 and 109 Sony KCA-60 tapes. The VCR works but a tape is stuck in it and it wont eject. The tapes are in the original sleaves cardboard cartons. The tapes contain lots of football games and primetime tv shows from the 1970's. I dont know what they are worth. I am into antique tube radios and would consider trades. I'm trying to find someone who would appreciate this nice old vcr. Please email with any comments.
Thanks in advance
Hi,I have a Sony VO-5630 which I am looking to sell - can anyone tell me how much I should expect to get for it? It has recently (last couple of years) been serviced and hardly used since then.
Also, does anyone have any tapes containing off-air recorded UK TV material? I am a TV Historian and am looking to preserve anything that may not exist anywhere else and you never know what people have in their attics!
I have for sale a very clean, almost unused service manual for Sony V0 8800P... £30 . inc post.
Hi, an oscilator is a device wich when ageing, starts to show off some side effects, sometimes electrolytcapicitators start to make a lot of "leak-voltage" (i.e. being older then 10 years it could even get to a 15 or sometimes 20 percent of the value). In some cases it could lead to a disfunction of a powersupply. Another problem could be a out-of-fase transformer, (wich is difficult to check with a multimeter, since they work on high either low fase points), since i'm not to formilair with BVU powersuplies. My only advice would be try to rig the powersupply up to a scoop and look for distortions in the oscilators output, and try other (bigger?) capacitators. Some times an oscilator "drops" a fase. in this case there's probally a malfunction (i.e. overstressing) in a transistor.
And finally UltiBoard ,The schematics stuff i post earlier can be found at http://www.ultiboard.com, the SN hack is UT9512000209.
Further to the above message perhaps an engineer could suggest a repair to my BVU Power Supply. The fault seems to be that the oscillator that supplys the signal on the main transformer which gives the various output voltages does not seem to want to start oscillating.I have noticed in past that sometimes it is neccessary to switch the main switch on and off several times before the unit starts , is ther a suspect capacitor on the circuit board PW79?. I have changed Q1 and Q2 and the transformer T3 appears to be ok. The other part of the power supply is OK The fault is onPW79 board. Thanks for any info Peter.
I NEED A POWER SUPPLY FOR A BVU800. DOES ANYBODY NEAR TO LONDON HAVE A DEAD MACHINE OR PARTS? Peter.
For sale:2* SONY PVW 2800 Betacam SP Playback/Edit/Record PVW-series Betacam deck,1* Ikegami HL-57, 10 bit ENG +1* PVV-1 Back-end (BTS-version) + Fujinon F22 Lens, + Flightcase (Ikegami) + Batt's (Anton Bauer) and also Colour Filters (Oude Delft). And PVE 900 edit controller all in one offer. at HFL 50,000,-(Aprox 19.500,- EURO.)You can view items listed at Borneolaan 57, Hilversum (Media Park)phone 035 6560606 ask for Tjeerd. Needed! Ikegami DNS 101 or HDCAM camera machine!
>> just bought a 5850, and 2 5800 u-matic recorders, how do I sync it????
A Black Burst Generator does wonders.
One more question, I am also using a DXC3000 camera, will this setup meet most if not all TV station broadcast standards in the usa. I want to use it along with film for a mini doc that we have been working on.
I just bought a 5850, and 2 5800 u-matic recorders along with a pixis... here is the problem, how do I sync it????
Hi, i have some tips for anybody thinking 'bout getting into electronics. I have been repairing electronics since my 13th. Build my self-designd tube-amp at 17. And repaired a super SMD-pcb from a Toshiba Palmtop at 18. First things first be shure to have a good soldering!. Most 15w to 40 w 'pen' solderingsticks (soldeerbout in dutch!) have a to wide area to solder SMD or near (heat sensitive) EPROM chips!. Next always have PCB-layout!, from a service manaul or redone yourself .good software for this kind of stuff could be found at "Ultimate Technology", in Naarden Holland. Ask them for an UltiBoard demo, you could find a special SN-hack at http://www.rens-en-rens.nl.! For video apllications it would also by nice if you where to have an Video spectrum analyzer (up to 15 Mhz bandwith). But since there to expensive, you could also try to make a rather blurry but cheap spectrum analyzer with your scope. By getting up a highfreq >10 to <15 Mhz filter with K=1,2483 * 10 -4. (wich could be found at electronica.pagina.nl!). Next thing for audio is the sound-searcher a machine i designed myself! (email me for a big-ass JPG scan of the PCB or a UltiBoard design file!). This is a cool little machine wich 'follows' audio on a PCB. it works a bit like a multimeter. only instead of giving a power rating. It uses a speaker or headphones. I myself learned a lot at an Electronics College (www.rens-en-rens.nl), but most people are capable of doing electronics
Hi. I just aquired a For-a FA-410 Time Base Corrector. It works good, but I'd like a service manual for it, and am not able to find one. I'd appreciate any help. I really would just like to know what all the adjustments are for. I'd like to get this TBC up to optimum performance! Thanks!
U-Matic tapes all lengths. New and used once. As many as you need.Also Beta and 30 minute VHS tapes.Contact for offers or details.London Area.
Hi all -
Thanks to Matt for raising another opinion of the book I recommended. I'd never go as far as to say that the book recommended would ever qualify anyone as an engineer. Some of the techniques used are definitely of very dubious merit, but I'd hope any reader would be able use their intelligence to spot shoddy 'work-arounds' and know when to get better advice. I'm a video editor by trade and I certainly would never take a glass brush to the heads of anything I use during the week.
The book aside, I think Matt's raised a very important issue for all users of more 'mature' gear. I'd like emphasise that the old adage 'No user-servicable parts inside' usually means exactly that - no matter how good your intentions are!
I wish I were a fully qualified engineer, In truth I'm an eighteen year old with a multimeter, a scope and a regular flow of very cheap dying kit (but I'm learning). When I was twelve I was adamant I knew exactly what I was doing as I picked up a Stanley knife to deal with a head clog on my Ferguson VideoStar - with the best intentions. My heart was also in the right place when I tried to 'correct' a minor pincushion on a PVM and wrote-off an otherwise perfectly good monitor. Believe me, it's all too easy to try and rectify a fault you created whilst fiddling with a preset by twiddling your screwdriver in another one until you've twisted every damn preset there is. You then end up at the repair centre with an expert choking with laughter as they hand you their invoice for an entire recalibration... I've been there once before and it was no fun.
Judging by the amount of technical queries on the page I don't think I'd be alone in seeing a need for some sort of 'Online Engineering Guru' who could give us definite suggestions for rectifying our problems. Perhaps the machine gallery could include a listing of the known common faults for each model and the action that needs taking? A page of maintainance tips, short engineering courses, a list of U-matic spares and their prices, where to get decks serviced outside of London?
They're just thoughts, but I'm sure there must be quite a few people out there who've taken the top off a U-matic just to remove a jammed tape and wound-up needlessly making a very costly mountain out of a molehill.
Cheers - Tom M
Have 20 beta movies and over 200 recorded tapes from HBO, Movie Channel, etc. Will sell $1 each and shipping charges. Tapes can be recorded over. Good condition/all recordings have Movie Titles.
I'm from Holland, Hoofddorp.
I'm looking for a Umatic Recorder and an editcontroller
>>>>I’ve a fantastic book I got a couple of years back about solving the most common problems that occur with age. It’s American and deals only with VHS but the principles involved are pretty generic to every format. It very clearly explains the tools needed, removing dirt, cleaning the tape path, cleaning or replacing heads, fixing broken boards and buttons, lubrication, as well as the more advanced stuff… and it makes it clear at what point you should put the top back on and leave it to an expert :-)
Definitely worth getting for only £14.99 (a heck of a lot cheaper than most of my engineering books) you can get it on the high street in Maplin or from Amazon –
Home VCR Repair Illustrated – Richard C. Wilkins ISBN 0-8306-3711-7 <<<<<<<
I have to sorta disagree with Tom on this one. I have the book he refers to and regard it as one of the funniest things I've read in years! Certainly some of the techniques work but you could seriously wreck a machine quite easily; Don't use it as a guide to replacing the heads on a BVU for instance!
that's not to say it isn't of some use; One of the best ways of learning is by actually doing it and you could certaily learn a lot from attacking the old top-loader or VHS you got from the car boot sale for a fiver... Just DONT have a pop at something you need for work!
The JVC 6060 somebody asked about; I have one it's circa '75 I think; like Tom says make sure it's set to record on internal sync and do try a tape recorded on it in another deck.... might not be recording a control track.
I paid £10 for a pristine one to sit beneathe the living room telly and frighten the neighbours.... Probably about as much as you want to pay for one of these things; It's old and not particularly exciting.
CAN ANYBODY HELP, I have a sony 5800 that worked fine last week but now after inserting a tape if play or record is pressed the light willgo on for a couple of seconds then the unit goes into standby modeand no functions will work, stop eject ect. the tape loads up and goesaround the drum fine then it goes into standby and a low hum can be heard the unit has to be shut off and turned back on before the tape will eject, also in fast forward if stop is pressed the machine goes into rewind it did not do this before I would like to know whats wrone and if it is worth fixing this is a well used but very clean machine and I know the heads are good any help would be appreciated
We have a VP 9000P Hi band player and controller. Never been used, still in it's original box. Even smells new!Looking for £600Any offers?
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Hi John. I’m not too sure about the plugging on the back of the 6060, it probably works on internal sync. However, if it doesn’t and the picture rolls in record and won’t lock it may need a reference input synchronized to the video input (probably a BNC marked REF.IN) Although it should record non-sync without affecting the playback quality. It's only a slight possibility (but then I’m working on Beta SP theory). I think the 6060 is somewhere around 1977 - 1980, price is anywhere from a fiver to around £60 - £70 depending on condition.
... and Hi Dave. On the matter or maintenance there’s very few things that can go wrong with a video recorder that you can’t fix yourself – Provided you know what you’re doing!
I’ve a fantastic book I got a couple of years back about solving the most common problems that occur with age. It’s American and deals only with VHS but the principles involved are pretty generic to every format. It very clearly explains the tools needed, removing dirt, cleaning the tape path, cleaning or replacing heads, fixing broken boards and buttons, lubrication, as well as the more advanced stuff… and it makes it clear at what point you should put the top back on and leave it to an expert :-)
Definitely worth getting for only £14.99 (a heck of a lot cheaper than most of my engineering books) you can get it on the high street in Maplin or from Amazon –
Home VCR Repair Illustrated – Richard C. WilkinsISBN 0-8306-3711-7
Hi, this may be a difficult question to help me with, but here goes. I have a JVC U-Matic machine, model CR-6060E. It plays back OK, but does not record well. On recording, it seems not to record any synch signals, so the playback is watchable (just) but does not ever lock.
Tapes recorded on another machine playback just fine. Any hints, or what to look for would be great. I have some electronics knowledge, and can find my way around a schematic, but that's about it. Also, does anyone know when these machines were made, and approximate value today. Lastly - anyone have any service information I could buy for this machine?
Well, if you're careful and are prepared to buy the test gear and learn how to use it you can service your own; On the other hand if you're not an electronics engineer or 'noodler' , and you need the machines for work get it done properly. London Repair Centre who have a link from the main page should be able to help in your area.
As a word of caution I know a dog-breeder who turned his attention to a perfectly good set of highband kit and completely screwed it up; NOT a stupid guy by any means, just unbelievably arrogant and wouldn't take a telling; his fnal results look like they were shot on VHS. this particular plonker was also arrogant enough to tell a duplictor it was _their_ machines at fault when they couldn't read his stuff properly. Now this clown had bought 'all' the gear and all the books and just ploughed in there ..but setting these machines up properly is a bit like a black art which takes many years to perfect.
What I'm basically saying is don't tinker unless the machines have a non-critical role and you can put it down to an educational experience or funds really are so limited that there's no alternative.
I run a student TV station, which still runs on U-Mat. Most of our machines are starting to show degraded picture quality. Does anyone have any servicing manuals/tips. Is it worth trying to do it ourself, or best to take it elsewhere? If so, how much should we look to pay? (We are in central London)
Thanks in advance,
Hi, i think it would be a great idea to open a site for 1 inch tape!, i myself have 2 1 Inch Cintra Machine's, Cintra is an east-german professional standard build by Robotron Elektronikwerke. Yep the same guys that made stazi telephone bugs, stazi computers etc. I Believe cintra is the best analog 1 inch system, with separte R,G,B-channels and a higher tape speed then sony's 1 inch system. It's better then U-matic or Hi 8 or even M-II!.Only editing takes up a lot of time.Does anyone have spare parts for Cintra machines (i.e. Robotron CV20's)
I've a load of tapes recorded on a Sony Portapak back in the early '70s which I'd like to convert to a current format.
Someone gave me a VTR which will probably play the tapes, but I've no compatible screen.
Can anyone recommend a PC video card which might be programmed to capture the composite video which (if I recall correctly) is 405 line monochrome.
Thanks for any helpful suggestions.
Hi,I'm a total novice with these u-matic tapes but i want to supply an advertising company in my country.I presently stay in Indonesia,so can you please tell me a)the nearest place to buy it around here and the price I should expect for one.b)if it's adviseable to buy it in Europe than in Asia 'cos it's actually going to Africa.Thanx in advance.
As Tom said standard composite video outputs and inputs are available on all Umatic machines; As a non-Linear source they work just fine and the lack of Y/C connection really is just a moot point.
The Y/C on the dub jack BTW is very different from S-Video; In theory it should be possible to fit a Y/C socket but I see no need to bother myself.
As a shooting source even low band Umatic is a good alternative to SVHS. Though the resolution is theoretically akin to VHS, good tv pictures are not dependant on lines alone...
I shoot a lot of _Very_ low budget stuff and only resort to SVHS when ahndling difficulties preclude the use of a Umatic portable..
Like Tom says ..go for it!
Sunday 5th March 2000
9:44 pm U.K. ¶
Sorry guys, mistyped my email on last message. A thought just occured to me, why not have a page for one-inch? I know it's not exactly a format most would consider for use in their desktop video system(machines over 70Kg!) but it's still a damn good performer and goes for much the same prices as U-matic.
Sunday 5th March 2000
9:32 pm U.K. ¶
Hi Mark, all U-matic decks have composite video in and out on BNC connectors (socket adaptors are only a quid if your card takes video via phono). More recent decks do have a YC socket but unfortunately this is different to S-Video. Most low-bands have phonos for audio in and out together with three-pin cannon sockets. Hi-bands only seem to have cannons so you may need to wire up a few custom leads. U-matic gives far greater pictures than S-VHS. It's also far more stable, hard wearing and can go a lot more generations - and it's cheap. Go for it!
Sunday 5th March 2000
2:10 pm U.K. ¶
Who can help me to find the servicemanual for the Sony BVU 850 -P ?Thanks !
Sunday 5th March 2000
4:16 am U.K. ¶
I am currently doing some non linear editing on a miro capture card,using S-VHS as a source. I'd like to be able to go from a 3/4 source into the computer, but I'm not sure if that is possible to do with my system. The only inputs into my capture card are either composite or S-VHS. Can I use a 3/4 U-matic with this computer editingsystem? Any info would be great.Thanks! firstname.lastname@example.org