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N Smith
Saturday 17th March 2001
4:06 am U.K.

knsmith2@bellsouth.net

I had the same thought about it being for medical use, having seen it on used medical equipment sites, but it clearly has some color circuitry, (labeled chroma, burst tune, etc.) The mystery continues.

Rein Oosterling
Friday 16th March 2001
7:41 pm U.K.

oosterli@contact.net.nz

Isn't it a small modification? Or do you miss a complete colour module?If the VCR is modified there shouldn't be any colour flashes. Dave, what is happening with the A/C head?

dave not jack
Friday 16th March 2001
6:36 pm U.K.

jack_holcomb@hotmail.com

all. I recently acquired a VO5800h U-matic VTR

Its a medical-use recorder, it plays and records in monochrome ONLY

if you wanted COLOR you bought the wrong deck...a lot of Users on eBay have been tricked into buying these decks thinking they were getting a great deal on a 5800, they got the biz instead.

^_____^

N Smith
Thursday 15th March 2001
5:49 am U.K.

knsmith2@bellsouth.net

Hello all. I recently acquired a VO5800h U-matic VTR, and I have severalquestions. First, I thought the 5800 series was low-band only,this oneis marked with an -h designation. Second, does anyone have specifications this unit? My problem seems to be that it will not play back my previouslyrecorded tapes in color. It will, however, record flashes of color.Does anyone have a manual/schematic available? I could swap for a Vo9600 manul,(vol.1 only, Mechanical/electronic alignment, NTSC).Many thanks for these pages, the only place I have been able to find any information

John
Monday 12th March 2001
11:29 am U.K.

umatic@bigpond.com

Hi there!

Any sony vo-5850P experts about? just a few questions about this machine, I just picked a few up to replace a few old series 2 clunkers.

When in search mode using the shuttle knob, they dont seem to lock? meaning the capstain, even when the shuttle is set to 1x speed, is this normal or does it need adjusting?

Are the heads and for that matter most of the drum the same in the 5600 or 5630's? As I have a few almost new 5600/30's and one of my 5850's is long in the tooth.

Also anyone with a Rm-440 manual I could cheaply get a copy of? im located in South Australia, will pay postage.

Thanks for your time,

John

Matt
Sunday 11th March 2001
12:13 pm U.K.

matt@tfgtv.co.uk

Re the VO7630 I use one for PB into my NLE system; It's probablle that the (NTSC) output is NTSC 4.43 That is to say the subcarrier is different to the normal 3.58MHz and can't be displayed on a normal NTSC monitor.

Roland Pickett
Thursday 8th March 2001
10:57 pm U.K.

rpe@sitesource.co.uk

"I HAVE MULTI SYSTEM VCR AND ANOTHER NTSC FORMAT VCR" - You will either have to purchase a standards converter (very expensive) or a multi system t.v. to enable your multi system vcr to play the PAL tapes on it. Someone mentioned previously on this site that virtually all Sony monitors are multi system ( in the U.K. ) but you will have to check it out where you are.http://www.u-matic.com

Mike
Thursday 8th March 2001
9:12 pm U.K.

mike_g7gtn@btinternet.com

Hi All,

A small selection of Sony UMATIC equipment for sale.

Sony RM440 Edit controller, cables. Operation andservice manual. Original box as well! 100

Sony RM500 Remote controls x 2 20 each

Sony V05630 Low band Player/Recorders x 2 100 each

Sony VO5850 Edit deck. Ops manuals & full service manual 200

Sony UMATIC Head Jig 35

Pyro DV Editing card. Compatible with DV & Digi-8never used still in box 60

All equipment is located in Bristol - UK and is testand collect only.

Email for further details: Mike_g7gtn@btinternet.com or: Mike_g7gtn@hotmail.com

** No time wasters please :-) **

EMMANUEL
Thursday 8th March 2001
4:04 pm U.K.

samcal2@aol.com

PLEASE, I WILL LIKE TO KNOW HOW TO CONVERT PICTURES IN PAL FORMAT VHS TAPES TO NTSC FORMAT . I HAVE MULTI SYSTEM VCR AND ANOTHER NTSC FORMAT VCR. I WILL LIKE TO CONVERT MY PAL TAPES TO NTSC FORMAT BECAUSE MY TELEVISION CAN ONLY SHOW NTSC FORMAT ONLY.

Mat
Thursday 8th March 2001
3:36 pm U.K.

mat@marjacq.com

Hi

I was wondering if anyone out there had experience or knew of any of the possibilities when using Hi-Band cameras and stock and using modern post production mastering effects and equipment and then finally mastering on to 35mm. I know it sounds ridiculous but I've heard strange things that some features were originally shot on tape (Shane Meadows' "24/7" for example) then mastered through God knows what and finally rendered to 35mm for screening. If this is true then it looks quite marvellous. Can anyone advise me - I am shooting for the most part on Digi-Beta (is that heresy on this site?) but the film has a lot of "surveillance TV" in it. The problems arise when trying to get at least 'some' parity with the overall texture of the different formats. They should be different but not "that" different, if you catch me.

Thanks in advance

MatLondon

Walter Steenvoorden
Wednesday 7th March 2001
7:58 am U.K.

waltersn@zonnet.nl

Probally the Subcarrier used on the 7630 puts out a signal wich has a colour subcarrier on another wavelength. Using a multi standard monitor will solve this problem. Almost all PVM Sony monitors 110V and 220V alike playback everything.

Mike
Tuesday 6th March 2001
7:22 pm U.K.

mroehr@helios.acomp.usf.edu

an addendum to my first post.. the VO-7630 puts out a nice signal to the video and audio monitor but it is in black and white (stable perfect picture).. (i am NTSC) is this what i should see since i think it's PAL only?

argh i want my 5800 working :(

Mike
Tuesday 6th March 2001
7:04 pm U.K.

mroehr@helios.acomp.usf.edu

hey guys! i was hoping maybe one or two of the u-matic gurus could give me help on two questions:

1) VO-7630 - anyone know much about this model. we had a sony rep look at it and he claims it's a PAL deck. i didn't see this model specifically on the pictures page and it has no jog dial but it does have a SYSTEM select switch on the front of the deck noting PAL/SECAM/NTSC. should we still be able to put out an NTSC signal. or is this deck ONLY PAL output but will just read the various formats?

2) VO-5800 - we are trying to capture video footage that was archived (of course) on 3/4" tapes. is there any suggestions as to maximizing the quality of our output? some of our tapes have been in climate control but obviously haven't worn the test of time too well (some are 20 years old now). also is just recently this deck will accept tapes but no longer loads the reel inside. i can't fast forward or rewind. the standby light just sits on.

any general ideas/comments would be very helpful i will check back here since this seems to be THE oasis of u-matic info. if possible please quote and reply to me via email: mroehr@helios.acomp.usf.edu

thanks!

mike

Rein Oosterling
Tuesday 6th March 2001
7:04 pm U.K.

oosterli@contact.net.nz

I don't know the DXC-M3A camera. But I know a little bit about pick-up tubes. 700 hours for a pick-up tube is not much. Depending on the amount of light the tubes received in their live a tube has an average lifespan of 4 years. Sometimes you can get 6 years out of a tube. This is when the camera is switched on all the time. What is important for a tube is that when the camera hasn't been used for a longer time (6 months or more) that you use the stand-by of the camera to remove oxygen from the tubes. (At least half an hour). When the camera is on stand-by only the filaments of the tubes are supplied. If you don't do that the lifespan of the tubes will be considerably less.

Mike Lee
Monday 5th March 2001
8:23 pm U.K.

mike.lee@kirus.com

I am interested in purchasing an older dxc-m3a camera. It is in excellent working condition with no burn in on the pick up tubes, BUT has about 700 hrs on the hours meter. I was wondering how long the pick up tubes last in these cameras???

CheersMike

Steve
Sunday 4th March 2001
6:48 pm U.K.

osaeris@yahoo.com

2 x Sony VO5630 Multi format VCRs for sale. 80 each or 150 the pair.

Mike
Friday 2nd March 2001
6:42 pm U.K.

mike_g7gtn@btinternet.com

Hi All,

A small selection of Sony UMATIC equipment for sale.

Sony RM440 Edit controller, cables. Operation andservice manual. Original box as well! 100

Sony RM500 Remote controls x 2 20 each

Sony V05630 Low band Player/Recorders x 2 100 each

Sony VO5850 Edit deck. Ops manuals & full service manual 200

Sony UMATIC Head Jig 35

Pyro DV Editing card. Compatible with DV & Digi-8never used still in box 60

Panasonic HS1000 S-VHS video recorder. TBC and fulledit facilities built in. Only used for 15 hours offootage copying. Boxed excellent condition 180

All equipment is located in Bristol - UK and is testand collect only.

Please Email for further details: Mike_g7gtn@btinternet.com

Dave not Jack
Friday 2nd March 2001
4:08 pm U.K.

jack_holcomb@hotmail.com

>>On the picture of the BVE -800 I didn't see the timecode inputs. Is that optional? You need three inputs. Two for the players and one for the recorder<<

You know...it may need another card I didnt think of that (needs three inputs). I guess Sony could tell me which card. I also have on order a Paltex ABNER, but it only included cables for Panasonic 32p- wonder if I could rig some for Sony?

Which brings me to a this: The recommend parallel editing cable on this site is...

Supplied accessory: Remote control cable RCC-5E x 2 (20pin / 33-pin)

If only 20 pins are used in communication why have a 33p connector??I have looked at the above cable and the RCC-5F(33p/33p) and only 20 pins are used in both - just an observation.

Rein Oosterling
Thursday 1st March 2001
8:05 pm U.K.

oosterli@contact.net.nz

The keyboard of the AU-A950 is almost the same as the keyboard of the BVE-900. It only has a few more keys for the extra audio channels (4 instead of 2) and it is an A/B/C roll controller instead of an A/B roll controller.On the picture of the BVE -800 I didn't see the timecode inputs. Is that optional? You need three inputs. Two for the players and one for the recorder. If you have the possibility to upgrade to timecode I surely would go for it. It is so much more accurate and convenient. I have never heard of the Fastforward timecode generators but with jam sync, regenerate and drop frame it sounds like a handy unit.If you want to switch to timecode it is very practical to use a timecode/sync monitor. I am always using one when I am editing. Apperantly there is a need for timecode/sync monitors. Connecting and aligning everything correct doesn't mean everything works like it should. Without the timecode/sync monitor I never would have noticed that sometimes the colour framing isn't correct when I am editing (4 field for NTSC and 8 field for PAL). This is especially important when you want to make an invisable cut in between A/B rolls. It also monitors the horizontal subcarrier phase which is important for an accurate reading of the timecode by the controller during editing. To make an A/B roll you need two TBC's and a mixer. But you probably knew that already.

Dave not Jack
Thursday 1st March 2001
4:04 pm U.K.

jack_holcomb@hotmail.com

<<<As far as I know the AU-A960 is an upgraded 950. >>>

That makes perfectly good sense...

<<<And it is an editing controller without a DVE.>>>

Hmmm...with all those buttons coulda fooled me!

>>If there are timecode inputs on the BVE -800 it will be a lot easier to upgrade to timecode editing.<<

Yes, it has timecode in and out and Ref Sync I believe, and I have the IF-500 also, will need another IF-500, or deck with RS422 to perform the true A/B roll thing because the IF-500 only has two in/outs for the source and editor. Here is pic, kinda fuzzy tho...http://abacus.sj.ipixmedia.com/abc/M28/7d7e759fe4ca1ebb3616734d1c/i-2.JPG

<<About the NV-9600 you are right. You also have to realise that when you want to record timecode on an audio channel you have to switch off limiters. Do you already have a timecode generator?>>

Didnt know that about the limiters, but that is no problem - And yes I have 3 TC units, a BVU-110 w/ the timecode mod, a Fast Forward F-22 and a Fastforward P-1 which is a inline portable gen that goes between the camera and port-deck. F-22 is pretty nice unit- reads, writes TC, does window burns (vari-position and size), jam sync, regen, drop frame, midi.

""Note: the Palsite main page seems to be gone???...did they lose the domain?? I used to surf here thataway but had to add a bookmark for the UChat.""

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