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Walter Steenvoorden
Thursday 31st May 2001
9:40 am U.K.

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The main difference between the type IX series and the BVU900 series is the electronic components qaulity and the loading mech. The 900 has a pure broadcast type of durable loading mech, headdrum servo system whilst the type IX has a less advanced system. The 950 (and it's DT brother 970) are the best ever made U-wrappers. And i don't think it's your imagination on those vectoro- and oscilo- scope read outs

Rein Oosterling
Thursday 31st May 2001
6:02 am U.K.

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Hi Bob,

My experience is that SP gives a visible better picture than low-band.If the recording quality is critical, go for SP.I can't tell the difference between the professional VO-9850 and the broadcast BVU-950 when I look at the pictures. I do think that the video signal of the BVU-950 is "cleaner" and more stable on the oscilloscope and vectorscope. But maybe that is my imagination.

Roland Pickett
Wednesday 30th May 2001
10:47 pm U.K.

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As the lens on the DXC M3 camera is now the only component of any value - I doubt it! Your best shot is to purchase another M3 camera complete with the lens. Have a look at the U.S. eBay site and see if there are any NTSC versions going cheap. The lenses will interchange with the PAL model. http://www.u-matic.com

brett
Wednesday 30th May 2001
6:43 pm U.K.

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Hi,

What type of lens mount is used on a Hitachi FP-7?Will the lens from a FP-7 fit on a Sony DCX-M3?If not anybody got a lens to fit a DCX-M3 going cheap?

Many thanks all,

Brett

Bob
Wednesday 30th May 2001
4:38 pm U.K.

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I'm looking to buy a deck that has RS-422 deck control if there are any sellers out there.

Bob
Wednesday 30th May 2001
4:26 pm U.K.

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Does anybody have an opinion on how the recording quality of a 5800 compares to that of a 9600, 9800 or a BVU series? The recording quality is critical for the reels I'll be making -- I'd appreciate any experiences/opinions.

Thanks

Walter Steenvoorden
Tuesday 29th May 2001
8:25 am U.K.

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Hitachi sceme's?. Have you tried Hitachi Densi GMBH in Dortmund?

iulian spiridon
Tuesday 29th May 2001
12:13 am U.K.

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i need the schematic diagram for ha-6 stereo amplifier(hitachi)it is some one to help me? thanks...

Chad A.
Wednesday 23rd May 2001
8:05 pm U.K.

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Looking for a Bvw-700 wspl or a Bvw-790 wspl..Any Info would be appreciated..

Thank You, Chad A.

Paul Belanger
Wednesday 23rd May 2001
5:06 pm U.K.

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Thanks Rolland,I need to have the RS422 remote carry the time code signal.Would the TC 13 do this?And how much does it cost.Thanks againPaul

Roland Pickett
Tuesday 22nd May 2001
10:18 pm U.K.

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The timecode out should output timecode irrespective of the ctl read out at the front, provided that the timecode reader board is present in the machine, (TC13 for playback or, and I doubt it is fitted, TC20 for full TC generation and playback,the latter showing timecode on the display when timecode has been recorded on the tape). If the light is on I would imagine that there is a timecode board present, but you really need to test the output with a timecode reader for LTC which is the standard for u-matic machines. If you need a timecode board I have new TC13 boards in stock. http://www.u-matic.com

Paul Belanger
Tuesday 22nd May 2001
8:31 pm U.K.

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I just got a BVU 800 and would like to contol the deck with time code into my Mac G4 computer.I have serial control into the computer thanks to the Stealth serial port but I don't knowhow or if I can make it read time code.There are timecode in/outs on the back.The time code light lights up on the front but the display just is showing sounter numbers.

Roland Pickett
Sunday 20th May 2001
1:09 pm U.K.

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A jean francois balavoine

"BJR a tous je recherche schema pour camera sony DXC-M3 merci de vos infos sorry for my englich please for my schematic for sony camera DXC-M3 best regard .... "Je pense que votre M3 Sony est le version secam, n'est pas?Si vous appelez un ami de moi, mailto: [email protected] je peux qu'il a un livre pour le version M3A Pal.

jean francois balavoine
Sunday 20th May 2001
12:12 pm U.K.

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BJR a tous je recherche schema pour camera sony DXC-M3 merci de vos infos sorry for my englich please for my schematic for sony camera DXC-M3best regard ....

Rein Oosterling
Saturday 19th May 2001
8:23 pm U.K.

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Carl,

What about worn video heads? One of the first things to happen with video heads on their way out is recording problems.

Peter Phipp
Friday 18th May 2001
10:39 pm U.K.

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Im looking for a lens for a 2/3inch ccd sony camera? Also a good tripod or just pan/tilt head for an eng camera. Peter.

Carl Harrell
Friday 18th May 2001
9:19 pm U.K.

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A pre-recorded tape plays back fine. As a precaution, we also cleaned the head on the play deck 5800.

Katinka Galanos
Friday 18th May 2001
7:14 pm U.K.

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I am looking for a manual for the 1984 JVC CR-6650U 3/4" VCR. Any ideas?

Thank you, Katinka

Rein Oosterling
Friday 18th May 2001
7:10 pm U.K.

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How does it play-back a pre-recorded tape?

Carl
Thursday 17th May 2001
7:12 pm U.K.

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I have a 5850 recorder. I've been using this device since November. When I try to put color bars on a new tape, the picture comes out distorted with colors flashing in and out constantly. I've cleaned the heads but it still comes out the same. Any suggestions?

Rein Oosterling
Wednesday 16th May 2001
6:23 pm U.K.

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I agree with Walter.

Walter Steenvoorden
Wednesday 16th May 2001
12:46 pm U.K.

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Just some thoughts in general, i still think this place could do with a Video 8/Hi 8 page, 1 inch section and (one i'm rahter fond of myself) a M-II section. I don't know if it is in the planning, but i'm willing to help on all three...

kash acharya
Tuesday 15th May 2001
5:24 pm U.K.

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I have a very good condition sony VO7630 U matic deck for sale, this is the record / play version. The deck has been hardly used, any reasonable offers considered. Please reply by email or call 07949 085178.

brett
Monday 14th May 2001
9:31 pm U.K.

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Hi Mark,

I have converted a couple of pairs of Altec Lansing speakers from the USA to use here in the UK. The frequecy difference is of no concern as the power is converted to DC straight after the transformer anyway.I chose to replace the transformer in the subwoofer unit rather than use a step down transformer as the replacement transformers are quite cheap and a lot neater that having to use a bulky stepdown transformer. I sourced the transformers from Maplin Electronics in the UK and they cost about £12 and were physicaly the same size/shape as the original. Just make sure the seconadary windings are the right voltage and do not supply significantly more current that the original which if i remember is marked on the transformer itself.

Hope this helps.

Brett

Mark A. KING
Monday 14th May 2001
8:06 pm U.K.

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I bought a set of Altec Lansing speakers (a subwoofer and 2 satelite speakers) for my computer in the States, where the electricity is 110 V - 60 Hz. It wasn' until I got back to Belgium that I realised the speakers needed to be plugged into the electricity. Electricity in Belgium is 220 V - 50 HZ. I can convert the voltage from 110 V to 220 V. But can I do anything so that the frequency difference doesn't damage the speakers???I would appreciate any advise I can get.

brett
Monday 14th May 2001
2:46 pm U.K.

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Hi,

Just a quick questionIs there a adapter availiable to use a 2/3" image cs mount lens on a DCX-M3 (2/3" sony fitting)?Anyone got any idea if and where I could get one.

Cheers Brett

Nick
Friday 11th May 2001
11:31 am U.K.

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FOR SALE - Complete editing system - (2)Sony SLO383 Betamax 1 editing decks, RM440 with 33pin remotecables, dub cable for decks, Amiga 2000HD with Video Toaster 2.0 software along with all acessories(monitor, keyboard, mouse, cable), DPS TBC, tons of assorted disks and utilities for the Amiga 2000HD. Alleqipment is in excellent condition and are fully operational. Equipment are all NTSC. Anyone interested cancontact me at [email protected]

brett
Thursday 10th May 2001
9:30 am U.K.

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Hi all,

For thoses asking about head cleaning.

Maplin Electronics in the UK stock chamois head cleaning padsThey are double sided tips and come in a pack of five for £2.49

If you are going to use these to clean your umatic have a look at thehead cleaning tutorial on http://www.palsite.com/pcat_hclean.html it is for betamax but the same principal applies.

Brett

brett
Thursday 10th May 2001
9:03 am U.K.

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Series 2 edit suite

comprising of 2 VO-2850P edit recorders and RM400EC automatic edit controller with remote cables. Just add video leads and you're away. Good condition with a great picture. £125 the lot, located in the midlands, collection prefered. [email protected]

Charles Higgin
Wednesday 9th May 2001
5:10 pm U.K.

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Hi All I've just been given a Sony U-matic Model VO-5630. No manual.It states on the front,Pal / Secam /NTSC ,does it just play these standards or does it record as well ?.Any info would be most welcome as would tips on cleaning etc,not by my self but by a engineer friend.RegardsCharles

James
Monday 7th May 2001
6:59 am U.K.

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I have got 4 Vp-7040 video players for sale (Australia)make an offer before I get hooked

Matt
Sunday 6th May 2001
4:07 pm U.K.

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Wrong place to ask really but why not try your local photography store for a lens cap the right diameter? Jessops should advse.

Jimmy Pacey
Sunday 6th May 2001
3:21 pm U.K.

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Hi, I lost my lense cap for my canon mv3i mc today, Canon's support on their website doesn't even have a camcorder section so I'm stuck, where should I look? I'm just worried cuz the camera's new and cost £1100!!! Last thing I need is a knackered lense.

Walter Steenvoorden
Saturday 5th May 2001
6:52 pm U.K.

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Well also Highband and SP aswell as a special medical/industrial type of u-matic NTSC where made. The reason that their are no multisystem highband/sp players/recorders is due to the fact the headdrum diameter deviates from NTSC and PAL. The medical/industrial U-matic i mentioned is the one recorded by the NTSC VO5850H wich was superceeded by Hi8 decks in most US hospitals around 1992... I use a VP9000 for playback of all these formats

Roland Pickett
Saturday 5th May 2001
6:54 am U.K.

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Paul - My understanding is that NTSC u-matic is all low band. Can anyone else confirm this?http://www.u-matic.com

ken dall
Saturday 5th May 2001
5:26 am U.K.

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I was wondering if anybody knows of an interface for Ampex 1 inch (vpr8) to umatic bvu protocol please FOR AMATEUR USE.

Richard Cox
Friday 4th May 2001
10:25 pm U.K.

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Anybody out there skilled in digital data transfer for Sony 10/80 to 1MG "email" transmission? We may be looking for someone to work this system for a film to be shot soon in New Zealand. We need to send dailies to studio in Europe. Same gear as Lucas is using. See our website filmnelson.comCheers, R Cox

Paul Belanger
Friday 4th May 2001
8:21 pm U.K.

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Can anyone tell me if a NTSC BVU 800 high band deck can record tapes that can be played back on non high banddecks?

Thanks

bob
Friday 4th May 2001
2:00 am U.K.

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Anyone have any high band U matics for sale, VO-9800/9850 or BVU-950. Pal format.

Also, need service manual for BVU-950 Pal TBC board.

ThanksBob

chuck
Thursday 3rd May 2001
5:54 pm U.K.

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Hello UMATIC BUDIES...Iam looking for a VO-7630 in operating condition, Iam in NY... the big APPLE.. please let me know if you have

Roland Pickett
Wednesday 2nd May 2001
7:37 pm U.K.

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Yep, I suggest there is a JVC4400 for sale at http://www.u-matic.com !

roger
Wednesday 2nd May 2001
2:18 pm U.K.

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Roger -it sounds like power problems. Have you tried the machine from a psu rather than the batteries? Otherwise it could be the threading motor sluggish - the threading ring sticking - try a bit of vaseline (but not near the tape guides) or you can adjust the meshing of the threading motor - it may be a bit tight and is not travelling the entire distance. Also you could encounter this problem with some inferior tapes where the reels tend to stick. http://www.u-matic.com

Hi there the problem is none of the above anyone other suggestions ?

steve hicks
Tuesday 1st May 2001
7:07 pm U.K.

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I've stacks of Umatic kit available at laughable prices - I need the room. Kit includes an editing console (huge) with JVC KM2000 vision mixer: CEL Maurice special effects: CEL P147-30 Frame store: CEL P148 TBC: JVC RM86U edit controller: Alice 828 Audio mixer: RS2000 CCU & Cables: 2 x RS500 CCU's & cables: 2 x JVCPR 8800: JVC CR6650 & JVC CR4400 portables both with power supplies and batteries (good pictures): ForA 210 typewriter (awful - but free!) 2 x JVC320's with power supplies batteries, studio viewfinders and controls: old JVC KY2000 with remotes etc> satchler tripod with dolly: 2 x Miller Quicksets with dollys: 2 x Kw Cosmos with tripods and bits: Key West video cart (unashamed luxury!): some portable monitors and studio monitors: an Autocue with accessories: all original manuals and lots of instructions. Loads of other associated bits and pieces you would expect from someone who has worked with umatics for 30 years! Make me some offers - don't be shy, I don't offend easily! Email or phone 0117 9584400

chuck
Monday 30th April 2001
6:29 pm U.K.

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We Umatics/ PAL/NTSC all models.......send us your request, Thanks

Roland Pickett
Monday 30th April 2001
4:38 pm U.K.

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Roger -it sounds like power problems. Have you tried the machine from a psu rather than the batteries? Otherwise it could be the threading motor sluggish - the threading ring sticking - try a bit of vaseline (but not near the tape guides) or you can adjust the meshing of the threading motor - it may be a bit tight and is not travelling the entire distance. Also you could encounter this problem with some inferior tapes where the reels tend to stick.http://www.u-matic.com

roger
Monday 30th April 2001
12:38 pm U.K.

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hiI got a sony 6800 "portable" u-mat when I put in a tape most of the time it makes a clacking noise but nothing happens once in a while it does so the thing works ok for the restanyone got an idea ?

Joel
Monday 30th April 2001
11:12 am U.K.

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I have 73 ex-broadcast U-matic tapes (30 and 60 minutes) in proper library cases. If anyone is interested in buying these, please send me an email.Thanks.

Matt
Sunday 29th April 2001
9:02 pm U.K.

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Shouldn't be that expensive to make ...maybe 25 quid or so.

I happen to have an s100E (sorry I'm using it <g>) and made my cable up by changing the plug on an old 10 pin cam lead; equally well you could use SCART cable.... Canford Audio carry the plugs.

Søren
Sunday 29th April 2001
4:18 pm U.K.

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what is the markede price fore an used sony vo-5630 in wery good condition?

ben jones
Saturday 28th April 2001
11:39 am U.K.

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I've been trying to get a signal from an old jvc camera ( s-100 E )via a dub cable and bnc connection into a targa video board on a mac. Everythings working fine except the cable running from the camera; a 12pin male to 10 pin male dub lead which i find is impossible to purchase and unbelievably expensive to make up. ANYONE GOT ONE LYING AROUND THEY'D SELL TO ME?

Walter Steenvoorden
Saturday 28th April 2001
7:10 am U.K.

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I own a 1998 Peugeot 306 :-), And i since i almost carry around a HL-V55 with a PBA my car does put out a great PAL signal.....

Matt
Friday 27th April 2001
9:49 pm U.K.

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Yes honey but I bet you can't get a decent PAL picture out of either of 'em

Samantha
Wednesday 25th April 2001
3:54 pm U.K.

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hi i have a 69 camaro and a 70 ss chevelle

Oswald Cutter
Wednesday 25th April 2001
11:41 am U.K.

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Need help!!

i got a sony u-matic VO-2610, but today i did something stupid.i tried to clean it, and after that it doesnt work. i can´t get the image.any help, please post it or send it to my mail address.

LaughingD
Tuesday 24th April 2001
1:42 am U.K.

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Can someone help me setup my Sony VP-2011?

Kruzal
Sunday 22nd April 2001
7:46 am U.K.

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Help!

For the NTSC users out there I have a question. On my VO-5600 it seems to get audio levels alright, yet when I play it back via the RF i have very low and scratchy audio. When I plugged head phones in the audio monitor, it still sounded the same. Anyone know what is causing this or have encountered the same problem?

john wylde
Friday 20th April 2001
9:55 am U.K.

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I have a brand new sony vo7630. Never had a tape in the machine Anybody want to make me an offer

Roland Pickett
Thursday 19th April 2001
6:33 pm U.K.

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el dave-o-loco - Yep. they're a pair alright, The controller is the RM300 I think. A primitive device which consists of only push buttons(even shuttle - there is no jog) but you can control the record machine from itself. U-matic is a very good audio recording set up.Well, at least you have two channels which can be used independently in insert mode. You have to "black" a tape in assemble mode first. Got no tapes? There is a guy on this website - http://www.u-matic.com - giving some away free.

roger
Thursday 19th April 2001
4:21 pm U.K.

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In regards to random black lines on a 5850, I posted a while back about putting a 5630 head drum into a 5850P simply as the 5850P was long in the tooth and I had a 5630 with other problems. Sounds like the same symptoms of head wear that I had on the orriginal heads, black lines, drop outs. Not white or on highlights like on some other decks but black drop outs.

putting a headdrum from a 5630 to a 5850 whould leave no space for th flying erase heads would it?waht's the use of having a 5850 withoutthe erase head I won't be able to insert?

el dave-o-loco
Thursday 19th April 2001
12:44 pm U.K.

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hello..... I recently picked up a sony vo 2610 and a sony vp 2010 .They seem to to be in working order however I did not get any tapes with them so I don't know for sure. I am an audio guy ,so I am just being introduced to the world of u-matic. I am wondering what applications these decks might have in an audio recording facility and might these decks be a pair , and if so ,do they need to be connected to some sort of remote?

John
Thursday 19th April 2001
11:14 am U.K.

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In regards to random black lines on a 5850, I posted a while back about putting a 5630 head drum into a 5850P simply as the 5850P was long in the tooth and I had a 5630 with other problems. Sounds like the same symptoms of head wear that I had on the orriginal heads, black lines, drop outs. Not white or on highlights like on some other decks but black drop outs.

never knew you could get a highband mod for a series 5 deck?Also have been told by sony here the 5800/5850 series have extreemly bad head wear problems and head life is estimated at only 1000 hours. That seems rather short? or is it just me?

John

Roland Pickett
Wednesday 18th April 2001
10:36 pm U.K.

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Roger - have you established that the 5 series machines that you have are conversions? If you have 5850 recorder and 5800 source - or what?If they have hi-band mod you should have indicator lamps on front panel to tell which mode the machines are in - hi or low or SP maybe?Then try recording something in assemble mode and afterwards in insert mode and check the difference. You should lose the problem in assemble mode.(if the problem is the conversion). E-mail me with the exact set up. Roland.

roger
Wednesday 18th April 2001
7:22 pm U.K.

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these are verry narrow random smal lines not the whole picture (left right of the screen) I thought dropouts are bigger snowy kind of missing big lines anyone any comments ?

I also dicouvert just monitoring a black line shivering at te top of the picturewhen i put a solid colour picture trough my 5850 composite in/out video just monitoring (not recording)could this be related with the higband modification ?--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Roland Pickett
Tuesday 17th April 2001
8:03 pm U.K.

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"I am trying to setup a routine cleaning schedule for all the decks in my post house. I cannot seem to find any 3/4 cleaning tapes on the net. Is there another way to clean it? " I think that others will agree with me that the only way to clean pro heads is with isopropryl alcohol on chamois leather, very carefully! Sony do a cleaning kit which comprises plastic handles with chamois bonded on the ends, but I haven't got any left.http://www.u-matic.com

Kristian J. Reid
Tuesday 17th April 2001
7:18 pm U.K.

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I am trying to setup a routine cleaning schedule for all the decks in my post house. I cannot seem to find any 3/4 cleaning tapes on the net. Is there another way to clean it? do you know of anywhere where i could purchase some cleaning tapes?

Walter Steenvoorden
Tuesday 17th April 2001
5:55 pm U.K.

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I think that that pot is on a PCB called Y-something, and is designated R10 or R12. Since you're in holland, ring Sony Broadcast and Professional tech support in badhoevedorp. Most of the times Tim is around you can ask him for a photocopied service manual. (since it is no longer a item on sale, a photocopy can be ordered very easily). I doubt it will cost more then Hfl 50,- or so. Also the NOB in Hilversum have a few guys who used to live in side 5-series U-wrappers... their behind the big Endemol studios next to "videocentrum" on the Sumatralaan....

roger
Tuesday 17th April 2001
5:50 pm U.K.

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also I forgot to ask how can I find out if my (indeed)type 5 seeries has been modded ?

roger
Tuesday 17th April 2001
5:47 pm U.K.

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hi therea simple adjustment of a pot on the tc board cured the problem. ?can anyone tell me where i can find this tc board ? I haven't got a service manual and didn't get around to poke a lot in these machinesthank you

Roland Pickett
Tuesday 17th April 2001
4:45 pm U.K.

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"these are verry narrow random smal lines not the whole picture (left right of the screen) I thought dropouts are bigger snowy kind of missing big lines anyone any comments ? "Roger, are we talking about 5 series machines with timecode conversion? I seem to remember having a similar problem with 5 series machines which had highband conversions to operate in conjunction with CEL Maurice system where timecode reading was essential and the timecode mod utilised the first few horizontal lines of the picture. When this went askew the picture gave these horizontal flashes because the preset had shifted the timecode down the picture. The conversion was Pixikit and after replacing the brush assemblies etc. then eventually the upper drum, it was found to be the timecode mod. and a simple adjustment of a pot on the tc board cured the problem. http://www.u-matic.com

roger
Tuesday 17th April 2001
11:23 am U.K.

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these are verry narrow random smal lines not the whole picture (left right of the screen)I thought dropouts are bigger snowy kind of missing big linesanyone any comments ?

Rein Oosterling
Monday 16th April 2001
5:30 pm U.K.

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drop-outs?

roger
Monday 16th April 2001
1:28 pm U.K.

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Hi caN ANYONE TELL ME WHAT CAUSES THE HORIZONTAL LINES WITCH SOMETIMESAPPEAR IN MY RECORDINGS THE OVERALL PICTURE DOESN'T LOOK THAT BAD

Walter Steenvoorden
Monday 16th April 2001
9:09 am U.K.

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Does anybody know a site about or information on the Sony CCD-V200. Yep i know it's a video 8 peace of cr*p, but i'm having one over for a fix up. And i wanted to know if a new TRV-50 series Hi 8 head would fit, or that i should try to get a new standard head from sony (wich costs a lot...)

roger
Sunday 15th April 2001
2:32 pm U.K.

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Anyoune outthere who can tell me where i could get a replacement vid drum/heads for my sony 5850 and 5800 ?

David Martland
Sunday 15th April 2001
10:49 am U.K.

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My company makes BP90 and NP1 batteries, we can also put new cells into your old battery cases.

I started in Video 25 years ago...... its great to see this site

Ian Smith
Saturday 14th April 2001
8:11 am U.K.

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Selection of U matic tapes for sale. All lengths available. E-Mail for more details. Thanks.

David Canham
Saturday 14th April 2001
8:10 am U.K.

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Hello !

I have a JVC PR900E Hi Band Umatic Edit machine for sale, very similiar to BVU800 in functionality - and will connect to a BVU800 for editing. Complete with full maintenance and operating manual. Open to reasonable offers - must shift ASAP.

Alfredo Torrejon
Wednesday 11th April 2001
6:48 pm U.K.

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Re: Rein Oosterling's post on Thursday 5th April 9:11 pm U.K. Time

I can't comment on the VHS-to-Umatic dubbing idea because I've never tried it. Also, I'm not familiar with the chroma frequency for Hi-8 video...but you can visit http://www.lionlmb.org/quad/format.html for a pretty comprehensive reference on videotape formats. I'd like to get a copy of the CR-6650U diagrams. I can send you payment ahead of time for the cost of copying and mailing the manuals. I would really appreciate these diagrams, as I've had a hard time finding any documentation on these machines. I am in NTSC-land, so I don't know whether there would be really big diferences in the design of the Y/C separation circuitry between NTSC and PAL decks. Anyway, my reasons for doing the conversion were (1) to get high quality recordings from a digital switcher and a camera that have S-video outputs and (2) to do high quality dubs between the U-matic deck and an S-VHS deck, which also has S-video inputs and outputs. When recording through the composite input, the video quality is pretty good, but when I'm using a U-matic source (which itself was recorded through a composite input), going through the board to add titles and effects, and then into another U-matic deck through its composite input, the quality of the final copy leaves something to be desired. When possible, I do use the FM dub feature on these decks, and the quality is phenomenal! Also, in a stroke of luck, I found some schematics that seem to be a close match to the VO-2610's circuitry. From the looks of these schematics, adding S-video inputs and outputs should be pretty easy (it seems that Sony left space on the board and component lead holes for a buffer stage to be used to drive the Y and C pins on a dub socket).

Alfredo

LaughingD
Tuesday 10th April 2001
5:32 pm U.K.

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Hey I have like over 160 U-matic master tapes with old old videos.Anyone interested in them?

J. Thor
Tuesday 10th April 2001
1:46 pm U.K.

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forgot this: If anyone is looking for a viewfinder for the DXC-325 (PAL) camera, I am selling it, too

J. Thor
Tuesday 10th April 2001
1:42 pm U.K.

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Hi !

I have a very old 1810 Umatic (PAL Lowband) machine which is working, at least sometimes. Anyone interested ? I am also selling a service manual for the VO-9800. If you have any other wishes concerning Umatic stuff, just email me, maybe I can get it for you.

Sam Sales
Tuesday 10th April 2001
11:20 am U.K.

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Does anybody out there have a shoulder grip for old panasonicF10 camera or any parts at all. must be cheap. Thanks

Pete Gas
Monday 9th April 2001
6:41 pm U.K.

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apologies** ERROR - WRONG EMAIL - the correct one is above ** Pete G

Pete Gas
Monday 9th April 2001
6:40 pm U.K.

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Hey you'se... Do excuse the slight off topic - see, I really dig my old umatics, and would apprecaite a source of manauls /schems for 5630 etc Lowband series... But my pressing (off topic) problem is to find the little 10 pin Exterbnal VCR connector on a Panasonic F10 'system' cam (its 10 pin, wonder if its the same as a K (old 10 pin cam) conector, so's I can do an adaptor easily Pinout or souce of conn/lead most welcome. BTW any 5... series users in London ?Yours,...... Pete G ('Gas Electronics' Newington Grn, N Lond, 0771-853-7514)

Piyush
Monday 9th April 2001
8:43 am U.K.

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For Sale Sony U Matic VO 9800, 9850, 8800

jean-jack
Sunday 8th April 2001
3:35 pm U.K.

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Could anyone help me locate the service manuals to a Sony VO-2860S ?

bill keating
Saturday 7th April 2001
10:20 am U.K.

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looking to purchase a multi-system video tape playerUS, UK, AUSTRALIA

Rein Oosterling
Friday 6th April 2001
9:18 am U.K.

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I replaced heads in a 9800 and 9850 with 2500 hours on the hour indication. No drop-outs or comettailing yet but the picture with the new heads improved a lot.

Andie
Friday 6th April 2001
9:08 am U.K.

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Can anyone tell me the average hours/life expectancy of VO9800 and BVU950 video heads?

Rein Oosterling
Thursday 5th April 2001
8:11 pm U.K.

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Hi Alfredo,

I have the diagrams of a CR-6650. I also had the idea to make something for Y/C input/output. I think to go from VHS to U-matic low-band shouldn't be too difficult because the frequency used for the colour in VHS and U-Matic low-band are almost the same. 686 KHZ for low-band and 627 KHZ (or is it 624 KHZ?) for VHS. I know from my own experience that when you put a VHS dub signal int a U-matic low-band dub input of a JVC TBC it accepts the VHS colour frequency MOST OF THE TIME! But I am more interested in going from HI-8 to U-matic SP. So this is from 7?? KHZ HI-8 colour frequency to 924 KHZ U-matic SP colour frequency. This is further apart. I wonder if I am able to use old HI-8 deck electronics (camcorder?) and make it work on 924 KHZ. For editing I am using a Panasonic SW -800 switcher. It is able to switch Y/C 4.43 MHZ. I am using BVU-950 VCRs. The BVU-950 doesn't have Y/C 4.43 MHZ. I can try to transport the Y/C 924 KHZ to Y/C 4.43 MHZ but than I need to add two (expensive) TBCs because the TBCs in the BVU-950 unfortunately uses only one memory for both Y and C. So there isn't anything to gain here. But I am still looking for a way to improve a few things because I know I am loosing much in the editing and dubbing processes. I also have a JVC CP-5550 and a CR-8250. They are able to dub FM to FM. This is the shortest possible way. This works amazing. Dub quality is really high. But that is only for dubbing not for editing. I am interessted in your ideas about this subject.

Laurn Wilhelm
Wednesday 4th April 2001
7:45 pm U.K.

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Looking for a new or in-good-condition 3/4" umatic player. Thanks, Laurn Wilhelm.

Richard Reynolds
Tuesday 3rd April 2001
8:45 pm U.K.

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Does anyone know if Sony has now officially abandoned the Umatic format as there is no mention of Umatic on their website anymore?Rich..

John
Tuesday 3rd April 2001
11:20 am U.K.

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A thought for those umatic tech people..........

I have a 5850P with long gone video heads, now I have a wrecked 5630 with worn but workable heads, I picked them both up at auction in Australia. I simply swapped the drums, and removed the pickup assembly off the top of the 5850P drum (assume this is flying erase head pickup?) and blow me down it seems to give a pretty good picture (few drop outs I knew the heads werent great).

The heads are all the same in those series 5 decks? SHould it work so easily?

Thanks

John

Andrew
Tuesday 3rd April 2001
9:44 am U.K.

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Just wondering if anyone knows where I could find U-matic tapes in Sydney, Australia - preferably new, but used would be OK as well.

Thanks, Andrew

DelCheetah
Tuesday 3rd April 2001
6:26 am U.K.

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Hi everyone... Does anyone here know how to (if it's possible) sync a VO-5800 with an ADAT tape machine so they play back in sync? i thought therewas some kind of optional connector for the 5800...? any insight iswell appreciated.

James
Monday 2nd April 2001
9:52 pm U.K.

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Hi, does anyone have a timecode card for a BVU-800p series kicking around that they no longer require?

Alfredo Torrejon
Monday 2nd April 2001
4:07 pm U.K.

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Ooops! I mistyped that JVC model number. It should be CR-6650U, not CR-6050.

Rein Oosterling
Monday 2nd April 2001
5:08 am U.K.

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Hi Kay,

I can't tell you much about an ADO but I did repair once an ADO 100 and had a look at an ADO 1000. If I remember well the ADO 1000 also had component inputs and outputs. The ADO 100 that I repaired had a faulty chip. I think it was a complex ALU type chip. A new one was close to 1000 DM! It was bought in Germany by the way. After I repaired the ADO I played around with it a little bit. I was impressed with the picture quality and the effects. You have to realise that it uses a lot of energy. I am not sure but I think it was close to 1000 watts! I don't know the difference between the 100 and the 1000. (Except of the component part if I remember correctly.) The possibilities of the 100 are impressive. I hope this helps you a little bit.

Rein

Alfredo Torrejon
Monday 2nd April 2001
1:46 am U.K.

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Could anyone help me locate the service manuals to a Sony VO-2610 or to a JVC CR-6050? I have been looking into modifying these decks to work with S-video. Poking around with the oscilloscope, I've found convenient places to get S-video output during playback, but the video input circuitry is complicated enough that it has thoroughly stumped me! Thanks in advance.

Kai Hoffmann
Sunday 1st April 2001
6:05 am U.K.

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About Ampex ADO: Hi. I recently did see an old demo tape of an AMPEX ADO effects box.So i ll buy one somewhere this year to add it to my Umatic stuff(ok....strange hobby ...;-). My question is: As there are some models of ADO (100, 1000, 3000 ) which would be the"best buy at best price" for a two channel composite ADO which does really"strange" things (2D and 3D)to video? Thanks a lot!Kai

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