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Forum: Video Hardware Repair 09-03-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 194
Posted By BelowZero
AG-1980 Keeps shutting down

I recently had my Panasonic AG-1980 sent in for a refurbishing. Picture quality was getting dark, front display was dim, etc. When I got it back the picture quality was much improved, the front...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 08-14-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 226
Posted By BelowZero
Many thanks! I also have that model and this...

Many thanks! I also have that model and this should come in handy.
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 08-12-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 158
Posted By BelowZero
Is it possible to replace the S-Video socket?

I have a JVC HR-S9900U which works fine except that I have to jiggle the S-Video cable just right to get a stable picture. I've tried different cables but they all produce the same result. Problem is...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-01-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 884
Posted By BelowZero
$50?? Hell, yeah! I have and use a Panasonic...

$50?? Hell, yeah! I have and use a Panasonic AG-1980 as well as both the JVC HR-S9900U and HR-S7600U. I love all 3 of them and IMHO they all are everything they're hyped up to be. But my little 7600...
Forum: Computers 06-19-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By BelowZero
Would be very interested in how you managed to...

Would be very interested in how you managed to get everything up and running. The NET framework was a stumbling block for me also. Where did you find it? And how did you install the Service Pack? A...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 06-18-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By BelowZero
Can you post a link to that particular thread at...

Can you post a link to that particular thread at VideoHelp? Thanks.
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 06-16-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By BelowZero
JVC S-7600U horizontal distortion?

I had to remove the dynamic drum from a JVC S-7600U (to adjust and check the plastic gears due to the dreaded shut off problem). When I replaced the dynamic drum the machine once again ran as...
Forum: Computers 06-04-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By BelowZero
Thanks lordsmurf. I did read the article but...

Thanks lordsmurf. I did read the article but haven't had the time to go through the step-by-step yet. It looks like a great article for those wanting/needing to do a fresh install of the unsupported...
Forum: Computers 06-02-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By BelowZero
How to get Windows 7 updates on fresh install?

I cleaned up an old computer and installed Windows 7 in hopes of creating an editing machine. All went well until remembering that MS isn't supporting it any longer. So now I have a fresh install but...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-21-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 238
Posted By BelowZero
Advice for encoding from .avi to .mp4

I've got a few VHS tapes that I need to digitize for viewing on a computer.

My workflow is quite good (according to the information gleaned from this site!).
JVC HR-S9900U > s-video to TBC-1000 >...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 05-14-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By BelowZero
Thanks, again. I realize this could become a...

Thanks, again.

I realize this could become a daunting project. I took the cover off today and thought to myself, Do I really want to tackle this?? But I need the VCR so my options come down to...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 05-14-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By BelowZero
Thanks for the reply! Yes, I fear it is an...

Thanks for the reply!

Yes, I fear it is an internal component, most likely bad caps. In response to your questions:

Cabling/Connections are not an issue. I've switched the cables and get the...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 05-13-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By BelowZero
AG-1980 produces dark picture quality?

Hello,
My beloved Panasonic AG-1980 is having picture quality problems. I was in the middle of capturing a video when the picture suddenly got much darker and very thin dark horizontal lines started...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-04-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 940
Posted By BelowZero
I was able to use VLC and Windows Media Player to...

I was able to use VLC and Windows Media Player to view the videos. Thanks.

My capture device is the Pinnacle 710-USB, not the Dazzle. It is on the recommended list and works great.

Thanks for...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-03-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 940
Posted By BelowZero
I have now discovered that the AVI files captured...

I have now discovered that the AVI files captured by VirtualDub won't load or play on my Win10 computer. The message I'm getting is "The item was encoded in a format that's not supported". Is this a...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-27-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 940
Posted By BelowZero
I have now captured 4 VHS tapes and am quite...

I have now captured 4 VHS tapes and am quite pleased with the results. I have noticed a couple things that I hope you can clarify for me.
1) It seems I can't start capturing unless a tape is already...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-26-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 417
Posted By BelowZero
DataVideo TBC-1000 Problem

Has anyone ever encountered problems with a DataVideo TBC-1000? There are times when mine suddenly makes the video very dark (sometimes to a black screen). Sometimes it goes back to normal quickly,...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-26-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 940
Posted By BelowZero
Thanks for your help, lordsmurf. I got...

Thanks for your help, lordsmurf.

I got everything working correctly and have captured a couple test videos. Everything looks good. I will next start playing with using some filters so I'm sure the...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-24-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 940
Posted By BelowZero
Thanks lordsmurf. I downloaded VirtualDub...

Thanks lordsmurf.

I downloaded VirtualDub from here. Your link. I realize there's no installation. I just unzipped and launched.

I am unfortunately only able to use a Win10 OS right now. That...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-23-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 940
Posted By BelowZero
Getting started with VirtualDub?

I have downloaded VirtualDub along with huffYUV. Both seem to have installed correctly. My question is now that I have VirtualDub up and running, how do I check to make sure that it's using huffYUV?...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 02-04-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,605
Posted By BelowZero
After your first post I was a bit frustrated and...

After your first post I was a bit frustrated and thought about just leaving both units alone for awhile. But before I put them back together and put the covers on I got the 2nd post. And that, my...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 02-03-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,605
Posted By BelowZero
All items on your list checked out and everything...

All items on your list checked out and everything appears to be fine. Still only half a picture.

Here's another question I have going back to removing the gears. On the bottom of the drum, the 2...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 02-03-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,605
Posted By BelowZero
Update... JVC HR-S7600U I got the diode...

Update... JVC HR-S7600U

I got the diode replaced, put the whole thing back together again and attached the new ribbon wire. What a huge sigh of relief when I inserted a tape and everything...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 01-31-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,605
Posted By BelowZero
Sorry this thread has taken a few turns away from...

Sorry this thread has taken a few turns away from the original topic but I've gained some valuable insight and instructions from the discussion. Thanks for everyone's help.

As for replacing the...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 01-30-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,605
Posted By BelowZero
You present me a real dilemma. On the one hand,...

You present me a real dilemma. On the one hand, I'd like it to be done properly but am leery of pulling everything out for the very reasons you mentioned. Plus the fact that I'm not familiar enough...
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