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Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-24-2022, 05:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 715
Posted By lingyi
It's your call, but to my eyes, different...

It's your call, but to my eyes, different machines and S-Video out definitely made a difference in the visual quality between the 20+ Betamax(s) I had and viewed on my Sony PVM2530 back in the day. ...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-24-2022, 05:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 715
Posted By lingyi
It's your call, but to my eyes, different...

It's your call, but to my eyes, different machines and S-Video out definitely made a difference in the visual quality between the 20+ Betamax(s) I had and viewed on my Sony PVM2530 back in the day.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-23-2022, 07:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 715
Posted By lingyi
@Closecall IMO, I would get a Japanese...

@Closecall

IMO, I would get a Japanese ED-Beta machine. While not cheap, they're a relative bargain, assuming they're in good working order at <$1000. You'll pay at least twice that for a...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-23-2022, 07:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 715
Posted By lingyi
Ahhh...and I thought I knew about Beta! Never...

Ahhh...and I thought I knew about Beta! Never heard of SuperBeta Pro. Here's some info about it: https://www.palsite.com/950ovi.html
https://www.palsite.com/tapes.html...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-23-2022, 12:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 715
Posted By lingyi
Have to defend my beloved, but long gone Betamax....

Have to defend my beloved, but long gone Betamax. The SL-HF2100 looked like something out of Star Trek. The front panel folded down to show a buttonless touch panel and the remote was also...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-22-2022, 11:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 715
Posted By lingyi
Smurfions? :D Minimurfs?

Smurfions? :D

Minimurfs?
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-22-2022, 11:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 715
Posted By lingyi
There's also the Japan only EDV-8000. The...

There's also the Japan only EDV-8000. The EDV-7000 and EDV-9000 were the Japanese versions of the EDV-7500 and EDV-9500.

Edit: I thought the EDV-7XXX and EDV-9XXX where the only ED-Beta machines....
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2022, 08:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 340
Posted By lingyi
Sears, JC Penny, Montgomery Ward. Here's a site...

Sears, JC Penny, Montgomery Ward. Here's a site with the catalogs from those years.



If you haven't already read them, Fast Forward: Hollywood, the Japanese & the VCR Wars: James Lardner and...
Forum: Blank Media 08-04-2021, 12:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By lingyi
Not sure what kind of info you're looking to get,...

Not sure what kind of info you're looking to get, but the Verbatim optical disc brand and formula is owned by CMC Magnetics in Taiwan. Has been for years. So all Verbatim discs are now manufactured...
Forum: Blank Media 08-03-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By lingyi
It's strange that it doesn't have the AZO logo....

It's strange that it doesn't have the AZO logo. I'd be suspicious and return them.

You could run Mediainfo (https://www.videohelp.com/software/MediaInfo) in WINE to get the media code and compare...
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 08-02-2021, 11:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By lingyi
Read Orsetto's reply at Videohelp. This is one of...

Read Orsetto's reply at Videohelp. This is one of the best answers to the endless "How do I digitize my tapes" questions.

I'm not picking on you, just pointing out that Orsetto's post sums up...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-31-2021, 10:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By lingyi
No. The EasyCrap are capture devices, this is...

No. The EasyCrap are capture devices, this is doing the opposite. That said, the quality will still be craptastic once you record to videotape. I have HDMI to composite box that I bought as an...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-31-2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By lingyi
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=hdmi+to+s-video&i=elect...

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=hdmi+to+s-video&i=electronics&ref=nb_sb_noss_2

I won't ask why. :screwy:
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 07-23-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By lingyi
Don't know who you're replying to, but the best...

Don't know who you're replying to, but the best reference is here: https://www.palsite.com/models.html

The problem is Beta (only Sony machines are Betamax) wasn't popular in Europe, so are hard to...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-19-2021, 11:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By lingyi
IMO, there's no one more knowledgeable and picky...

IMO, there's no one more knowledgeable and picky :D than lordsmurf. Okay, okay ls, you're not picky, just speaking the truth! :congrats:

Geez...I've been too nice lately. Gotta say something...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-19-2021, 12:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By lingyi
PM lordsmurf and he may be to help you decide on...

PM lordsmurf and he may be to help you decide on a model and find a reputable seller. Buying from unknown sources is too much of a risk.
Forum: Blank Media 07-16-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By lingyi
/off-topic -admin Give it up gamey. Everyone...

/off-topic -admin

Give it up gamey. Everyone knows it you. Reported.
What's really, really sad is that I'm one of few who even bother to respond to your insanity (and I have to censor what I...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2021, 10:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By lingyi
++1 to going digital. Jogging back and forth is...

++1 to going digital. Jogging back and forth is stressful for the machine and the tape.

There are USB jog shuttles that you can use.
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2021, 10:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By lingyi
++1 to going digital. Jogging back and forth is...

++1 to going digital. Jogging back and forth is stressful for the machine and the tape.

There are USB jog shuttles that you can use.
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2021, 12:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By lingyi
Highly recommend thoroughly reading and digesting...

Highly recommend thoroughly reading and digesting these articles and come back if you have more questions:

http://www.digitalfaq.com/editorials/digital-video/professional-analog-workflow.htm
...
Forum: Blank Media 07-07-2021, 04:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By lingyi
Just looked at the OP's history and if you've...

Just looked at the OP's history and if you've been on Reddit Datahoarder, he/she's posted there too about discs "delaminating" with the evidence being the excess glue being squeezed out during the...
Forum: Blank Media 07-07-2021, 04:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By lingyi
It would take more than a few seconds of exposure...

It would take more than a few seconds of exposure to alcohol the break down the adhesive used to seal a disc. Maybe if you soaked your discs for months in 100% alcohol, you'd see some microscopic...
Forum: Blank Media 07-06-2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By lingyi
To clean your discs, lukewarm water, distilled if...

To clean your discs, lukewarm water, distilled if you want, with a couple of drops of dish detergent. Pat, don't rub with a microfiber cloth, not towel which can leave lint.

Never polish a disc...
Forum: Blank Media 07-05-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 565
Posted By lingyi
Every day at 8, twice on Sunday! :P

Every day at 8, twice on Sunday! :P
Forum: Computers 07-05-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,779
Posted By lingyi
Note that the test failure may be due to the USB...

Note that the test failure may be due to the USB interface, USB/SATA cable or power supply. The only way to verify this is to swap out the parts.
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