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Forum: Project Planning, Workflows Today, 05:56 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By RobustReviews
We transfer thousands of these tapes a year, I...

We transfer thousands of these tapes a year, I can absolutely assure you that the most critical component here is a good quality adaptor.

We use the Panasonic VW-TCA7E adaptors with the metal...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows Yesterday, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 134
Posted By RobustReviews
Smells a bit like VHS-HQ or Dolby HX. One of...

Smells a bit like VHS-HQ or Dolby HX.

One of those sort of improvements, personally I wouldn't worry to much about it but I guess if you have a stack of tapes recorded with it, it might be worth...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By RobustReviews
Oddly I have the famous 'passive' USB to FireWire...

Oddly I have the famous 'passive' USB to FireWire adaptor on my desk from a customer who's got footage on prehistoric portable hard-drives.

A similar con, and a potentially injurious one to...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer Yesterday, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By RobustReviews
We run our capture devices, TBCs and playback...

We run our capture devices, TBCs and playback decks 'genlocked' together, some of customers have it as a requirement of their order. We occasionally take S-VHS transmission records from...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 10-23-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By RobustReviews
We have eight of them (both models) and racks of...

We have eight of them (both models) and racks of spares.

They're fantastic quality machines, but an acquired taste - remember not only are they SP speed they also only have manual tracking with a...
Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,051
Posted By RobustReviews
I'm guessing you're a fellow Brit by using...

I'm guessing you're a fellow Brit by using 'newsagent' - a nearby petrol station used to have a DVD rental concession until not ever-so-long ago, 2018ish I guess? A very large and well stocked...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 10-14-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 161
Posted By RobustReviews
Indeed. I'm never sure with the remarks made...

Indeed.

I'm never sure with the remarks made in various places about "professional TBCs are designed for clean sources" etc, I can't help thinking these people have never struggled with UMatic......
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 10-14-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 161
Posted By RobustReviews
Looks like an interesting article, I have skimmed...

Looks like an interesting article, I have skimmed it but will have a read sometime.

Potentially a useful resource and nice to read something based on objective facts rather than subjective...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 10-14-2021, 02:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 443
Posted By RobustReviews
**Nods sagely** Tape stock is a subject...

**Nods sagely**

Tape stock is a subject close to my heart, it's a very complicated topic and you're dead right here. Good point on ED Beta, this totally changes the bias and level of the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2021, 01:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,051
Posted By RobustReviews
The only time I've recorded on to videotape since...

The only time I've recorded on to videotape since around 2000 was earlier this year when a client needed a certain 'look' for a project.

They needed to ape 1970s footage, whilst Red Giant is fun...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 10-13-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 443
Posted By RobustReviews
The US is bloody huge so I wouldn't speculate as...

The US is bloody huge so I wouldn't speculate as to climate variability in your area, and of course not every single tape will degrade, it's just trends, not laws. The UK is only about the same...
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 987
Posted By RobustReviews
My understanding is that it is more suited for...

My understanding is that it is more suited for trick-play features, it's a less-advanced version of the old Philips (and before that Ampex) dynamic drum control - I guess patents got involved as the...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 10-13-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 443
Posted By RobustReviews
Entirely correct - this is a subject close to my...

Entirely correct - this is a subject close to my heart.

I do have a heavily chromed VHS cassette sitting on my desk though made by BASF, as I remarked earlier this was required by V2000 as part of...
Forum: Marketplace 10-13-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 48
Posted By RobustReviews
FOR-A 410P - Time Base Corrector - UK - PAL

Big, heavy broadcast workhorse from the 1980s.

We're having a clear-out and this is an item we can happily move out of the way, not a conventional TBC by the understanding on here, this is a rack...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 10-13-2021, 04:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 443
Posted By RobustReviews
"Metal" tape is a different sort of tape-stock...

"Metal" tape is a different sort of tape-stock altogether and needs a different recording strategy to Ferric/Chrome tape. Metal tape is probably the most misunderstood, metal tape is inherently very...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 10-12-2021, 06:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 443
Posted By RobustReviews
Ah you're right - SA was a common formula, but...

Ah you're right - SA was a common formula, but actual 'pure chrome' I think was only used by BASF, it's tricky stuff to manufacture and possibly BASF may have held a patent on it during the early...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 10-12-2021, 05:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By RobustReviews
Sounds like a total loss of alignment, it's a...

Sounds like a total loss of alignment, it's a complete pain but my personal method if I suspect a deck alignment is to just 'start again' as trying to align individual parts can be more troublesome...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 10-12-2021, 05:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By RobustReviews
I'll advise Sony too if this is what you desire. ...

I'll advise Sony too if this is what you desire.

Based purely on my camcorder pile, Sony's seem to last considerably better than Canon models. I'm a Canon camera nut, but I don't think I'd invest...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 10-12-2021, 05:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 443
Posted By RobustReviews
That's a touch interesting about BASF tape-stock,...

That's a touch interesting about BASF tape-stock, in Europe BASF was the supplier of Video2000 video tape stock (I think they may have been the only source, purely conjecture). Video2000 tape is...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 10-11-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By RobustReviews
We have done it, with total success so might be a...

We have done it, with total success so might be a "suck it and see" sort of thing but it's certainly not an optimal way of doing it. We've also tried it with zero success when we've had drives fail...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 09-30-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 140
Posted By RobustReviews
Sounds like a usual JVC failed clutch, this is...

Sounds like a usual JVC failed clutch, this is the normal nonsense with JVC mechs.

I'll await a JVC expert as I'm really nothing more than on nodding terms with JVC mechs but usually it's that...
Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 199
Posted By RobustReviews
2050 BST - The site is no longer browsable on...

2050 BST - The site is no longer browsable on Brave (Chromium), Insecure/Back to Safety warning followed by the error reported above.

None of the usual tricks resolved it, still working on a...
Forum: Edit Video, Audio 09-30-2021, 06:53 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 21,874
Posted By RobustReviews
Some great stuff here. Bit of a long shot,...

Some great stuff here.

Bit of a long shot, do you have any Moog type stuff, I'm after a few seconds for a personal project I'm working on (non commercial), something atmospheric and Moog'y, I'm...
Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2021, 04:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 199
Posted By RobustReviews
I can't replicate it, but we drop ad/tracking...

I can't replicate it, but we drop ad/tracking stuff down a 'black hole' in hardware quite high up in the network so I get lots of 404s when inspecting as expected but nothing breaking. That's using...
Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2021, 04:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 987
Posted By RobustReviews
Indeed, you're right. I think web searches may...

Indeed, you're right. I think web searches may be a part of it though, I don't think that's controversial?


Several of our setups require a genlock, it's a rolling horrid mess if the chain...
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