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Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 04-27-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,129
Posted By moxiecat
DoctorSony fixed two units for me; that's all I...

DoctorSony fixed two units for me; that's all I know. I have not been to his shop, nor to Jots, so I have no idea which is better equipped. He's a single guy compared to a shop with multiple...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 04-27-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,129
Posted By moxiecat
Well, I had the 8mm repaired in 2011 so the...

Well, I had the 8mm repaired in 2011 so the charges may be higher now. The repair charge was $138 (diagnostic $20) and return shipping was $15. I doubt if Jots (or any shop) pays return shipping.
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Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 04-26-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,129
Posted By moxiecat
You have good timing, because ironically I just...

You have good timing, because ironically I just got a deck back from Dr. Sony!

I can recommend him. I first used his service a few years ago to repair a Sony GV-A500 (8mm clamshell). The repair...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 01-28-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 21,777
Posted By moxiecat
Has anyone worked with Jots lately? Is anything...

Has anyone worked with Jots lately? Is anything different going on there?

I have had a few VCRs repaired there over the past few years, always done accurately with good turnaround time (a few...
Forum: Blank Media 05-02-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,986
Posted By moxiecat
Thanks--only one more question before I put this...

Thanks--only one more question before I put this to bed...

What are the values you use to determine good PIE and PIF?I know that the spec for PIE is max 280, but some people online want it to be...
Forum: Blank Media 05-02-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,986
Posted By moxiecat
I looked at the excellent thread:...

I looked at the excellent thread: http://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/media/2290-verify-after-burning.html
and have a few questions on these graphs and what constitutes a good disc.

Our friend Lord...
Forum: Blank Media 05-02-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,986
Posted By moxiecat
Just noticed the "disc quality" score for that...

Just noticed the "disc quality" score for that first disc was a big fat 0! Ha!

The results seem to be drastically better for the second disc, burned with a different burner. Again, the Scan Disc...
Forum: Blank Media 05-02-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,986
Posted By moxiecat
Thanks! I downloaded from your DiscSpeed link and...

Thanks! I downloaded from your DiscSpeed link and ran one of the discs through the three tests you mentioned. Great tool.

First, the Scan Disc test was 100% green/good, so I won't bother posting...
Forum: Blank Media 05-01-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,986
Posted By moxiecat
Errors on a DVD... or not? How to read blank media quality scans?

Today I ran into a strange situation. I burned three DVDs in a Pioneer drive (one of the older, good ones) using the same authoring process I've been using for years.

When I tried the DVDs in two...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-06-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,311
Posted By moxiecat
There was no way to change that, though. The...

There was no way to change that, though. The mixer itself has very few settings or switches on it.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-06-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,311
Posted By moxiecat
Just to quickly follow up... I purchased two...

Just to quickly follow up...

I purchased two XLR-to-RCA cables, which enabled me to hook the VCR directly to the Canopus digitizer. That did the trick. The audio is now perfectly listenable, and...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-04-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,311
Posted By moxiecat
Thanks for the ideas. I'm leaning toward the...

Thanks for the ideas.

I'm leaning toward the idea that the VCR is inflating the gain, especially after reading a similar thread on this forum in which someone believed his VCR was making the audio...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-01-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,311
Posted By moxiecat
How to adjust very loud audio clipping during capture?

I posted a month ago about needing to transfer two separate linear audio tracks from a VHS tape to a computer. The nice folks here led me to the Panasonic AG-DS850, which outputs via XLR connections....
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 02-27-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,363
Posted By moxiecat
Thank you--that's exactly what I was looking for....

Thank you--that's exactly what I was looking for. I have external proc amps, so that's not an issue, but the internal TBC is good thing to have.

You weren't kidding: 74 decks pop up on eBay!...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 02-27-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,363
Posted By moxiecat
Need recommendation on good Betacam deck

Well, the title sort of says it all. :) Got a new project with a bunch of Betacam tapes to transfer, but I don't have a Betacam deck. I looked on eBay, and unlike Digibeta decks (which all seem to...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-31-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,540
Posted By moxiecat
OK, so let me just get this straight. 1) I...

OK, so let me just get this straight.

1) I run the VCR's XLR outputs into the USB mixer (let's say the one I linked). Then connect that by USB to my Mac.

2) I output the S-video from the VCR to...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-31-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,540
Posted By moxiecat
Would something like this work?: ...

Would something like this work?:
http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_us/MobilePre.html

It has two XLR inputs, and on the back of the Panasonic AG-DS545, there are two XLR outputs marked...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-31-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,540
Posted By moxiecat
From what I understand, the tapes were recorded...

From what I understand, the tapes were recorded while the person was a college student, so the source seems to be equipment that was in this college's media studio. The tape I have is SP. I'm...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-30-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,540
Posted By moxiecat
Argh, it figures...always more equipment needed!...

Argh, it figures...always more equipment needed! :-)

Thanks so much for the model recommendations, though.

Can I use an adapter to convert the XLR jacks to regular composite red and white...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-30-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,540
Posted By moxiecat
Thanks for the help. I now have one of these...

Thanks for the help.

I now have one of these tapes here to try out. You're right: the guy got back to me and said that there is no Hi-Fi, but rather different audio on the left and right linear...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-13-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,540
Posted By moxiecat
Well, we're actually going to Quicktime MOV here...

Well, we're actually going to Quicktime MOV here (using a Mac), not AVI. I have already confirmed that a Quicktime file can hold 2 separate audio tracks. But the problem is outputting the tracks...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-13-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,540
Posted By moxiecat
OK, I do see that on the back of the AG-1980....

OK, I do see that on the back of the AG-1980. That is good to know--thank you. (So the linear out is just that one dark plug to the left of the red/white ones?)

But even if you utilized that--you...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-13-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,540
Posted By moxiecat
Thanks for the terrific explanation! I knew I...

Thanks for the terrific explanation! I knew I could count on you. :-) I actually don't have the project yet. It is almost certainly coming, though--he just had some questions first.

What's the...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-13-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,540
Posted By moxiecat
Output/capture multiple VHS audio tracks simultaneously?

Are either of the following possible (my guess is "no"):

1) Output both the Hi-Fi and linear audio tracks simultaneously from a VCR. None of my units can do this (JVC, Panny, etc.). I could be...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 11-17-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,236
Posted By moxiecat
I work primarily in Soundtrack on a Mac when I...

I work primarily in Soundtrack on a Mac when I need to tweak audio, so I don't think I'll be much help to you.

Check out LordSmurf's discussion of audio software, that should point you in the...
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