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Forum: Video Hardware Repair 05-13-2022, 10:41 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By BW37
Check these...

Check these (https://www.mouser.com/c/wire-cable/ffc-fpc-jumper-cables/?cable%20length=305%20mm&contact%20location=Same%20Side%20Contacts&pitch=1.25%20mm) out.

The top 7 are available in qty. 1,...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 05-13-2022, 08:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 98
Posted By BW37
Pitch is the spacing of the conductors across the...

Pitch is the spacing of the conductors across the width of the cable. So no, 1.0mm pitch will not work. The conductors won't connect properly to the contacts. You'll need to match the pitch of the...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 05-13-2022, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 98
Posted By BW37
Check out Mouser...

Check out Mouser (https://www.mouser.com/c/wire-cable/flat-cables/) and Digi-Key (https://www.digikey.com/en/products/filter/flat-flex-ribbon-jumpers-cables/457) or similar electronics supply houses....
Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2022, 04:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 302
Posted By BW37
That's the YouTube video I was mentioning...

That's the YouTube video I was mentioning earlier. I'd describe it as "decent" in the it doesn't show the wrong way, but I feel it is a bit too short and sweet with no background on what is actually...
Forum: General Discussion 04-27-2022, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 302
Posted By BW37
Since RR is likely asleep right now, I'll try to...

Since RR is likely asleep right now, I'll try to answer your questions as best a I can.

1. "Dry type" is a kind of tape cleaning cassette. They come in both wet and dry types.

The "wet types"...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 04-26-2022, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 228
Posted By BW37
Just a quick reply for now. Dinner awaits... ...

Just a quick reply for now. Dinner awaits...

Sorry I can't help on making a choice between an ATI TV Wonder 600 USB and an MXO2. I have no personal experience with the 600 and have little...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 04-25-2022, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 228
Posted By BW37
Just to further clarify on what's required to use...

Just to further clarify on what's required to use an MXO2 for capture.

Hardware:
Power supply for MXO2
MXO2 (multiple varieties from Mini's to Rack mount some with SDI output)
Analog input...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 04-01-2022, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 121
Posted By BW37
List of suggested Hi8 camcorders here...

List of suggested Hi8 camcorders here (http://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/video-capture/10257-video8-hi8-digital8.html)

The list is not all inclusive as there are other Sony's both Hi8 and D8 that...
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2022, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 237
Posted By BW37
I'm going to put in a vote for Betamax,...

I'm going to put in a vote for Betamax, superBetahifi to be specific.

I think timing is important, in deciding what was "best" since best was a moving target. The market was changing as...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-22-2022, 03:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 713
Posted By BW37
@Closecall, Getting an s-video out Beta deck...

@Closecall,

Getting an s-video out Beta deck (ED beta most likely) is probably the best option if you have a large number of Beta tapes to convert and are willing to spend the money and take the...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-10-2022, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 287
Posted By BW37
AKIK, an external eSATA drive should work fine as...

AKIK, an external eSATA drive should work fine as the capture drive, but not an external USB drive, as LS has stated. Maybe there is already an eSATA port on the PC or maybe the motherboard has a...
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2022, 12:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 662
Posted By BW37
I'd like to see some kind of better forum search...

I'd like to see some kind of better forum search capability. Maybe I'm missing something, bit I've not found the "Advanced Forum-Only Search" to be at all useful. The "Search Options" within it look...
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 02-04-2022, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 198
Posted By BW37
I had a Sony monitor/TV with that connector....

I had a Sony monitor/TV with that connector. Sadly, it's now long gone and now I might have use of it :mad:

KV-1311CR, circa 1985. It worked flawlessly until it went to e-cycle about 10 years ago....
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-04-2022, 12:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,279
Posted By BW37
Welcome back. Here's hoping that static...

Welcome back.

Here's hoping that static hasn't made things worse. I've never had a problem with static dealing with "intact" PC's, but it could happen, especially if handling/touching any of the...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 02-02-2022, 03:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 881
Posted By BW37
To the OP: Sorry this thread got so totally out...

To the OP: Sorry this thread got so totally out of line. No excuses for the crap being thrown around.
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 02-01-2022, 04:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 881
Posted By BW37
Thanks for the explanations guys. As I often do,...

Thanks for the explanations guys. As I often do, I'm making it harder than it is:eek:. The head count vs. head width explanation is enlightening and the ensuing cost/complexity issues all make sense....
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 02-01-2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 881
Posted By BW37
I've always wondered about the exact "shape" of a...

I've always wondered about the exact "shape" of a video stripe. I'm not mathematician enough to figure it out :smack:. In diagrams and tech descriptions the stripes are shown as straight lines at a...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-26-2022, 12:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 867
Posted By BW37
I've been following this thread (as I do most...

I've been following this thread (as I do most just to learn) and I've decided to speak up on this overall subject.

I would very much like to see a list of the specific problems that frame TBCs fix...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 01-22-2022, 04:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By BW37
That's actually 1000 times larger in volume :eek:...

That's actually 1000 times larger in volume :eek:
No wonder the astronomical price. :D
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-19-2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 276
Posted By BW37
I know NOTHING about Macs but OWC...

I know NOTHING about Macs but OWC (https://eshop.macsales.com/shop/Thunderbolt) maybe? It looks like they make a wide range of ext. drives and bare enclosures at more reasonable prices. Which ports...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-14-2022, 04:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 612
Posted By BW37
As Lordsmurf has implied above, just capture as...

As Lordsmurf has implied above, just capture as analog via the s-video and analog audio out of the DV camcorder (assuming that is your playback device). That would fit your normal process. Of course...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 01-11-2022, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By BW37
A lot of this is just about availability,...

A lot of this is just about availability, especially today. Reliability (tried and true) is critical, with ultimate speed least important. Reviews from the time are of course going to focus mostly on...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-07-2022, 01:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,279
Posted By BW37
Master Tape, Thanks for the new info. I hope...

Master Tape,

Thanks for the new info. I hope you're a bit warmer there than we are in cold and windy Wisconsin!

I've now looked through the manual for your motherboard (R3.0) and it doesn't...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-04-2022, 06:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,279
Posted By BW37
Hello again. I just read through the whole thread...

Hello again. I just read through the whole thread to get back up to speed. I still think this is a hardware problem so it appears you need to do basic PC hardware debug first. Can you list all of the...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 12-28-2021, 11:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By BW37
I've had good luck with the "Adaptec - Dell"...

I've had good luck with the "Adaptec - Dell" firewire cards that use an LSI chip. They don't seem to need the legacy driver so are a bit less fussy to get working. Win 10 just loads the driver......
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