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Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-23-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,161
Posted By sevarre
Ideally you should not be capturing to DV (lossy...

Ideally you should not be capturing to DV (lossy and 4:1:1 chroma subsampling). Especially if you plan on doing any restoration work (even minimally) to the captured video. Here is a great recent...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 05-23-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By sevarre
Interesting. The comb filter was the thing I was...

Interesting. The comb filter was the thing I was forgetting when I was reading about the IASA suggestion to send the 1 inch Type C output to a device that converts it to analog component. I am just...
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2020, 01:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 878
Posted By sevarre
Yes I've heard of that as well! That would be...

Yes I've heard of that as well! That would be freaking sweet. You could use it on any magnetic media. Decode the flux vs distance function read off of the tape by the laser to the RF signal by using...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 05-21-2020, 01:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By sevarre
nosticker, how do you digitize your 1" type C...

nosticker, how do you digitize your 1" type C tapes? I am working on a 1" machine right now (VPR-2B) and once I get it working am hoping to digitize some tapes. I am betting since it is a...
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,134
Posted By sevarre
A friend of mine picked up a free Sony VP-7000 at...

A friend of mine picked up a free Sony VP-7000 at his job a couple weeks ago and it works pretty well still. Think it was just sitting around forever and wasn't used very much. Could probably use...
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,521
Posted By sevarre
Glad to hear most are doing well. Right...

Glad to hear most are doing well.

Right before our "Stay At Home" order started in Minnesota I acquired a beat up Ampex VPR-2B which barely functions... so I have plenty of work to keep me...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 04-11-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By sevarre
I second that this book is great (VCR...

I second that this book is great (VCR Troubleshooting and Repair by Capelo & Brenner - 3rd ed is 1998).

A few other books specifically about VHS VCR that I like:
Practical VCR Repair by David...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-09-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,447
Posted By sevarre
Yes I am also following this closely. The...

Yes I am also following this closely. The documentation on the LD decode project is nice and gives a nice tutorial on building your own DAQ system (think it uses a 40 Mega Samples / second ADC chip)....
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 02-02-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By sevarre
No problem! These forums have helped me out...

No problem! These forums have helped me out immensely, so glad to help you out.


This is a smart idea.


Nice, that is truly the best case scenario!
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 02-01-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By sevarre
Nice, yes that looks like a dew sensor. I...

Nice, yes that looks like a dew sensor.

I believe the dew sensor interacts with the machine by simply being a device in between ground and some other point on the machine that takes dew detection...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 02-01-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By sevarre
Never worked on a 1970 but my for my AG-1980's...

Never worked on a 1970 but my for my AG-1980's the dew sensor is located on the K-Mechanism unit. There is a little connector that comes off the mainboard (two wires) and wraps around a bit, then...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 01-30-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 522
Posted By sevarre
Love all the VHS discussions, too. That is a...

Love all the VHS discussions, too. That is a great site. Just wish they had AG1980 parts! (Does anyone carry parts for that beloved beast!?!) Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 10-31-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 997
Posted By sevarre
Ahah, oh yes. So much so my head starts spinning....

Ahah, oh yes. So much so my head starts spinning.




Ahhh yes I suppose that is true. That is exactly the kind of information I was looking for when I made this post, so thank you. I need to...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 10-29-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 997
Posted By sevarre
General Overview of My Current Process

Hello! I've finally got a workflow down that seems to work, but I'd like to know how it looks and if I'm missing anything significant before I start going all out with it.

My main goal is getting...
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,399
Posted By sevarre
TRUE, now THAT would be interesting. Maybe it...

TRUE, now THAT would be interesting. Maybe it could be some EE's PhD/MSci. project haha. When you say not possible, is it actually impossible because of stuff like trade secrets (i.e. we might not...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 05-21-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 597
Posted By sevarre
I am not an expert, but it seems that the Y/C...

I am not an expert, but it seems that the Y/C board on the AG-1980 is known to be problematic. I recently recapped the Y/C board and Timer board on my AG-1980 and picture quality is greatly improved...
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,399
Posted By sevarre
Would be cool if some electrical engineer type...

Would be cool if some electrical engineer type could come up with a design for TBC-100/1000 clone or something. I (probably naively) think it could be done and there are clearly people who would get...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 05-20-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,474
Posted By sevarre
No problem! Thanks for pointing me to a reference...

No problem! Thanks for pointing me to a reference for that mystery board, as well.



WOW that is pretty dark. That could be something deeper than the Y/C board, but I am no expert. I have no...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 05-15-2019, 04:51 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,474
Posted By sevarre
Here are the aluminum electrolytic capacitors for...

Here are the aluminum electrolytic capacitors for the Y/C board and Timer board that I replaced.

Some brief notes: Y/C board has two divisions: Analog Y/C and Digital Y/C. The caps have reference...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 05-14-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,474
Posted By sevarre
Yes, I can do that! I generally think it is a...

Yes, I can do that! I generally think it is a good exercise for someone doing repair to be able to refer to the schematic and try and figure out what components to get themselves (this device is...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 05-06-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,474
Posted By sevarre
Thanks dpalomaki! I appreciate your comment on my...

Thanks dpalomaki! I appreciate your comment on my thread that helped solidify in my mind that I needed to do hardware work on the 1980P- that was very helpful and pointed me in the exact direction. ...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-06-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,373
Posted By sevarre
Alright, so I recapped the Y/C board and Timer...

Alright, so I recapped the Y/C board and Timer board on the 1980P (more details if interested on this thread http://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/vcr-repair/9529-repair-ag1980-5.html). !!

The barber...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 05-06-2019, 03:41 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,474
Posted By sevarre
ALRIGHT!! Finished recap of Y/C board and timer...

ALRIGHT!! Finished recap of Y/C board and timer board and things are looking GREAT! On power up, the LCD display turned on right away... was very happy to see that as the LCD was previously...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 04-27-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,474
Posted By sevarre
Interesting, thanks for this info. I will update...

Interesting, thanks for this info. I will update on my progress. I am thinking about getting a hot air station. I have a Weller WES51, which is awesome, but am thinking I will need something more...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 04-26-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,474
Posted By sevarre
Yes I think you are correct. Finally got around...

Yes I think you are correct. Finally got around to taking apart the 1980P yesterday and I think I will stick with just recapping the Y/C board, timer board, and maybe the rear input/output board....
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