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Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 04-02-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 21
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Posted By dpalomaki
The manual for the CCD-TR55. It is mono. ...

The manual for the CCD-TR55. It is mono.
https://www.sony.com/electronics/support/camcorders-tape-camcorders/ccd-tr55/manuals

Video8 sound system was compatible for both stereo and mono. It...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 04-01-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 276
Posted By dpalomaki
They are not cheap, but expensive is a relative...

They are not cheap, but expensive is a relative term. Consider cost vs. benefit.



Not if you want the results a TBC can produce that you cannot achieve without one. Or you could hire it out, ...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 03-28-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 173
Posted By dpalomaki
As to evaluating the service you are considering,...

As to evaluating the service you are considering, you could sent one tape to them to see what kind of results you get. Pick a low priority tape that is perhaps not a great recording so if it is lost...
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 02-19-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By dpalomaki
The manual indictes you can transfer standard def...

The manual indictes you can transfer standard def DV video via its firewire port. If you check the specs on page 60 you will see mention of IEEE1394

The SD card appears to be for stills,...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 02-12-2020, 06:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,096
Posted By dpalomaki
Maybe something in between, such as a small...

Maybe something in between, such as a small market CATV facility, or perhaps a shopping mall "rent facility time" video editing hobby shop facility such as were somewhat common ~20 years ago.
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 01-22-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 78
Posted By dpalomaki
Gear repair bonding agent test?

Has anyone experience with Bondic or BluFixx PW as a way to repair cracked gears or other parts? If so, what were the results?

It appears to be a UV cured boding agent, similar that to used in...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-18-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By dpalomaki
In some cases the third digit may have ben used...

In some cases the third digit may have ben used to designate a specific retail package with the accessories and/or the retail outlet (example: all COSTCO models might end in 7 to distinguish it from...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 01-09-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By dpalomaki
At least on the AG1980 the loading motor can also...

At least on the AG1980 the loading motor can also be powered by a battery to enable ejection of a stuck cassette, provided there is no serious binding in the mechanism. That is a lot faster than...
Forum: Blank Media 01-09-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,470
Posted By dpalomaki
To the extent there is air (or other gas) inside...

To the extent there is air (or other gas) inside the disc, the external vacuum could create enough pressure to open a glue seam, at least enough to vent, and that could allow air/and other vapors to...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 01-07-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By dpalomaki
Other threads and posts will go into detail on...

Other threads and posts will go into detail on issues such as clean-up and restoration of video, and provide recommendations on hardware and software for use in capture and so on.

SD Home video,...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 12-04-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 555
Posted By dpalomaki
You likely need a TBC on the camcorder analog...

You likely need a TBC on the camcorder analog output to stabilize and clean up the video signal. Most capture devices need a clean, stable, legal video signal. Most TV sets can deal with sloppy...
Forum: Blank Media 11-18-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,131
Posted By dpalomaki
Muriatic acid fumes have thresholds, above which...

Muriatic acid fumes have thresholds, above which there are various health effects. These effects depend on the concintrations of the fumes (in parts per million) and individual sensitivities. The...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 11-11-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By dpalomaki
For DV sources (e.g., miniDV tape) capture via a...

For DV sources (e.g., miniDV tape) capture via a IEEE1394 (aka Firewire and iLink) will result in a lossless file on the PC. Most newer PC no longer ship with a IEE1394 port but add-in cards are...
Forum: Blank Media 09-28-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,131
Posted By dpalomaki
muriatic, aka: hydrochloric, acid in the air is...

muriatic, aka: hydrochloric, acid in the air is generally not good for anything other than cleaning/preparing surfaces such as concrete for painting. How bad it is depends on the concentration...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 08-04-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,238
Posted By dpalomaki
A minor point perhaps to this interesting thread,...

A minor point perhaps to this interesting thread, but there is above an implication that the Canopus NX is a DV/HDV only card. My understanding is that it supports various other codecs for capture...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-26-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,928
Posted By dpalomaki
Some leisure reading for a start. (There is...

Some leisure reading for a start. (There is significant math involved.)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skin_effect
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telegrapher%27s_equations...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-25-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,928
Posted By dpalomaki
Not sure what you mean by that measure. Keeping...

Not sure what you mean by that measure. Keeping in mind that dB is a ratio.

FWIW: 0.25 watts is -26 dB below 100 watts.
VHS signal to noise rations run about -40 dB.
Forum: Blank Media 07-18-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,955
Posted By dpalomaki
Probably not as a first choice for future...

Probably not as a first choice for future distribution or for new archives. But for today it is still a reasonable alternative for distribution, and for archiving to multiple formats. (SSD is...
Forum: Blank Media 05-13-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By dpalomaki
A directly related experience this week. Was...

A directly related experience this week. Was talking with a dance instructor. She has her music for classes on CDs. Several have paper labels that have wrinkled over the past weeks rendering the...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 05-06-2019, 05:49 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,203
Posted By dpalomaki
Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 04-29-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,976
Posted By dpalomaki
Is that an AIW capture capable card? The write...

Is that an AIW capture capable card? The write implies output only.

I wouldn't configure the PC to capture two VCR at the same time. Folks can get confused and stop the wrong VCR. If you need...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 04-26-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,976
Posted By dpalomaki
sanlyn makes excellent points, gives good advice...

sanlyn makes excellent points, gives good advice on achieving the best possible end product.



To expand a bit. 720x480 is the common digital representation of a NTSC SD video stream in formats...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 04-19-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,039
Posted By dpalomaki
FWIW: barber pole-like color interference is a...

FWIW: barber pole-like color interference is a symptom of bad capacitors on the Y/C board. If your AG-1980 still original that is a likely issue. A dim display is also a common capacitor problem on...
Forum: Edit Video, Audio 04-17-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 915
Posted By dpalomaki
The A/V cable you need for the TRV230E is likely...

The A/V cable you need for the TRV230E is likely similar to this (see the Camcorder manual pages 10 and 31 for pictures):...
Forum: Edit Video, Audio 04-16-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 915
Posted By dpalomaki
This standard is driven by balancing cost, time,...

This standard is driven by balancing cost, time, deadlines and expectations. All created work, whether written, video, performance, or restoration is infinitely refineable. If cost, time and...
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