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Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 02-12-2020, 06:09 AM
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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: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 02-11-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,803
Posted By dpalomaki
Interesting. Proof of the warnings about buying...

Interesting. Proof of the warnings about buying used gear from ebay.

Have my hands on the unit I looked at 3 years ago. Powered it up and fed several test patterns to it including color bars and...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 02-09-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,803
Posted By dpalomaki
I note the regulator IC, LM3940, has what...

I note the regulator IC, LM3940, has what appears to be a tantalum capacitor next to it (orange thing in the attached photo). I wonder if it has failed? I have had gear exhibit a high failure rate...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 02-08-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By dpalomaki
IMO every tape will not benefit but many if not...

IMO every tape will not benefit but many if not most will. Try both ways and see which is better. However, if the AG-1980 has not been recapped all bets are off as to whether or not the TBC will...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-05-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 741
Posted By dpalomaki
I just did a quick check on the audio output...

I just did a quick check on the audio output levels of the AG-1980.

With a 1 kHz sine wave recorded on a stereo track an output meter indication of 0 dB corresponds to about 0.3 volts open...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-05-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 741
Posted By dpalomaki
FWIW: I have encountered clipping that happened...

FWIW: I have encountered clipping that happened in the first stage of a recorder audio input. The input was set for a low mic level as with dynamic mics (typically -60 dBV output) but the connected...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-03-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 741
Posted By dpalomaki
The meters on the AG-1980 (or any other device)...

The meters on the AG-1980 (or any other device) can help but only after you understand the levels and limitations of each device through out the signal path, including the effects of any audio...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-30-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 848
Posted By dpalomaki
https://www.amazon.com/Comprehensive-Cable-S4P-YC-...

https://www.amazon.com/Comprehensive-Cable-S4P-YC-6HR-Shielded-S-Video/dp/B0010BRMH2/ref=pd_sbs_23_t_1/146-3078474-7298522?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B0010BRMH2&pd_rd_r=1928d604-01e1-4c6c-ae72-7b5b01b043c...
Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 01-30-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 98
Posted By dpalomaki
DaVinci Resolve’s Scene Cut Detection function...

DaVinci Resolve’s Scene Cut Detection function might work. I believe it produces a cuts list that can be exported for use in other NLEs. However, I've not tried it. In general automatic scene...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-30-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 848
Posted By dpalomaki
1 - Adds cost which hurts drive for lowest...

1 - Adds cost which hurts drive for lowest possible price point while making a profit. Especially in the products aimed at the consumer market.

2.- A TBC can defeat commonly used analog copy...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-23-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 316
Posted By dpalomaki
I suggest you get the service manual for your VCR...

I suggest you get the service manual for your VCR and ask questions with reference to images from it, not images that may be for a different mechanism.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-22-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 464
Posted By dpalomaki
I would add a caveat - provided the original...

I would add a caveat - provided the original signal recorded was a good solid image. The common problems with home recordings include noisy off-air -cable signals, shooting in poor light, and poor...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 01-22-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 57
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 01-20-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 316
Posted By dpalomaki
Tape tension is controlled by a tension band. ...

Tape tension is controlled by a tension band. The AG-1980 Service Manual calls for replacement every 2000 hours, (same hours as upper cylinder replacement).

The attached figures are for the K...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-20-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 316
Posted By dpalomaki
The JPG is typical of images shown in VCR manuals...

The JPG is typical of images shown in VCR manuals as a symptom of contaminated heads. See the attached image from a Sony user guide. (It might also indicate wornout heads.)

Drop out compensation...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-18-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
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: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-17-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By dpalomaki
Also including stereo and TBC Sony EV-S7000...

Also including stereo and TBC

Sony EV-S7000 Hi8 VCR
Sony GV-D200 D8 VCR (With video8/Hi8 playback)
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 01-11-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 585
Posted By dpalomaki
It is a world filled with good and bad news. ...

It is a world filled with good and bad news.

Bad news spreads faster than good news.
All it takes is one employee with a Monday AM hangover to ruin a lot of input.
One pi..ed-off employee can...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-11-2020, 06:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 33,494
Posted By dpalomaki
From ~18 years ago. ...

From ~18 years ago.

https://forum.videohelp.com/threads/26401-Canopus-released-the-new-PVR-product-%28LOOK-VERY-HOT%29
Forum: Blank Media 01-11-2020, 05:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,320
Posted By dpalomaki
City water often contains chlorine...:yikes:

City water often contains chlorine...:yikes:
Forum: Blank Media 01-10-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,320
Posted By dpalomaki
Not that it directly applies to optical storage,...

Not that it directly applies to optical storage, but but consider two things:

1. How quickly helium leaks from a conventional balloon, but does not leak as fast from the metalized balloons.

2....
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 01-09-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
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: Video Hardware Repair 01-09-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 150
Posted By dpalomaki
The video looks like there is bleed through of...

The video looks like there is bleed through of the vertical deflection voltage to the horizontal signal throwing off the horizontal line sync, causing every other line to shift (i.e., making it early...
Forum: Blank Media 01-09-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,320
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: 282
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,...
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