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Forum: Video Hardware Repair 07-20-2021, 10:20 PM
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Posted By swiego
Looking for a lead on a JVC BR-D51U D-9/SVHS svc manual

More or less as in the title... I'm looking for a lead on a service manual for the JVC BR-D51U playback deck. If you're curious, this was a Digital-S (later renamed D9) deck that happened to play...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 11-01-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 990
Posted By swiego
The right looks much better to my eye. There is...

The right looks much better to my eye. There is less line jitter, and the left image has blown out highlights all over the place. As latreche34 said, it could be the tape. Do you have some other...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 11-01-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By swiego
Reference tapes for pre-capture calibration / regression test

I've long used calibration target media as pre-capture references in my workflow and this generally is the accepted norm in institutions that perform bulk media digitization. Doing so periodically...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 01-15-2020, 03:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 461
Posted By swiego
JVC 9911U maintenance?

Got a JVC 9911U (original owner) and I’m happy to say it’s held up with roughly 1 tape/month use despite having the build quality of a tin can. Is there anyone out there who has maintained this final...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-15-2020, 03:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,132
Posted By swiego
Sharing some information on an otherwise rare...

Sharing some information on an otherwise rare topic..l hope the thread necro is ok.

Catalina and apps rated against it sis Premiere have lost DV support. So, things are not so great. A Sony...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 04-07-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,579
Posted By swiego
Yes itís the pleasure of recording to an old...

Yes itís the pleasure of recording to an old format to see what itís capable of. Iíve gotten as far as I can with the tapes I have. This is the next step.

Anyhow I am going to look for a good test...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 04-04-2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,579
Posted By swiego
Thank you, your suggestions have been helpful. ...

Thank you, your suggestions have been helpful. Perhaps a bit more detail. I’d like to see how high quality a signal I can get onto tape. I can permute the tape type as well as the recording deck. ...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 04-03-2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,579
Posted By swiego
Thank you for the detailed response and excellent...

Thank you for the detailed response and excellent questions. They get one thinking! In short, my interest is in verifying recording and playback accuracy, and developing in the absence of...
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,476
Posted By swiego
It cost, but I started with a Nakamichi DR-1...

It cost, but I started with a Nakamichi DR-1 whose manual playback azimuth adjustment was worth its weight in gold. I later moved on upward (CR-7a, Dragon) but have a soft spot for the somewhat more...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 04-02-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,579
Posted By swiego
Good s-video calibration source?

I am looking for a good s-video calibration pattern source that I can use to feed into a deck to verify recording and playback quality. Color bars, resolution targets and the like. (Comparative...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 04-02-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 32,533
Posted By swiego
Just adding to the pile of evidence as to Tom...

Just adding to the pile of evidence as to Tom Grant’s excellent work. He’s brought to spec two of my 1980p decks with a third on the way soon. His work is excellent on both the record and playback...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 02-12-2018, 03:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 793
Posted By swiego
Modern JVC SVHS VCR refurbishment, where to go?

Looking for references for people who refurbish modern/recent JVC SVHS decks. I know of Tom Grant's work with the 1980p (even have a deck en route to him now) but what about JVC decks? In particular...
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