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04-15-2021, 12:17 AM
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Hi !

Just a simple question..
Are build in TBC in portable s-vhs-c cams are good as VCR's TBC ?

I need to archive some s-vhs-c cassettes , but the adapter cassettes are rare and expensive and i preffer to bye a cam instead adapter.
Some models i found in BG /Bulgarian/ marketplace :

Panasonic NV-SX50
JVC GR-SXM58
JVC GR-FX220A

Assuming the cameras are technically ok, which is preferable?
Camera with built-in TBC or recorder with built-in TBC ?

Thanks in advance !
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04-15-2021, 02:25 AM
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Some high end S-VHS camcorders did very well but the major difference between a VCR and a camcorder is the tape wrap angle, The VCR scans the tape in 180 wrap with two heads, one field per head, While the VHS-C camcorder scans the tape in 270 wrap and uses a small 4 heads drum rotating at higher than normal speed to track down the 2 fields, this is not ideal especially for LP tapes recorded on a different camcorder, SP recordings are more resilient. This is why a full size drum VCR is recommended.
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04-15-2021, 03:30 AM
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Understood.
So, cassette adapter is preferred.

Thanks!

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..because i dont know these cams are hi-end , or not..
Thanks again !
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04-16-2021, 09:29 PM
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S-VHS-C cameras did a terrible job of playing tapes.
Been there, done that.
Learn from my mistakes, don't repeat them. S-VHS-C cameras like to eat the -C tapes.

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