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Forum: Video Hardware Repair 08-08-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By VideoTechMan
Repair Pricing of AG-1980 at TGrant

I was looking up the latest pricing on TGrant's website on the 1980 repair and apparently another price increase!! Apparently now its almost $900 to get it serviced! :eek:

Latest pricing on...
Forum: General Discussion 05-25-2021, 02:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,329
Posted By VideoTechMan
I finally found the repair order after some...

I finally found the repair order after some searching...the repair was made on my other 5710 in 2016. On there he only did the caps to the Y/C board and the display. It would have been nice if all...
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,329
Posted By VideoTechMan
State of VCR machines in 2021?

Well, as somewhat of a general rant or just things in general when it comes to having the proper gear to do the VHS transfers. It kinda sucks that in this day and age its much harder to find...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 04-13-2021, 10:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By VideoTechMan
@Lordsmurf, I've always enjoyed reading your...

@Lordsmurf,

I've always enjoyed reading your posts and insight on different topics, and having issues again with my 5710 I had read some of your older posts with your troubles with the 1980. And I...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 04-13-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By VideoTechMan
I don't remember offhand I will have to look up...

I don't remember offhand I will have to look up the paperwork to find out which I still have. I know it had TBC issues along with the infamous dim display. And back then it was $400 for the service...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 04-11-2021, 02:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By VideoTechMan
Issue with AG-5710 from TGrant, dim display, snow?

Its been awhile since posting in the forums but seem as of recently now im starting to see issues with one of my 5710 (the sister of the 1980). Upon loading a tape...a gear seem to be stuck then the...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 10-23-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,591
Posted By VideoTechMan
I wanted to offer some insight in this thread. ...

I wanted to offer some insight in this thread.

In Sergei's defense, the transition to doing captures via SDI is what I feel imo a great idea, when looking towards a more modern workflow. Alot of...
Forum: Computers 09-28-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 842
Posted By VideoTechMan
DHCP server isn't needed, especially for the XP...

DHCP server isn't needed, especially for the XP boxes. All they will be used for is to transfer files between each other so once an IP is set for each machine, that's pretty much it.
Forum: Computers 09-28-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 842
Posted By VideoTechMan
Yes, 8tb drives are still a bit expensive lol. ...

Yes, 8tb drives are still a bit expensive lol.

Yes you can interface your Win7 and Win10 machines (via dual-port NICs). In my test setup I have interfaced my XP box directly to the Skylake system...
Forum: Computers 09-28-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 842
Posted By VideoTechMan
I also have a managed switch, but it can either...

I also have a managed switch, but it can either be managed or unmanaged, it doesn't matter. With my test setup I just have it wired directly between the two machines but the same concept applies with...
Forum: Computers 09-28-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 842
Posted By VideoTechMan
So far I've been getting near gigabit speeds...

So far I've been getting near gigabit speeds between the two machines. Of course this was testing with 30GB video files.

Depending on your networking skills you could simply get a switch to...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 09-26-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,224
Posted By VideoTechMan
You don't want to go cheap on a VCR to do a...

You don't want to go cheap on a VCR to do a proper transfer. There are many threads that recommend what VCR decks to use for transfer. Avoid the VHS models; a SVHS deck is best for transfer. However,...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 09-26-2019, 02:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,224
Posted By VideoTechMan
Hmm I have a Canon full size scanner that has...

Hmm I have a Canon full size scanner that has film scanning capabilities (I have the film accessory that came with the scanner). I was reading about the SilverFast Studio software but was undecided...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 09-26-2019, 02:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,314
Posted By VideoTechMan
My Sony DVW-M2000 is basically the same as your...

My Sony DVW-M2000 is basically the same as your machine, besides being full size with a ton of connections.

How well has the J3 worked for you, being a smaller portable unit? Out of the three...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 09-25-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,314
Posted By VideoTechMan
I have about 8.5 ft width on one wall and the...

I have about 8.5 ft width on one wall and the other almost 10ft, but more around 9ft. I have built my own 26U rack for most of the audio gear and a 20U rack for the decks. In my case though most of...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 09-25-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,314
Posted By VideoTechMan
Now the question is, how do you fit all that gear...

Now the question is, how do you fit all that gear in a small room space? :)
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 09-25-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,314
Posted By VideoTechMan
Well, I may as well share my gear list, though I...

Well, I may as well share my gear list, though I have slimmed some of it down in recent months:

Current deck list:

Panasonic AG-5710 x2 --one needs to be serviced
Panasonic AG-DS840
Panasonic...
Forum: Computers 09-24-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 842
Posted By VideoTechMan
Transfer Files from WinXP to Editing Machine

There's been numerous posts I have been reading over the years on trying to transfer the files made with VD and moving them to the main editing rig for further processing, since WinXP has to remain...
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 09-23-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,276
Posted By VideoTechMan
I have several of the Cyberpower 1500 PFC model...

I have several of the Cyberpower 1500 PFC model of the UPS, which ran me about $200. The PFC line is more important for modern computer power supplies that have the Active PFC and needs a pure sine...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 09-23-2019, 01:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,314
Posted By VideoTechMan
How many VCR decks do you have for capture?

I'm currently have use of a very small room for video work until I get a small building built on my property to have more room to spread out my gear. Until then, I was just curious on the number of...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-22-2019, 12:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,634
Posted By VideoTechMan
Basically in most cases, its just better to...

Basically in most cases, its just better to incorporate an analog mixer for proper sound levels. I always incorporate a mixer in my setup, as I use the Kona LHi to capture.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-21-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 879
Posted By VideoTechMan
The Sony BVW-D75 deck has SDI out (I have one)...

The Sony BVW-D75 deck has SDI out (I have one) and the PVW-2800 that I have are both the better decks for capturing SP tapes. I would avoid the UVW series due the infusion of plastic parts in the...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 09-14-2019, 02:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,169
Posted By VideoTechMan
I still have 3 CRT broadcast monitors, two of...

I still have 3 CRT broadcast monitors, two of them being 9 inch (Panasonic and Ikegami), and a 14 inch Sony BVM monitor. I plan to keep my BVM for eventual retro gaming since its best for the older...
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,869
Posted By VideoTechMan
Hey LS, I just now reading this thread. So sorry...

Hey LS, I just now reading this thread. So sorry your going through this health challenge....sucks having pain and having to go through it. Heck early last summer I had my gall bladder taken out...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 08-11-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,661
Posted By VideoTechMan
No they do not. VHS/DVD combos are consumer level...

No they do not. VHS/DVD combos are consumer level and have no TBC of any kind, neither do VHS decks. The broadcast decks usually have full frame TBC, but they only play SP recorded tapes, so won't do...
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