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Forum: General Discussion 08-24-2022, 01:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 629
Posted By RobustReviews
You'll have to wait, trust me, the story is a...

You'll have to wait, trust me, the story is a lot more complicated and interesting than the one oft' repeated.

It was part of the original videotape format war (the 1960s one), but I'm building...
Forum: General Discussion 08-24-2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 319
Posted By RobustReviews
Modern JS has a place, old crusty JS tarted up...

Modern JS has a place, old crusty JS tarted up with the clown-shoes JQuery is just passť now. It was alright when we all went Bootstrap mad years ago and soon woke up from the delusion. You're...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 08-24-2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 418
Posted By RobustReviews
I don't even know where to start here. This...

I don't even know where to start here.

This may take some time!
Forum: General Discussion 08-24-2022, 12:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 319
Posted By RobustReviews
Burn it, burn it with fire. 100% on CSS...

Burn it, burn it with fire.

100% on CSS these days, nasty ancient JQuery type JS is just nasty and also nasty.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 08-24-2022, 11:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 418
Posted By RobustReviews
The Santa Cruz is a load of 'junk' in 2022, ...

The Santa Cruz is a load of 'junk' in 2022, they're going to be out of spec' by now and they were mostly marketing when they were new. They were impressive in a 2001sort of way. They're populated...
Forum: General Discussion 08-23-2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 629
Posted By RobustReviews
Sorry to drag this up, I promise it's...

Sorry to drag this up, I promise it's tangentially related:

Is "Coronation Street" known in North America? I know it did gain some slight traction in Canada in the early 1980s but was it...
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2022, 02:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 319
Posted By RobustReviews
Old yes, (remember the Thwaite* seals on sites!?)...

Old yes, (remember the Thwaite* seals on sites!?) but it is incrementally improved and hasn't stood still by any margin.

It's no bad thing, at least it stops the most simple exploits for PW theft....
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2022, 01:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 319
Posted By RobustReviews
As I said, the CF isn't doing its job from this...

As I said, the CF isn't doing its job from this perspective.

This is WP underneath isn't it?

I can imagine now anybody looking at a messy PHP site just doesn't want the 'agro' of fixing it, it...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 08-22-2022, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,991
Posted By RobustReviews
For Betacam we used different equipment and some...

For Betacam we used different equipment and some decks with limited but useful proc' amp controls.

I recommend them personally, to be frank the internet being filled of repeated woe around them...
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2022, 12:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 319
Posted By RobustReviews
I'm more than aware of the purpose of SSL, don't...

I'm more than aware of the purpose of SSL, don't conflate what I'm trying to gently tell you with thinking a padlock makes a site secure. As I said previously the purpose for a site like this SSL is...
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2022, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 319
Posted By RobustReviews
At last! I would recommend you set the...

At last!

I would recommend you set the Cloudflare up properly though, there are a few things that still aren't set up properly and it's pretty easy to 'jump over' the CF with moderate...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 08-19-2022, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By RobustReviews
Difficult to tell from the picture, but if it's a...

Difficult to tell from the picture, but if it's a standard connector pitch it's probably a generic piece of flexible PCB connector.

There are a range of standard pitches and sizes that can be...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 08-17-2022, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By RobustReviews
It could be a host of things, but if it's a...

It could be a host of things, but if it's a hardware issue and it's improved it could simply be that a capacitor has reformed through various attempts to use the card. Unless of course, you had some...
Forum: Computers 08-17-2022, 02:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By RobustReviews
If you're connected to the internet I would leave...

If you're connected to the internet I would leave it l on.

XP is very exploitable, and is used as a vector for various very nasty activities.

If it's a standalone machine not connected to...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 08-14-2022, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,991
Posted By RobustReviews
Just to say I echo this entirely. They're...

Just to say I echo this entirely.

They're fantastic TBCs and wholly compatible with 'domestic' sources, they're designed to straighten out U-Matic after all with U-Matic's attendant ever-changing...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-26-2022, 04:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 274
Posted By RobustReviews
I think we're talking cross-purposes. I...

I think we're talking cross-purposes.

I must say though, some of your opinions ("cheapskate masses") do really make you come across as quite an unpleasant individual in that regard.

Probably...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-26-2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 274
Posted By RobustReviews
Thanks for adding this, I'll look that 'un up. ...

Thanks for adding this, I'll look that 'un up.

Like you say, it would have added more in terms of processing, no issue if you had a fairly good machine at the time but I can see it dissolving...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-26-2022, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 274
Posted By RobustReviews
I agree. As you say, the cause of the...

I agree.

As you say, the cause of the dropouts is indeterminate without experimentation so it's not possible to 'blame' the Pinnacle for those.

I never used one of those devices, that is why I...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-26-2022, 01:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 274
Posted By RobustReviews
I don't speak with authority, but I can't make...

I don't speak with authority, but I can't make USB 2.0 (and definitely not 1.0) work in terms of transmission with DV video in real time.

It's not just bandwidth, but fundamentally USB and...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 07-26-2022, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By RobustReviews
Good fix. Your hypothesis sounds quite...

Good fix.

Your hypothesis sounds quite plausible, given the age of these devices, it's probable the digital video circuitry is quite demanding on available power. It's also plausible these...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-25-2022, 03:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,067
Posted By RobustReviews
A big point it's important not to overlook here...

A big point it's important not to overlook here is that not all formats offered any sort of YC output. Video2000 and PAL Betamax (I'm not opening that one again if it does exist, it's vanishingly...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 07-25-2022, 01:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 287
Posted By RobustReviews
It's distinctly the wrong product though. ...

It's distinctly the wrong product though.

Interestingly, as a mechanical engineer do you ever use it?
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2022, 10:51 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,275
Posted By RobustReviews
To be taken seriously by whom?

To be taken seriously by whom?
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 07-25-2022, 06:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 287
Posted By RobustReviews
Yeah, they use the wordmark on various overpriced...

Yeah, they use the wordmark on various overpriced products now. They sell contact cleaner in a WD-40 branded can for a nice tidy sum. I'm sure it's good, but it's probably not worth the money.
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2022, 06:45 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,275
Posted By RobustReviews
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