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Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 07-09-2022, 06:30 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 507,100
Posted By volksjager
those are not TBC VCRS and would not be good for...

those are not TBC VCRS and would not be good for tape transfers
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 04-10-2022, 11:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,574
Posted By volksjager
100% agree about working on them, pretty much all...

100% agree about working on them, pretty much all Betas are damned cuckoo-clocks
and finding parts can be like chasing rainbows
the later Sonys are the only ones i would even consider buying
at...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 04-10-2022, 10:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,574
Posted By volksjager
the problem is it does not have S-Video - which...

the problem is it does not have S-Video - which makes it sub-par for doing tape to digital transfers.
only the super high end Sony Betas have S-video
transfers are the only reason to even use a VCR...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 02-05-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 70,298
Posted By volksjager
this "fix" wont last - the plastic gears are...

this "fix" wont last - the plastic gears are cracked and it is only a matter of time until they get stuck again.
no replacements are available - this is the eventual fate of all Dynamic Drum JVC...
Forum: General Discussion 12-20-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,571
Posted By volksjager
unfortunately ebay does almost nothing about...

unfortunately ebay does almost nothing about shill bidding,
i see and report it all the time and have yet to see an item removed for it.
it is absolutely rampant and quite obvious on some items....
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,571
Posted By volksjager
the guy is crooked and i would have doubt about...

the guy is crooked and i would have doubt about his skill at repairing them
they may work upon arival, but are they truly 100% and how long will it last?
i would refuse the package and get a refund...
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,571
Posted By volksjager
i didnt know it was him the 2nd time - he has so...

i didnt know it was him the 2nd time - he has so many different user id's
not until after and i saw the name/address on the paypal did i realize it was yet another of his many usernames.
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,571
Posted By volksjager
seems he has a new user id now too - vcrseller (...

seems he has a new user id now too - vcrseller ( and this one doesnt list city)
i bought 2 decks listed by him(didnt know it was danny/son tran until i checked out)
only to have the transaction...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 08-12-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 507,100
Posted By volksjager
either is fine but the 10 is better built - JVC...

either is fine
but the 10 is better built - JVC started to cheap out on later decks
the early ones either had more metal/less plastic and/or where built in Japan instead of Malaysia/China
if you...
Forum: Marketplace 07-16-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,808
Posted By volksjager
this is sold

this is sold
Forum: Marketplace 05-31-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,808
Posted By volksjager
i can also assemble this system in a case...

i can also assemble this system in a case provided by buyer, or i cant get one and ad cost to price
must be an ATX mid-tower with adequate power supply

(i have it in an expensive Zalman Zmachine...
Forum: Marketplace 05-20-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,808
Posted By volksjager
For sale: Nice ATI AIW capture setup

i have a really nice setup:
Intel D875PBZ motherboard (the best socket 478 motherboard)
3.4 ghz intel CPU with nice cooler (the fastest socket 478 CPU)
4GB G.Skill Ram with heat spreaders
ATI AIW...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 05-05-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 18,442
Posted By volksjager
the white dusty stuff is what was on the tapes i...

the white dusty stuff is what was on the tapes i did.
i had pretty good luck doing it my way, and then keeping the tapes away from moisture
moisture (keeping tapes in damp garages/basements) is...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 05-05-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 18,442
Posted By volksjager
a Tapechek machine can clean tapes, but those are...

a Tapechek machine can clean tapes, but those are pricey.

i have been able to clean tapes myself, using a shitty old AG-1960
the AG-1960 is nice in that during ff and rewind it backs the tape...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 03-14-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 507,100
Posted By volksjager
this is a list i have compiled of good NTSC...

this is a list i have compiled of good NTSC prosumer TBC equipped decks
i have personally owned / tested most of these.

Panasonic AG-5710
Panasonic AG-1970
Panasonic AG-1980
...
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,571
Posted By volksjager
If you want a 1980 get one from Tgrant photo,

If you want a 1980 get one from Tgrant photo,
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 03-08-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,158
Posted By volksjager
if it has trouble taking the tape, open it up,...

if it has trouble taking the tape, open it up, clean and lube the mech and check and/or replace the loading belt.
if those dont fix the issue it is probably more serious and i would return it.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-08-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,139
Posted By volksjager
he isnt doing DV transfers - DV is lousy for...

he isnt doing DV transfers - DV is lousy for analog transfers
he wants to capture Hi8 analog tape to Huffyuv .avi
he is much better off using a ati capture card off the S-video with a frame TBC
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-08-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,139
Posted By volksjager
the s-video out is normal analog on a D8 cam ...

the s-video out is normal analog on a D8 cam
the firewire is for DV and i dont suggest using that
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-06-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,139
Posted By volksjager
yes they are newer and they also play Digital8...

yes they are newer and they also play Digital8 tapes
just make sure you get one that has 8mm/Hi8 playback - some are digital8 only.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-06-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,139
Posted By volksjager
they are all pretty much the same the XR cams...

they are all pretty much the same
the XR cams are better if you tapes where made on an XR cam (probably unlikely)
Stereo cams will be better if you tapes are in stereo

as far as condition, you...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-18-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,139
Posted By volksjager
what model handicam do you have? i have a list...

what model handicam do you have?
i have a list of good Sony Hi handicams with TBC posted somewhere on the forum.
that is you best bet - the HI TBC decks are very few models and way overpriced, they...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 02-18-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,536
Posted By volksjager
the 7500, 7600, 9500,9600,9800 & 9900 all have...

the 7500, 7600, 9500,9600,9800 & 9900 all have the dynamic drum.
the DD really only helps with EP mode tapes (and an AG-1980 is better with those anyway)
the biggest issue with the DD is over time...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 01-22-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,596
Posted By volksjager
awesome - glad your deck is working again :)

awesome - glad your deck is working again :)
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 01-22-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,596
Posted By volksjager
once the lube dries it can take alot of force to...

once the lube dries it can take alot of force to remove
remove the white clip and then rock the roller arm back and forth while pulling up on it
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