purchased a Sony V800 Hi8 VCR from the UK, and was shocked to learn that this
model, distributed in the UK, does not have a line recording facility - i.e. I canít record using an AV
line-in facility. I understand that
this facility is sacrificed to save on taxes.
on what modifications are to be carried out on the V800 to install a switch
which would allow me to swap the existing AV terminals as in as well as out,
would be appreciated.
Sultanate of Oman
recently managed to start copying some old slides and cine film onto tape. I would like to add a commentary and though
itís possible to do this on camera with slides, it is not acceptable with the
noise of a cine projector.
Do I really
have to have an expensive sound mixer, when all I want to do is replace the
recorded sound with a voice over when transferring to full size tape?
possible to put a mic input directly into the audio-in socket of my VHS recorder?
I have an
Akai Hi8 camcorder and am interested in editing tapes onto my Panasonic NVF77B
VCR using a video audio mixer and processor.
I see that the Videotech VEC1070 appears to meet most of my
am keen on being able to adjust the red, green and blue colour components and
possibly to do dissolves from one video image to another.
please advise if there is an appropriate unit on the market that is able to
perform these tasks - Iím looking to spend around £300 - £400.
upgraded to S-VHS, I used to own a full sized Philips VHS camcorder. The reason for this change was that the
Philips developed an annoying problem.
Small parts of the image would have small blue dots appearing - like
Ďblowní pixels. I have seen this on
other used cameras and would like to know what this problem is and how I can
prevent this happening on my new camera.
appreciate advice and tips on transferring cine film to video in order to
achieve correct colour and as flicker-free video as possible using the
following equipment: Super 8 film taken on Leicina Special camera, Noris
Sonomat projector, Sony Hi8 CCD-TR705E camcorder and Ferguson TV and Video.
I am at
present transcribing some slides and negatives, via my Sony PHV A7E, and some
Hi8 video onto S-VHS. My desire for
effects in processing and picture to picture wipes has led me to consider
Panasonicís WJAVE 5 unit.
have a VideoTech VTG228 titler; when I come to serious editing will the WJAVE 5
be compatible with, say, an RME500 and the RCTC of my V800, or must I consider
rewriting my footage to VITC?
I have a
Mitsubishi C35 and am having a lot of trouble with the batteries, in as much as
they are supposed to be 1 hour batteries.
The most I get out of one battery, fully charged, without using any
function other than record mode, is about 35 minutes.
and discharge them according to the manufacturerís recommendations but with no
luck. Do you have any idea where I am
going wrong - if indeed I am?
also recommend a charger unit that will slow charge my batteries overnight, or
a power pack that will give me at least 3-5 hours of use, suitable for my
searched through the magazines, without success, I have three questions for
Is there a
VCR on the market which will play in reverse without generating noise bars?
Grundig S-VHS edit VCR the only one that will give selective zoom during
hardware is necessary to achieve a full conversion of NTSC signals to PAL?
I would be
grateful if you could find time to answer these questions.
I have a
Ferguson FC23 camcorder which I wish to use to edit my tapes onto my JVC 5800 S
S-VHS recorder. I also want to add a
sound track and titles.
The JVC JX
SV77 editor seems to be good value, especially as it also incorporates a
character generator. As Iíve never seen
a review of this anywhere, can you recommend it, and would it work well with my
taken several video films, Iíve decided to try editing them onto VCR. I notice when sometimes cutting from one
scene or title to another, I get a distinct Ďpopí on the sound track.
please advise me what Iím doing wrong?
please suggest a suitable editor and processor which would be suitable to use
with my two Hitachi 770 video decks and Panasonic S7 camcorder?
I have in
my possession two worn out JVC nicad battery packs. Is it possible to have these reconditioned, so that they can be
used for a further span of time?
A fault in
the sound recording has developed in my Sanyo VM-ES88P video camera. After filming, the sound on playback is
virtually non-existent, only evident at random for a couple of seconds.
developed after I used the mic socket to record a sound track while filming
still pictures. The sound source was a
Sanyo hi-fi connected via the headphone socket to the video camera mic socket. I have cleaned the heads and recorded using
the videoís built-in mic and external mic - the result of this was only low
level sound being recorded. When there
is any high level background noise, no sound is recorded using either
recently purchased a JVC GP-323 camcorder and now understanding how to use the
majority of buttons, I feel I want to try something else, such as animation.
some sort of computer editing package - which would you suggest? My computer is an Amiga 500 and as Iím only
15, I canít afford much either.
It must be
able to produce single frame colour digitalised pictures without me having to
upgrade my computer; it would also be helpful if it would allow me to add sound
to my work.
recent holiday I took two 90 minute 8mm tapes and on my return I transferred
them, unedited, onto a VHS tape.
Shortly afterwards, we were burgled and lost the video camera which
contained the second tape.
I want to
edit both tapes but I need to copy from the VHS tape back on to 8mm for editing
purposes. I have tried making a copy of
the VHS tape by pointing my video camera at a domestic TV, but I get a striped
pattern which starts as an arc on the left hand side and moves to the vertical
near the centre of the screen and stays there.
please advise so I can copy the VHS tape back to 8mm so I can edit the tape?
Shields, Tyne & Wear
tell me what leads and equipment I would need to add music and commentary to my
films when I transfer from one tape to a full sized one?
I have a
Sharp VLC 690H VHS-C camcorder and a Ferguson Videostar FV50B VCR.
I have a
Panasonic NV-S20B camera and NV-SD40B VCR.
I recently purchased a VW EC1E editor which is recommended in the
I find it
impossible to get a recognisable
picture on the TV using the pause/still or still advance buttons on the
editorís camera control buttons, making it impossible to locate the start or
finish of the scenes to bee edited.
instruction book states that by connecting an Edit Controller to the cameraís
edit socket highly precise and speedy editing becomes possible.
something Iím doing wrong, or is it a fact that the camera doesnít work with
purchased a Sony V800E to make use of the RCTC code. Iíve noticed that it appears to miss some frame codes - anything
from 5 to 15 frames in small groups every couple of seconds.
on both re-written codes on some original 8mm tapes as well as on new Hi8
tapes, recorded on the V800 in short play.
This has made editing, using my PC and video software, lose track of the
tape position - sodís law says that a start or stop will be in a blank frame.
Is this a
camera or tape problem, or do hardware video controllers manage this frame drop
in a better manner than a PC controlling the camera?
recently purchased a Hi8 camcorder after using Video 8 for some time, I now
have the problem of choosing a tape from the large number of tape types
please explain the apparent difference in performance between the tape types
which, after all, have considerably different costs?
Samsung 8mm camcorder I recently tried my hand at a spot of animation, simply
by stopping and starting the camera every few seconds.
however, is could all this stopping and starting of the recording action be
damaging the camera in any way?
would be appreciated.
Shield, Tyne & Wear
that the start of each tape is subjected to very hard work, I thought it would
be economical if one could use the end first, so to speak.
the tape has no inherent horizontal specials - itís the same initially from
edge to edge. So I undid one cassette
and proceeded to make the end come first and the original end the starting point. This took a long time to unwind by hand and
to keep the magnetic side the right way round.
all this tedious effort, to prove a point, I couldnít record anything - why?
My video camera is a Sony Video Handycam,
and having recorded some archive material Iíve included some old 8mm cine film
and transparencies via a projector. I now find that some of the sound track is
far from being acceptable.
that audio dubbing is not possible on 8mm camcorders Iím now wondering if I can
use an Editor with my Sony. Iíve
successfully coped with some insert recording, but am I asking the impossible
to keep my original video, but add a different sound track when transferring to
manufacturers of video equipment, such as camcorders, decks, processors etc.,
inform you to switch off the equipment before connecting any AV leads to link
them together? What possible harm can
be done to equipment that is left switched on when linking up AV leads?
canít we have long-life video heads fitted to camcorders and video decks? Weíve had them on audio cassettes for years.
trouble with my RocGen Plus Genlock.
The equipment I use is a Sony V600E Hi8 camera, Sony VX1E Hi8 camera,
run through a Panasonic WJ mixer to a Sony SLV-715 VCR.
is fine until I want to make a copy of the master. When I play back the copy which is only 2nd generation for the
Genlock, all the places Iíve used RocGen are now black and white, with only the
occasional flash of colour. I thought
Iíd got a fault on my RocGen, so I tried it on my friendsí machines - same
read the test reports on things before I buy them and, yes, it is a good
machine, until you want to make a copy.
Is there a way to correct this problem, or do I have to purchase more
Holland, S. Humberside
past five years Iíve lived quite happily without a television. I play a lot of sport and quite often
matches are filmed and a copy made for me to watch. Of course, I have to ask my friends if I can watch my tape on
be ideal for me is a training TV player, sold by Mar.Com, but its price makes
it prohibitive. Iíve purchased a
Goldstar video player; now I want to find a monitor television to screen the
tapes, but not receive the dreaded air waves.
1986 I bought a Rendale 8600 Genlock, with the intention of superimposing
titles and graphics onto my home videos.
After a lot of problems and a modification done by Rendales, I packed it
away as I was told it was all to do with my using the Amiga A1000, which was an
Last year I
upgraded to a new Amiga, A1500 - and thought that now the Genlock would come
into its own. It hasnít! I can get a superb genlocked picture on the
computer monitor but the video recording, stable as it is, is in black and
white. When I go into x2 playback mode
it appears in colour.
equipment I use is as follows: Sony CCD-V100E camcorder, Sony EV-800 Video 8
VCR, Olympus VX-301E VCR and Panasonic NV-870 VCR.
anyone who can help me sort this out?
the Sony CCD TR60 camcorder for a while, Iím now interested in editing my
advised that it is not a good idea to use the camcorder for editing as this
will impose an additional burden on its working life. It has been suggested that a better option is to transfer 8mm
tapes to a video recorder with a good quality tape and then purchase a second
video tape recorder and use it in place of the camcorder.
any suggestions on the advice given me?
first time in my life I am frustrated.
After being in the white goods trade for 30 years, I am now a customer.
a Sanyo camcorder from Dixons and unfortunately found them to know less than I
did about tapes. Can you please advise
me which are the most suitable 8mm tapes for my camcorder?
time is right to purchase a camcorder, I have more or less decided on the Sony
CCD-TR1 Hi8. Reading various articles,
I understand that to obtain the best results, I require a compatible TV and
TV is a Nokia 6320 fitted with a Euro AV socket and the VCRs are an ITT VR3917
and Matsui VX 2700. I would like to
obtain maximum picture quality from camera to television and also when
transferred to VHS tape.
require a Hiband TV and VCR?