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Can't get DSR 1800 to read VITC T.C. generated from pvw2800

Can't get DSR 1800 to read VITC T.C. generated from PVW 2800. Checked 1800's settings for ext. generated, rec run many times. Any Ideas?

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  • bigpict Jul 24, 2009

    Hi Mike,

    No, let me be more clear. We are attempting to dub Beta SP tapes to DVCAM

    but preserve the beta's timecode.

    Never have been able to get the DSR 1800 to "SEE" the time code from the beta.

    I have read the 1800 manual and set the parameters to external generated and record run

    it is in VITC mode but when I put it into "EE" or hit the record button it generates it's own TC.

    It never locks up to display the Beta's TC. I've reset every setting I can find, checked the

    TC cable, even reversed the whole thing so that the BETA reads the 1800's TC (works fine).

    Could these 2 decks be incompatable? Thanks for your help.



    Jeff (928) 771-0072



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Can you elaborate on the part where you say:

Checked 1800's settings for ext. generated, rec run many times.

Is that supposed to be external generated? Do you mean you have been able to record just fine many times in the past using these two devices and getting it to read the vertical interval timecode hasn't been a problem in the past?

Please let me know

Thanks
T

Posted on Jul 23, 2009

  • Tim Grayson
    Tim Grayson Jul 24, 2009

    It definitely sounds like a compatibility issue, I've never attempted what you are trying exactly so I can't say for 100% but I have worked with these machines and you are doing everything that I would do to make it work. I would say it looks like a compatibility issue for sure.


    Thanks
    T


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