Question about Panasonic AG-DS555 S-VHS VCR

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Rolling static pattern

When capturing some old S-VHS material, I thought that the tapes had deteriorated badly as there were many drop-outs! However, I don't think that the tape is the problem. When paused, a pattern of "static" (a band of flashing white specks) slowly rolls from bottom to top of frame. I tried adjusting tracking & cleaning the heads but problem is still there.

Doug Knutson
Windswept Productions

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  • Windswept Mar 27, 2008

    Me again.

    A new ripple in this - the band of "rolling static" only occurs when the deck is controlled remotely (RS-422)!?? I am controlling it from Final Cut Pro via Keyspan USB to RS-422 converter.
    Will keep working on this & will post any results - but would appreciate any insights!

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Solved! (I hope??).
The cable from the Keyspan to the AG-DS555 deck had an extension cable - when this was removed, the rolling specks disappeared!!! I tested the same set-up on a JVC DV deck and didn't see any problem?? But I suppose that S-VHS is much older technology - I hope that this was it!

Guess the moral of the story is - check every cable!

Posted on Mar 28, 2008

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