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Old February 28th, 2012, 01:12 PM   #16
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Can we safely assume that Dionic has been re-celled? Looks pretty rough... ;)

LOVE to see what that footage looks like...
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Old February 28th, 2012, 01:17 PM   #17
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Had to look closely to pick out the camera in all that, Charles! Very clever improvising you did there. Hoping you get to use it after all that work.

Thanks for the picture and the update--my dad will get a kick out of seeing this!
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Old February 28th, 2012, 01:31 PM   #18
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Can we safely assume that Dionic has been re-celled?
Nah--might have been dropped or something! My batteries get a good workout.

As far as I have seen, no reputable 3rd parties (nor AB) recell the AB lithiums. Too dodgy, and prone to failure.
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Old April 8th, 2012, 08:02 AM   #19
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Here's that test clip I made to show the "awfulness" of the camera...that green tint is amazeballs. I was doing my best "bad" camerawork to augment the look!

Gotta love the light trails in the last shot...
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Old April 8th, 2012, 10:11 AM   #20
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What I gotta love are those cats!

Add a couple dogs, a kid, and a farm and it looks just like the images I got with it over 25 years ago...only cleaner, I'm thinking. But the camera work--yep, looks like mine. :)
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Old April 8th, 2012, 10:36 PM   #21
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My ED-Beta camcorder I bought in 1988 produces very good video and not all of those from that era have the picture artifacts being described. Here's a 640 X 480 vid-cap picture I took from tape and stored on a floppy disk with only 80 kb of encoding.
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Old April 9th, 2012, 05:55 AM   #22
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Great story Charles and thanks for sharing it with us, I still have my Hi 8 camera but sadly my betamovie went in the skip a few years ago! I still see them on e-bay here in the UK and think I should maybe get another as I still have all my archive betamax tapes and a deck.
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Old April 9th, 2012, 06:27 AM   #23
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Well, over the course of the 80's home camcorders migrated from tube to chip (I have a foggy memory that while most were CCD, even then a few CMOS models appeared but they were not ready for prime time yet). And some of the tube cameras were better than others even prior to that. I have a bunch of VHS from '81 on shot with a variety of consumer cameras and few were as "off" as this one. Somewhere around 89 I bought the S- VHS Canon F1000s, a rebadge of the Panasonic AG450 (but in all black, much sexier!) which made much better pictures than the camcorders of five or six years prior.
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Old April 9th, 2012, 04:33 PM   #25
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I guess that means "can't watch it"...?! Try searching for Snoop Dogg, "Sensual Seduction". I'm sure it's viewable somewhere.

Lorinda: my cats thank you for the compliments. I'm away from home shooting a feature right now and I miss them--but thankfully there's always Facetime!
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Old April 17th, 2012, 08:40 PM   #26
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Whew! I knew it was a good idea to hold on to my old TK76 and UMatic recorder... and that investment in 3/4 tape stock my wife keeps making me move from one place to another in the basement...could be gold... Shouldn't have sold my Iki to the race track in NY State.
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Old April 17th, 2012, 08:44 PM   #27
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Ugh--I still have UMatic 60's with a single :30 spot on them. One of these years I'll hire someone to digitize them for me, along with my VHS, S-VHS, HI8 and regular 8, Betacam, Digi Beta...probably missed some other format in there as well. Rows of shelves in a closet housing those aging beauties.
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Old April 18th, 2012, 07:14 AM   #28
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Shhhhhh Charles, If my wife hears you mention that I will never get on the golf course this summer! Now if there was a subsidized hire a student program...
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Old June 21st, 2012, 10:13 PM   #29
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Ok Lorinda, here we go again--this time the camera has passed the approval stage with the executive producers and we are full-steam ahead to use it on a sketch called "Obama--the College Years"! I've even ordered a second one off eBay to use as a second camera or at least backup, it will be interesting to see if it matches yours in look.

Will post stills from the set!
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Old June 22nd, 2012, 01:27 AM   #30
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How fun! I'm really looking forward to the stills so I can show my dad what that old camera is up to now. :)
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