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Old November 10th, 2005, 06:52 PM   #1
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My BR-HD50 VTR Problems

Today was a real time waster dealing with hardware problems. Namely the JVC BR-HD5O ProHD VTR. We have two of these units for use with our HD100U's . The problems started when deck A was batch capturing some clips into FCPro. These were 720p24 clips being captured through the analog output. After about 4 or 5 clips the deck went into a strange error mode with "playback inhibited" displayed on the screen and "overheating". Then the decks output scrambled and it switched into PAL mode. (50 displayed on the front) The deck had been on for an hour, it was not hot to the touch, nothing to indicate any problem.

After unplugging it and restarting it. I had to switch the system menu back in to NTSC by selecting the 50/60 format. ( A bit hard with PAL on an NTSC monitor) This brought the deck back into NTSC mode after reboot. But from this point on, it would no longer recognize the format of the tape inserted. There is a menu function that allows "native" mode and it switches the output to the proper tape format. This no longer worked. Setting the output format manually works... or seems to. The internal settings seem wacked.

So, I thought, hmmm...bad deck. So I grabbed my second unit, deck B. Plugged it into the system and proceeded to grab some more footage, this time DV footage from another shoot. After 3 or 4 more clips, batch capturing...SAME THING!!!!! SAME EXACT ERROR! and the same symptoms. The deck reporting "overheating" switching into PAL and then flaking out. Now neither deck will detect the tape format even after setting "factory default" in the system menus. Both of these new decks are wacked out. What gives? This is the first time I used the batch capture on clips that were logged in FCPro with the deck. The clips which did capture were fine. Nothing wrong with the tapes ECT. I have no clue. There has to be some problem with the firmware or something.

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