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Old November 26th, 2009, 10:39 AM   #1
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Help with sony UVW 1800 not recording in color?

If anyone knows the uvw 1800 beta sp recorder I am recording to tape and all of a sudden it is recording Black and white.

any help ideas thoughts would be much appreciated!!
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Old November 26th, 2009, 06:40 PM   #2
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Are you connected via Composite or Component?

If you're connected Composite, make sure you didn't accidentally connect to the Y connector of the Component input.

If you're connected Component, make sure you didn't mix up/reverse the R-Y and B-Y connections.
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Old November 26th, 2009, 08:14 PM   #3
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s video

I am connected to the deck via s video and jumping the reference.
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Old November 26th, 2009, 08:54 PM   #4
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The wires in S-Video cable are 28 gauge or thinner. If the Colour signal wire broke, that would do it for sure. Have you tried a different cable?
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Old November 26th, 2009, 08:56 PM   #5
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And where are you jumping Reference from? Monitor out? Very badly timed video would do it as well. Have you tried pulling Reference altogether?
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Old November 29th, 2009, 03:35 PM   #6
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Are you sure your monitor output is setup correctly and that the problem is with the recording?
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Old November 30th, 2009, 08:17 AM   #7
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Thanks all for the input got it fixed!!

Thanks

Shaun i tried a new s video and that worked thank you !

it works great now thanks to all who gave input as well !

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Old November 30th, 2009, 07:56 PM   #8
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Yeah, S-Video cables do a Y/C separation (luminance and chrominance) and pass the signals discretely. If the chroma wire (again VERY thin wire gauge) gets damaged (which is easy to do from "yanking" cables) then voila! B&W video circa 1950!

Glad that worked out for you.
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