DVCam on Ag-DV2500 at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > The Long Black Line

The Long Black Line
Tape, tape and more tape; and decks; HDV, DV, VHS and more.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old February 10th, 2007, 03:52 PM   #1
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New York City
Posts: 523
DVCam on Ag-DV2500

Does anyone else have problems playing DVCAm tapes the panny AG-DV2500? I seem to be getting a lot of dropouts and an audio aliasing problem when the captured clip is played back. Playback via analog outs sounds fine.

Anybody heard about this?

Thanks,
__________________
Andy Tejral
Railroad Videographer

Last edited by Andy Tejral; February 10th, 2007 at 05:56 PM.
Andy Tejral is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 13th, 2007, 04:15 PM   #2
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New York City
Posts: 523
Hmm. No response. How about this:

Is anyone sucessfully using this deck with DVCam?

Thanks,
__________________
Andy Tejral
Railroad Videographer
Andy Tejral is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 25th, 2007, 02:01 PM   #3
New Boot
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 17
ag dv2500

I have this deck and have used it to record to a DVCAM from Final Cut Pro HD timeline. Not sure if that answers your question? I have also captured from the deck.

Do you have the manual? The only thing I can think of as a possible cause would be the three little switches on the front. I don't have the deck in front of me. Basically the input settings. One time not having this set to the right setting prevented me from having audio, another time, a problem outputting to the deck. There is also a switch on the back for PAL or NTSC. That could trip you up too, though wouldn't explain the DVCAM issue if it is specific to DVCAM.

Good luck!
David Simpson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 28th, 2007, 09:14 PM   #4
New Boot
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 7
Panasonic AG-DV2500 Audio Capture Problem

I have an AG DV-2500 and I believe I am experiencing the same as you Andy...

When capturing in Final Cut the audio is littered with dropouts creating chirps clicks and beeps throughout the audio.

Interestingly enough though those artifacts are not there if you hook up an amplifier to the RCA outputs of the AG DV-2500 it seems to be only through the firewire.

I have been searching desperately for an answer for almost a year now and have not been able to find anything. When I first bought the unit it worked great, then slowly over time more and more artifacts became noticeable to the point I can't even use the deck anymore because they are so rampant. I've had the head professionally cleaned and still no luck.

If anyone can offer ANY help it would be greatly appreciated!!!
__________________
Grant Brennae
Integral Media
Ottawa, Ontario CANADA
Tel. 613-843-0531
Grant Brennae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 29th, 2007, 08:05 PM   #5
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New York City
Posts: 523
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grant Brennae View Post
I have an AG DV-2500 and I believe I am experiencing the same as you Andy...
I'm guessing it has something to do with the locked/unlocked audio. But I think we're hosed. I only use it for viewing now and use my camera to capture.

Looking back, it seems a bad idea using a Panny for a Sony format.
__________________
Andy Tejral
Railroad Videographer
Andy Tejral is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 29th, 2007, 08:12 PM   #6
New Boot
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 7
I agree I found it odd that a Panasonic was designed to playback DVCAM and not their own DVCPro... But the strange thing is it used to work... and then it slowly got worse and worse... And it's not only playing back DVCAM it does it with MiniDV as well.

A friend of mine who's an engineer suggested it could be the transcoding process in the deck for transmission over fire wire. Doesn't really make sense to me if that was the case then why would it slowly get worse, with digital it either works or it doesn't.

I pretty much give up. The unit is out of warranty, and sadly it only has about 70 hours on the heads. What a waste of the $2000 I paid for it a few years back. I'm afraid to send it in to get serviced because of the cost, by the time I do that I should have probably just bought a new deck.
__________________
Grant Brennae
Integral Media
Ottawa, Ontario CANADA
Tel. 613-843-0531
Grant Brennae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 29th, 2007, 10:29 PM   #7
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New York City
Posts: 523
I'm pretty sure mine didn't work from day one. But I was preoccupied with other things and "I'll deal with that later."

Well, its not the biggest mistake in video purchasing. Anybody wanna buy a Draco Cube?
__________________
Andy Tejral
Railroad Videographer
Andy Tejral is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 30th, 2007, 09:10 AM   #8
Trustee
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 1,267
Sounds like an alignment issue which could be adjusted by a technician. Panasonic may have shipped it that way in one case and wear and tear has pushed it slightly out of spec
Daniel Epstein is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > The Long Black Line

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:59 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network