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Old July 9th, 2004, 11:42 AM   #46
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Leave the tape out and it should not go into standby. Might have to leave the tape door open on the 1000. Best to check.

Should work with no problems. Just be careful to not let anything drop into the tape slot while it is open.
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Old July 11th, 2004, 06:25 PM   #47
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Thanks.

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Old July 12th, 2004, 09:14 AM   #48
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i might also want to try this with my PD170. for the sake of quality; i would also like to record on miniDV.

I would experiment, but any advise here would be helpful - there should be no problem recording to VHS off the RCA connections throughout the time when the minDV is rolling, stopped, ejecting, reloading, and then rolling again, right? I am worried about tape changes.

The VHS-as-backup with its long tape load sounds like a good idea to me, except for the poor recording quality.

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Old July 12th, 2004, 01:12 PM   #49
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The 150/170 will deliver video right on through tape changes. Remember that many people feed a production monitor directly from their cameras so as to confirm color and exposure settings.

VHS directly from a camera is quite good. Not DV but quite good.
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Old July 12th, 2004, 03:14 PM   #50
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Hot damn, I was just trying this very thing last night. I'm wanting to get into video deposition at some point, have a PD170, would rather not interrupt every hour with minidv tape changes (or have to buy a vhs cam), and thought maybe it would be permissable to NOT record in-camera, but rather send the signal to a couple of VHS VCRs, with time/date and all, and thus get at least two hour recording times. Deposition is another matter; perhaps I'll have to ask about this in my own thread? In any case, I can say YES, rca connections out to a vcr will give you a bypass that allows for direct vhs masters (with time/date too, should you desire this).
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Old July 12th, 2004, 03:35 PM   #51
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Even better, get an s-vhs vcr - they've gotten relatively cheap and the quality is considerably better when fed by s-video. And of course you should be able to use a t-160 tape for 2:40 of continuous video.
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Old July 12th, 2004, 04:50 PM   #52
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YOu can feed the camera input into a VHS deck for deposition recording. Good luck finding much business. After talking with several people about it, San Francisco seems to be the major center for this work in Northern California, followed closely by Sacramento.

AFAIK, you still have to get your Notary to do this in California.
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Old October 15th, 2004, 10:03 PM   #53
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VX1000 reseating board/card etc

hey i need to reseat my board and cards in my VX1000 can someone explain to me how to do this please help.thanks
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Old December 5th, 2004, 11:55 AM   #54
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VX1000, anyone still use it?

Anyone here have a VX1000 and if so, how do you compare it to the VX2000/2100 in the daylight? Which do you prefer?
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Old December 5th, 2004, 12:57 PM   #55
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I use one as a 4th camera for graduation events. Set at wide angle and left alone. It works OK. Color is a bit subdued but it mixes OK for those types of videos

The local community college has 4 of them that are still running after 8 years. They do good work.
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Old December 5th, 2004, 03:16 PM   #56
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I do not have the VX1000 although I do work with a DSR-200 which is its big pro brother (image quality weighs they are the same) and it works great in day-light. It has inter-cut with a PD-170 a few times with no problems. In low light is were you see the difference.

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Old December 6th, 2004, 04:50 PM   #57
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only just got rid of my vx1000 after - well, it was one of the first to come out. no other reason than it was superflous to my shooting requirements. hppily intercut with sp and other dv footage. don't know about low light, but for daylight and setup lighting it was great....

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Old December 8th, 2004, 07:00 AM   #58
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Going strong

I can't compare with the 2000/2100 , as I do not access to one. I would however add my comment that it is still a great workhorse. I have one and it has been great. I did have to replace the ribbon cable a year ago but that was a small concern. Obviously there have been improvements in the later model introductions. The addition of a flip out screen was a good one. A slow speed was added on the later models, a convenience but also a loss in the quality area.

Mine is still going strong but I did this past year move up a bit and bought a PD150. I like the addition of DVCAM. Unfortunately I have the 1000 for sale as I can't really justify two great machines.

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Old December 10th, 2004, 11:10 AM   #59
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I myself had the 2100 first but sold it in favor of a 1000. Under daylight, i like the 1000 image a lot better than the 2000/2100. The white balancing is a lot better than to me on the 1000 too. Don't get me wrong, i love the 2100 but since i do most of my work during the day, the 1000 is the camera for me.
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Old December 19th, 2004, 12:59 AM   #60
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i use a vx1000 and 2100, the 2100 is new... unfortunately i havent been able to use the 2100 yet since my leg is broken, and using a 2500$+ camcorder on crutches doesnt seem intelligent to me
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