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Old December 17th, 2003, 07:49 PM   #1
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Taking the VX2000 apart

Not that I would ever attempt this!

VX2000

http://www.camcorderservice.nl/indexvx2000.htm

TRV900

http://www.camcorderservice.nl/indextrv900.htm

VX1000

http://www.camcorderservice.nl/indexvx1000.htm
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Old December 17th, 2003, 10:19 PM   #2
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thanks for these links. Those are some amazing pics on there. I believe its the first time I have ever seen these cams taken fully apart.
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Old December 17th, 2003, 11:03 PM   #3
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Oh, great!

You can see that the VX2000 (or may be PD-150) has a powerful 32-bit Hitachi SH2 risc processor running at 20+ MHz!

Amazing. This is the same processor used in Sega Saturn video game console. I wonder what is its actual role in there.
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Old December 18th, 2003, 02:15 AM   #4
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Wow, very cool. Perspective well lent. We come to identify with these instruments, but look: thousands of inorganic bits of material, all machined together. Hard to relate to that. Amazing.
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Old December 18th, 2003, 11:15 AM   #5
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Oh God, why do these pictures turn me on? ;)
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Old December 18th, 2003, 11:44 AM   #6
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And I look at those pictures (nice find by the way) and lament over the obvious lack of any shielding whatsoever.

No wonder the camera is so suceptable to EMI and EMP!
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Old December 18th, 2003, 02:43 PM   #7
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I wasn't going to say it Joe, but, well, they do sort of make me blush.
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Old December 18th, 2003, 07:53 PM   #8
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Those pictures are going to put a positive damper on my curiosity and fasination to pull things appart. At that price, that's a good thing.

Your right Mike! Where is all the shielding? As fas as I know Magnesium Alloy is not rated to stop EMIs!
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Old December 20th, 2003, 10:09 PM   #9
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I noticed two items:

1) 50 Hz Crotus Binder

and a

2) 20 Ohm Fracazoid Modulator

No wonder the S/N ratio is high for 1/3" chips.
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Old December 28th, 2003, 11:55 AM   #10
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These are beautifully shot shadowless pictures - taken by someone who knows his DOF and backgrounds. I only wish the salient parts were identified though, as this would make them more than just pretty pictures.

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Old December 28th, 2003, 01:39 PM   #11
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Wow. What's that VX9000? Anyone ever use/see one? Looks like a lower end sholder cam.

EDIT: It looks as though the VX1 had a marked focus ring. I wonder why they stopped using that design.
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Old January 1st, 2004, 10:32 AM   #12
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It's amazing the amount of engineering that goes into a camcorder. Sometimes I think it's incredible that they are as reliable as they are (given the number of components that must work together) and affordable as they are. Thanks Tommy

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Old January 11th, 2004, 07:16 PM   #13
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http://www.camcorderservice.nl/indexfotomenu.htm


It seems they have a few more cameras disassembled as well some pannas and canons... great link tommy !!!
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Old January 12th, 2004, 02:07 PM   #14
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Re: Taking the VX2000 apart

<<<-- Originally posted by Tommy Haupfear : Not that I would ever attempt this! -->>>

Maybe more of us did!

Do you know this is what BBC does if you want to shoot a project for them with aDV camera?

They bypass the dreaful Sony preamp and get to make things more linear in the audio stages.

That would also be interesting on cameras that do not allow manual audio adjust, in order to bypass the AGC.

There's an article on how to modify the TRV900 audio stage.


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