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Old June 29th, 2002, 03:26 PM   #1
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I am participating in an Escrow.com Transaction of which I have three days to inspect the camera. Supposedly, the camera is 6 mos. old, and the "hours meter" reads as follows:
OPERATION: 17 X 10H
DRUM RUN: 8 X 10H
TAPE RUN: 4 X 10H
THREADING: 13 X 10
I will assume that those numbers are 1st order powers of ten, so that said, is this considered high or low?
Is this actually older than stated?
I have owned a TRV9 and two TRV900's (still have one:>)...)
but this is another level.
Any and all advice will be appreciated.
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Justin
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Old June 29th, 2002, 03:59 PM   #2
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It doesn't seem excessive for 6 months old, but its not low mileage either. An hour a day for 6 months is used. What type of camera is it? Make and model?

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Old June 29th, 2002, 04:33 PM   #3
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It is a PD150
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Old June 29th, 2002, 04:45 PM   #4
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Look at it this way. The camera was on 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week for a little over 4 weeks. Produced 40 hours or so of tapes. Sounds like it was used for probably 2 major productions or lots of little ones, spots etc. Good luck.

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Old June 29th, 2002, 09:51 PM   #5
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Looks like it's gone through 130 eject cycles with 170 hours of operation, 40 of which were recording. Looks acceptable to me for a six-month-old camera.
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