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Old February 20th, 2005, 12:22 PM   #196
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May be ready or almost ready for a head change. Have them measure the heads while they are in there.

Most conservative commercial users have their equipment cleaned and checked every year.

I don't because I think that unless you have a service person you really trust, sending a camera in is a crap-shoot. For example, Sony has a 1 for 2 track record with me. I sent in my new 150 and when they returned it, they'd screwed up backfocus. Total loss of service = 3 weeks and about $150 in overnight express bills. Next time they got it, I don't know if they caused any problems because they sent me a new one.
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Old February 20th, 2005, 01:07 PM   #197
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A technician at Canon Pro service in London once said to me as far as cameras go..
"If it ain't broke don't fix it"...

Personally I've never had a still or video camera serviced unless it has a fault..

as I've had enough bad experiences with gear being fixed and something else having been disturbed...

If your 250 is running fine, be grateful about it and use it until it shows some weakness...

Just my opinion..

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Old March 29th, 2005, 06:55 AM   #198
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VX2100 good choice to match with DSR250?

I have a DSR250 which I use for weddings and music / corporate work. I would like to add a second camera - I have aTRV950, but the shots don't match well in terms of colour or quality. I was thinking about a Z1 & FX1 as I shoot a lot of 16:9, but I am concerned about the low light abilities.

Has anyone done a direct comparison between the VX2100 (or PD170 if it is the same lens / ccd) and the DSR 250?

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Old March 29th, 2005, 09:02 AM   #199
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Graeme,
The VX2100 and the PD170 are virtually the same---electronics,CCDs,glass, I say virtually just in case the is a miniscuel difference. However the DSR250 is along the lines of the VX2000,PD150 in terms of glass,electronics and CCDs.
Having said that though, the VX2100 and the DSR250 should match up pretty well with the exception being in alow light situation where the 2100 will be somewhat better than the 250, much the same as the 2100 would be somewhat better than the PD150 or VX2000. All things being equal though the 150/2000 and 170/2100 all seem to match up very nicely with the 250. You might need to play a bit with the custom presets to get a perfect match but I know it can be done as I have a few friends that use those combos. I've even gotten my 150s to match up with my old VX1000 (well pretty close anyway) and not to far from a really good match with the 150s and a JVC5000.
I think the 2100 and 250 combo would be a really good combination for you.
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Old February 21st, 2006, 08:40 AM   #200
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DSR-250 Intervalrecording (urgent)

Hi,

I'm going on a job this weekend. I want to do some intervalrecording, and from what I can see this is possible with the DSR-250.

So I'm simply just looking for a how-to-do-it. And possibly if there's anything I should pay attention to.

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Old May 1st, 2006, 01:36 PM   #201
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Dsr 250 What do I do?

Hi, I just bought a Used DSR 250 for $2,000. It is 3 years old and has 184xh on the drum 153xh on the tape and 165xh on the thread. The camcorder has the original head. What I want to know is what should I do to get this camcorder in perfect shape. It works fine now but... It has a lot of hours. I want to be able to rely on it. Please help...
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Old May 1st, 2006, 01:51 PM   #202
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Send it to Armatos or Sony for an evaluation.
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Old May 12th, 2007, 02:47 AM   #203
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dsr 250 lanc controller

Can anyone please tell me if the sony dsr 250 can take a manfrotto lanc controller and if yes were is the lanc port on the camera?

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Old May 12th, 2007, 01:35 PM   #204
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Yes and Yes. At the right rear of the camera covered by a rubber cover there is a BNC out, a FW connection and a LANC conection. Personally I use a Varizoom VG-L (it's been a while since I looked at the exact designation) but I know lots of folks that use the Bogen and it works just fine.

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Old May 12th, 2007, 01:42 PM   #205
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Thanks Don,

Found it now. I have a 503 manfrotto head and wanted the controller that fits onto this head.
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Old July 15th, 2007, 06:44 PM   #206
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We have two Manfrotto 521s on two DSR-250s; works great.
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Old September 9th, 2007, 02:20 AM   #207
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DSR 250 picky about tapes

My DSR 250 is only 5 months old and it is very picky about taking the Sony DVCAM 64 minute tapes but had no problem with the Sony 184 min tapes or the mini dv tapes, I went this morning to capture a wedding I did a few weeks ago and it will not take the tape at all to feed it into the Computer.

It was used to film the whole day and now it will not take it at all, any help would be great or will I have to send it back to Sony to have it fixed?

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Old October 18th, 2007, 07:43 PM   #208
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Call the 800 number found in the documentation and have a chat with their tech support people before you do anything.
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Old January 24th, 2008, 09:18 AM   #209
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Vx9000

Hello,

I've just been browsing ebay and spotted a Sony VX9000 going pretty cheap. I'm looking for a more 'manual' camera than my GS75 but I can find absolutely nothing regarding the quality etc of the VX9000. Can anyone tell me a little bit about it... for example comparable modern equivalents? It's part of the same family as the VX1000 but I can't tell if it's an upgrade or downgrade to the 1000.

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Old January 24th, 2008, 12:06 PM   #210
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http://forums.dvdoctor.net/archive/i...p/t-11871.html

Looks like a shoulder-mount VX1000.
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