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Old April 19th, 2003, 03:56 PM   #76
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sorry try this

http://194.7.100.75/manuals/3858185131.pdf
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Old April 19th, 2003, 04:19 PM   #77
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Joihn do you have a manual for the NTSC English version?
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Old April 20th, 2003, 07:59 AM   #78
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sorry......
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Old April 20th, 2003, 08:30 AM   #79
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This is the English and French manuals inPDF and this is the manual inGerman PDF.
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Old April 20th, 2003, 11:21 PM   #80
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Jeff these are for the VX9000E which is the european PAL version, looking for the NTSC English version VX9000
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Old May 2nd, 2003, 07:02 PM   #81
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DSR 250 Tape Loading Worry

I am hoping someone can put my mind at rest following an incident that occurred when I used my Sony DSR250P for the first time.

As I do not have a DV Cam video recorder I set the DSR250 up to record DV SP mode. However, rather than use dv tape, I have always used full size DV Cam tape in my VX9000 DV video camera. Naturally, I assumed I could use the full size DV Cam tapes to record on DV SP mode on the 250, given that the tape is the same as DV, albeit, supposedly better quality.

Unfortunately, this does not appear to be the case, as when I switched on the camera, in VCR mode, and inserted the tape and closed the compartment, I heard what I thought was the tape going through its loading process, albeit, I did think, a rather long process.

However, after a period of time I heard a few bleeps, which I assumed were an error code. I looked into the viewfinder and noted the error code, C-------- and the eject symbol. I then opened the tape cover and the tape self ejected.

I assume that what I thought was a long loading process was the tape attempting to eject, reload, eject etc? I tried loading another tape, however, this time I did not fully close the compartment lid, after another long loading type process the tape self ejected. No error message this time, I assume because the compartment lid was open.

After this I thought it may be related to the machine being set to record in DV SP mode, and that it wanted a DV Tape. Consequently I set the DSR 250 to DV Cam mode and reinserted a DV Cam tape. It loaded fine. So it would seem that the 250 will only work in DV SP mode if you use a DV Tape, strange, and NOT apparently mentioned in the hand book.

My real concern, it has really upset me, is that during the repeated loading type process which resulted in the error messag, I may have damaged my new camera. What do you think?

Thanks for any advice.
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Old May 2nd, 2003, 08:23 PM   #82
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There are not, to my knowledge, any cassette coding devices which would tell the camera what type of tape is loaded. Other than mini vs full-sized.

I have run miniDVCam tape in my PD150 without problem but that does not necessarily extrapolate to full-size tapes in my DSR-300.

I have read postings on other forums where people use the full-sized DV tapes in DVCam recorders. Certainly my DSR-20 or DSR-300 have no warnings about this.

Furthermore, the camera/tape manufacturers are usually quite careful to mechanically disallow the loading of a harmful tape into a transport.

I doubt that you have damaged anything.

Call Sony's hot line support at Sony Business Solutions & Systems Technical Emergency After Hours Support (ERS)

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Old May 3rd, 2003, 04:49 AM   #83
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Hi Allan,

On a couple of occasions I have had my 250 eject tapes after failing to load properly. In every case I have had the top cover open and looking down it was apparent that the tape was not sliding fully 'home' i.e. down then inwards towards the capstans.

I found when I inserted a tape that if I pressed the tape case down closer to the battery end it seemed to load ok everytime. Pressing at the centre or lens/front end occasionaly caused it to misload, almost like it was catching on something internally in the mechanism.

The above was with PDV184 DVCAM tapes. Never had the problem with miniDV tapes.

Mine is relatively new as well so if it plays up its going for back for servicing!
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Old May 29th, 2003, 02:58 PM   #84
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Old July 9th, 2003, 07:15 PM   #85
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DSR250 Loading Errors

I get missloads every once in a while with my DSR250. I get them in the DSR200 and DSR300 as well. But after several hundred threads in each of these cameras, they all still work fine.

I think the problem is usually when the tape reels go from mini-DV to full size. But sometimes not.

Unless you force the tape in without letting the transport feed it, damage is unlikely.
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Old September 16th, 2003, 07:17 PM   #86
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Sony Dsr-270

Any information out yet on the new SONY DSR-270?
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Old September 16th, 2003, 10:21 PM   #87
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I haven't heard anything but then I had no clue about anything else new from Sony and look what they did without telling me. WOW! I'm mad ;-)
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Old October 1st, 2003, 02:52 AM   #88
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Guys, This Isn't True Regarding PD150 vs. DSR250, IS IT?!

I was checking out this site, which someone said makes the best turnkey edit suites. While I was there I started poking around to see what else they were about. I came to a page where they're selling DSR250s. Here's what they say: "VIDEO IMAGE QUALITY of the DSR-250 is substantially better than the PD-150 or XL1s! In comparing the specifications between all of these cameras one would deduce that the PD-150 and DSR-250 have the identical optics and CCDs. Hence the image quality should be identical.
HOWEVER, using both of these units side by side reveals this is not the case at all. The DSR-250 produces video that is much closer to that of the DSR-300. Its Video has substantially greater detail, edge sharpness, color richness, and dynamic range over
video acquired from a PD-150 ... "
No way, right? And then they go on to say that the "AUDIO QUALITY on the DSR-250... far surpass[es]" that of the PD150 because "the mic pre-amps and AGC controls incorporated into the DSR-250 are much higher quality than those found in the [PD-150]".
Not true, right? And then they finish up with: "When you show up for a shoot packing this unit people know you mean business.
The 'impression' you make with a shoulder mount Sony gets you
instant respect and attracts a lot of attention."
I guess that last one's debatable. (Maybe should take it to a singles bar ;)
Anyone used both these cams?

http://www.saferseas.com/vsd/eye/eye2.html
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Old October 1st, 2003, 04:23 AM   #89
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The VX2000, PD150 and DSR250 have the same "engine." Perhaps the electonics is different with the DSR250, but from what I've read over the years the video quality is the same. The DSR300 is where everything changes. Perhaps BillKC will jump in and cut away some fat---by writing a nice long essay with some hidden but humorous meaning lodged ironically in-between a sentence or two. :)
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Old October 1st, 2003, 05:19 AM   #90
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Sounds like I might have to point my PD150 and DSR-250 at the same scene with exactly the same settings and do a screen grab and see what the diff actually is(if any).

One thing I will say for the 250 is that it is much easier to shoot with re the control layout i.e. dont have to get lost in menus to adjust the audio, gain up, iris etc etc. Much better CPSI (controls per square inch).
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