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Re: D1 control track problems
> At 2:57 PM 6/18/96, Craig Nichols wrote:
> >Has anyone been experiencing intermittent control track pulse
> >dropouts on D1 recently? During record everything looks normal.
> >During playback, when the sevro encounters one of these occasional
> >missing pulses, it panics until it sees another valid pulse. Sony
> >seems to acknowledge that there is a problem (possibly with tape
> >stock?). I'm wondering if we are getting the same story as everyone
> >else? We are using 2ks.....
> Then Mike Orton wrote on Sat, 14 Sep 1996 00:19:17 -0800
> >Interestingly enough, I came across this old posting, now that we
> >at Editel are having the *same* problem, on different
> >machines...DVR1000s. We have had several embarrassing episodes in
> >the last coupla weeks. Anyone else?
> Yes, we're getting burned by it too, so far only the Sony decks, the
> BTS seem O.K. Everyone suspects the new "A" type stock, but no one
> will admit to it.
Sony has changed their tape stock to an A Version. You can identify
it by the A beside the length (12A, 22A,etc.) The new stock has a
slightly different record current so it will not work well with a deck
that has not been upgraded for it. If you call Sony Tape Division
they will supply the mod kits for free. I believe that it just some prom
changes, nothing too complicated. The BTS machines aren't able to be
upgraded but don't seen to have as bad a time with the new stuff.