problem of head on camcorder, help

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by Fidji, May 15, 2005.

  1. Fidji

    Dave R Guest

    Have you actually tried it Tony? I recently captured 85mins of a LP DV
    recording made on a Panny, using my Sony. No problems at all.
    Dave R, May 18, 2005
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  2. Fidji

    Dave R Guest

    I don't know the stats, but I don't know anyone who doesn't have one
    nowadays. They're about £40 ($25) in supermarkets these days, and play
    Yes, plenty of BB stores, although last time (last year) I looked there
    was a small section of VHS tapes. For sure DVD is the main player.
    Dave R, May 18, 2005
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  3. Fidji

    RSD Guest

    I wish 40 uk pounds was $25 sometimes! :)

    RSD, May 18, 2005
  4. Fidji

    RSD Guest

    However, I recently had serious problems (subject of a recent post), where I
    was presented with an LP miniDV tape produced on someones camcorder, which
    would not play back properly through my Sony. I have seen this a number of
    times and despite PTRAVEL´s claim that this is "rarely reported", I would
    suggest that maybe it´s much more common than he believes. In any case,
    rarely reported doesn´t equate to rarely happens.

    RSD, May 18, 2005
  5. Fidji

    Dave R Guest

    Whoops, did my maths wrong there. :) That should read around $70-75 I
    Dave R, May 18, 2005
  6. Morgan. You are a ****.

    I've never used that word on a newsgroup before, and almost never in the
    'real' world, but if there ever was a person that the word was made for it's

    Why don't you take you and your fragile little ego and just **** off. Do
    what you like, go take some novocaine, Quaaludes, Cerapax, morphine, dope
    whatever. I hold you pretty much responsible for the demise of this once
    vibrant newsgroup through your poisonous vitriol you dispense as you see

    So once again if I may reiterate. On behalf of humanity I would like to say

    <snipped a very small selection of Tony's considered replies>

    Do read what I said. Your powers of comprehension are approaching those
    of a lobotomised wood-louse.

    You're now talking bollocks.

    Again bollocks.
    Steve Franklin, May 18, 2005
  7. Fidji

    PTRAVEL Guest

    I didn't mean to suggest that exchange of LP tapes between camcorders will
    be problem-free, or is something that should be relied upon. As noted, it
    is not a supported function and can be problematic. It was raised in the
    context of the OP's original inquiry re: "problem of head on camcorder,
    help." His problem was almost certainly one of head alignment, rather than
    the buyer of his camera trying to play LP tapes.

    For what it's worth, there seem to be more problems with transferring LP
    tapes when going between cameras of different brands, than with staying
    within a brand.
    PTRAVEL, May 18, 2005
  8. Fidji

    Grumps Guest

    Whilst I am not going to take sides in this little discussion, you must've
    led a very sheltered newsgroup life if Mr Morgan is the first person you
    want to call a c***.
    Grumps, May 18, 2005
  9. On the contrary I have an exceptionally high, though not limitless, level
    of tolerance.

    One of the main tenets of newsgroups is a free discussion of ideas. People
    will always disagree with each other, although most do it with humility and
    their dignity intact. The moment someone dare question Tony's Authority on
    any subject he will attempt to belittle, humiliate and embarrass the poster
    in the most condescending tone.

    Thus a simple discussion becomes a 150 post flame war because he is not a
    big enough man to put his view out there and be happy with that.

    *Most* other people are happy to enter into a rational, friendly debate with
    the end goal of finding 'what' is right and not 'who' is right.

    A straw poll of this newsgroup on any given day would find that most people
    would not piss on Morgan if he was on fire, and most would be pouring on
    any accelerant they could find.
    Steve Franklin, May 18, 2005
  10. Fidji

    Tony Morgan Guest


    Any YOU talk about "poisonous vitriol" ?

    At best you need counselling for your attitude problem and foul language
    [1], at worst you're in serious need of psychiatric help.

    [1] You might like to consider that youngsters sometimes
    read this newsgroup. I trust you don't have or aspire to
    have children. If you do then obviously don't care about the
    model of language and social skills that you present.

    Now do go away and play with your social equals where such language is
    accepted and expected of you.
    Tony Morgan, May 18, 2005
  11. Fidji

    Tony Morgan Guest

    Poor chap seems to be an example of the reason why "care in the
    community" doesn't work.

    I can't help but wonder whether his foul language is a result of poor
    parenting, or of the influence of bad company.
    Tony Morgan, May 18, 2005
  12. Fidji

    Tony Morgan Guest

    When I've had the need to distribute a video to a number of people, the
    choice of medium is not as simple as you suggest. As you state, you can
    buy a very inexpensive DVD player that supports most variants (DVD-R,
    DVD+R etc), but a lot of people have purchased their DVD player one, two
    or three years ago - when universal DVD-variant playing was very much
    the exception rather than the rule. Only a couple of months ago I gave
    away (what was) a very expensive LG DVD player that didn't play DVD-R or
    DVD+R. And most folk take the position of "if it ain't broke, then don't
    replace it" - unless of course they themselves are into home video. And
    I'd estimate that four out of every five miniDV camcorder owners never
    transfer their movies onto DVDs so the issue of replacing their legacy
    DVD players never comes up. In fact if my memory serves me correctly,
    there have been a substantial number of enquiries on this newsgroup
    about transferring VHS onto DVD - and often these people have to have
    the issues regarding DVD-R/DVD+R explained to them. They often don't
    know what (if any) of the "home-burned" DVD media types will play on
    their own DVD player - let alone friend's and relative's DVD kit.
    There's a current thread of "Converting VHS to DVD" to illustrate my

    To illustrate the issues, a friend who's daughter was recently married
    engaged a "professional" video outfit to shoot the wedding and
    reception. It may be different in other locations, but this guy (who
    does a lot of weddings in my area) only provides VHS in the "standard
    bundle". "Extras" on DVD are charged extra, and must be ordered
    specifically as either DVD-R or DVD+R.

    It's an eye opener BTW, to check on what these "professional video
    services" charge for weddings. I'd suggest that you use the Yellow Pages
    and contact your local "Video Wedding Services", ring up and enquire
    about what's on offer, and the cost. And if you're asked anything about
    particular DVD variants play dumb - I'd speculate that you're quite
    likely to be offered a "standard VHS" delivery package.
    Tony Morgan, May 18, 2005
  13. Fidji

    Tony Morgan Guest

    I wish 40 uk pounds was $25 sometimes! :)[/QUOTE]

    Indeed... I must confess that I didn't spot it until you responded :)
    Tony Morgan, May 18, 2005
  14. My language however foul varies only in degree to yours, and aside from one
    word does not deviate from anything you'll find on television, post
    watershed. Your language in the post I responded to, talked of male
    genetalia and mine of female. All parenting and company being equal then
    perhaps it says more about you than you think.

    I am many things, though frightened of being wrong is not one of them, in
    fact I relish the opportunities to learn that being wrong brings. My self
    worth is not tied to the acceptance of my comments as gospel on a newsgroup.
    Though I would never speculate on the origins of your problems I suspect
    it's nothing to do with bad company. Perhaps you were never paid enough
    attention as a child or had a father that was never satisfied with whatever
    you achieved - whatever it was it's not for me to judge. Though I really
    honestly believe you do need to seek help.
    Steve Franklin, May 18, 2005
  15. <snip>

    Any YOU talk about "poisonous vitriol" ?

    At best you need counselling for your attitude problem and foul language
    [1], at worst you're in serious need of psychiatric help.

    [1] You might like to consider that youngsters sometimes
    read this newsgroup. I trust you don't have or aspire to
    have children. If you do then obviously don't care about the
    model of language and social skills that you present.

    Now do go away and play with your social equals where such language is
    accepted and expected of you.
    Tony Morgan

    Tony....I do not for one minute imagine you actually Rolling on the floor
    laughing. I can not imagine you even laughing.

    Tony....take a look at the number of people that have pointed out your
    foibles over the last few years, wake up and smell the coffee. If you can't
    get the professional care in Wales I suggest you petition the WHO to donate
    a professionals time, or apply for further EU aid, or go to London, please
    get it sorted.

    Youngsters will have to deal with people like you soon enough, lets not
    shelter them eh? Let them decide what they can and can't handle. I realise
    you are from another generation and that it's hard to understand, but my
    language is least of their troubles/concerns. You live in a world of where
    playing the spoons at the Rhyl social club passes for entertainment. The
    rest of us live in the year 2005 in developed countries, where my comments
    don't even register a blip on the social radar.

    So I will return to my world Tony, if you promise to return to yours - fair
    enough? are your spoons....and here's your like Tony
    Bennett don't you?, come on Tony leths not cause a kafuffle. I've got your
    blanket for you. Now before I go...isth there anything else you need?
    Steve Franklin, May 19, 2005
  16. Fidji

    Fidji Guest

    Thank's for your anwsers.
    One more question, do you know if alignement can be done by
    myself or it must be a repairer ?
    Fidji, May 19, 2005
  17. Fidji

    PTRAVEL Guest

    Alignment generally requires a specially-recorded tape, and the right
    instruments and tools. I think it's safe to say that if you need to ask,
    you should send it out to a professional for repair.
    PTRAVEL, May 19, 2005
  18. Fidji

    :::Jerry:::: Guest

    Although not sharing your choice of words I must agree that Mr Morgan
    has all but killed the group.
    :::Jerry::::, May 19, 2005
  19. Fidji

    Fidji Guest

    Thank's for advice

    Fidji, May 19, 2005
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