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  • Sony Beta Deck

     Baz Leffler updated 11 years, 2 months ago 3 Members · 3 Posts
  • Zach Rutledge

    July 21, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    I have a Sony Betacam SP deck (videocassette recorder uvw-1800) and I think the black levels must be off on it. Anything captured to or from has heavy contrast. Is there a way to set the black level on this device?

  • Bob Zelin

    July 21, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    there sure is. The UVW-1800 has a built in time base corrector, and Sony used to sell TBC remote panels for this VTR for $700. Since Sony no longer makes this product, you can look at for TBC remote control panels, that will be MUCH MUCH cheaper. Just make sure they say it works with Sony VTR’s.

    So, is there a way you can adjust this for free – NO.

    Bob Zelin

  • Baz Leffler

    July 22, 2009 at 12:31 am

    … and to add to Bobs comments, when you start fiddling with TBC controls you really need a waveform/vectorscope.

    (ps ebay have many of these remote TBC controllers with the 15p D connector)

    What would I do without the ‘UNDO’ button!!!!

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