- December 22, 2017 at 4:44 pm
I have a Sony J-1 BetaSP deck with some issues. Recently the picture has gone to black and white, with some vertical hold issues (see attached picture).
This displays on all outputs – S-Video, Composite, SDI.
I’ve attempted to clean the heads with no change.
I’m hoping this can be resolved with a possible menu / settings change, and isn’t a more serious issue.
- December 24, 2017 at 1:10 am
Haven’t had hands on a Beta deck for years, so kind of just guessing here. Looks like it’s expecting external reference. Either connect a sync/blackburst generator or find the menu setting for “internal” reference. Could also be that it’s in an Edit mode.
- December 28, 2017 at 8:09 pm
Some how you are getting the luminance with out the chrominance.
- January 10, 2018 at 2:59 pm
Probably too obvious, but any changes in the cabling or connection to the rest of the system? And you’ve played a “known good” tape in it?
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