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  • Sony J-1 BetaSP Deck – Vertical Hold / Black and White Image Issues

     Mark Suszko updated 2 years, 8 months ago 4 Members · 4 Posts
  • Billy Dennis

    December 22, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Hi There,

    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.

    Thank you!


    photo upload in public

  • Chuck Reti

    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.

  • andy patterson

    December 28, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    Some how you are getting the luminance with out the chrominance.

  • Mark Suszko

    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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