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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.  

       David Warner   
     Crawford Communications