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by jeremyabel
Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Old analog Gear, need manuals, etc.
Replies: 40
Views: 3921

Re: Old analog Gear, need manuals, etc.

Ok, so with the combined powers of a Horita BSG-50 blackburst generator, and For-A FA210 time base corrector, I can really do some wacky stuff to video! These warps are ridiculous and amazing, it's like the controls go from "oh, this is pretty subtle" to "huh, this has very little resemblance to the...
by jeremyabel
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Old analog Gear, need manuals, etc.
Replies: 40
Views: 3921

Re: Old analog Gear, need manuals, etc.

Yes, that would work. If your original source has an external reference input, you can connect that to your black burst generator, and then you don't need the FA-210. If memory serves, I don't think the For-A had particularly good video processing, but I might be thinking of the DPS-235 (which defi...
by jeremyabel
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Old analog Gear, need manuals, etc.
Replies: 40
Views: 3921

Re: Old analog Gear, need manuals, etc.

Oh, and about the black burst reference: yes, I'm pretty sure the A51 won't run right without it. The analog-to-digital converter for the input does lock to the incoming video, but the memory addressing logic for reading the video to the output digital-to-analog converters expects to lock to the re...
by jeremyabel
Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Old analog Gear, need manuals, etc.
Replies: 40
Views: 3921

Re: Old analog Gear, need manuals, etc.

Woo ok, I got my cable made up, keyboard looks like it's working fine! Video looks out of sync though... reading the previous posts, seems like I need to feed a black burst signal into REF LOCK.
by jeremyabel
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Old analog Gear, need manuals, etc.
Replies: 40
Views: 3921

Re: Old analog Gear, need manuals, etc.

Do you have the pinouts for the cable? It's not wired completely pin-for-pin. From the technical guide: Yeah, that's what I Googled for when I first found this thread, I saw it in the first page of posts. Currently kicking myself because I ordered a weird combination of cable pieces off Amazon in o...
by jeremyabel
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Old analog Gear, need manuals, etc.
Replies: 40
Views: 3921

Re: Old analog Gear, need manuals, etc.

Don't be embarassed -- it isn't at all obvious. If you're lucky, you should find a roughly triangular piece of black plastic with "ABEKAS" stamped on the side; on a new system, it's screwed onto the front of the machine next to the power supply. Sadly my machine does not seem to have that piece. Co...
by jeremyabel
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Old analog Gear, need manuals, etc.
Replies: 40
Views: 3921

Re: Old analog Gear, need manuals, etc.

Sweet, just got it hooked up and the status output looks good! Another embarasssing question: how the heck do I take the boards out of this thing? I removed the metal locking plate but they're all still stuck in there. I've pulled about as hard as I feel comfortable pulling, as well. Am I missing so...
by jeremyabel
Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Old analog Gear, need manuals, etc.
Replies: 40
Views: 3921

Re: Old analog Gear, need manuals, etc.

Sorry to revive an old thread, but I came across this while searching for info about my own A51+ I recently bought on ebay. In a sales video for the A51 I saw it could be used with a monitor display to show information about the state of the machine. Is that just a straight BNC connection from the S...