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  1. Video Electronics

    WTB: Century Optics Mark 1 Fisheye Screw Mount ***

    Try Jorge in Houston. He's a distributor for Century/Schneider. Usually has used as well as new 3ccdsales@gmail.com. Also has an instagram but I forget what it is. VX1000market maybe?
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    Happy 15th Birthday

    Happy birthday SP! Now as old as many of the guys were when they joined. Thanks Steve and crew for all the time and energy required to build and maintain. A lot of successful filmers cut their teeth here.
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    Vx 1000 won't turn on

    If you're sure your batteries have enough left t do the job, I'd have a look at the RS-63 board. Odd that it would or could fail when it's not been powered up in years. You hear anything rattling around inside?
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    Mk2 v2 lens scratch repair

    Tough situation all around. Have you reached out to Jorge in Houston? He's a distributor for Schneider. He's a pretty busy guy but worth a try. If that front element is available, he can get it. kerry@videoelectronics.tv and I'll get you his info.
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    Vx1000 Blue Bars When Shutter Speed Is Above S60

    Hey, sorry, the site has been locking me out somehow. Been able to read but not respond. It's been 3 1/2 years since this particular failure was discussed and I honestly don't remember what the resolution was. Wondering if there some refraction going on inside the lens because of contamination. Hope this gets through
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    WTB: vx1000 (preferably japanese)

    Hey, if you look on Ebay there are a bunch being sold for parts, out of Japan. I've found that most are readily repairable. So, unless you're jammed for time, it might be a good way to go.
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    VX1k - MK1 vignetting aligment

    The age old vig problem. Replacing the VAP Unit is the only hope, but is not 100% effective. Sony would tell you that their lens is as perfect as it needs to be...to run a SONY wide angle lens. It was not designed with that Century lens in mind. With a tight, solid VAP there would be a significant change for the better though. If you look back at some of the classics, like fully flared, the vig is off. It's part of the VX1000's charm!
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    vx question

    You left a message but I couldn't grab the phone number. You can email me...kerry@videoelectronics.tv and I'll shoot you the form to send with it. As with all repairs, I'd prefer not to get battery, tape, hood...just the cam and the form is great. Your welcome to call again during business hours, of course. 978-664-9992
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    vx question

    does this happen while filming or just when a tape is inserted? The other issue is likely the power control block beginning to fail. Side note...all ok down there? I see you're in Durham
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    VX1000 Blue Haze

    agreed. Trying to find a mint anything 20 years into its life if tough though. Given enough time, money, and effort, "mint", or close to it, can be restored.
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    Video Electronics

    Awesome brother...thank you
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    Video Electronics

    An interview Lew did with Boston Voyager online magazine. The picture is priceless! http://bostonvoyager.com/interview/meet-lew-erlich-video-electronics-north-shore/
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    VX1000 history.

    If anyone hasn't seen it, Jenkem did a great piece on the history of the VX1000, They kindly mentioned VE but that's not the reason to read it. I even learned a few things.
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    VX1000 Blue Haze

    Not sure there are any perfect lenses left. Some are just better than others. The only way to be sure what you have and how easily it will integrate into the target cam is to actually do all the work and have a look. It's a lot of work
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    Hazy Lens

    If you look in the lens and it looks fine, but your footage is hazy, the contamination is farther in and often in the one lens element that can't be accessed for cleaning or replacement.