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maurice jansen
how often did you get Caught
on Jan 10, 2010 at 10:06:01 pm

hi there all

picture this.
you finaly get the change to order the finest piece of equipment
you can dream of.
after waiting way too long the box arrive's
the first thing you find is THE MANUAL. off coarse you lay this a side
because there is something better THE MACHINE.
the first thing you try does not work.
and then after too much hour's and getting really angry you caught your self

YOU DID NOT READ THE F$%#ING MANUAL

i guess the cow is filled by people too excited to read the manual
how often did you caught your self ????



People saying they don't make mistake's often make nothing at all!


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Bob Zelin
Re: how often did you get Caught
on Jan 10, 2010 at 10:28:57 pm

I get "caught" every time I work with a new piece of equipment.
I curse, and yell, and I should know better after all these years, but I am as guilty as anyone else on these forums.

And being older, I get angry that products like the Sony SRW-5800, etc. are so different from conventional VTR's, that I get angry at them, because I just can't "use it" without reading the manual.

I am no different than these guys that "hate FCP" because they learned AVID, and just can't be bothered learning another software interface. I may yell at them, but I am just as guilty. (but I eventually read the damn manual).

Bob Zelin




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Mark Suszko
Re: how often did you get Caught
on Jan 11, 2010 at 4:35:49 am

Bob may be the inspiration for this video from The Onion, the language is Not Safe For Work, but the sentiment, is, I think, familar to many of us here:

http://www.theonion.com/content/video/sony_releases_new_stupid_piece_of


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maurice jansen
Re: how often did you get Caught
on Jan 11, 2010 at 10:40:05 pm

;-)

we had a college that could get in his car with a axe
if you just spell SONY ;-}
he would laugh his gut's out when i could show him this.

great
Maurice

People saying they don't make mistake's often make nothing at all!


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Chad Brewer
Re: how often did you get caught
on Jan 12, 2010 at 2:30:33 am

I, like Bob Zelin, used to want to yell at the SRW-5500 for being so anti-tradition as far as VTR's go...I learned the deck's in's and out's after it spent a lot of time "learning" me. I don't yell at it anymore..I was then pleasantly surprised when my company acquired the HDW-D1800 and it operated more like a traditional VTR - didn't even need the manual after shadow boxing with the SRW-5500.

However, even after reading the entire manual and using it for years, there still is a deck that deserves to be yelled at because its menu system, operational controls, and RS422 protocol are all like having a bad headache while walking through a poorly designed maze: The Panasonic AJ-HD3700B. You have to hand it to Panasonic on this model, VERY good downconversion hardware for a VTR, but it has the user friendliness of MS-DOS with no keyboard.
This machine can humble (I mean, aggravate) even the heartiest of us video soldiers...



Chad Brewer
Senior Tape Operator
TeleVersions


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