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 Post subject: Re: Gen-lock help please
PostPosted: 14 Feb 2020, 22:36 
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No worries.

Yeah really looking forward to seeing Gunbuster on LD. Haven't seen it since the early 2000s when I sold off most of my VHS tapes.

I'm not a huge fan of the LD boxset art though, even though it's Mikimoto. I might collect the individual releases in the future and sell on the box.

btw are you using Sub Station Alpha for overlay? I can only get it to recognise straight .ssa, not even .a ss. So I convert .srt to .ssa here:

https://toolslick.com/conversion/subtitle/srt-to-ssa
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 Post subject: Re: Gen-lock help please
PostPosted: 14 Feb 2020, 22:51 
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I still don't have the unit in hand yet. But I will probably use that program assuming it works with most versions of windows.

I might be able to rip subs off my Gundam BDs if you can't find them anywhere else.
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 Post subject: Re: Gen-lock help please
PostPosted: 15 Feb 2020, 09:22 
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gypsy wrote:
I still don't have the unit in hand yet. But I will probably use that program assuming it works with most versions of windows.


yeah I think it does

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I might be able to rip subs off my Gundam BDs if you can't find them anywhere else.


Well that's a very generous offer as I know it would be quite a lot of workvfor you but let's work on finding existing subs somewhere for now, they must exist, I know fansubs existed of at least the full run of Zeta, but as has been stated here before some contents of the old internet seems to have faded away, including a lot of sites that used to compile .ssa files...
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 Post subject: Re: Gen-lock help please
PostPosted: 18 Feb 2020, 21:20 
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Ugh. I'm getting colored bars transposed over the image. About to dig into the manual but this is not promising. Glad I didn't rush out and buy and LDs.

Edit: Contacted a friend of mine that is knowledgeable and has worked with AV gear his whole career. Based on what I told him (PLL being borked) he says it's completely effed.

He said tvone is s**t and there is a 50% chance it was broken straight from the factory.

More edit: Going on a wild tech support journey with him and this thing IS working, I was able to overlay some b******t without error. Trying to sort where the issue lies now. Weeee.

Got it fully working, watched the first episode of Gunbuster.
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 Post subject: Re: Gen-lock help please
PostPosted: 19 Feb 2020, 01:40 
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Thanks for forper I was able to get half way, are you downloading any of the rar files and if so do I need my XP computer to be doing this stuff rather than my
window 8?

Was able to download some stuff from one site that forper told me of but it was only 30 min of subs not the entire thing so I want to try the russian site but
am hitting the .rar roadblock for now.
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PostPosted: 19 Feb 2020, 01:45 
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I got the Gunbuster subs off of the site forper linked to. The tower I'm using is running Windows 98 lol. XP should be fine.
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 Post subject: Re: Gen-lock help please
PostPosted: 19 Feb 2020, 02:13 
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I guess I'm being more lazy than anything else.
Just need to download these files and transfer with winzip for the rar files so I can figure that out then transfer to ssa and then even see if
the unit I have will work.

Haven't even got that far :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: Gen-lock help please
PostPosted: 20 Feb 2020, 09:22 
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gypsy wrote:
I got the Gunbuster subs off of the site forper linked to. The tower I'm using is running Windows 98 lol. XP should be fine.


Good news you got your 450 and it's working. Are you using .ssa and are your subs for Gunbuster displaying font information along with the text? When I convert to ssa they keep all that format data in the subs actually displayed.

I'm still lookiing for a solution that doesn't involve me manually editing the whole script.

Hey Reino!! C'mon get your genlock in action already!! You're lagging behind..
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 Post subject: Re: Gen-lock help please
PostPosted: 20 Feb 2020, 18:50 
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I got the Gunbuster subs off of the site forper linked to. The tower I'm using is running Windows 98 lol. XP should be fine.


Good news you got your 450 and it's working. Are you using .ssa and are your subs for Gunbuster displaying font information along with the text? When I convert to ssa they keep all that format data in the subs actually displayed.

I'm still lookiing for a solution that doesn't involve me manually editing the whole script.

Hey Reino!! C'mon get your genlock in action already!! You're lagging behind..


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: after the concrete yesterday and plumber today I may try tonight or tomorrow.
Have Dirty Pair downloaded and ready just need to plug in and test it out if it works.

Will keep all posted, was just searching on ebay if the 400 doesn't work to pickup another, we will need to start a thread
or add to this one on which units work and don't work for genlock.

Very excited to do this but a little bummed that these rar files are for crap for me and I can't open them.
They have EVERYTHING I would want, even Kenya but I can't figure out this stupid rar file........

They even have all the GE999 so I wouldn't have to buy the series again.
Hopefully the subs come through another way, fingers crossed :!:


EDIT: looking at my CD-400 I see that I am missing the composite and S-video in.
So am I supposed to be using the in and out for the LD player on this unit and I bought the wrong unit or is there a way to
use these VGA or RS232 to connect it?

At least I have a remote for the future :lol:

Well seems that I may have bought this without reading the in's and out's on the unit.
Didn't really pay attention to that, couldn't figure out why Gypsy was saying this wouldn't work :lol:

OK so I need to find another unit to get the genlock, anybody have any alternative units to look out for that are lower priced?
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 Post subject: Re: Gen-lock help please
PostPosted: 21 Feb 2020, 09:16 
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Ah that sucks. Gypsy got a good deal on his 450, under $100 so I guess just keep an eye out, I'll do the same and let you know if I see anything.

On .rars if you have Windows 7 I think it should just extract with the right click menu. Otherwise you might have to download winrar or something and that will let you extract the files.
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 Post subject: Re: Gen-lock help please
PostPosted: 21 Feb 2020, 14:27 
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Yeah I'm confused about why they can't be opened. Rein-o if you want to just send me some you are having trouble with and I will take a look.

From what I could tell looking up the units, the 400 is purely a scan converter/down converter. The 50 often means the unit has genlock, this is a case with a couple other products in their line as well. The 450 is not a great piece of tech but it does do the job and is small low power drain etc... So there are some positive aspects. I found out later from my buddy that I could have used a huge a** Sony video editor I picked up in a large av production gear lot, but I would have needed something like the standalone genlock unit posted earlier in the thread. Something for me to keep in mind for the future, if this tvone craps out. If I see one pop for a cheap price, I'll certainly grab it and do some testing.

Rein-o I will pm you about some other units.
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 Post subject: Re: Gen-lock help please
PostPosted: 21 Feb 2020, 14:57 
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I'll keep an eye on them too.

Have windows 8.1 and an old xp computer, haven't turned it on in a few years but was able to get the ssa to open on my laptop so I may just use this
rather than deal with the old xp desk unit.

Thanks for the pm, will keep searching, money is going into plumbing today rather than genlock hobby :(
But I do need laundry and don't really need the genlock :cry:
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PostPosted: 22 Feb 2020, 00:00 
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rein-o wrote:
I'll keep an eye on them too.

Have windows 8.1 and an old xp computer, haven't turned it on in a few years but was able to get the ssa to open on my laptop so I may just use this
rather than deal with the old xp desk unit.

Thanks for the pm, will keep searching, money is going into plumbing today rather than genlock hobby :(
But I do need laundry and don't really need the genlock :cry:


:cry: you could transfer the .ssa files on a usb stick to the XP PC? I just use my everything laptop for sub duty but would like a dedicated PC one day..I had a Sony Windows 7 VAIO HTPC for ages but gone now, s**t.

everyone NEEDS a genlock man. That is, every TRUE anime fan..
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 Post subject: Re: Gen-lock help please
PostPosted: 22 Feb 2020, 05:07 
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Yes but that will be more time that I'm doing house work etc.
And the computer is upstairs for music that I haven't done and LD is downstairs.

Another issue is I can't remember where my thumbdrives are. But totally want to save the stuff, wish there were a page or download here for the .ssa or
any files for people to share like the manuals.
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 Post subject: Re: Gen-lock help please
PostPosted: 22 Feb 2020, 05:16 
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Well we talked about this Reino, is google drive an option to share .ssa files?
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 Post subject: Re: Gen-lock help please
PostPosted: 22 Feb 2020, 16:18 
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Well we talked about this Reino, is google drive an option to share .ssa files?

Yes we did, I think it will have to end up being this.
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PostPosted: 23 Feb 2020, 02:54 
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yeah but hey if Julien is willing to host .ssa files in a depository here that would be even better. Julien, would there be any chance? A lot of members would benefit having all the .ssa files we can muster collectively in a central location. They could be focused on just files for anime titles on LD at least for the time being, then maybe branch out into Godzilla and tokusatsu titles on LD then who knows?
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 Post subject: Re: Gen-lock help please
PostPosted: 24 Feb 2020, 15:31 
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Dreading how much shipping would be on a 50 LD box set.
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PostPosted: 24 Feb 2020, 17:02 
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Dreading how much shipping would be on a 50 LD box set.

Oh yeah, my guess would be around 150 minimum, some of those sites will only ship express after a certain weight.

There are some boxes on ebay for 100+ and from my past experience it would be cheaper for me to buy those than YJ.
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PostPosted: 24 Feb 2020, 17:28 
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rein-o wrote:
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Dreading how much shipping would be on a 50 LD box set.

Oh yeah, my guess would be around 150 minimum, some of those sites will only ship express after a certain weight.

There are some boxes on ebay for 100+ and from my past experience it would be cheaper for me to buy those than YJ.


In this case the pre-shipping price is much cheaper than eBay. Cheaper than just the first half, only listing with the second half up is 10x the price though shipping is "free" lol.
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