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Ugo Grassi
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 - posted February 03, 2005 11:28 AM      Profile for Ugo Grassi   Email Ugo Grassi   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I bought an Elmo GS1200 P-COM. It has a processor which drives a lot of features, but I have not the owner manual. Help me...

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Jan Bister
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 - posted February 03, 2005 12:47 PM      Profile for Jan Bister   Email Jan Bister   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Ugo,

I did a Google search and found an interesting thread on the GS1200 P-COM that should give you some information worth knowing.

And guess what, it was only on second glance that I realized the forum thread originated from RIGHT HERE on the 8mm forum. LOL! [Big Grin]

http://8mmforum.film-tech.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=000687

As you can see in a post from Heinz, apparently the only thing the processor is responsible for is programmed recording, plus Elmo seems to have released this model more as an afterthought, not their greatest projector... there isn't even a separate manual for the P-COM model, just the original GS1200 one and two extra pages that explain the programmable recording. Huh!

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Alan Rik
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 - posted February 03, 2005 04:39 PM      Profile for Alan Rik   Email Alan Rik   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Sure looks cool though.... [Smile]

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Ugo Grassi
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 - posted February 08, 2005 12:33 PM      Profile for Ugo Grassi   Email Ugo Grassi   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Just for your eyes...
(don't forget to click again on the photos)
photo 1
photo 2

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Kevin Faulkner
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 - posted February 08, 2005 05:22 PM      Profile for Kevin Faulkner         Edit/Delete Post 
I have to say Ugo that the one thing I really like on this model is the led bar meters for the audio levels.
Be interested to hear how you get on with it. I have never seen one of these in the UK so dont know if it ever made our market here.

Kev.

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Ugo Grassi
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 - posted February 09, 2005 04:33 AM      Profile for Ugo Grassi   Email Ugo Grassi   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Yes, it's very very rare.
It runs very quite. And the sound is better than the others GS.
Here the photo of the computer section.
photo 3

[ February 09, 2005, 06:10 AM: Message edited by: Ugo Grassi ]

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Heinz-Juergen Schachner
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 - posted February 10, 2005 04:30 AM      Profile for Heinz-Juergen Schachner   Email Heinz-Juergen Schachner   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hello,

I am very happy to hear that Ugo is satisfied with the purchase of my P-COM machine. I had two of them and I decided to part with one of them. It does not make sense to keep two of the machines if I do not use them very much. It is a pity that these wonderful machines can make much troubles, if they are not running from time to time.

I like the P-COM very much for its design (the control desk looks really great). The P-COM was the latest model of the GS-series and thus it has the newest motor and film path modifications. The only problem with this model is the microcomputer. If this microcomputer is not working properly any more, it is not possible to record. Unfortunately the microcomputer board is no longer available as replacement part.

Best Wishes

Heinz-Juergen Schachner
Germany

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Dimitrios Kremalis
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 - posted February 10, 2005 04:47 AM      Profile for Dimitrios Kremalis   Email Dimitrios Kremalis   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
But then Juergen you can keep the P-Com version for it's other "pros" over the regular GS, namely 1.0 Lens, better sound output, better filmpaths and leave the recording to a regular GS.
I remember the last GS P-Com version I show, was sold over a year ago by Bavaria for around 1.100 Euros.
Congratulations Ugo for your new purchase!

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Heinz-Juergen Schachner
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 - posted February 10, 2005 05:16 AM      Profile for Heinz-Juergen Schachner   Email Heinz-Juergen Schachner   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Dimitrios,

yes, that is exactly what I think. The P-COM has the better amplifier and it originally comes with the 1.0 lens. I am using it for playing my super8mm full features, only. It is a shame, but I really never used the programming features of the P-COM.

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Heinz-Juergen Schachner
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Kevin Faulkner
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I think the Pcom has the same output amps as the xenon version. Heinz does the Pcom have the 30+30W amps? if so then there are also changes in the preamp section which I dont think were ever implemented in the Std GS becuse they were done to match the preamp to the newer higher output power amps.
The film path is the same as the latter GS's with the rear loop but does it have the fixed size aperture plate at the rear like the std GS's or in the front like the xenon?

Kev. [Smile]

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Paul Adsett
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Kev, are you implying that the PCOM has a rear sprung gate as opposed to the front sprung gate on all the other GS1200'S? Did Elmo ever make a PCOM XENON?

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Kevin Faulkner
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No Paul, On all the Elmo's the actual frame sized aperture was the rear fixed and the front sprung was the oversized aperture. They reversed that on the GS Xenon to give a sharper outline to the picture. The rear is the oversized and the sprung front the actual size. I also think this is why the picture looks so much sharper on the xenon.
Now I dont know which of the mods were incorported in the P-Com. The P-Com seems to have been a bit of a cobbled machine which Elmo bought out quickly to keep up with some of the other manufacturers. I dont think it even had its own instruction manual? The extra control panel looks like a bolt on after thought.
I'm more interested in the specs of this very hard to find machine. I have never even seen it advertised here in the UK.

Kev.

Kev

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Ugo Grassi
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photo 4

The P-COM has the fixed size aperture plate at the rear like the std GS's.

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Bernd Luetzeler
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Hello, I have the same question: I just bought an almost new Elmo GS-1200 P-Com, and I don't have a manual for it. The images posted in this threat are all dead links. Can someone help me out?

Thanks
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