Once upon a time, I did a residency (at Alfred) and used vintage camcorders to “rescan” my laptop screen and pipe the signal into the synth rack, through the Fairlight CVI, etc. I want to get that into my everyday setup so I’ve been looking at camcorders and realized I know nothing. But maybe you do, dear reader.
My top questions are:
If it’s a camera with a big pinout, probably a 10 pin, are there converters I can find and use today to power them and get the video out? Do you have suggestions?
Do you have any places online you like to learn about these things?
Do you have any favorites? I’ve mostly been looking at 80s and 90s Hitachis and Ikegamis, but like I said, I am truly ignorant here.
Bonus question: If you know Berlin, do you have any recommendations for good places to dig through bins looking for these beauties?
Thank you a million times for checking this out and your knowledge. <3