Time to hold class.
by R. Proffitt - 10/31/13 10:34 AM
In Reply to: Canopus ADVC 110 - B/W & Color Problem Troubleshooting by JVCooperative
Please focus on the scan line count. Those top scan lines were rarely to never seen back in the days of ratty old TVs. Move to a capture card and a PC and you might find folk new to this complaining about ratty scan lines at the top or bottom.
These were extra and there are a lot of articles about how old TVs worked but I took a moment to find an article that covers just this.
-> OK you want a card that always works? What you have always works IF you feed it good standard NTSC signals. When it's a little off such as I noted in my posts about tracking then you find yourself fiddling with tracking or trying the other usual things. I prefer a DVR since it's made such transfers a lot easier. I did some 40 tapes for my dad 2 years ago and it was pretty painless. Just press play, record to the HDD, let it go, come back, trim and then dub to DVD.
If I wanted to edit more I could get on the PC to rip from DVD and do more but transfer was all I would do for family.
-> In parting, HAUPPAUGE makes some better capture gear but if your source video signal is garbage, no capture system will fix that. Garbage in, garbage out.