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Kieran MatthewRe: M100 digitizing problems
by on Feb 20, 2006 at 2:14:37 pm

This sounds like a time-base issue. The video output of VHS machines is unstable and produces noisy syncs. Normally a TV or monitor ignores the extra noise and locks to where it expects the syncs to be so you get a stable picture. Media 100 however is trying to lock to the incoming feed and is very choosey about the grade of sync it gets. Normally it is just about OK, but in particulary noisey bits such as dropouts, breaks in recording, fast-forward/rewind, or sometimes just normal playback, the system gives up and crashes as you describe.

The only way to effectively (in my experience)use VHS as an input format is to first pass it through a TBC. Good ones are now coming up on the second hand market quite frequently and for reasonable prices.

Hope that helps!


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