I can't remember how to loop a stable reference signal from a Sony BVW-75. I do not have a black burst generator. I am using an old analog NLE editing system and trying to digitize in and record out to tape through component. I am using an old Media 100. I have component in and out and composite in and out from the editing system and of course component in and out and composite in and out on the Sony BVE-75
I know that it has something to do with the component Y in or out on the deck being used for the signal, but I just can't remember how. Been working way to much in digital video lately.
Close, but not quite. (If you meant to say the "OUTPUT".)
You should not send the OUTPUT from the DECK, BACK into itself.
That would invite some spectacular "rolling sync" effects as the deck attempted to "chase itself".
The better way is to simply send the INCOMING video first to the SYNC in, then loop THAT into the VIDEO INPUT (turn OFF the 75 ohm termination on the SYNC loop, but turn it ON at the VIDEO INPUT.)
This way, when you are playing a source, the deck will sync to it.
Another very simple and reliable SYNC source is to just turn on ANY camcorder with no tape in it (even a home video unit will work) and send its output to the SYNC input on the deck. The video from the "sitting" camcorder will be very stable (just like a black burst generator.)