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David Andrews
Need advice with 3/4 inch transfer to computer keeping quality up
on Jan 10, 2019 at 8:57:21 pm

I have a women who has a bunch of 3/4 in broadcast tapes. She want to transfer those to her computer. She actually has some kind of high end converter with YGB but it uses firewire. Is there a firewire convertible to HDMI out there .... She want to hold up the quality in the transfer. She has a sony deck ... Any ideas.

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Pat Horridge
Re: Need advice with 3/4 inch transfer to computer keeping quality up
on Jan 11, 2019 at 7:54:39 am

Dump the fire wire solution. You are limiting the data rate at best at at worst are ending up with DV compression.
Use a facility that can capture uncompressed ideally. Having a deck isn't the same as using deck that's mechanically sound and adjusted and electronically aligned.

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Kevin Copeland
Re: Need advice with 3/4 inch transfer to computer keeping quality up
on Jan 24, 2019 at 8:11:19 pm

The deck needs to be working good. Make sure the tape path and pinch rollers are clean. Clean the heads (but don't break them off). And be sure to use a Time Base Corrector and input that into a capture card for your computer.

It's difficult to capture analog tape formats without a TBC.

kc


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