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Julio Castaño
Help using TBC
on Aug 25, 2008 at 11:44:31 am

I have just bought a TBC (Av tools CTB 530-TR) .
I need to capture (digitize) for editing 100 old S-VHS tapes with timing errors, but I am newby using a TBC. Until now I have always work with Betacam or digital video sources.
I have connected the TBC between my S-VHS player and the capture workstation, but the vertical lines continue to look a little wavy.
Please, has the TBC its own internal sync generator, or it is always neccesary to connect an external sync source (genlock)?
Can I do anything in order to fix this "wavy" vertical lines? Maybe adjusting horizontal or vertical positioning with Proc Amp controls?
Excuse me for my silly questions. I am newbye, but it is an important work for me.
Thanks in advance.

Julio C. Castaño

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grinner hester
Re: Help using TBC
on Sep 1, 2008 at 9:05:48 pm

a black burst generator would have done ya better than a TBC (unless the levels are just too illegal for it to play).
You'll need to hook it up to external sync unless it offers it's own.

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Mark Suszko
Re: Help using TBC
on Sep 2, 2008 at 7:37:49 pm

just to be clear, lots of people say Time Base Corrector (TBC) when they REALLY mean a proc-amp. This mixup happens because a lot of the devices combined tthe two functions in one box, but I don't think I ever messed with time base more than one percent of the time while using our Microtime, but I played the proc amp controls like they were an xbox.:-)

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