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VHS Capture Problem
on Jul 3, 2004 at 2:48:10 am

I have a Matrox RT.X100, Adobe Video Collection, and a P4 system matched for these components. I haven't had any problem capturing any kind of video until now.
I've captured many other VHS and DVD materials without a hitch. (My external DVD player has Macrovision disabled.)

I have a VHS surveillence video that I am trying to capture and put on DVD.

Whenever I try to capture or record it to either Premiere Pro, another VHS machine, a DV Camcorder, or even Matrox Tools w/ the Camcorder as a DV converter only - I get intermittent blurring/distorted wave.
I can watch the video perfectly from the VCR straight to a TV or in the LCD window of the Camcorder, but no matter how I try to record it - no dice. I still get this intermittent blur/distorted wave.

I thought it was copy protected so I bought a SIMA SCC-2 which is supposed to correct the sync problem and allow me to copy any VHS, DVD, or DV. When I connect the SCC-2 between the VHS deck and Matrox/Premiere I get a quick flash (1 sec.) of the video playing, then a BLANK screen and a display message from the SIMA telling me "No Signal". So I immediately connected the VHS deck straight to a TV, while the tape was still playing - the video was fine - no distortion.

BTW, I tried another VCR deck - same problem. The tape plays fine until I connect the deck to anything other than straight to a TV/monitor.

Does anyone have any idea what's going on with this tape. Why can't I record it to another source?


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Re: VHS Capture Problem
on Sep 19, 2004 at 12:52:46 pm

See thread regarding 'VHS Copy Protection'.

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