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Stephan Laeuppi
No colour capturing S-Video
on Dec 12, 2008 at 2:02:53 pm

Hello everbody!

I finally mangaged to install my new AJA io. I am using it in order to digitize analog PAL video material with Final Cut Pro (5.0.1) on a G5 running on OSX .

Capturing BetaSP Material via Component (YPbPr) works fine.
Capturing VHS via Composite Video works fine.
Capturing S-VHS Video via the SVHS In connection delivers a black and whithe image only. Somehow the Chroma information does not get through. What could be the error?

Many thanks for your help.
Stephan


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todd reid
Re: No colour capturing S-Video
on Dec 12, 2008 at 3:29:05 pm

have you checked all the "prongs" on the svideo cable (male)? Those things are very delicate, and I have bent, then broke a few in my day.
Try another svideo cable. If everything else is working, I bet its your cable.

Todd Reid
Senior Editor
Digitized Media, Inc.


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: No colour capturing S-Video
on Dec 12, 2008 at 5:11:41 pm

[todd reid] "If everything else is working, I bet its your cable."

Me too!


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Stephan Laeuppi
Re: No colour capturing S-Video
on Dec 13, 2008 at 1:45:37 pm

Thanks for your replies!

It cannot be the S-Video cable, since going directly to the Sony Video monitor from the S-VHS player with the same cable I get the colour information. The chroma channel gets somehow lost, when I go into the AJA io.

I tried it using Final Cut and its settings as well as with the Control Panel - no colour on the S-Video.

Somehow strange that in the control panel I can chose in the Input Menue "S-Video" but only have the choice between Component Output options...





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Jeremy Garchow
Re: No colour capturing S-Video
on Dec 13, 2008 at 7:05:53 pm

Is this an io or an ioHD?


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Stephan Laeuppi
Re: No colour capturing S-Video
on Dec 15, 2008 at 8:15:14 am

It is an AJA io.



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Jeremy Garchow
Re: No colour capturing S-Video
on Dec 15, 2008 at 6:27:05 pm

If you set the AJA control panel is input passthrough, can you get a color image out of the AJA output? (bypass FCP for now).

Jeremy


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Stephan Laeuppi
Re: No colour capturing S-Video
on Dec 16, 2008 at 2:32:12 pm

Hello Jeremy

Yes I do get a colour image on the AJA-output using composit or component signals. It is only with the S-Video signal that I lose the colour. I checked the S-Video cable (putting it directly to the monitor). The colour is there. As soon as I go into the AJA I only get a black and white image. Do you think the S-Video in socket of the AJA may be damaged?



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todd reid
Re: No colour capturing S-Video
on Dec 16, 2008 at 3:46:31 pm

have you spoken with AJA?

You may need a replacement box.
You are obviously experiencing something that is not the norm.
Call them and take advantage of your warranty.

Todd Reid
Senior Editor
Digitized Media, Inc.


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Ernie Santella
Re: No colour capturing S-Video
on Dec 23, 2008 at 6:16:06 am

I also get the B&W issue when I try to digitize from a DVD player through the S-Video in. Try switching to Composite and then back to S-Vid, that usually clears it up for me. Not sure why.

Ernie Santella
Santella Productions Inc.
http://www.santellaproductions.com


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Stephan Laeuppi
Re: No colour capturing S-Video
on Dec 23, 2008 at 8:50:53 am

Hello Todd

Thanks for your message. In the meantime I contacted AJA and told them about the SVideo problem. The response to my email came the very same day.

Within 4 days I had a replacement box sent from California to Switzerland. I have to say I am really impressed with the Customer Support of AJA! Thumbs up!!!



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todd reid
Re: No colour capturing S-Video
on Dec 23, 2008 at 2:44:47 pm

I love it when a plan comes together!


That is one of the things I like about AJA. I've always had great experiences with their customer support.
I assume that the new one is working like aces!!!!

Todd Reid
Senior Editor
Digitized Media, Inc.


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