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david masterson
OLD VHS tapes into FCP
on Nov 25, 2012 at 11:59:29 pm

Maybe not the the right forum but here it goes. Have a ton of old VHS tapes, dont want to send them off, get dvds made, then have to re convert to file that will allow me to work with it in FCP. Want to buy a gadget that will allow me to play tapes, ingesting into the mac in one set up...is this possible?

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Miriam Lefkowitz
Re: OLD VHS tapes into FCP
on Nov 26, 2012 at 12:31:15 am

Play the VHS tapes and burn a DVD on a deck such as our Pioneer.

Log and capture the VHS tapes to FCP on mac.

Play the VHS tapes using a small but sharp monitor. Videotape that with your HD camera.


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Rafael Amador
Re: OLD VHS tapes into FCP
on Nov 26, 2012 at 1:42:40 am

The most popular device for the task is the Canopus ADVC 110.
rafael

http://www.nagavideo.com


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Nick Meyers
Re: OLD VHS tapes into FCP
on Nov 26, 2012 at 2:21:35 am

rafael, is that the correct link?

a slightly more expensive, but better solution is Black Magic Intensity Shuttle
http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/intensity/models/

The Canopus converts to DV only,
my understanding is that NTSC DV colour space of 4.2.0 makes for not-so-great DVDs

with Intensity shuttle you can capture as Prores, DV, or Uncompressed
but you need Thunderbolt.

either way you may also like to think about some noise reduction.
NeatVideo is affordable and effective
http://www.neatvideo.com/examples.html

and the CHV "Repair"package offers dropout & dead pixel repair as well:
http://www.chv-plugins.com/cms/Fx-Script/Repair-collection/Repair-collectio...


cheers,
nick


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Rafael Amador
Re: OLD VHS tapes into FCP
on Nov 26, 2012 at 2:54:27 am

Yeap.
I've mentioned the Canopus because is the most popular one due to his low price.
Any device that allows to capture with a better codec will make a better job.
VHS is a very compressed format, so avoiding further compression is the only way to avoid further picture degradation.
rafael

http://www.nagavideo.com


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