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11-05-2020, 01:27 PM
Bruinekees Bruinekees is offline
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Good afternoon,

I've recently been trying a new method of Time Base Correction. I really need a form of TBC because I almost daily use VHS camcorders (just because I like them and their simplicity far more than modern digital camcorders.)

My old set-up:
-Philips and Grundig (VHS) camcorders
-Daewoo VCR
-ARISTONA Dvd recorder as pass-trough TBC
-WinTV PcI-card.

My new set-up exists out of:
-Philips and Grundig (VHS) camcorders
-Daewoo VCR
-Panasonic NV-GS400 (MiniDV) camcorder as pass-trough TBC.

Anytime I connect my VHS camcorder or VCR to the Panasonic MiniDV to digitize the analog videos to my PC via MotionDV I get this strange bar (raarprobleem.png

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) with weird pixels on the left of the picture. This can't be from a DV-tape, because I only use the DV device as a pass-trough. However the DV camcorder clearly functions as a really good TBC pass-trough..but it has a very weird malfunction. (The bar is also seen when playing a standard DV-Tape in the Panasonic Dv camcorder)

Anyone familiar with this kinda malfunctions?

I hope someone will write back,

Greetings from Holland!

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11-05-2020, 09:16 PM
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I haven't experienced that before in any of my DV transfers, but if it's persistent across your VCR passthrough and in-camera DV playback, I'd start by looking at the camcorder output. The plug itself, your firewire cable, your PC's firewire input. They'd be the most likely suspects?
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11-06-2020, 08:48 AM
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Thanks for your reply! @kingbean Appreciate it..

Everything seems fine, because if I put an Digital8 camcorder on the firewire and also with a new wire, it works perfectly, just as smooth as with the dv camcorder, but without the weird pixel-bar. (Drivers are also installed correctly and updated)

If I connect the DV camcorder to my television set, with RCA or with S-Video the same bar appears.

I really don't know what it could be, since I don't have that much experience with digital devices. (that's actually one of the reasons I prefer analog haha)
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11-06-2020, 11:07 AM
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Sounds like there's something wrong with the camcorder then.
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