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juhok 03-19-2017 09:44 AM

Check https://www.ensembledesigns.com/products/brighteye/be75

Included with the BE-75:
- 100-240 V original power supply.
- BNC Y/C to s-video cable.

It's difficult to determine used price range.
For now I will ask 800 €.
Shipping will be determined by the location of the buyer but shouldn't be much more than 20 €.

500€
New price: 400 €.
and I'll also throw in Blackmagic Declink Studio for SDI and backup analog / multichannel audio capture.

Free shipping to anywhere!

lordsmurf 02-07-2018 12:59 PM

This is tempting. Does that all function for HD workflow?

juhok 02-07-2018 02:52 PM

Decklink Studio (older model without HDMI or 4k) should accept everything BE75 will output. On paper. But I haven't tried it for a lack of HD sources.

Full disclosure about Decklink card; the breakout cable had a problem in some analog video or audio wire IIRC. Didn't bother me with basic s-video/stereo capture. In any case the cable is not even needed for SD/HD-SDI capture. Also the cooling fan for the card died years ago and I've used a case with good airflow so I haven't replaced the small fan. For HD work, it might get hotter and need a $5 fan installed.

There's also RCA(Neutrik spring) -> Phoenix connector stereo cable + additional Phoenix connector. The Phoenix connector can be removed from the BE75 and thus interchange different kinds of audio cables to BE75 more easily.

juhok 02-21-2018 11:47 AM

450€ wi BE75 + Decklink + cables wi shipping to anywhere reasonable.

juhok 04-30-2018 10:08 AM

New price: 400 €.

This is the lowest I'll go. Next step is to remove it from sale and keep it myself for potential future uses "just in case".

This is about the same price I got from TBC-1000 alone. To be clear, this is a better option than TBC-1000 + any capture device for 90% of the time.

10% is the extra dirty/weird signals that BE75 has problems with. For example I had problems with multi-gen VHS which combined video game footage and captions from a low quality analog captioning device. Also for example there's some problems with PAL Panasonic HS-1000 with tapes with "illegal" brightness levels -> top of the frame can have line drops in the UV channels. In these cases I used external TBC or fixed it in post(avisynt/vapoursynth). JVC decks, Betamax, Video8 were always fine even with illegal levels so it's a combination of BE-75 and something with the HS-1000 PAL.

BE-75 is both frame sync(tbc) and an AD in a same package. Compared to BE-75, files captured thru TBC-1000 had 1-2 MB/s higher bitrate with lossless codec and after comparison this all came down to analog noise from the extra (AD/DA) processing step from TBC-1000. For post processing the BE-75 produces "cleaner" files which gave better results in that area.

lordsmurf 04-30-2018 10:21 AM

400 € = about $480 USD

I keep eyeing this, but don't need it. (As soon as you sell it, I'll suddenly need it. :rolleyes:)

juhok 05-02-2018 05:55 PM

Sold for 400 euros. May it serve the next owner well.

latreche34 12-14-2021 12:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lordsmurf (Post 53974)
400 € = about $480 USD

I keep eyeing this, but don't need it. (As soon as you sell it, I'll suddenly need it. :rolleyes:)

I'm pretty sure you missed out on that deal 4 years ago but you can try this, Supposidly it's better than the BE75 since you can use it as an external TBC if you don't have a SDI port in your system. I'm tempted to buy it but I have too many of them.

lordsmurf 12-14-2021 03:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by latreche34 (Post 81153)

It already sold. Good luck to whoever got it.

eBay user "tvrsales" (multiple accounts, numbered 1/2/3/etc) is one of those notorious recyclers I warn others about. They always claim that everything is "tested" and "working", but it's obviously bunk. I'd bought some interesting items from them in the past, or at least attempted to, more than once, only for it to be not at all as described. One item didn't even turn on and boot. Their packaging sucks, and another item didn't even arrive intact (box of busted parts). They state "no returns", so you sometimes have to go down the eBay "buyer guarantee" rabbit hole, which can literally take months to fully resolve. Too many video gear sellers are a PITA.

tvrsales has lots of overpriced junk, like ancient laptops with scratches (some even non-working) that cost more than modern notebooks/tablets. Right now, they have an incomplete (useless!) ATI AIW card. Oh boy, what a (not!) bargain!

So ... not from them. :(

That said, this did prod me to look around again. And I found a unit. The cost wasn't a recycler price, but not unreasonable. And it has a no-hassle return, somebody I've dealt with before. So I went ahead and got it. I may keep it, return it, or resell it here in the marketplace. Depends on how it performs.

And now we wait. :cool:

latreche34 12-14-2021 08:52 AM

Oh wow, It was on for over a month if not months, I gave him two low ball offers over the span of 3 weeks and turned them down, As soon as I posted it here it got sold, I bet it is a member from here who bought it, I hope it works out for him.

lordsmurf 12-14-2021 05:04 PM

tvrsales is also one of the obnoxious sellers that enables "best offers", then declines everything. No counters, just declines. It could be 50% off, or 50 off, same outcome. So why even enable offers? Is that what happened to you?

Anytime you post an eBay link at this site, it gets snapped up. So always PM those links.


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