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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!

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

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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.
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450€ wi BE75 + Decklink + cables wi shipping to anywhere reasonable.
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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.
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400 € = about $480 USD

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

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