Originally Posted by 808socialmedia
Well crap. I don't know - if the card won't solve the issue then I dont know. Heard good things about the ATI but I also see SO MANY POSTS on the internet complaining about audio sync with every setup known to man.
This is because too many people try to plug a ratty old POS consumer VHS VCR into a cheapo capture card, and expect it to output magical video quality.
VHS conversion has an easy recipe: VCR > TBC > capture card
Not just any VCR/TBC/card, but items known for quality.
Ideally JVC S-VHS deck with line TBC > external DataVideo/Cypress type TBC > ATI/clone capture cards
There are budget items that can be used in certain configurations, with some sources -- ES10/15, DVK, non-TBC JVC S-VHS, certain VHS decks, etc -- but every shortcut is a quality hit. Too many shortcuts, and you can't even capture correctly, ie audio sync issues.
TBC is not optional, but required. Some form is TBC is required, the end.
People say TBC may not fix it.
"people" are stupid, a person is (or can be) smart.
bad TBC = doesn't work, and can actually induce dropped/inserted frames
good TBC = works, prevents dropped frames, thus preventing audio sync issues
But again, the computer (hardware conflicts), OS, settings, and even user error can be at fault. You can drop frames even with the best DataVideo TBCs, if not doing video properly.
I've heard that Grass Valley Canopus won't get out of sync.
Nonsense. The Canopus DV boxes are not magic, and can just as easily drop frames. Lots of myth surrounding those, the users are suckered by old Canopus marketing from 20 years ago (the company doesn't even exist anymore). That device is from the 90s, and was designed for Pentium III computers. Let that sink in for moment. You're wanting to use a video conversion box from the era of floppy disks. Video gear is often legacy, but that thing is just plain damned old outdated tech that harms quality.