I recently added a Datavideo DVK-200
to my workflow, which is now: Sony TVR66 camcorder -- Panasonic ES15 -- Datavideo DVK200 -- ATI AIW 9600XT. In my SVHS workflow, I start with JVC HR-S3900 (non-TBC).
In my first captures of 8mm tapes, I have been getting at most
2 dropped frames over 90 minutes, and I think the dropped frames are happening when I press play on the tape. I haven't yet tested a VHS tape, which I guess might be less forgiving than my 8mm home movies. But assuming I get the same results, is that it? Can I take down the Datavideo TBC-1000 poster from my bedroom wall, and put back up my Tyra Banks poster?
In other words, if the audio and video are in sync after 120 minutes, and VirtualDub
is showing no dropped or inserted frames, or just 1 or 2, can I conclude that the "weak TBC" of the DVK-200 is doing the job, and I can stop pining for the TBC-1000?