Hi, Several weeks ago I bought a brand new ADVC-55 from Amazon
and whilst it works the picture quality is far from what I was expecting.
I have a high quality VCR (Panasonic NV-HS100) with TBC etc and am basing my complaint on the quality on the test signal output by the VCR.
When run through the ADVC-55 the test patterns vertical lines are wavy.
I have tried running the Canopus through both a 27" iMac and a Macbook Pro with the same effect.
I have read several articles on here regarding signal quality and as a result have tried many of the suggestions which includes:
Buying a new high quality shielded S-Video cable
Tried at several different power outlets around the house.
All equipment is on same power circuit
Made sure there were no cell/mobile phones nearby.
Have tried via other connections also i.e Scart.
Tried with and without power adapter
Tried on multiple computers
None of these have made any difference.
I have tried hooking the VCR directly up to a portable TV and the signal is much improved even though its only via scart.
So, what now? I have a couple of days left on my returns policy with Amazon
and don't know whether to return or not.
By the way, I am using both iMovie and Final Cut Pro X on the Mac.
Any thoughts? Is it faulty? Would a replacement be any better? If not what other piece of kit would help?