I am dealing with L-secam tapes collection now. So far the problem seem to be that my AIW9600 seem to have problem with L-secam signal. The image is very unstable. The decoding is not flawless.
This tapes are from the 80' and have been filmed with a JVC CV-3001 camera and recorded with HR-3330 and HR-4100. deck.
The signal is stabilized when I transcode L-Secam --->PAL. AIW9600 like the PAL signal.
The problem is that the transcoding is not that transparent (horrible colors conversion). I tried transcoding with a NV-HS100 and a HR-S8000MS and my conclusion is that if I can capture in original format, it would be better.
Surprisingly during Secam playback, I have a Studio CTR monitor hooked via SCART, and the TV display the footage without any image fluctuation. So now I am considering trying another capture device that would be more "Secam friendly".
Searching on the web, I found someone how had similar problem. He solve is problem using a device called "GRABSHOW 100". I am not sure I can use this "cheap device" with S-video and with virtualdub
but if someone can gave me some hints or things worth to try to solve my issue.