07-02-2015, 11:08 AM
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I was wondering if a Datavideo STC-100 NTSC/PAL Standards Converter could instead be used as a TBC and if it could be any good.

It detects the input video and the output standard is selectable (so there doesn't have to be a conversion).

It states it has a "Full Frame TBC"


Video: CVBS, S-Video, YUV input
Audio: RCA (Phono)-Unbalanced (Stereo)
Video: CVBS, S(Y/C), YUV, Black Burst output
Audio: RCA (Phono)-Unbalanced (Stereo)
Video Processing
Component 8-bit, 4:2:2, Y: 13.5MHz
Frame Synchronization Full Frame TBC
Frequency Response (S input) 4.5 MHz +/-3dB
DG, DP +/- 3%, 3
S/N Ratio >50 dB
Video Correction:
Brightness +/- 10%
Contrast +/- 3dB
Color +3/-10dB
Tint +/- 10 (NTSC, CVBS and S-Video (Y/C) input only)
Audio level calibration:
S/N Ratio >60dB
THD <0.1%
Analog Bandwidth 20Hz~20kHz, +/- 3dB
AC Power Input 90 to 240V auto switching
DC Power Output 12V/1A (AC adapter included)
Ambient Temperature 32 - 131 F (0 - 55 C)
Ambient Humidity Less than 90%
Any advice on this would be appreciated.

Thank you.
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07-04-2015, 07:35 AM
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Just an observation. I've not used or tested one. The frequency response is listed as +/- 3 dB at 4.5 mHz, which strikes me as a wide variation and potentially limiting. Probably OK for VHS tapes, but potentially a bit meager for quality S-VHS, Hi8 or DV sources. In part a limitation of the 13.5 mHz internal sampling rate and output filtering.

As a point of reference, the alignment instructions for the AG1980 has the S-VHS record/playback response -3 dB (+/- ~1 dB) at 4 mHz.

The BURST PIXIE Frame Synchronizer mentioned in a different post claims +/- 1 dB at 5.5 mHz. But it samples at 27 mHz giving greater (2x) bandwidth potential.

The Studio 1 Productions /Sign Video PrRoc amp claims 10 mHz +/- 1 dB (but it is not limited by the sampling rate of a digital frame store)
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