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  • Can the DVStorm2 Pro do VHS to DV?

    Can the DVStorm2 /DVStorm2 Pro do analogue captures? (VHS to .avi)??
    I've heard it can through the breakout box, but mine came without a breakout box. I honestly don't see how it could, since it's only got the firewire port
    and the S-Video input plus two other inputs that look useless.
    I am now considering getting an ADVC300, because I really want to convert my old VHS tapes to AVIs.

  • #2
    you don't need a break out box. The are 2 cables includes composite to S video. You can use those to connect to a vsh deck if it doesn't have S out or in.
    It is well described in the manuals and quick connect literature.
    Steve
    EDIUS Trainer, Grass Cutter Gold
    A proud EDIUS EDITOR
    For more information on the Grass Cutter program please visit: http://www.grass-cutters.net

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    • #3
      Okay, I checked the installation manual and it shows how to do it with & without the Storm Bay. Only thing is that some of the cables are missing.
      The Manual warns to only use the cables provided with the DVStorm, but I assume they're referring to the composite video adapter cables and the stereo audio cables only?

      There's even one cable for S-Video connectivity that doesn't need any patch cables, it links directly into the VCR or TV. This cable is not included though.

      Does Canopus sell these cables separately?

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      • #4
        If you're capturing RCA composite video from a VHS deck, then there should be one or two little cables in your fit that are RCA female-to-7-pin miniDIN (S-Video shaped) male.

        These cables are fairly short, about 10cm long. You plug the S-Video end into the Analog input of the DVStorm board, and then get any RCA male-to-male cable to hook the VCR up to this adapter cable..

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        • #5
          I'm not sure what cables you're referring to GrassValley KH.
          I've only got these with the DVStorm2:

          http://www.4shared.com/file/21063599...4/cable_2.html

          http://www.4shared.com/file/21063537...9/cable_1.html


          2 of each + the firewire cable.

          Clearly, I'm missing some important patch cables to hook up the Storm to a VCR (I don't know any VCRs that have S-Video input by the way)

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          • #6
            There it is! Cable_1

            Typical VCR AV cables come in the triple RCA, yellow-white-red set. It's all about the colours..

            Now this triple RCA lead is something you need to provide - we've never included analog cables. Time for a trip to Tandy or Dick Smith.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by EDV Productions View Post

              Clearly, I'm missing some important patch cables to hook up the Storm to a VCR (I don't know any VCRs that have S-Video input by the way)


              There are cheap vcr's that have S in even for pal.

              look if you can find this one Sony slv ed 88 it is u$ 129 I think (pal/ntsc)
              The whole slv ed series is pal ntsc with s out/in.

              Since vhs is going south these recorders are harder to come by.
              Steve
              EDIUS Trainer, Grass Cutter Gold
              A proud EDIUS EDITOR
              For more information on the Grass Cutter program please visit: http://www.grass-cutters.net

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              • #8
                Originally posted by SRsupport View Post
                Since vhs is going south
                Are you suggesting that those who live in the southern hemisphere are behind the times? :)

                Ken.

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                • #9
                  know he he.
                  Like the humor.

                  I mean VHS will soon be in a museum or landfill near you. :)
                  Steve
                  EDIUS Trainer, Grass Cutter Gold
                  A proud EDIUS EDITOR
                  For more information on the Grass Cutter program please visit: http://www.grass-cutters.net

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                  • #10
                    Thanks for the info guys.
                    One other thing, has anybody tried using the above connections to plug any of the following to the DVStorm2?
                    satellite TV signal via the TV
                    DVD player
                    Cable TV box

                    all of these have RCA white, yellow and red output so I think it may work?

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                    • #11
                      If you are talking about component the storm doesn't have component in.
                      it has component out only.

                      Dvd players have S video out so you can connect those via s video. Some models even have firewire you can connect via fire wire to the storm.

                      SR
                      Steve
                      EDIUS Trainer, Grass Cutter Gold
                      A proud EDIUS EDITOR
                      For more information on the Grass Cutter program please visit: http://www.grass-cutters.net

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                      • #12
                        You can usually connect these devices, however, you'll be subject to any anti-copy measures that have been implemented on the source devices (eg. Macrovision).

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                        • #13
                          Importing Analogue

                          The method I have used for years to import VHS footage to the Edius timeline via my Storm 2 card is to use a DV camera with analogue in/out and import via firewire. Most DV cameras have this ability. I connect the VHS to the camera with the analogue cable which was provided with each of my cameras and the camera to the Storm card by firewire cable as for normal DV capture. You will need to consult the manual for your camera as the menu settings for analogue to DV conversion will differ for different cameras.

                          Hope this works for you.

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