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    Hello! I am a newbie. I am digitizing old VHS tapes from a new VCR through my Canopus ADVC100 to my Mac laptop using Final Cut Pro. Most of the tapes are displaying in color though there are some that only display in black and white. How can I correct this?

    Thanks in advance for your help!

  • #2
    Are these commercially produced VHS tapes? If so, they probably have Macrovision copy protection enabled. What you're seeing is one of the symptoms of said protection, and you will not get an answer in this forum on how to defeat or disable it.

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    • #3
      No they are not commercially produced tapes. Do you have anymore ideas? Thanks!

      "Are these commercially produced VHS tapes? If so, they probably have Macrovision copy protection enabled. What you're seeing is one of the symptoms of said protection, and you will not get an answer in this forum on how to defeat or disable it."

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      • #4
        Do those tapes that display in black and white look okay when you connect the VCR directly to a TV (using the same cables)?

        Also, I notice you are located in France. Is it possible that those tapes are PAL rather than SECAM (or maybe even NTSC)? Not sure about the ADVC100 but on the ADVC300 you need to change the DIP switches to change from PAL to SECAM or NTSC input. Don't forget to remove power from the ADVC100 before changing the DIP switches.

        Ken.
        Last edited by kbosward; 09-17-2008, 02:54 AM.

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        • #5
          Also keep in mind two things:
          1) Not all VCRs produce S-Video signals on SCART output, even if the SCART adapter has S-Video plug.
          2) Sometimes it is necessary to have a better SCART adapter with Input/Output selection.

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