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    I have a client with lots of VHS-C tapes that he wants to edit before transferring to DVD. I am trying to think of the most accurate way he can remotely identify the sections the wants to select as there is no time code embedded in the tapes. Short of using a very inaccurate counting of the VHS player time counter I could copy the tapes into Edius 7 adding burnt in time code for him to view and select (loss of quality) but then I would have to use those BITC tapes as a master before transfer meaning all the disks would show time code.throughout (and further loss of quality). Is there another way? Could I use the BITC tapes as master but delete the time code on transfer to Disk?
    Maurice R Fleisher

  • #2
    Capture the tapes in Edius at the best quality (for VHS it is only SD). Put them on a timeline and export with the BITC from the timeline as a low res mp4 or the like for him to paper edit from. The TC will match the TC in the project. Cut out the sections you don't want but leave the holes in the timeline until you are finished cutting so that the timeline TC and the BITC from the paper edit match, then close the gaps. Done and you did one capture to do both the high quality and low quality BITC version.
    Last edited by BernH; 03-31-2021, 02:55 AM.
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    • #3
      that is what I would do

      and you can close all gaps in one hit when done by Shift+A and then press Backspace
      Anton Strauss
      Antons Video Productions - Sydney

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      • #4
        You can also set the start timecode ( in properties ) of each reel once digitized in Edius to help Identify them...set BITC to read from source....just another way...

        Paul :-)
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