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Forum: ADVC 03-22-2016, 01:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 25,073
Posted By kbosward
ADVC300 fixed and working again!

It's been a while since I've lurked here! I've had a ADVC300 for many years but stopped doing VHS to DVD conversions as the need dried up. About a year ago I obtained several home videos on VHS tapes...
Forum: ADVC 07-02-2013, 04:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,792
Posted By kbosward
The video card is unimportant. I use a low-spec...

The video card is unimportant. I use a low-spec (i3) PC with motherboard graphics to do capturing from my ADVC300.

Ken.
Forum: ADVC 02-22-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 20,705
Posted By kbosward
Thanks for the feedback. I have to admit I...

Thanks for the feedback. I have to admit I haven't tried my little prog since I upgraded to Windows 7 (which was only a few months ago), and I expect it wouldn't work without admin privileges since...
Forum: ADVC 01-09-2012, 12:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,195
Posted By kbosward
Almost any video editor application should be...

Almost any video editor application should be able to trim a DV clip and save it without rendering (so-called "smart" rendering). I have also read of people using Solveig Multimedia utilities...
Forum: ADVC 12-16-2011, 12:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,150
Posted By kbosward
I remember once getting audio noise (hum) while...

I remember once getting audio noise (hum) while using my ADVC-300 to digitise a VCR tape. I couldn't understand why as I had no power leads running alongside the audio leads. I then realised it was...
Forum: ADVC 12-14-2011, 12:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,150
Posted By kbosward
I definitely agree with that. I never feed an...

I definitely agree with that. I never feed an audio signal directly into a sound card. I either go through a mixer or preferably I use a USB audio interface to bypass the sound card altogether and do...
Forum: ADVC 12-13-2011, 02:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,150
Posted By kbosward
I have used a splitter from a mono camera to...

I have used a splitter from a mono camera to ADVC-300 without noticeable drop in audio level. It is much better to do it that way for me because I am using an older computer and an older editor, and...
Forum: ADVC 12-01-2011, 10:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 14,705
Posted By kbosward
The built-in sound inputs on laptops are...

The built-in sound inputs on laptops are notoriously noisy and you will be disappointed with the results. You will likely also need to attenuate the line level audio signal because laptop inputs are...
Forum: ADVC 06-20-2011, 02:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,033
Posted By kbosward
I've gone through a number of S-video cables over...

I've gone through a number of S-video cables over the years, both cheap and not-so-cheap. Must be something to do with the small plugs.

Ken.
Forum: ADVC 06-20-2011, 01:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,825
Posted By kbosward
That is the latest firmware. If you go to...

That is the latest firmware.

If you go to Grass Valley support (http://www.grassvalley.com/support) you can register your device and download the User Manual and Picture Controller Utility, but...
Forum: ADVC 06-14-2011, 12:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,069
Posted By kbosward
Ah, so someone else still uses Pinnacle 9.4 ! You...

Ah, so someone else still uses Pinnacle 9.4 ! You won't find any device control setting there, I've looked. That's why I use WinDV (and sometimes I use the nearly equally ancient shareware Scenalyzer...
Forum: ADVC 06-03-2011, 01:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,069
Posted By kbosward
I had this problem with the ADVC-300 when I first...

I had this problem with the ADVC-300 when I first started capturing. You need to turn off device control in your capturing application. If there is a break (e.g. scene change), your capturing...
Forum: ADVC 05-16-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,727
Posted By kbosward
If all you want to do is capture the DV stream to...

If all you want to do is capture the DV stream to your hard drive, then it doesn't matter what you use. There will be no change in quality. Many here have used a small free application called WinDV...
Forum: ADVC 05-02-2011, 01:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,042
Posted By kbosward
If you're capturing the video to edit and burn...

If you're capturing the video to edit and burn onto a DVD for playing back on a TV, then don't worry about the edges. They will be hidden again when you play it on the TV. But if you are wanting to...
Forum: ADVC 04-21-2011, 02:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,042
Posted By kbosward
If you can get your hands on a VCR and connect it...

If you can get your hands on a VCR and connect it between your camera and ADVC, it may clean up the signal sufficiently to provide glitch free capture. It's worth a try before you fork out money on a...
Forum: ADVC 04-14-2011, 02:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,578
Posted By kbosward
If you're using Windows Media Player to playback...

If you're using Windows Media Player to playback the captured DV file, make sure you follow the steps here first:

http://ediusforum.grassvalley.com/forum/showthread.php?t=49

Better to use a...
Forum: ADVC 03-11-2011, 12:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 28,590
Posted By kbosward
You are correct, all support for PowerPC...

You are correct, all support for PowerPC emulation will be removed from Mac OSX Lion. However, you do not NEED Picture Controller to use the ADVC-300. You only need it if you want to change settings...
Forum: ADVC 03-07-2011, 11:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,623
Posted By kbosward
The ADVC-55 doesn't allow you to adjust the...

The ADVC-55 doesn't allow you to adjust the picture, e.g. to turn down the colour. For that you would need ADVC-300. Probably better in your case to get a time base corrector (essential for old...
Forum: ADVC 02-21-2011, 10:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,633
Posted By kbosward
It is a standard DV stream. This link has been...

It is a standard DV stream. This link has been given in this forum in the past:

http://www.adamwilt.com/DV.html

Ken.
Forum: ADVC 02-07-2011, 11:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,433
Posted By kbosward
I've been using an old version of Pinnacle Studio...

I've been using an old version of Pinnacle Studio (v9.4) for years with my ADVC-300. However I don't use PS to capture directly from the ADVC. This is because PS does not allow me to turn device...
Forum: ADVC 01-17-2011, 12:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,881
Posted By kbosward
What software are you using to capture the video?...

What software are you using to capture the video? Most capture software has a setting to turn "device control" on or off. You could try turning it off, because when it is turned on, the capture...
Forum: ADVC 12-27-2010, 07:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 8,204
Posted By kbosward
There is an existing thread here that sees the...

There is an existing thread here that sees the ADVC-300 working on Vista x64 without problems:

http://ediusforum.grassvalley.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4238

Ken.
Forum: ADVC 12-16-2010, 12:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,806
Posted By kbosward
As Brandon said, the ADVC devices can't tell if...

As Brandon said, the ADVC devices can't tell if the analog source is 4:3 or 16:9 so it simply sets the 4:3 flag in the captured DV stream. What you then need to do is tell your editing application...
Forum: ADVC 11-18-2010, 01:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,865
Posted By kbosward
In Windows Movie Maker you can set 16:9 aspect...

In Windows Movie Maker you can set 16:9 aspect ratio in Tools -> Options -> Advanced (select Aspect ratio: 16:9). Now when you save the movie in DV-AVI format it will have 16:9 aspect ratio.
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Forum: ADVC 11-15-2010, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,865
Posted By kbosward
Ok, I should have read your post more closely :) ...

Ok, I should have read your post more closely :)

What are the audio stream properties of the WMV file. Also check the audio stream info in the DV file converted by WinFF.

Ken.
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