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Old 06-04-2019, 07:46 AM   #3
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Thanks for your hints.

Originally Posted by dpalomaki View Post
Which ADVC? The ADVC 100/110/300 etc. capture to DV format via firewire connection. Firewire is not common on new computers. DV format is good for editing, but not for serious restoration of analog video.
I work with an iMac that owns Thunderbold / Firewire.

Some Intensity series products have issue with levels, but I'm not sure about the Shuttles though.
This is also written about the Blackmagic Shuttle. You should definitely switch an external TBC in front of it.

Are you interested in a simple digitization of SD analog material, or doing in some restoration work on the old formats as well?
I'm also interested in restoring the videos. So not only on DVD and ready. I could also order this quality at every discount store.

Do you have a good VCR (certain S-VHS models tend to work best) and TBC for the capture chain?
Here I already own a S-Video Panasonic FS200, which is a top model. I have only recently purchased this with a one-year warranty. TBC has this too.

You end goals for the video, budget, deadlines, and interest in getting involved with the technology (hardware and software), and willingmness to invest your time will in large part drive the recommendations.
I have been working for a few years with a Pinnacle Movie Box Firewire. But this is a consumer device. And since I own the Canopus ADVC 500, I notice a qualitative difference. Only the Canopus ADVC 500 is already outdated. No in-house software (Picture Controller) runs more on the current systems (Apple or Windows 10)
That's why I inquired about the Blackmagic Intensive Shuttle Console. Also there is nothing positive written. For example, without an external device with TBC, there would only be dropouts. Very unstable would be the box, etc.
I would be interested to know if someone has already switched from Canopus to the Blackmagic. And whether it is worth the quality at all?

Greetings Klaus
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