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Old 05-21-2019, 01:31 AM   #5
BernH
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Based in those samples, and assuming that you are using the same VCR as a source, you have more problems than just the audio. The picture quality of the one from the ADVC-500 is a lot worse than the one from the Pinnacle Moviebox.

Normally the ADVC converters were very good. I still have an ADVC-110 myself, and have not had any issues with it, but the ADVC-500 is an older unit, originally released in 2003, making it up to 16 years old, so it is possible that the electronics are also aging, with capacitors possibly drying out and going off value.

The Pinnacle Moviebox is also a consumer device, where as the ADVC-500 was designed as more of a Prosumer/Professional device. Most consumer devices are a lot more forgiving with unstable video sources, while most professional devices would require a TBC to stabalize the video before digital conversion. That said, a TBC for a consumer device like the moviebox is a good idea too.

I used to edit with Pinnacle Liquid Pro, and have the big brother of the Moviebox that came with Liquid. The quality is good, but a TBC was required for unstable analog sources.

I can't say what might be set different via the ADVC software. As I said it has been a long time since I have seen an ADVC-500, and can't remember much about the software.
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