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| p.1 #7 · Analog to Digital VHS Conversion |
Thanks Bifurcator. Granted, bandwidth wouldn't seem to be the issue when using the usb interface. That being said, is there a device we can recommend, usb or not, that meets those qualifications? The usb device would seem to be the simplest solution, if it provides the wherewithal for decent signal acquisition.
I only know the $2k to $20K models myself. The $100 to $500 models are unknown to me as I've never had the need. I guess you can get a gen-1 Video Toaster for your PC for around $400 to $500 (they were $4k new) - if you can find one. Canopus now a GrassValley company made good stuff. I guess the one and two grand systems they made in the 90's are selling for one and two hundred on e-bay these days.
The Blackmagic Design Intensity Pro is an internal PC card which can capture SD using composite, s-video, component or 720p and 1080i HD using component and HDMI. It's under $200. It records 4:2:2 to uncompressed YUV or MJPEG which Vegas or SpeedEdit can handle. If you have Cineform NeoHD, you can also capture directly to the 10-bit Cineform codec using the Intensity Pro. I don't think it has a TBC but that may not be a problem if the tapes are in good condition.
I guess if I had to recommend something on the cheap that would be it. The BM Intensity Pro.
http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/intensity/models/ Click on the connection diagram.