Good Video Capture Card?

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    • #37373
      seanbailey1474
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      Hey guys! First time poster, and looking forward to learning and sharing with you.

      I am in the market for a new device to capture analog video with. The purpose of this device would be capturing video from a VHS tape via VCR to edit in Final Cut Pro.

      I am currently using the ADS PYRO A /V Link w/Elements, an external firewire device. It gets the job done, but the video quality is significantly lower and heavily saturated. Is there a device available, internal or external, that will serve the same purpose but give me better video quality? Any information is greatly appreciated.

    • #165639
      Anonymous
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      Did u saw thehttp://www.blackmagic-design.com/ ? They have some great capturing cards, mainly their INTESITY line.
      Hope i have helped,

      Caio

    • #165640
      Rob
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      Seems like Blackmagic and AJA Kona cards are the most popular choices.

    • #165641
      seanbailey1474
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      Thanks for therecommendations! Does anyone have some firsthand experience with either brands that have been suggested?

    • #165642
      Anonymous
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      Canopus/Grass Valley ADVC line is good, if you can spring for it, get the one with built in TBC. I believe that was the 300. I use the 110. works great.

      John

    • #165643
      seanbailey1474
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      Canopus/Grass Valley ADVC line is good, if you can spring for it, get the one with built in TBC. I believe that was the 300. I use the 110. works great. John

      That looks like what I need and is way more affordable. How is the video quality on your 110?

    • #165644
      Anonymous
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      great, but I would highly suggest that you invest in the 300. the time base corrector will help older tapes look good. you will notice that older vhs tapes don’t look great, have ‘flagging’ going on, and the time base corrector will help in those cases. Ideally, you would want to have a tbc at the player source, but the advc will do fine.

      John

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