Connecting JVC BR-S525 to Laptop

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    • #86690
      Avatarm4ruf2012
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      Hi all. What the best way to connect a JVC BR-S525 video player to a laptop for video upload purposes or even connectiing it to a ADVC 300.

      The connections of the video player are some kind of professional connections as this is a professional machine from the early 90s.

      I think the connections on the player are bnc. I have pictures but can’t seem to see a way to upload on here.

    • #213045
      AvatarJackWolcott
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      From the only picture I’ve been able to find of the rear of this unit I would agree with you: these are definitely BNC connectors. You can get BNC-to-RCA (female) connectors that will allow you to output to your ADVC 300 or to a camera with pass-through digitizing capabilities and from there to your computer.

    • #213046
      Avatarrs170a
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      It’s been a very long time since I’ve done this but if the ADVC-300 or camera with pass through capability has a Y-C (aka SVHS) input, use that as the final picture quality will be a bit better than using the composite video inputs.

      Mike

    • #213049
      Avatarm4ruf2012
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      Thanks for your advice guys.

    • #213050
      Avatarm4ruf2012
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      The only reason im trying to convert my compact vhs tapes via the JVC BR-S525 is because im thinking a machine like this will give me a better end result i.e in picture quality then just using a normal consumer VHS player? Or will the result not be anything significant. The easier way would be to just play the tapes back via a compact vhs camcorder.

    • #213051
      Avatarrs170a
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      I found the specs on that machine and it will definitely give you a much better picture than you could get using a regular camcorder.
      In case you don’t have anything on the JVC deck, look here.
      http://pro.jvc.com/prof/attributes/tech_desc.jsp?model_id=MDL100044&feature_id=02

      Mike

    • #213060
      AvatarTrevor
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      With S-/VHS-C I’ve found that the Pansonic AG-1970 S-VHS VCR works really well (you need a VHS-C to VHS adapter cassette), especially if you are trying to capture something that was recorded at the SLP speed. The tracking on the S-/VHS-C tapes seems to be very finicky, even at SP, but I find Panasonic tracks really well.

    • #213061
      AvatarTrevor
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      As for result, even VHS I find looks better over S-Video for DVD. And VHS-C I always transfer via S-Video since the camcorder was essentially a mini S-VHS recorder, in the way it recorded the video with seperate luminance/chrominance channels, albeit at VHS levels.

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