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- November 9, 2015 at 10:53 AM #86690
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.
- November 10, 2015 at 3:49 PM #213045JackWolcottParticipant
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.
- November 11, 2015 at 5:40 AM #213046rs170aParticipant
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.
- November 11, 2015 at 1:38 PM #213049
Thanks for your advice guys.
- November 11, 2015 at 1:42 PM #213050
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.
- November 11, 2015 at 3:22 PM #213051rs170aParticipant
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.
- November 13, 2015 at 8:57 PM #213060TrevorParticipant
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.
- November 13, 2015 at 9:01 PM #213061TrevorParticipant
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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