Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: SCART to S-video

  1. #1

    Default SCART to S-video

    I've just installed the Pinnacle Movieboard to capture my old VCR videos but I can only get a black and white picture. I was sent a FAQ that informed me that I cannot get a colour image using a SCART to S-video cable (at least in Europe). Since my VCR only has SCART and my capture card only has s-video, can anyone suggest an alternative solution?

    Thanks in advance and apologies if this has been asked before.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Western Europe


    Is your vcr a vhs model or a super vhs model, the s-video cable will only work with a super vhs model. If you are using a vhs vcr then the video signal coming out of it isn't the correct one to go into an s-video cable. Are you in the UK, Australia or America?

  3. #3


    Hi Nikosony,
    Yeah, its a vhs model, so I'm struggling with a solution. One thing I've found to 'work' is to SCART connect my old VCR to a DVD player and then connect my DVD player to my PC using s-video. I'm not so pleased about the quality though.

    BTW, I'm in the UK.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Western Europe


    Are you sure your capture card has only got S-video input? It just seems strange that it doesn't have Composite video input aswell as this is what you need to work with the vhs vcr. Do you own a mini dv camcorder with analogue video inputs and dv out? You can use this setup aswell to run an analogue video signal through a mini dv camcorder and then connect the mini dv camcorder to the computer using a Firewire cable. And then just capture as though you were just taking video off a tape that was inside the camcorder.
    Last edited by Nikosony; 06-28-2008 at 12:46 PM. Reason: Total re-write

Similar Threads

  1. SCART Cable
    By nollaig in forum Hardware Problems
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 07-04-2007, 12:04 PM
  2. Which Scart lead goes where?
    By duntowin in forum Hardware Problems
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-27-2006, 10:00 AM
  3. Does a Capture/TV Card with an RGB Scart Input exist??
    By DragonQ in forum Hardware Problems
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-31-2005, 11:22 AM
  4. SCART from VHS player to S video for Canopus ADVC100
    By rjamesd in forum Hardware Problems
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-23-2005, 08:33 AM
  5. Scart to s video nightmare
    By stevecox1968 in forum Hardware Problems
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-13-2005, 09:14 PM


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts