This is a continuation of my previous post.
I have many vcr tapes to convert either to raw dv or mpeg 2 and have discovered a strange problem.
The signal from the vcr is somehow getting corrupted by 2 devices that i use - ads usb dvd1 and a formac studio firewire box.
Both units give massive frame loss, jumping picture and overall bad quality under any compression / format / settings. 2 pc's used, one quite powerfull and 1 out of date and no difference between the captured files on each of them.
But guess what ?
On my old 'out of date' win 98 machine with an ATI ALL IN WONDER 8MB rage card I get perfect capture with no frame loss via the cards rca inputs ! - vcr cable straight into pci card.
Unfortunately it will not capture in the formats i require but it does tell me that the vcr is putting out a strange signal that the other 2 devices do not like. What on earth could it be ?
The other 2 devices should be in a different league to the old ati card with regards to vcr capture and im really scratching my head now.
Videos are all pal and in good condition.