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    Default vhs capture black and white?

    I am new to this game and have a dazzle 150 capture device and studio 9 software with all latest patches. I am capturing VHS tape via scart to S video and USB 2 to PC Athlon 3.0 decent board large HD Win XP SP2. Problem is the capture will not produce in colour. Has any any idea why this is happening? :(

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    Try another s-video cable.
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    sounds like an rgb/composite problem. Are there settings with your capture device you can change?
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    No cant change settings on capture device can up colour saturation on software but it does not help. Changing S Video cable - not sure that will help thanks anyway

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    Not all s-video cables are created equal. Believe me when I say that some cable will result in a black and white picture. I'm speaking from experience.
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    Not all VHS machines have S-vid out so when you use a scart it would be in black and white. Try it in composite and see what happens.
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    Another possibility is the pins may be bent on the connector. Check carefully that they are straight and going into the holes correctly. If needs be straighten. I have seen where one pin being out of line can cause the b/w image an no color. Wish you well.

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