Help required for video/DV related question
I have a question for anyone who has had experience doing the same thing I am attempting to do.
Basically I have edited a film on to video (VCR) that was recorded on DV. The whole set-up was pretty straight-forward: the DVCam connected to the VCR and VCR connected to TV etc... so as I could edit the movie on to a VHS tape and watch it at the same time. The reason for this was in order to achieve certain effects only possible when recording on to video such as the interference from the AV channel and screwing around with the video format to achieve "downgraded" quality visuals (on purpose).
So now I have the entire fully finished version on VHS tape, however I need to transfer it back to DV in order to work on FCP. Only trouble is that if any of you already know, when viewing material that contains interference it will show up as interference (snow) on a monitor but it will technically appear as a blue screen if recorded from the VCR. This is because the VCR reads the interference as an error and instead inserts a blue screen. This is my trouble. I need the interference that I have worked into the visuals, without them I will simply have a film composed of interesting original footage intercut with blue screens.
So what I want to know is this: what is the best way possible to record directly off a TV/monitor that displays the video footage from the tape? I know that most TV/monitors do not have an output - this is the problem I have already confronted, however is there an alternative solution by which I could record the footage (without having to film the video playing on the monitor) as it appears from the TV/monitor on to my computer or DVCam?
Any help or feedback is appreciated. Also if anyone was wondering, this is a video-art installation thus the reason I have decided to go about editing and working on this in such an odd manner. Thanks again for your replies.
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