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dvwannab
28th February 2002, 18:32
Hi gang,

New to the forum :D . I need your help :confused:

What are the capabilities of a Time Based Corrector? More specifically, I have vhs tapes that are probably 3rd or 4th generation copies. The video is somewhat out of sync, blurred, etc (not smooth). Will a TBC correct some or all this. Thanks.

Scuba
28th February 2002, 18:48
Yes.
A good TBC fixes errors in the analog signal.

How good job it can do depend on how bad is the original material.

dvwannab
28th February 2002, 18:56
Hey thanks Scuba.

Do you know of any that you would recommend? I did a search and found one by Data video. They have a TBC-1000 in a PCI version or stand alone. Goes for about $295 stand alone.

Cheers.

bpjenn
1st March 2002, 02:51
Consider the Canopus ADVC-100 Converter for about the same price as the TBC. You can use it to convert from analog to DV (into a firewire port) or go into it analog and go out anolog into your capture card. I've used it on some old home movie captures that would normally drop many frames when I went direct to my ATI All-in-Wonder Radeon, now only a couple of frames will drop-even after a long capture. I'm not positive, but I believe it will keep your audio in synch with your video, even in analog to analog mode. I did not have any synch problems. The specs indicate that it locks the audio with the video. I've used the DataVideo TBC-1000 and it works great too. www.justedit.com/press/advcships.php3 or www.videoguys.com/datavid.htm

dvwannab
1st March 2002, 16:03
Thanks for your replies and help.:cool:

Scuba
3rd March 2002, 11:04
I will go with a stand alone TBC.

The canopus is NOT a TBC. it's a Analog/DV convertor.
It will enable you to capture from analog source using a Fire Wire card but will not fix signal problems.

The Use of TBC go beond the capturing process. It's recomended by some on any analog output, Even if using a BetaCamSP deck.
It can fix frame drops on the original video (to a degree), do color corrections and some times more.