Dazzle Hollywood DV Glitches

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Andrew Wright, Nov 10, 2003.

  1. I'm trying to capture VHS tape to DV using Dazzle's Hollywood DV
    bridge, but if there is any kind of minor drop out or noise on VHS,
    the Dazzle just drops frames. My PC is well up to spec, and the
    problems happen in the same place each time. Has anyone else
    experienced this?
     
    Andrew Wright, Nov 10, 2003
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  2. Andrew Wright

    Mike Guest

    If it is at the same point in the tape, it may be a bad tape.

    What is your hardware ? I had an AMD1200 with a Via chipset
    motherboard, and had lots of problems. Upgraded to an AMD "2600+" with
    an NVidia based motherboard, and no longer have problems. :: If the
    PCI bus has to handle the Firewire input and the data to disk, it can
    choke, especially with Via chip sets
     
    Mike, Nov 26, 2003
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  3. Andrew Wright

    Samuel Paik Guest

    I've read other reports on Usenet and the web that the Hollywood
    DV Bridge doesn't handle poor video well. Try a Datavideo DAC-100
    or a Canopus ADVC-100.
     
    Samuel Paik, Nov 29, 2003
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  4. Andrew Wright

    GMAN Guest

    It would be best to run your video thru a TBC if at all possible before
    sending video thru these units.
     
    GMAN, Nov 30, 2003
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  5. Andrew Wright

    Mike Guest

    If you can, try to borrow a high end VCR that has a TBC built in. JVC
    makes a few, but cost > $700

    Also, make sure that the power supply for the Hollywood is plugged
    into the same power strip as the VCR and the computer - helps reduce
    noise
     
    Mike, Dec 4, 2003
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  6. Andrew Wright

    GMAN Guest

     
    GMAN, Dec 5, 2003
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