Panny pro SVHS to PC for non-linear edit?

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Lee Roth, Oct 17, 2003.

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    Lee Roth Guest

    A friend is considering a used Panasonic SVHS AG-DP800HP camera.

    He's trying to figure out the least-loss method of getting
    the video on his PC. Is it possible to take the composite-level
    video and (thru a converter) come out as DV/firewire into his
    PC? Such a setup might be great for doing live studio stuff
    thus nothing would ever be recorded onto the internal SVHS tape.
    If such a converter exists, would it be worse/same/better than
    a capture card on the PC?

    He's reluctant to do a lot of playback via the camera...
    sez he'll needlessly wear out the head in the camera - instead
    he's thinking of buying a SVHS deck for tape playback into a
    converter or PC capture card, which sounds semi-bogus to me;
    the fewer links in the chain the better I say.

    So, what are my options? Is there a magic 'coverter' or do I need
    a capture card on the PC? What about feeding the SVHS video from
    the camera into a standalone DVD recorder and burning a disk at
    the highest resolution and then 'ripping' the disc on his PC?
    (Yea, I know, a lot of potential for loss doing it that way).

    Experts forward, please!



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    Lee Roth Guest


    Sorry, should have done homework first. A good bet looks like
    the Canopus ADVC-100 -
    Lee Roth, Oct 19, 2003
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    Steve King Guest

    It is. I'm happy with captures of Hi8 and SVHS through the SVHS input. I
    also like being able to route preview to a real Video monitor, while

    Steve King
    Steve King, Oct 19, 2003
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