returning Pinnacle S MovieBox DV - any suggestions?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by ira, Jul 13, 2003.

  1. ira

    ira Guest


    I'm fairly new to DV.. Have a Dell with 1.55GB P4 and 1GB RAM, ~100GB
    Free disk space.

    Purchased a Pinnacle Studio MovieBox DV instead of a Dazzle "Bridge

    I'm just trying to transfer home movies that are on SVHS and VHS to DVD
    and hopefully in the future when I get a digital camcorder that as well.

    Their website as well as support told me the issue is the Video Source
    does not have some sort of "Continuous, uninterrupted time code" on it..

    Their support was pretty much worthless like their website.. I'm
    returning this thing in a hour..

    I trid using a different software (Sonic MyDVD and MS tool) other then
    their packaged Studio 8, Different VCR's and cables.. Same result.. 2
    - 5 minutes the video gets garbage..

    Reading everyone's post so far it looks like the Canopus ADVC 100 is the
    way to go..

    Question is.. will the Canopus ADVC 100 have the same issues as the
    Pinnacle when dealing with video source not have "Continuous,
    uninterrupted time code" or is that just the excuse Pinnacle support
    gave me.

    Any info would be most appreciated...


    ira, Jul 13, 2003
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    Mike T Guest

    If what they mean is the box will not work unless the video signal is
    continuous, then it is a very POOR design and I would dump it quick for the
    ADVC-100 which actually does JUST work.

    Mike T
    Mike T, Jul 13, 2003
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    AnthonyR Guest

    Are you sure it is the box that has this problem?
    Because it is usually the capture software that needs contiguous timecode.
    Most software need this in capture.

    I suggest you capture with the demo of scenalyzer and the moviebox and see,
    Because if you get the advc100 and use the same studio8 you might still have
    a problem, also if your vhs tapes are old, the sync pulses might be messing
    up causing garbled video, in that case using a TBC inline would correct

    Let us know what worked,
    AnthonyR, Jul 13, 2003
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    Tim S. Guest

    Anything with the name Pinnacle on it is usually garbage... I too would go
    with the Canopus.
    Tim S., Jul 15, 2003
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