Video looks bad, going through Videonics mixer, then through titler, to JVC MiniDV recorder

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by comp1, Jul 30, 2003.

  1. comp1

    comp1 Guest

    NOTE: If this is the wrong group, could someone *kindly* direct me to the
    most appropriate group?

    I am taking video of church services.

    Three cameras (1 x Canon XL1S, 2 x Panasonic S-VHS), into a mixer via
    S-Video, out (again S-Video) to a Videonics TitleMaker 2000, and then out
    via S-Video to a JVC HR-DVS1U. I capture live with Premiere 6.0 off the
    Firewire port of the JVC VCR.

    The problem I am seeing is that the darker colors -- like burgandy and
    black -- show some kind of "video noise" for lack of knowing the proper
    term. If something is light colored you can't see it. But if it is a color
    that is less than light (I know this is a very subjective description!) then
    the "noise" shows up. It is like a grain or mild snow.

    Can anyone tell me things I should be checking? The S-Video cables are all
    decent ones (from B&H), so I don't think that is the cause. The mixer and
    the VCR both have TBCs in them -- not that I understand what that means, but
    could this be the problem -- going through two different TBCs?

    Thank you in advance, all (non-flaming) responses are greatly appreciated.
    comp1, Jul 30, 2003
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