Just wondering whether anybody has run into a situation like this. I am trying to capture from a PAL VHS deck (I know, I know!) via the component analog inputs on the IO HD but, in the control panel, the input format is shown as 1080i29.97 and I can’t get it to recognise the input as PAL SD. If I plug the component cable directly into the monitor, I see a perfect (albeit it nasty) PAL SD signal, but even looping this back into the IO HD inputs doesn’t work. Since the VHS deck either uses the component or the composite outputs (but not both) I can’t cheat a ref signal into the IO HD, but it should be OK without one, shouldn’t it?
I’ve deleted and reinstalled the IO Drivers, checked that I have the latest firmware, and trashed the FCP prefs… but no change.
So does anybody know how to force the IO HD to recognise an SD analog input?
Yeah, other analog input signals have worked fine in the past – it’s just this damn deck being awkward.
Anyway, having realised that the deck was outputting a progressive SD source I thought that might be the problem. And indeed, changing the deck output to interlaced resulted in the IO HD immediately recognizing the analog input as 625i25.
So I’d just like to thank Toshiba for not putting the output format option in the setup menu, nor on the remote control, but via a switch hidden behind a small flap on the machine itself!