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  • Betacam tape digitized color is saturated and phase seems off

  • Scott Wiseman

    February 1, 2021 at 2:56 am

    Hi I’m digitizing betacam tape

    UVW-1800>FORa FA-370 TBC>BM Terranec 3>IMac>Premier Pro

    through thunderbolt 3. I’m getting saturated color and the phase if off. I think it may be settings in the FORa. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

  • Scott Wiseman

    February 1, 2021 at 3:13 am

    I should add that I have black burst sync for the TBC, Terranex and Betacam.

  • Bob Zelin

    February 1, 2021 at 6:15 pm

    The UVW-1800 has a TBC built into it. Take the ForA out of the equation ! You don’t need it.

    As for your levels (saturated color, phase is off) if you don’t have scopes, you can’t make any adjustments.

    Bob Zelin

  • Scott Wiseman

    February 1, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    Thanks Bob for your expeditious advice. I’ll try taking the TBC out of the equation.

    Best,

    Scott

  • Scott Wiseman

    February 4, 2021 at 3:24 am

    So I get the same results after taking the TBC out of the equation. Also for some reason my Terranec 3D doesn’t show it sees the sync. Any reason it might not see sync? I have it assigned to ext sync.

    I’ve installed a tek 1750A waveform/vectorscope to work out these bugs. Any advice?

  • Scott Thomas

    April 9, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    I’m late to the party, but… Bob is right about the TBC. You shouldn’t have two of them in series. That’s an extra Analog to Digital to Analog (A/D D/A) step you don’t want or need.

    You might need a TBC remote for the UVW-1800 to be able to adjust the output of the deck. Scopes are important, but if you can’t adjust the UVW without the remote.

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