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  • Need advice with 3/4 inch transfer to computer keeping quality up

     Kevin Copeland updated 2 years, 3 months ago 3 Members · 3 Posts
  • David Andrews

    January 10, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    I have a women who has a bunch of 3/4 in broadcast tapes. She want to transfer those to her computer. She actually has some kind of high end converter with YGB but it uses firewire. Is there a firewire convertible to HDMI out there …. She want to hold up the quality in the transfer. She has a sony deck … Any ideas.

    D

  • Pat Horridge

    January 11, 2019 at 7:54 am

    Dump the fire wire solution. You are limiting the data rate at best at at worst are ending up with DV compression.
    Use a facility that can capture uncompressed ideally. Having a deck isn’t the same as using deck that’s mechanically sound and adjusted and electronically aligned.

    Pat Horridge
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  • Kevin Copeland

    January 24, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    The deck needs to be working good. Make sure the tape path and pinch rollers are clean. Clean the heads (but don’t break them off). And be sure to use a Time Base Corrector and input that into a capture card for your computer.

    It’s difficult to capture analog tape formats without a TBC.

    kc

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