RGB Component Video Digitizing from Betacam-SP deck
I am looking for a workflow that can handle old school RGB video . . .
I need to digitize RGB/ Component video from a vintage broadcast Betacam-SP deck.
I’m inputting into a Mac Pro using USB or USBc for editing.
If we must use Thunderbolt we can, using a dedicated MacBook instead.
Elgato Video Capture is great for digitizing to Macs, but only handles composite output . . .
so its perfect for S-Video and analog video, but it cannot handle three separate RGB BNC connectors (or RCA).
An Avid tech support expert suggested I could do this with a Blackmagic breakout box, but I have no idea which box makes sense – all of the new ones only work with Thunderbolt.
I have no room for another video card in my Mac Pro and would prefer not to go that route unless cheaper and easier in the long run.
The guy at Avid said Desktop Video Setup software available from Blackmagic for Mac – would provide the interface for digitizing.
Any help or guidance you can provide would be greatly appreciated!!!