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I'm trying to transfer videos from a vhs onto my pc. I have a scart to s-video cable. Although I can easily capture the video, I cannot get sound at the same time. In Options (Audio Input) the Device and Input buttons are greyed out. Grateful for any suggestions.

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Hello Bruce, Walt & Frank. Since sending the previous message, I have plugged RCA cables between the video recorder and the FRONT audio 2 sockets and I get very nice sound, but it is not synchronized with the video picture!! I'm sure I have seen cables with a scart plug at one end and three RCA (red white and yellow) at the other, which might work. The scart plug must be able to carry sound as well, because in my TV setup there are no separate cables (other than scart) between video recorder and TV. Think I'm getting balder by the minute! Ed.

 

Audio/video sync problems often appear on certain computer systems when capturing with separate video card/chip with a analog to digital converter and audio cards/chips (which you are using). The easiest way of solving the issue is by capturing in shorter sections - 10 to 15 minutes - will usually minimize the audio sync issues.

 

My personal experience is that using a USB type device seems to almost eliminate the sync issue. There are a lot of these types of devices but the good ones cost a little more. The EMC 10 Deluxe came with the Dazzle 100; the EMC 9 Deluxe came with the Dazzle 90. There are many others . Looks like ADS went to Firewire but theirs have been good with USB. I would imagine that the Firewire ones would be "better".

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I'm trying to transfer videos from a vhs onto my pc. I have a scart to s-video cable. Although I can easily capture the video, I cannot get sound at the same time. In Options (Audio Input) the Device and Input buttons are greyed out. Grateful for any suggestions.

 

What device, in your computer, are you connecting to?

 

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I'm not specifically connecting to any device, I just have a scart to S-Video cable running from vhs recorder to the S-Video socket on my computer. My understanding was that this would carry both video and sound.

 

My understanding is tha S-video (as the name implies) carries only the video, you need separate connections for audio

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Thanks for your advice Bruce. Don't know if the EMC with Dazzle is available here in the UK. What is it exactly, hardware or softwear? If hardware, what is the interface between video recorder/player and the Dazzle and Dazzle to PC? I have tried a scart to three RCA cable (I have yellow composite video and red/white audio input sockets situated together) but Roxio shows "no signal". Very frustrating. I have no problems with recording audio itself. Ed

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The only thing different about "s-video" and a regular video cable "yellow" RCA jack type is that the s-video cable will give you a much better video signal that the other. However as Walt pointd out that all it carries is a "VIDEO" signal. You have to use audio cables also to carry the audio signal along with it.

 

Use the s-video cable as you are now but grab a couple of audio cables (two if you want sterio. One red and the other white normally) and plug them into the audio out ports on your vhs player (should be RCA type jacks) to the audio in port on your computer. usually the in port on your computer (hopefully a sound card) is a 1/8" mini-plug, so you should use audio cables that have the RCA type jacks on one end and come together with a 3 ring 1/8" mini-plug on the other end.

 

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Thanks for your advice Bruce. Don't know if the EMC with Dazzle is available here in the UK. What is it exactly, hardware or softwear? If hardware, what is the interface between video recorder/player and the Dazzle and Dazzle to PC? I have tried a scart to three RCA cable (I have yellow composite video and red/white audio input sockets situated together) but Roxio shows "no signal". Very frustrating. I have no problems with recording audio itself. Ed

 

The Dazzle is a separate analog to digital converter.

 

It connects through the USB port on your computer.

 

It is sold in the UK according to their website http://www.pinnaclesys.com/PublicSite/us/P...zzle/Family.htm

 

Unfortunately, I can't find a good picture of it. It's got connections for video, s-video, L and R audio on one end and the connection cord to the USB port on the other.

 

It's not the only device on the market that is a pass through converter. It just happens to be the one sold with EMC 10 Deluxe.

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My thanks to Bruce, Walt and Frank for the advice. I've now noticed one or two things! 1) In Media Import I can now get audio (from a video tape) in Audio but as soon as I switch to Video the sound cuts out. 2) Don't know if this means anything but in Video there is a "select a device or source to import from" drop-down box and in this I only have the choice of 713xBDA Analog Capture. Once I chose this the sound disappears. 3) In Options the Audio Input Device and Input drop-down boxes are still disabled. 4) Whether I use a pre-recorded (commercial) tape or one I have recorded, the picture in Media Import is always black & white. 5) Despite using S-video, the picture quality is bad and even on the blank (dark) screen in Media Import there are near-vertical wavy lines. These show up particularly on dark parts of a video. Changing capture settings does not alter this at all. 6) On the front of my computer I have a Composite Video 2 (yellow) and two Audio 2 (red and white) RCA sockets. Do you think I would be better using a scart cable with these inputs? Sorry to burden you with my woes! Ed

 

 

 

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Hello Bruce, Walt & Frank. Since sending the previous message, I have plugged RCA cables between the video recorder and the FRONT audio 2 sockets and I get very nice sound, but it is not synchronized with the video picture!! I'm sure I have seen cables with a scart plug at one end and three RCA (red white and yellow) at the other, which might work. The scart plug must be able to carry sound as well, because in my TV setup there are no separate cables (other than scart) between video recorder and TV. Think I'm getting balder by the minute! Ed.

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Thanks for this. I have ordered a new scart to three RCA cable in the hope that this will resolve the problem. My computer has red and white audio and separate composite video 2 (yellow) sockets, so perhaps avoiding the separate S-video and RCA sound cables will do the trick. This might also overcome the black & white only problem.

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