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No Signal With S-Video Input


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I am new to Easy VHS (and indeed video editing in general) but want to capture a load of VHS-C cassettes and put them on DVDs.

I successfully transferred a couple as tests using Roxio Video Capture USB device and a composite video connection and even managed to figure out some basic editing.

 

I understand that s-video will give me better video quality (in particular I am hoping it will eliminate some jagged lines that appear at the bottom of the transferred videos).

 

I have a SCART connector / converter that has audio out, s-video out and composite video out. BUT when I connect the audio and s-video leads to the Roxio Video Capture USB device, I get 'No Signal' showing in the Media Import Window (yes I have set the input under options to s-video!!) and the video window shows the video in greyscale and the capture button is greyed out.

 

The s-video cable works fine connecting a PC to my TV.

Any thoughts anyone?

OK -- got info from supplier of SCART Converter. It seems that VHS is not able to provide a something-something-luminance signal :huh: via s-video so I have to use the composite.

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Hi

I am new to Easy VHS (and indeed video editing in general) but want to capture a load of VHS-C cassettes and put them on DVDs.

I successfully transferred a couple as tests using Roxio Video Capture USB device and a composite video connection and even managed to figure out some basic editing.

 

I understand that s-video will give me better video quality (in particular I am hoping it will eliminate some jagged lines that appear at the bottom of the transferred videos).

 

I have a SCART connector / converter that has audio out, s-video out and composite video out. BUT when I connect the audio and s-video leads to the Roxio Video Capture USB device, I get 'No Signal' showing in the Media Import Window (yes I have set the input under options to s-video!!) and the video window shows the video in greyscale and the capture button is greyed out.

 

The s-video cable works fine connecting a PC to my TV.

Any thoughts anyone?

OK -- got info from supplier of SCART Converter. It seems that VHS is not able to provide a something-something-luminance signal :huh: via s-video so I have to use the composite.

 

 

You need one of these http://www.tvcables.co.uk/cgi-bin/tvcables/AD001.html (shop around).

 

 

S-video (in my opinion) is only slightly better than composite, but the connector is cheap, so try one, you may find it does the job for you.

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You need one of these http://www.tvcables.co.uk/cgi-bin/tvcables/AD001.html (shop around).

 

S-video (in my opinion) is only slightly better than composite, but the connector is cheap, so try one, you may find it does the job for you.

Thanks for the inpit -- that is exactly the device I am using!! (or at least one very like it). Just d

n't get a signal via the S-Video. I'll just stick to the composite thaat seems to work.

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