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    Currently my capture chain goes like so:

    Panasonic S-VHS NV-HS930 --> VCC-3310 Video Processor (corrects video/cine colour etc) --> Blackmagic Intensity Shuttle (s-video port)

    But some VHS tapes I have are getting black frames when capturing and I need a Time Base Corrector.

    I have a couple of choices, but which should I use:
    • TVOneTaskTime Base Corrector with Genlock1T-TBC-GL
    • DataVideo TBC-3000

    And where in the chain would it go? Before the video processor or after?

    Thanks for any ideas.
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    The DataVideo gets better reviews than the TVOne. I have a TBC-1000 that works pretty well, although it tends to roll on bad cuts. I also use an AVTool 8710 which does a better job on horizontal sync but has its own problem with field ghosting. I usually put the TBC ahead of the proc amp. Everything is hooked up to a 44 switch so I can instantly reconfigure the chain without unplugging. Sometimes I'll put the proc amp first because the 8710's AGC has trouble with really bad vertical sync.
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    Ta for the insight. Ill consider using the TBC-3000 then. Cheers.

    Update: Got the TBC-3000 and it does the job. I like being able to now see where I am when fast-forwarding or rewinding the tape instead of it blacking out! Nice.
    Last edited by Bassquake; 3rd Jun 2016 at 13:38.
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