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    Hello everybody! Right off the bat I got to say that I know almost nothing about analogic cameras and stuff, so sorry if im being stupid or something . Recently I bought a Panasonic RJ17 Palmcorder VHS-C. At the same time its a Camcorder, it works as a VCR too. I bought a RCA video grabber called EasyCAP Dc60. So, when I got the two, I turned on the camera (instead of setting it to VCR mode, I set to camera mode, because I didn't had a VHS tape inside the camera), then I plugged the video grabber on my PC, and plugged the palmcorder a/v output in the RCA input of the video grabber. When I opened the software that came with the video grabber (one called honestech VHS to DVD 3.0 SE) on my computer, I got a pretty dark and glitchy image from the camera, even though the image that comes from the camera's display is good and nice. At first i thought it was faulty cable connection, but when I touch the RCA cable's conectors the image stayed the same way. Then I thought the cable was bad, but when I changed it to another cable I got the same results. I don't know if the problem is the capture software I'm using, the video grabber or the camera's a/v output jack. Do anybody knows how to fix this? is anything that I could do to solve this problem? thanks!

    I recorded a video showing what type of image I'm gettingusing the video grabber mentioned)
    https://youtu.be/lGkLfBx-2Os
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    You mentioned that the camera's own display looks good, but did you try connecting the RCA cables to a display like a TV?

    Is audio working correctly?
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    I connected the camera to my TV with the RCA cable. The image I got was as good, like it shows in the camera's display, but I got vertical rolling. I searched in the internet about the vertical rolling, and I read somewhere that it was normal getting vertical rolling when VCRs are connected to modern TVs. Is that right??
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    No. Modern TVs should display VHS without vertical rolling.

    Possibly try changing the Video Standard of the capture card. Should be NTSC or PAL-M. But I wouldn't expect you to be getting as much color as you're getting, if that's the issue.

    Best example I could find, but this is PAL-N Argentina I think: https://youtu.be/pNR88PSMmLk
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