Cleaning a video cassette? (Video capture)

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  1. MatthewA

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    I am working on transferring a videotape onto DVD-R, but there's a fly in the ointment:

    This tape was recorded circa 1991 in the LP format, and thru iMovie I am unable to get it to transfer properly. It keeps skipping frames during video capture. What do I do?
     
  2. Jeff Jacobson

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    Get a Canopus ADVC-100. This is a box that takes video and audio input and converts it to DV format.

    I had the same problem you are having (dropping frames on old video tapes) with my ATI All-in-wonder 7500 card. I heard good things about the ADVC-100 so I bought one, and it worked.
     
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    Okay, but:

    A. How much?

    B. Mac compatible?
     
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    On further examination of another LP tape, it turned out this was a bum tape. But thanks for the advice.
     
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    Well, I have had the same problems with VHS tapes (some that were never even opened), so I'd be interested in the information on the Canopus ADVC-100. Please post. Thanks.
     
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    I think this is in the wrong forum.

    Be Seeing You,
    David Blackwell

    (Admin note - not anymore!)
     
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    Thanks, I was somewhat unsure of where it would go.
     
  8. Ken Chan

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    The ADVC-100 retails for about $300, but can be found for about $250. It converts analog audio/video to DV, and is Mac-compatible.

    I'm curious what you were using to get the tape into iMovie before -- seems like you'd need a device that does the same thing.
     
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