VHS decks with Firewire??

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  1. DavidEC

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    Does anybody know of any VHS decks with Firewire in/outputs?

    This would make transferring digital video to/from VHS a whole lot easier.

    David E. Carmichael
     
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    I believe there was new SVHS deck from Mitsubishi reviewed in the last issue of Sound & Vision.
     
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    That Mits was not an S-VHS but one of the new digital VCRs for Hi Def material.
     
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    There are JVC SVHS/MiniDV combo decks that run around $12-1300, but why don't you just use the analog outputs on your camera?

    Either that or just buy a Sony Media Converter/Hollywood DV Bridge which will add analog outputs of DV based material to your PC
     
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    What I am wanting to do is:

    VHS -> SVCD/DVD

    PC -> VHS

    I can get a low cost firewire card for my 'PC' its just that I was hoping to get as clean an image from the VHS tape into the PC to start with.

    And a few times edit the video and send it back to VHS

    --David
     
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    What I think a lot of people don't realize about firewire is that firewire is just a way to stream data down a wire. There is still a hardware compression/decompression process that allows to it process video, and that chip runs about $150 wholesale from Sony. That's why you need a real dedicated card or output device that contains that chip in order for it to process video.
     

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