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Canon GL2, GL1 and PAL versions XM2, XM1.

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Old August 3rd, 2006, 04:47 PM   #1
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Hey, how do I log a dvd player into my GL2? There's a few clips from movies I want to get without extracting on my PC then transfering the file to my mac, where i always lose sound, or quality or both. Ideas?
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Old August 4th, 2006, 04:13 AM   #2
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If the DVD is copy protected by a standard copy protection scheme (and most commercial movies are) the GL2 willl respect the copy protection and not let you record a usable copy. You may have some success if you run the analog output of the DVD player thorugh a time-base corrector or similar device first.
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time base...huh?
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Copy protection on analog video is typically implemented by adding a signal to the timing information in the video stream. This is in the retrace/overscan poriton of the video signal so you cannot see it. A time-base corrector (TBC) refreshes/replaces the timing signal.
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Old August 7th, 2006, 11:48 PM   #5
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Ok, so how does one obtain one of these?
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Buy one form a store that sells profesional video equipment; e.g., B&H Photo/Video, look for a used one on e-bay or similar outlets, Generally not cheap. SIMA has sold a product that reportedly served a similar purpose, may even have been offered at Best Buy. I do not know if it worked. The VIdeonics MX-1/MX-Pro mixers also worked, at least with older material.

Just be aware of copyright limitations vs. fair use.
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