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Old February 3rd, 2010, 11:39 AM   #1
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VHS to XH A1

Does the XH A1 have capability to capture from a VHS player?

I need to copy 3 VHS tapes to mini DV so I can capture them as ProRes 442.

Any suggestions on this?
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 12:01 PM   #2
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p106 in the NTSC user's manual:
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 01:22 PM   #3
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Thanks Colin
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Old February 6th, 2010, 10:20 AM   #4
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Looking at the back of my xh a1:
https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&i...f_g5clsula0&zw

I'm not sure where to bring the VCR in. If it's on that component out (DTC-1000), I'm pretty sure I don't have a cable like that.
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Old February 6th, 2010, 11:08 AM   #5
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AV1 terminal ( Use the av cable that came with the camera)
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Old February 6th, 2010, 11:18 AM   #6
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To connect to a VCR you use the AV cable. It has a 3.5mm TRRS (tip-ring-ring-sleeve) minijack plug at the camera end and it goes in to the AV socket (the yellow one below the headphone socket). The other end of the AV cable has three RCA phono plugs - white and red for audio left and right and yellow for video. These go in to the VCR.

If your VCR doesn't have RCA phono outputs you will need to use a SCART to phono adaptor.
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Old February 6th, 2010, 12:01 PM   #7
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cool, thanks.

Last edited by Oliver Darden; February 6th, 2010 at 12:24 PM. Reason: works now
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Old February 6th, 2010, 04:17 PM   #8
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Glad it worked, Oliver.

I really would recommend you download the pdf manual (there's a link in the stickies on this forum but this should work - just tested it). You can use the Adobe Reader 'find' function to locate all these obscure functions of the camera in seconds without reading through umpteen pages of the paper manual.

I digitised all my family VHS tapes and put them on DV tape, DVD and hard drive just to be sure.
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