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Old February 2nd, 2010, 10:49 AM   #1
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Problem with Canopus ADVC-55 - HELP!

Just bought a Canopus ADVC-55 analogue to digital video converter to digitize some old Betacam SP tapes.

I plug the player into the converter through phono and then the firewire into the computer.

The problem is when I go to capture the video, it only shows up in black and white. The signal is clean and the audio is fine, there is just no color. I have tried it with Sony Vegas Pro and iMove HD, but have the same result. I have also changed cables and connected a different input to the converter but again the problem persists.

Does anyone know what is causing this, and how to fix it? It's a real pain as these things are not cheap to buy!

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Old February 2nd, 2010, 11:12 AM   #2
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Check the DIP switches to make sure the device is set to PAL. If you need to change it, make sure you power cycle the device before attempting another capture.
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 05:27 PM   #3
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Yep, that works!

Interesting because the DIP switches were set to PAL, as it was capturing off a PAL camera. I set all the switches to "off" apart from switch 1, which I set to NTSC. Odd but it worked.

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