JVC SR-VS20 SVHS firewire out? at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > The Long Black Line

The Long Black Line
Tape, tape and more tape; and decks; HDV, DV, VHS and more.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old December 8th, 2005, 08:28 AM   #1
Major Player
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Fort Myers, FL
Posts: 263
JVC SR-VS20 SVHS firewire out?

Just picked up a JVC SR-VS20 deck to save on cam wear during editing. The only feature of the deck (that I read was supported) I can't get to function is capturing SVHS via firewire/ilink to my pc. The dv side works perfectly...does anyone know if I'm relegated to just the analog svideo out to my capture card, or is there a setting I haven't touched on yet? Thanks for any info at all--it's hard to come by on the net since it's not the newest model on the block.
Vin
Vincent Croce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 8th, 2005, 09:39 AM   #2
Major Player
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Albany NY
Posts: 311
I have the JVC SR-VS30 and have had no problems
Mike Cavanaugh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 8th, 2005, 09:47 AM   #3
Major Player
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Fort Myers, FL
Posts: 263
Maybe I was misinformed and that's not a feature the vs20 model supports.
Thanks, Mike.
Vincent Croce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 8th, 2005, 09:52 AM   #4
Wrangler
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Mays Landing, NJ
Posts: 11,543
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vincent Croce
capturing SVHS via firewire/ilink to my pc. The dv side works perfectly...
Just curious... what do you mean by "capturing SVHS via firewire"? SVHS is an analog format... does anyone support that over firewire? The only things I've seen sent over firewire are DV50 and MPEG4, but admittedly I'm no expert on this sort of thing :-)
Boyd Ostroff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 8th, 2005, 10:23 AM   #5
Major Player
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Albany NY
Posts: 311
Boyd, The decks we are talking about has a mini DV deck on one side and an SVHS deck on the other side. There is a firewire I/O port in addition to composite and Y/C I/0 jacks. You can play an analog source on the S-VHS side and the deck will output through the firewire for capture. Sort of a clumsy, expensive BOB!
Mike Cavanaugh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 8th, 2005, 10:23 AM   #6
Major Player
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Fort Myers, FL
Posts: 263
Boyd-
This is a dual deck--dv and svhs. I've found some scattered info, even on this forum, leading me to believe the deck would do the av/dv conversion before sending out via firewire. That's one of the features I bought the deck for. I suppose it's not a big deal capturing via my vid card and letting it convert it for me--I was just trying to cut down on cable clutter, and hoping the deck would do a better conversion job for me.
Thanks for the response, though.
Vincent Croce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 13th, 2005, 04:48 PM   #7
New Boot
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 22
Vincent. I recently purchased the JVC SR-VS30U and found the same problem. I tried to capture analog via firewire alone, but it didn't work. I hooked up the deck to my computer via RCA. Apparently that's how you can capture an analog signal. The deck doesn't automatically convert analog to digital through firewire (at least not in my experiences).
__________________
Clint Till
Parc Entertainment
Clint Till is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 13th, 2005, 05:13 PM   #8
Major Player
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Flagstaff, AZ
Posts: 473
I'm using a 30 that converts vhs to dv to Firewire no problem. If I recall, I just play the VHS (SVHS) tape, have the dub switches set to VHS to DV and it does the conversion and outputs on the firewire. That deck is in use right now so I can't verify but give it a shot. If it still doesn't work, let me know and I'll verify the settings.
Rob Wilson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 14th, 2005, 08:36 AM   #9
Major Player
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Fort Myers, FL
Posts: 263
Bingo!

Thanks, Rob. Your setting worked for me-even on my VS20 deck. Svhs to dv dub was the key. Don't know why I expected it to output digitally by just running the vhs tape. Goodbye rca cables.
Vincent Croce is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > The Long Black Line

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:38 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network