RCA AV converters to HDMI and Intensity Shuttle USB3

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RCA AV converters to HDMI and Intensity Shuttle USB3

PostSat Jan 23, 2021 3:14 am

If I plug a VCR into a RCA AV converter to HDMI, and plug that into a Shuttle, will the Shuttle read the video?

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Re: RCA AV converters to HDMI and Intensity Shuttle USB3

PostMon Jan 25, 2021 9:44 pm

This is more mis then hit, you should google for user experiences about this.
Better avoid HDMI at all because you could encounter HDCP which is a copy protection, or HDMI tries to "handshake" but fails in that.
Do you need it for capture or live input ?
Better is to use a "passthrough" device, this can be a VCR with build-in TBC (Time Base Corrector) (a real Pro TBC will be a dumped vintage one, which is expensive)
or a DVD/HDD recorder some of these will have also component (YUV) video output, which is better in some cases then s-video.
Be sure everytime that you use the correct resolution settings (also frame rate and Progressive or Interlaced)
You can be creative when it's about passthrough devices, (like home-cinema sets)
But only few converters will work, these are mostly simple & cheap devices, with a dirty signal output that is just enough for an ordinary tv set/screen.
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Re: RCA AV converters to HDMI and Intensity Shuttle USB3

PostWed Feb 17, 2021 4:32 am

Thank you for your helpful reply. I have since acquired a Tendak HDMI video converter. The VCR goes into the converter and the HDMI output to my Intensity Shuttle. With a wee bit of tweaking I get excellent picture quality and sound. My childhood is preserved! If you are interested in this converter do not order it from Amazon, instead order it directly from Tendak - a fraction of the price and free shipping.

Thank you again for taking the time to answer my question. Stay safe and healthy!

L

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