VHS conversions to Mp4 (Intensity Shuttle)

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Caleb Garza

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VHS conversions to Mp4 (Intensity Shuttle)

PostMon Jun 24, 2019 9:35 pm


I understand that you can't directly get Mp4 video from intensity shuttle. Is there another program or app that I can integrate with Intensity shuttle to get Mp4 video. Currently I capture ProRes422 LT then I have to import into Final Cut Pro X then I can compress...there's got to be a faster and more efficient way. Is there a way to capture from Intensity shuttle directly into a compressor?

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Re: VHS conversions to Mp4 (Intensity Shuttle)

PostWed Jun 26, 2019 9:43 am

Hello, you could try Medialooks Direct Take
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Re: VHS conversions to Mp4 (Intensity Shuttle)

PostFri Jun 28, 2019 5:59 pm

Christian Paire wrote:Hello, you could try Medialooks Direct Take

It's only for Windows, that's the bad news.
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Re: VHS conversions to Mp4 (Intensity Shuttle)

PostTue Jul 02, 2019 9:13 pm

That's the beauty of compression.... estimate/tune to what kind of compression you want, are there any regular fast moving scenes ? VBR variable bit rate will sort that out, and gives the best between file size and image quality,
CBR constant bit rate > compression is constant, and gives bigger file sizes.
in post you experiment with these settings to get a result that you might find an acceptable result for what you have in mind, "one setting" or "on auto" might not result into what you had in mind.
ProRes422 LT is good enough to start with, i have posted a howto guide on this forum:

Uncompressed is the state, where you can still edit and work on the material without any quality loss, you don't want to edit or add any effects, transistions, etc... ?

Maybe a cheap dongle can do the straight conversion you like, but most of the time you get only a few options to set with these.

MP4 will play most of the time on any player, default BMD software setting is Quicktime .mov this you would like to avoid for hardware players like DVD o BD players

I use Media Express to capture, Resolve (free) to edit and compress, or any other editor or tool, i work on a MacBook Pro, so i found tools for myself that i like to work with, and have good control over resolution and quality, quality depends for a great part on the content,
UltraStudio Mini Recorder, Intensity Shuttle, ATEM Mini, Assist 6G. Davinci Resolve 15 > Sierra, Resolve 16 > Catalina. Media Express, MacX Video Converter Pro, UniConverter (Using Apple OS 32 & 64 bit on MacBook Pro hardware)

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