Capturing Analogue Video with BMD

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Capturing Analogue Video with BMD

PostWed Jun 12, 2019 1:46 pm

Hello there,

I'm working with a director that uses Hi8 a lot in his installation video material. He bought himself a BMD Intensity Shuttle (USB). He obviously ran into problems needing a TBC. I thought about what would happen if we ran the analogue through the Intensity Shuttle -> HDMI output to -> Ultradeck Mini Recorder HDMI input and then crash record into AVID / Premiere etc?

Is this something that might work?

And if not what is an Intensity Shuttle for? And is there an affordable solution to TBC.

Thanks in advance,


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Re: Capturing Analogue Video with BMD

PostWed Jun 12, 2019 9:38 pm

Why not get a D-8 camera? As far as I remember, these can play Hi-8 and digitize it at the same time.
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Re: Capturing Analogue Video with BMD

PostFri Jun 14, 2019 3:13 am

You can do the same thing with some of the Hi8/Digi8 VCR decks, which might be easier to find.
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Re: Capturing Analogue Video with BMD

PostFri Jun 14, 2019 5:35 pm

Appreciate that. It would be nice to be able to do VHS as well.

So I guess my idea of Ultrastudio Mini Recorder wont work?
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Re: Capturing Analogue Video with BMD

PostSat Jun 15, 2019 1:01 am

The issue with all analog video signals is that the synchronising part of the signal can become degraded. VHS suffers badly from this and needs a TBC to reconstruct a stable signal for capturing on a digital device. Back in the analog tape era, all pro decks had built in TBC’s.
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Re: Capturing Analogue Video with BMD

PostSat Jun 15, 2019 3:43 pm

I have had a lot of similar problems with digitizing old analogue VHS footage. Tried an Intensity Shuttle USB but due to the sync problems very rarely got it to work. Recently I came across the Blackmagic Intensity Pro 4K which turned out to be a very cost effective alternative with it's built in TBC. Although, of course, it does need to go in a PCIe slot on your PC's motherboard. Now have transferred loads of old tapes that have been sitting on the shelf for ages. :D
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Re: Capturing Analogue Video with BMD

PostMon Jun 17, 2019 8:42 am

Digi-8 or D-8 is what I meant.
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Re: Capturing Analogue Video with BMD

PostSun Jul 21, 2019 7:56 am

Dear All,

As noticed in many forums , tbc is the common problem for Blackmagic Intensity shuttle. Moreover, tbc is hard to find. Did somebody gained experience with designing/building an interface between s output and an Intensity shuttle?
It seems that some external dvd writers have a tbc on board...

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