I use their software Picture Controller and send the S-video signal from the ADVC-300 to a preview CRT monitor.
I prefer to do the adjustments on the ADVC-300 since it is faster and better than Pr.
Do you have the Picture Controller software? It should be on the install disc but did not even install on a 64-bit OS. I do however have the file since i saved it from a XP computer, so i can adjust with their software on Vista/Win 7 64-bit.
Yes, have the software. So I start the video and watch the preview in my 2nd monitor and make adjustments as necessary and then say okay to save the settings? or, do I keep the software open when I do the capture with PrPro? Thanks
I keep the software open while capturing. The changes you make are sticky so when/if you close the software the settings you made stay.
Yes, thats how i do, watch the preview on the CRT monitor and adjust until i am satisfied and then re-wind the tape and start capture. If i remeber correctly the preview in the Canopus software must be open, if not Pr dont get any signal to capture. This may have changed or is a non-issue if you close the software.
In the Capture panel in Pr, if you see nothing in there, press Play to wake it up!
Yes, figured out it as you explained. Started playback, adjusted settings, then rewind and start over. This is all new to me so having a lot of fun learning. Thanks for everyones help with my questions.
The beauty of the 300 model is the ability to do a lot of TimeBase corrections IN Capture. That is why it is more expensive (and in most circles preferred to the 110 model). All of the TB corrections can be done by hand in PrPro, but they take time. If one considers that time, then the choice of the 300 will usually pay for itself rather quickly. I do just as Roger suggests, and find it to be a great time-saver.