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Transferring Beta SP Tapes. How do I remove Time Code from s

by Ayrfield / January 19, 2013 6:14 AM PST

Hello. I was wondering if anyone could help me please. I rented a Sony Beta cam SP CVR75 for a couple of days to transfer some Beta SP tapes I had. I use an Honestech Vid Box to digitise videos onto my computer.

I connected the Beta SP player to the Honestech box using a BNC to phono connection into the VIDEO OUT (Super 3) and connected a video phono lead from there into the Honestech. I connected to XLR to Phono leads into the Honestech box for Audio. The video and audio signals are coming into the computer (through USB) perfectly. The only problem is the huge black bar with the time code across the screen. Is there anyway to turn off the Time code on the Beta Player so the video signal is coming into the computer without the time code across the screen?

If anyone could help I would really appreciate it so much. Thank you.

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That's OK.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 19, 2013 6:25 AM PST

CAPTURE it and later we can strip off scan lines in our video editors. I know Virtual Dub can do this but I don't offer a step by step. I've never worried about that during capture as I fix it later.

Bob

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Thanks for reply Bob
by Ayrfield / January 19, 2013 7:10 AM PST
In reply to: That's OK.

Thanks very much for getting back to me. Unfortunately I'm capturing video with a big black bar across the bottom quarter of the screen with time code burnt in. I don't think it's possible to remove that in post production and replace the original footage that was supposed to be there. The ideal for me would be to find out how to turn off the time code on the Beta Player that it doesn't appear on my computer screen when I'm digitising it in in the first place.

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Sorry I thought this was in the scan lines above/below
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 19, 2013 7:18 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks for reply Bob

Above and below the video lines we have those other lines.

Since this is in the tape player we'll have to find a manual for the player. Do you have that?
Bob

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Can't find the Manual
by Ayrfield / January 19, 2013 7:29 AM PST

Unfortunately I can't seem to find the manual online. My worry is that the timecode is hardwired into the video out signal and there is no way of importing the video without having the time code burnt in.

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Is working now. Thanks!
by Ayrfield / January 19, 2013 7:45 AM PST
In reply to: Can't find the Manual

An output that wasn't working for me before is now working with no time code. Bob thank you very much for getting back to me.

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Wish I could have been more helpful. About SMTPE Time Code
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 20, 2013 3:58 AM PST

When you wrote "timecode" my mind switched on about SMTPE Timecode. It's noted at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMPTE_timecode

As you see this is in those not as interesting to some scan lines that are above or below the video area. This is why I suggested we delete those later.

I think you meant to wrote TIME STAMP which looks like this:
http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl=en&safe=off&tbo=d&biw=1366&bih=599&tbm=isch&tbnid=YUfCkBCKek3IEM:&imgrefurl=http://www.oinvestigations.com/Private-Investigator-Blog/2011/07/datetime-stamp-avs-software/&docid=uy2TkewqWQ2cmM&imgurl=http://www.oinvestigations.com/Private-Investigator-Blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/BlueRay.jpg&w=1019&h=575&ei=R0z8UJ3JJcm0iwL6j4GwDA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=4&vpy=183&dur=9882&hovh=169&hovw=299&tx=159&ty=71&sig=111749717875900258192&page=1&tbnh=141&tbnw=269&start=0&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0,i:83

Glad to read you got it all sorted out.
Bob

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Thanks
by Ayrfield / January 20, 2013 6:11 AM PST

Thanks very much Bob. I should have been a bit clearer in my OP but thank you for your help and I'm delighted it's working now.

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