[IMC-Audio] VCR as audio recorder
chiapas at riseup.net
Thu Aug 26 04:03:57 PDT 2004
Paul Riismandel said:
> Earlier units were better at recording the audio with no video input,
> but this ability really varied from unit to unit. I had a laserdisc
> player that generated a plain blue screen when it was on, and it never
> shut itself off. So I used that as my "dummy video." Having a video
> signal on the tape seems to make a big difference if you want to use the
> tape on a different VCR than you recorded it on.
My experience of this has been that you _have_ to have a video input or
the playback quality isn't good enough - the audio takes some kind of
timing signal from the video and without it randoml;y speeds up/slows
However, what some people are saying here is that you don't necessarily
need a video input so maybe the machine I was using was faulty - I'm
prepared to concede this point.
However, regardless of that fact, if you do have a video image of
something like a working clock (set to to the correct time) then it can
make cueing up your audio footage a little easier as you can just fast
forward to the time at which the broadcast took place.
2 cents, peace y'all.
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