Overview Scanning VHS or VHS-C can be done into DV codec and AVI container or FFV1 codec and AVI container.  For now this is a description of scanning to FFV1 on Rack#1.


Tape input can be via the following VCRs: VHS, S-VHS, VHS worldwide


Output will be onto SPACE.

Video Path

From VCR --Svideo--> switch box --Svideo--> DPS-295  --component-->  BM Decklink Studio card in SPACE

Audio Path

From VCR --RCA--> switch box --RCA-->  BM Decklink Studio card in SPACE


  1. On SPACE's desktop double click theVHS-NTSC batch icon.  There will be a few times you need to click or return before the VirtualDub capture window shows.
  2. Select the correct VCR on the switch box.
  3. Turn on the DPS-295and set up the Input on the front panel:
    1. Input - Format: SVHS
    2. Input - Mode: NET(use DIRECT for Umatic/DVcam)
  4. On SPACE set up the input via the BM (Blackmagic) Desktop Video Utility
    1. Video: component
    2. Audio: XLR
  5. Change audio cable connections into the BM Decklink Studio card in SPACE
    1. Plug in the black and red RCA audio cable with 1/4" phono connectors into the Decklink cable collage....
      1. Plug left (black) into 14 Audio Channel 1
      2. Plug right (red) into 15 Audio Channel 2
    2. (When switching cables back, there is a piece of paper on the LEFT cable saying LEFT.  Otherwise the Left and right cables are identical.)
  6. Test DPS-295 connection by clicking on "Function - Select" to show TSG, WFW and back to TBC.
    1. Watch the VirtualDub capture window to make sure you see the colour bars and the wave form monitor...and finally back to the black screen.
  7. Confirm VirtualDub is capturing fine:
    1. Play video....make sure video appears in VD capture window
    2. Make sure both audio bars along the bottom of the VD capture window are moving