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Video output from VHS recorder

I cannot get an output from my PAL VHS recorder via a scart to composite cable plugged in to the cameramate unit. I have checked with scart from VCR to scart in to TV and this is fine. But output from scart from VCR to composite video (yellow lead) cannot be seen on TV. I have tried another VCR but still no joy. Both were Panasonic VCRs. The cables were all new and top quality. Any ideas? Should I try a scart to S-video lead connection between VCR and Cameramate instead? Thanks Frustrated.

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Re: Video output from VHS recorder

Does your television have multiple scart connectors? Sometimes some models have only 1 connector that will accept RGB signals... Another thing you can check are VCR settings - scart component video output is not "official" and hence you might need to look at some of the setting if you need to enable it. Another possibility is that your scart cable may not have your rgb signals connected (based on wikipedia reference: "not all SCART cables make use of all the pins, often leaving out RGB signals. In many cases there is also no way to see which type of signal that is currently displayed on the TV set."

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Try tech support.  I have the driver for an earlier version of the Cameramate which I can email you, but I'm not sure if it works with your USB version. Here's what they told me: From: "Techhelp4" <> Date: June 15, 2006 5:16:45 PM EDT To: <> Subject: CameraMate Drivers and Software Link
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14) To confirm just open device manager again and see if there are any more devices with yellow ! or? next to them. If there are then repeat the above process.     Part 2   We have recently released and posted the latest version of the software on our website. You may download the latest version  by clicking on the link below.  IF YOU CHOOSE TO UPDATE YOUR SOFTWARE, DO NOT USE THE CD THAT CAME WITH YOUR PRODUCT.  IT WILL NO LONGER WORK. Thank you.  Either cut and paste to your browser or click on the link.   PPW-F543-8D28-F731-3446 for ProPix DVD
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Is this the right product for me


Yes, but make sure the model type is what is listed below although they should all be the same today as there are no standards war. For your PC you will need a video capture card unless your video card has it, chances are it doesn't. You would have an adapter already that came with your video card that has plugs coming out. There would be 5 or 6. If you don't go to or and do a search for "video capture card" Prices range from $50 and up. Get one with the best warranty is my advice and if you wish I will find one for you from a reputable card maker. Just ask me by commenting below. And if you have any questions about the details below just ask me by commenting back to me.


SmartDisk Real-Time Video Producer (DPS-70000)

Adapter Type Video Capture
Interface with Host FireWire 400 (IEEE 1394)
Video Input S-Video • Composite Video
Video Output S-Video • Composite Video

Platform PC

Technical Features
Supported Digital Video Standards
AVI • MPEG-1 • DV • MPEG-2

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Analog Video Format NTSC • PAL

Capture Resolution 720 x 480 • 720 x 576
System Requirements
Operating System MS Windows 2000 • MS Windows XP

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