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Trying to import analogue video from VHS

Everything is connected as per manual - problem is the imported image is in black and white. I've tested the VHS and cable on a TV and they are outputting colour, so the issue is with the MV500i.

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  • theville2 Jan 28, 2008

    Thanks hazydave

    I've been experimenting and have found that you can use the supplied cable ( the one with 2 x audio and 1 x video phono plugs ).

    Simply connect the yellow video cable as well as the audio to the VHS output and the other end into the audio/video input on the camera.

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I _assume_ you're feeding PAL video into the MV500i... one of the simplest ways to lose color information is to feed an NTSC (or PAL60) source to a standard PAL display.

Another possibility is that you're losing the chroma signal. I believe this camcorder has a composite (CVBS) analog input. If you're tapping off a SCART connector, make sure you use a SCART to composite cable, not SCART to Y/C (luminance/chroma). Are you using the same cabling with the camcorder as with the TV?

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