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Needing Link To Purchase Correct RCA Jacks to Connect VCR to Studio AV/DV Board

Hi Everyone:

        I am needing any information and links regarding my interest in purchasing an RCA jack to connect my new VCR to a Pinnacle Studio AV (analog/video)/DV (digital video) PCI card or board.  After looking at the configuration, I will need one end of the cable (for the VCR) to have a 1 Video Out Connector (Yellow) and 2 Audio Out Connectors (White and Red for L and R Speakers).  On the other end which will need to interface with the Pinnacle Studio AV/DV Card, I will need (1) Yellow Connector for the Video In of the AV/DV card.  For the other part, which I believe is audio, I will need a connector which fits into four small holes of the AV/DV Card.  I am not sure exactly what these type of connectors would be called, but, there are two them which are black, flat, round, and with four holes.  I assume one is for Audio In and one is for Audio Out just like the video configuration of the card.  

       Any help on locating this specially configured RCA Jack Chord will be appreciated.  I look forward to hearing from everyone regarding this post.

       Sincerely,

       George
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nickg5Commented:
does this look like what you might need?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=3761&item=5193443074&rd=1
(Pinnacle Linx USB video capture cable with Pinaccle Studio 7.11 SE software. Connect to your camcorder or VCR and transfer video to your computer)
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GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hi

       No, I already have the USB cable which came with the card.  What I am needing is an RCA jack with specific connectors as mentioned.

      Thanks though for lending me this link.

      George
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WatzmanCommented:
Yellow is video, Red is the right audio channel and white is the left audio channel.

The video cable is just a coax cable with an RCA plug on both ends.  It doesn't have to be color coded, and for short distances (a few feet) quality is not particularly important (it becomes more and more important as the length increases, however).  There is no need, other than for cosmetics and convenience, for any of these cable to part of a "set", or a single cable carrying all 3 signals.  They can be 3 separate cables.

The small hole jack is most likely a 1/8" stereo phone jack, although without seeing it, it's hard to say.  It may say in the manual.  You can get a cable or adapters for this at most electronics stores.

In fact, the best thing to do is probably to go into an electronics store that carries a lot of "parts" type stuff (Frys, even Radio Shack, but probably not Best Buy or Circuit City), take the items with you if at all possible, and they will have everything that you need, and it won't be terribly expensive.
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nickg5Commented:
I have sent an inquiry to Pinnacle tech support with your exact question. Give me a couple days or so to hear back from them.
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GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hi There:

        Thank you so much.  I apologize for the vagueness of my description of the DV/AV Capture Card.  From my understanding of the card, it uses a Composite Video In Port, a Compositve Video Out Port, a IEE1394 port, and what appears to be two 4 female ports, probably for Audio In and Audio Out.  Therefore, I believe I will need a cable which will have three connectors for the outputs of the VCR (one for Video and two for the L and R Speakers, or Audio).  The other end will need to have two input jacks, one for the composive video and one for the composite audio of the capture card.  

        I hope that helps a little more.

       George
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GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hi

        Just as a courteous followup, I want to take a moment and explain everythign I received from Pinnacle.  I received a Studio AV/DV Board, a IEE 1394 Cable 6X4, Camcorder to Sound Card Stereo Audio Cable, Two CD's, a manual, and a poster.  However, I never got any type of chord for interfacing the VCR with the actual connectors of the card itself, like the Video In and Video Out.  I "assume" both video and audio functions are regulated by the AV/DV Board when interfacing an analog device, like, VCR, with it.

        In any case, thanks so much for checking further on this matter for me.  I just don't want to get the wrong interface cable.

       Thanks again.

      George
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WatzmanCommented:
Very often, but not always, the sound is captured from the sound card and not from the video capture card.  I only mention this as a possibility.  Different capture devices handle this differently, sometimes getting sound from the video capture device, sometime from a sound card "line in" jack.  It would be better if you could post some pictures somewhere, or a link to the exact pinnacle device that you have, as they make quite a few (in fact dozens) different capture devices.
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nickg5Commented:
I looked around at Pinnacle products. They all seem to contain the cables that you got with yours. And the descriptions imply that no other cables are needed.
Pinnacle support had products by category. I did not know which Studio you had. I know av/dv but there was a 7, 8, and 9. I chose 9. I'm sure the cables are the same.
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waffleironheadCommented:
this card has your option of either

1> s-video in OR composite video in
2> s video our OR composite video out

do to get video into the system, just get a s-video plug, yellow at either end(though color makes no difference, it is noce to keep things color matched) plug one end into the vcr and the other into the capture card.

here are some nice diagrams for you.

http://www.ericvandenberg.nl/setup_pics.html#setup06

video runs to the capture card, while audio runs to the sound card

hth
waffle
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waffleironheadCommented:
sorry the diagrams do not cover your particular setup, but the ideas are the same, vid runs to the capture card and sound goes to the sound card.
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WatzmanCommented:

The card in the photo that you posted appears to have no audio inputs at all.  Thus, with that particular card, you most likely feed the sound (red and white) into the "line in" jacks (or sometimes "Aux" jacks) of your sound card.
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GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hi Everyone:

       I sincerely appreciate the feedback.  After carefully going over each response, it suddently became clear to me that the sound card was not entered into the equation here.  For some odd reason, I was not considering the sound card when interfacing the VCR with the capture card.  However, the jack included with the kit given with the purchase of the capture card and Pinnacle Studio 9.0 does have on one end a connector for the L Speaker and a connector for the R Speaker which interfaces at the Audio Out of the VCR and a connector for the Line In of the Sound Card.  However, the kit did omit the necessary RCA Composite Video Connector to interface the Video Out Port of the VCR with the Video In Port of the AV/DV Capture Card.  However, after searching around here at the house, I was able to find one without any problem.  

       In closing, I apologize for not seeing the big picture on this one.  Once I read over the suggestions given relating to the sound card, everything started to come together and makes sense.  

       Many thanks for the help.  

      George
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