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Some Canadian TV ads from 1995, ripped from a VHS.
youtu.be/AhSXSccdeGk [13:38]

Includes a promo for an "adbusters" interview. Ironic?

My new favourite lefty pens. Only smudge if you’re writing really quickly.

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Alberta 2&7 Ads from 1997 [VHS Rip]

Compiled some of the ads from one VHS in the collection of home taped videos I am ripping to digital.

Some Bad News: You have to repeat this every time you un-dock the Nintendo Switch.

Although I was able to unplug the capture card HDMI from the HDMI switch, connect the monitor HDMI, set the Nintendo Switch to "automatic" TV resolution, re-dock the Nintendo, unplug the monitor from the HDMI switch, connect the capture card HDMI to the HDMI switch, and it started working again. A pain in the ass but it works. 😩

After closing Blackmagic Media Express, the Switch can be used as an input in OBS if you are streaming. You can adjust the Advanced Audio Properties for the "Blackmagic Device" in OBS and enable "Monitor and Output" so you can hear the Switch audio with the stream.

6. Go back to main menu on Nintendo Switch. Disconnect monitor/TV from HDMI switch OUTPUT

7. Connect Intensity Pro 4K to HDMI switch OUTPUT

8. In BMD Desktop Video Setup, set the Video Input to "HDMI" and Audio Input to "Embedded". The main menu for Desktop Video Setup should show "1080p60 HDMI" as the Video Input

9. Open Blackmagic Media Express and set the project settings to "1080p60". The Nintendo Switch should now show up at full resolution.


1. Connect monitor/TV to HDMI switch OUTPUT

2. Switch to HDMI input on monitor/TV

3. Connect Nintendo Switch Dock to HDMI switch INPUT

4. If Nintendo doesn't show up on monitor/TV, un-dock and set the TV settings to "Automatic" and re-dock

5. Once Nintendo displays on monitor/TV, go to Nintendo Switch main menu and back to Nintendo Switch TV settings. Set the TV Resolution to "1080p", and RGB Range to "Full Range".

Here are the steps I found to work. You need 1) A 1080p monitor or TV, 2) A Nintendo Switch in its Dock, 3) an Intensity Pro 4K with Desktop Video Setup Software installed, 4) an HDMI switch (splitter may also work). I am using an IOGEAR UHD 4K x 2K 4-Port HDMI Switch; fewer ports would probably also work and be cheaper but this is what the store had in stock.

I tried connecting the Nintendo Switch dock to a 1080p monitor, which works fine and I can set the Nintendo to use "1080p". I tried doing this then swapping the HDMI cable to one that connects to the Intensity Pro 4K, but it didn't work.

Searching online forums led me to someone who used an HDMI splitter/switch, which preserves the EDID for the Nintendo to use when communicating with the capture card.

The Intensity Pro 4K capture card has some issues when trying to capture video from a Nintendo Switch over HDMI. Namely, neither device will pick a resolution and the capture card will not see the Switch at all.

Undocking the Switch and setting it to 480p, re-docking, and setting the capture card to capture NTSC works but is hideous. While in this mode, the Switch will not show any resolutions other than "Automatic" and "480p".

(Solution in thread below)

LMAO a tv promo for the Super Mario Bros movie. I remember renting that and even as a child thinking it was weird and not very good

Nice thing about importing NTSC is that I can dump it directly onto a 7200 rpm drive and not have to worry about the space used by ProRes 422.

(I will be sure to copy it to an SSD before editing of course.)

Third VHS is some home video mixed with recordings of the Young and the Restless. The commercials are probably the most interesting part tbh — I will be uploading those to youtube

Second VHS is a small town stage musical production from 1996. Not official video, just home video transferred onto VHS. I may end up finding the 8mm tape and importing that too.

First VHS is a slideshow of family photos set to some music. Photos are from 1950s to 1980s I think.

Only one remote control was found for the VHS players. Of course, it has no identifiable name or brand so it is a mystery remote.

Surprise! It controls the Emerson!
I might have a universal remote somewhere that works with the Pioneer.

After installing the capture card and their desktop video software, I can preview the S-Video stream from the Pioneer in Quicktime Player. Neat.

Will probably take me a few weeks to digitize. Last time I tried this (10 years ago?) was with an El Gato USB capture device, which got *really* hot. I vaguely recall that device having some… odd behaviours.

For video capture I bought the Blackmagic Design Intensity Pro 4K.

Neat to see bundled software being distributed on SD cards!

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