wavey lines if using sx8 or sx84 ??

sarahstaar

New member
i have a strange problem with my 2nd toaster.

VT4.5 old card not pro card


Had a spare card for a long time so i built a 2nd system.

I used a shuttle pc running win xp



all seemed to work ok with a sx -8 but i am getting slight interference in the video picture, wave lines very faint.


i have a fully working vt5 system so i swamped some parts to test some components.

tried different cables that i know work on my vt 5 system, had no affect, swapped the sx-8 for a sx-84 still the same??


I then tried the break out cables and connected my camera that way and the image was clean???

Could it be the PC or a bad VT card??



i have also tried using a different pc power supply
 
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sarahstaar

New member
i just swamped out the vt card with a spare one i had i used the same daughter card.

The problem is still there!!!

could it be the daughter card?? I don't have a spare daughter card to test...
 

SBowie

'the write stuff'
Staff member
ok just tried the card in a diffident pc and i still have the same problem??
I'm sorry you have a "diffident" computer! ;)

dif·fi·dent
   [dif-i-duhnt] adjective
1. lacking confidence in one's own ability, worth, or fitness; timid; shy.

Don't you just live auto-correct? :D

Anyway, I just wanted to say that this sort of thing can typically originate with inductive pickup from cabling issues, more often external than internal imho. If you tried this with the identical monitoring and source hookups, you may want to see if there are any places in your external cable routing where that could be happening.
 

sarahstaar

New member
i am using short cables that i use on my other system (vt5) that i use every day so i know that the cables are ok.
 

SBowie

'the write stuff'
Staff member
Generally, it's not so much 'the cables' as 'what else runs near the cables'.
 

sarahstaar

New member
i have tried this is my workshop and at home same problem...

I am using triple screened BBC coax cable only a 5 foot length anyway the same camera and cable works fine in my vt5 in the same room??
 

SBowie

'the write stuff'
Staff member
Sounds fine, it was just a thought. I'd suggest looking for a similar issue inside the case, but it sounds like you've seen this problem on more than one system, so that seems unlikely.
 

sarahstaar

New member
one thing to note.

with the sx-8 i get very very faint diagonal lines (interference)
with the sx-84 i get black vertical lines very very faint
 

Jim Capillo

VT[5] SpeedEdit Pilot
If you have a CRT near the computer or wires, try moving it further away. I had a similar problem years ago and it was a monitor too close. Doubt if flat screen would cause the problem, I think it was magnetic inductance from the CRT operation.
 
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