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  • Mon, Oct 29 2018 1:20 PM

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    Connecting DVCPRO XLR to Avid Adrenaline

    Hello! There is some old DVCPRO 25 footage that I have to capture using a deck with only analog outputs (component - XLR) and an Avid Adrenaline. It's been a very long time since I've done this and I had to connect everything from the start, everything is working, but it seems I'm missing the audio cable that connects analog audio to the Adrenaline, wich is a DB25 to 4XLR + 4 RCA if I'm not mistaken. I don't see any other analog audio input in the Adrenaline apart from the DB25. So, the question is if there is any other way apart from this input to pass my audio in sync with the video from the DVCPRO to the Adrenaline.

    Otherwise, I have found this cable online, which is not the same as the one I see in the manual, would this cable work?

    https://www.thomann.de/gb/avid_db25_xlr_mf_aes_ebu_4.htm?sid=f1f16315d0f0d114a658bc49968bde1f

    I would really prefer a workaround if it exists, because at this point I can't spare the money for a cable.

    Thank you!

    Yiannis

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  • Tue, Oct 30 2018 12:04 PM In reply to

    Re: Connecting DVCPRO XLR to Avid Adrenaline

    Is there a firewire port on the rear of the DVC Pro deck?  Use that to get deck control, audio and video and timecode.

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  • Tue, Oct 30 2018 1:09 PM In reply to

    Re: Connecting DVCPRO XLR to Avid Adrenaline

    I would use SDI. That will contain audio and video. Firewire capture is notoriously unstable.

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  • Tue, Oct 30 2018 1:47 PM In reply to

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    Re: Connecting DVCPRO XLR to Avid Adrenaline

    Thanks for the answers, but that's the problem, the deck I have only has component and composite outputs for video and analog XLR and RCA for audio, so I'm stuck with that.

    I think I found a workaround using a standalone M-AUDIO sound card that I have in which I will connect the DVCPRO XLRs and take an SPDIF output to the Adrenaline from there. Will let you know how this goes soon!

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  • Tue, Oct 30 2018 2:25 PM In reply to

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    Re: Connecting DVCPRO XLR to Avid Adrenaline

    Which deck is it?

    There are more than one "standard" when connecting analog audio to DB25 so it's not certain that the cable from Thomann will work. If you can solder - and find the pin specification - it could be relatively easy to make a cable for just a stereo pair yourself.

    Alternatively the Adrenaline has digital inputs, right? A converter from analog stereo to digital SPDIF might be easier?

    EDIT: I can see you got the same idea while I wrote my anwser ;-)

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  • Tue, Oct 30 2018 8:59 PM In reply to

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    Re: Connecting DVCPRO XLR to Avid Adrenaline

    The workaround worked, so in case anyone is interested, I connected the deck to the analog component in on the Adrenaline for the video and then I connected the deck's xlr analog audio out to an M-AUDIO Fast Track Pro card which works as a standalone and doesn't have to be connected to the computer and from the Fast Track pro SPDIF out to the Adrenaline SPDIF in, this way using the Fast Track Pro as an analog to digital converter. First time I ever feel this card was worth buying...

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