Video Optimzer/Media Converter

The best way to convert all your videos to a digital format... and vice versa.

The best way to convert all your videos to a digital format... and vice versa.

With the VMC-1, you can adjust brightness, color, hue, & contrast for the best picture quality. The VMC-1 is also equipped with a 3D Y/C control and the built-in Time Base Corrector & Frame Synchronizer will ensure that you never lose a frame of your video in the conversion process.

  • - The best way to ensure quality video when converting between analog and digital.
  • - Make corrections in real time whilst watching the image.
  • - Support for many different applications. Up to 5 video outputs available.
  • - Frame synchronizer.
  • - TBC (Time Base Corrector).
  • - 3-D Y/C separation.
  • - AGC (Automatic Gain Control).

The VMC-1 is the best way to ensure quality video.

The VMC-1 provides a resolution of 10 bit for video decoding and encoding, and 24 bit for audio AD/DA conversion. The VMC-1 can digitalize an old analog video image at the best quality.

Make corrections in real time whilst watching the image.

The VMC-1 provides real time color correction, TBC (Time Base Corrector), Motion adaptive 3D Y/C separator (which compares the same scan lines of the preceding and following frames to separate the brightness and color signals with high precision) and AGC (Auto Gain Control).(Available only for analog input.)

Support for many different applications. Up to 5 video outputs available.

Whether you're outputting from your DV camera to copy tapes, or taking your archive of videos and moving them over to a digital format, the VMC-1 will save you valuable time and ensure the utmost in quality in the transfer through the real time controls available. The VMC-1 gives you up to 5 video outputs (2 composite out, 2 S-Video out, 1 DV out) in the case of analog input. You can make conversions while monitoring the image, or the VMC-1 can be used for parallel conversion.

Real time color correction.(on analog video input.)

You can individually adjust brightness, color depth, hue, or contrast for the very best picture quality in real time.(on analog video input.)

Frame synchronizer.

When an analog video signals is input, the Frame Synchronizer corrects inaccuracies caused by an unstable video signal, preventing lost frames and audio dropouts.

TBC (Time Base Corrector).

The TBC corrects the image jitter that often occurs when an analog video deck plays back.

3-D Y/C separation.(This is available only in NTSC mode.)

This will reduce certain problems with analog video such as fine diagonal black and white stripes or the appearance of small white and black dots.

AGC (Automatic Gain Control).

This corrects the over-exposed whites or under-exposed blacks that can occur if the brightness of the image is not appropriate.

Video Processing
Video Compression Method
Native DV format
Video Sampling Rate
13.5MHz, 4:2:2 (Y:B-Y:R-Y), 8-bit
Video A/D, D/A Conversion
Audio Sampling Rate
48kHz/16-bit or 32kHz/12-bit
Audio A/D, D/A Conversion
Audio Frequency Response
48kHz: 20Hz to 20kHz (-3/0dB)
32kHz: 20Hz to 15kHz (-3/0dB)
Audio Nominal Input Level
Audio Input Impedance
100k ohm
Audio Non-Clipping Maximum Input Level
Audio Nominal Output Level
Audio Output Impedance
1k ohm
Audio Non-Clipping Maximum Output Level
Audio Total Harmonic Distortion
0.05% or less (1kHz, Nominal output level)
Audio Residual Noise Level
-70dBu (DIN-AUDIO, 1kHz, Nominal output level, IHF-A type)
Audio Channel Separation
-70dBu (DIN-AUDIO, 1kHz, Nominal output level, IHF-A type)
Input/Output Connectors (Front)
DV connector (i.LINK), 4-pin connector (conforms to IEEE1394)
Input/Output Connectors (Rear)
DV connector (i.LINK)=4-pin connector (conforms to IEEE1394), S-Video input=4-pin mini DIN type(Y: 1.0Vp-p, C: 0.286 Vp-p, 75ohm), Video input=RCA phono type (1.0Vp-p, 75ohm), Audio input (L, R)=RCA phono type, S-Video output x 2=4-pin mini DIN type (Y: 1.0Vp-p, C: 0.286Vp-p, 75ohm), Video output x 2=RCA phono type (1.0Vp-p, 75ohm), Audio output (L, R) x 2=RCA phono type
Power Supply
DC 9V (AC Adaptor)
Current Draw
AC Adaptor

Size and Weight

Width (W)
218 mm8-5/8 inches
Depth (D)
173 mm6-7/8 inches
Height (H)
46 mm1-7/8 inches
900 g2 lbs.

0dBu = 0.775Vrms

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.


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