MFB VD-01 to LZX

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MFB VD-01 to LZX

Post by Cat-A-Tonic » Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:12 am

I've done some more experiments with the VD-01 directly into the V. Sync Gen.

It might benefit from a video mixer or some Time Base Correction between them.

It yields strobing diagonal lines on mode 2 when fed *any* waveform near audio-rate.
...when tuned to the right Time/Division that is.

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Post by lizlarsen » Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:55 pm

The VD-01 does not output proper NTSC/PAL interlaced video, it is a progressive format in a trick like what was used with some 80's game consoles. So the VSG doesn't like it. If you run it through a TBC or mixer of some kind though, it will hopefully correct the timing errors and give you proper interlaced output.

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Post by BRIZ » Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:46 am

does anyone know if the LZX Triple Video Interface clean up the MFB VD-01 for LZX use?

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Post by johnnywoods » Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:44 am

BRIZ wrote:does anyone know if the LZX Triple Video Interface clean up the MFB VD-01 for LZX use?
No, since the TVI just passes the sync information to the VSG. Basically the same as just plugging it straight in.

The upcoming TBC module should clean it up, though.

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Post by lizlarsen » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:04 am

I can confirm what Johnny said.

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Post by Cat-A-Tonic » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:58 am

I've used it through an old Frame Synchronizer / TBC,
and it worked fine.

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This one was filtered through the IP Differentiator.

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Post by samn » Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:35 pm

That looks awesome

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Post by reignbear » Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:42 pm

samn wrote:That looks awesome
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now i know who to blame when i impulse buy a VD-01, IP differentiator and TBC :deadbanana: :help:

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Post by Cat-A-Tonic » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:44 pm

^ :hihi:
Thanks guys

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Post by revmutt » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:52 pm

Well that certainly made me want to consider at least putting it back into one of my cases until it gets pushed out again.
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Post by starpause » Fri May 31, 2013 2:17 pm

Such a bummer the MFB VD-01 can't plug directly into LZX VSG :cry:

But great to see it working Cat-A-Tonic :yay:

Does anyone know of another oscope-like thing that has an RCA output that could plug into VSG? I've seen the Video Scope by C&G but wasn't a fan, after the classic science look of VD-01.

Alternately, anything I should keep an eye out for to snag a cheap TBC or Frame Synchronizer off ebay? I know the LZX TBC is on the way but in the mean time...

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