AV Toolbox AVT-8710 Multi-Standard Time Base Corrector

AV Toolbox AVT-8710 Multi-Standard Time Base Corrector

AV Toolbox AVT-8710 Multi-Standard Time Base Corrector

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Product Highlights

  • Processing Amplifier
  • Frame Synchronizer
  • Composite and Y/C

AV Toolbox AVT-8710 Overview

  • 1Description

The AVT-8710 is a multi-system time base corrector/frame synchronizer that accommodates most NTSC, PAL and SECAM video signal standards. It eliminates picture jitter and time base errors from videotape playback and ensures a stable on-screen image through the use of dual-field full-frame reconstruction. It restores distorted or misshapen vertical and horizontal sync and color burst signals.

An integral processing amplifier allows the adjustment of Brightness, Contrast, Color Saturation, Hue and Sharpness. A digital comb filter provides superior video signal decoding and the AGC (Automatic Gain Control) ensures a proper 1V output signal from an input signal range of 0.5 to 2.0 volts. A built-in color bar generator sends out a test pattern when there is no video input. The unit has composite video and S-Video in and out and comes with an external 15VDC power adapter.

This unit will process NTSC, PAL and SECAM video signals for time base correction.
An Automatic Gain Control is offered to keep a 1 Vpp output signal consistent.
Digital Comb Filter
A digital comb filter provides superior signal decoding.
Eliminates picture jitter and time base errors from video tape playback.
Color Bar Generator
A built-in color bar generator sends out a test pattern when there is no video input.
In the Box
AV Toolbox AVT-8710 Multi-Standard Time Base Corrector
  • AC Power Adapter
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
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    AV Toolbox AVT-8710 Specs

    Video Standards NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL (B, D, G, I, K), PAL-M, PAL-N, SECAM
    Input/Output Composite Video: RCA (x1 Input, x1 Output)
    Y/C S-Video: 4-Pin Connector (x1 Input, x1 Output)
    Control Brightness
    Tint (NTSC)
    Television Standard
    AC Adapter Included AC Adapter: 115 VAC to 15 VDC
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 3.5 x 5.7 x 1.3" (9 x 14.5 x 3.3 cm)
    Weight 7 oz (200g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.158 x 7.874 x 2.362"

    AV Toolbox AVT-8710 Reviews

    AVT-8710 Multi-Standard Time Base Corrector is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 37.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cost Effective Tool for VHS Digitising My editing workstation has a Blackmagic Declink Studio2 card installed which is quite intolerant to time base errors found on many old VHS tapes resulting in blank frames and associated loud audio pops. Installing the AVT-8710 between VCR and workstation has eliminated time base errors with now acceptable quality digital capture.I found adjustment buttons on unit a little bit fiddly to use, but this generally will not be an issue as all adjustments of this type are usually done in post. It would be good if an on/off switch was provided on the unit rather than having to turn it off at the power outlet. Overall it does TBC well meeting my needs a competitive price.
    Date published: 2014-08-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product for Converting VHS to DVD I recently started converting my old VHS tapes to DVD. I have a capture device and an older model VCR. When using just the VCR, the 25 year old home movies did not have a very good picture. I called B&H, and they were very helpful on the AVT-8710 Time Base Corrector. I purchased one, and all I can say is WOW. It greatly cleaned my video up for conversion. I did make some adjustments, but it really did well. After using the AVT-8710, I did a before and after comparison on the video and it made a huge difference in the video. This is a great product if you are wanting to convert your old analog VHS tapes to DVD. In my opinion, this is the solution. I highly recommend the AVT-8710 and B&H Photo for all your needs!
    Date published: 2015-07-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bigger isn't always better I operate a small videotape and film conversion business. While anyone can go online and purchase a USB VHS to digital converter for about $90, it is important to me and my customers to provide an affordable outlet that offers a quality videotape transfer not done on a $90 shoestring. I use the AVT-8710 TBC in conjunction with a Sima SCC-2 Color corrector, a SignVideo DR-1000 image enhancer and a professional S-Video player. This combination gives me the capability to fine tune every aspect of analog to digital transfer before it goes to the non-linear editor. The AVT-8710 offers a myriad of controls allowing me to make video corrections in real time. It's small size belies its powerful applications that equal or outdo other more expensive TBC solutions. My only complaint is its lack of an on/off switch, thus earning the 4-star rating. I would highly recommend this product to anyone interested in video enhancement.
    Date published: 2010-01-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so good. I bought this product to fix issues with persistent dropped frames when capturing tape based analogue video in Final Cut Pro using a Blackmagic capture device. A TBC was recommended to correct the problem, and the AV Toolbox TBC seemed to have exactly what I needed at a great price point. I've now captured approximately 20 hours of footage and it is working flawlessly. I also really enjoy how it inserts colour bars into the capture when there's a break in timecode so that the capture is never interrupted. No complaints.
    Date published: 2013-03-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works As Advertised I purchased the AVT-8710 because my HDPVR was unable to transfer much of anything from my old VHS home movies. A little research confirmed for me that I was in need of a TBC. Looped in the 8710 and no problems since. I also like tweaking things a little with the built in video processing amp. For example, I found the ability to soften out noise from the original tape using the sharpness control and dial back contrast a little to be more useful than the software controls in my capture program. Wish it had an on-off switch, but that's a minor issue. I rate this five stars because it does what it says it will do and at an excellent price point compared to other solutions out there -- and B&H delivered a day ahead of what I was expecting.
    Date published: 2016-08-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for VHS tape conversion! I was having some trouble with picture jitter and waving when transferring VHS tapes to digital format.? I bought this device and it solved my problems.? It does a great job of correcting the picture as tapes play.? I also like how it throws up color bars when no video signal is detected because some old family VHS tapes have long gaps in between recorded segments.? I highly recommend getting this if you plan to transfer old tapes.
    Date published: 2018-02-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Helps Stabilize Old VHS Playback I have a couple of large boxes of old VHS & S-VHS tapes dating back to 1990 that I wanted to digitize. I have a JVC S4600U player attached to my computer via a Pinnacle DVC-100. VHS playback was really jumpy until I inserted the AVT-8710 into the mix, so I'm happy with that aspect of my purchase. I didn't see anything less expensive, so I'm OK with the price I paid, and B&H is always great about shipping. I have not needed to try any of the controls the AVT-8710 offers, so I can't comment on their effectiveness. The main con I've experienced is that I have to take the AVT-8710 out of the path when I go into my VCR's menu system. It does not pass that video signal on in any useful way. Once I get the VCR settings the way I want, I reinstert the AVT-8710 and transfer away.
    Date published: 2012-01-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great device at a great price! Just a few years ago, you couldn't buy a TBC for under $2-3,000! Now along comes this gem at just over $ that is nearly as sophisticated as those pricey pro units. Set up was easy, the unit locked to the appropriate TV standard, and away it went, outputting a stable, solid picture with no wavy vertical lines or subtle flickering in the image. Great for outputting directly to your TV or to another VCR or DVD recorder for dubbing purposes. The proc controls worked as advertised, allowing you to tweak picture settings for color, contrast, hue, etc. Kudos all around! Too bad the TBC doesn;t incorporate a recursive chroma filter to clean up some of the color noise, but that would add to the cost. And I wish it had an on-off switch, but I just put a rocker switch adapter on the AC plug to do the job so I didn't have to plug and unplug the unit every time I wanted to use it. These minor issues aside, a really awesome little device!
    Date published: 2012-08-03
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    Trying to digitize old 3/4 tape using a Canopus ADVC-100 analog-to-Firewire converter, but the video signal is poor. I assume I need some sort of TBC before the Firewire conversion. Will this work in this case?
    Asked by: James
    Sometimes with older analog gear a TBC is required before the digital conversion. The AVT-8710 is a great choice if a TBC is required with gear that has either a Composite or S-Video output.
    Answered by: Joseph P.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    I am interested in the AVT-8710 Time Base Corrector.(a) I am in New Zealand 230v can I have an AC adaptor for the 8710?I have been advised that the older green model with black trim is a better choice than the all-black or blue units? Do you have a green model in stock?
    Asked by: Hans G.
    This is the only mode of the AVT-8710 that we have available. However it is an NTSC, PAL and SECAm TBC. It will be multi-voltage as well as it is designed to work with different standards, so you may just need a basic adapter for the AC Power.https://bhpho.to/2kLhpeR
    Answered by: Joseph P.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Will it output S-Video if I input Composite?
    Asked by: Miguel P.
    Yes it will. Whether it be Composite or S-Video for input, it can be either for output.
    Answered by: Donald V.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    We it help stop out of sync audio when going from analog to digital?
    Asked by: Malcolm N.
    This only affects the video signal. It is unlikely to help keep your audio in sync.
    Answered by: Doug B.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Can the floor bars be turned off so that black is output when there is no video?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    No, there s no way to turn off the color bars when the device is not passing video. It's very annoying but otherwise this unit works great.
    Answered by: James M.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    I'm transferring Hi8 video via firewire to a computer. The image on the top is bending and the very bottom of the image has lines. i can crop the bottom but the picture bend at the top is really annoying. I can go SVideo into this and then into a Sony DVMC-DA2 Media Converter I have. Will this fix that issue?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    My problems were trying to transfer my VHS home movies to a laptop. A few minutes into the transfer it would stop and offer a message that MY movies were copyright protected and cannot be copied. I'm pretty damn sure I would know if my home movies were protected. This device did the trick. Just connected it in-line and problem solved!
    Answered by: Jeff B.
    Date published: 2018-08-27
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