Help! Is there any VGA to RGB SCART converter boxes?

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Help! Is there any VGA to RGB SCART converter boxes?

Post#1 » Fri May 02, 2014 3:33 pm

Hello everyone, over at our offices, we have desided to invest in multiple VCR's to record our workflow without having the hassle of software based screen capture. However we've ran into a problem, the VGA to SCART cables we bought don't actually work so we decided to look into to this issue. Our answer was less than satisfying because it turns out normal cables won't do the trick there has to be a conversation process done to allow the signal to function properly.

We have yet to come across any VGA to RGB SCART converters so does anyone know of any converters or an other method to convert our VGA signal to our VCR.

Any help would be great thanks,

Crystal Triad
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Re: Help! Is there any VGA to RGB SCART converter boxes?

Post#2 » Fri May 02, 2014 8:14 pm

I do not know if you are aware of this but there are TWO SCART standards, and they are NOT compatible. The most common is the European version but the other is the Japanese standard. There are even Euro to Japanese SCART converter cables available for £12.99.

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Re: Help! Is there any VGA to RGB SCART converter boxes?

Post#3 » Sat May 03, 2014 2:59 am

Going from VGA to (euro) SCART involves converting the seperate H- and V-sync from the VGA-output to a single composite sync signal on the SCART. Also make sure the scan rate outputted by your VGA-device is set to 15khz. Your VCR probably won't accept 31khz.

I've only came across some DIY-cables that could work:

http://scarthunter.blogspot.nl/2012/04/ ... cable.html
http://www.nexusuk.org/projects/vga2scart/

And also be sure your VCR accepts RGB. Otherwise the alternative would be to go from VGA to Composite video.
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