Hi, I’m Emile from France. I have a problem with my WJ-MX12.
My 2 inputs are black and white when I connect from my computer. My video comes out of my computer in hmdi, then I go through an HDMI → RCA box.
However, when I connect mini-DV cameras directly to the machine, my images are in color, regardless of the input.
The images coming from my computer must, I think, have a video signal problem; bit rate problem?
all my setup is PAL, my hdmi->rca box is powered.
I went through an analog monitor before entering the machine. The monitor displays color.
The WJ-MX12 is very temperamental hahahah
I’m also trying to find out if the images from my computer and cameras have the same output signal rate.
I don’t have another conversion-box, but I’m pretty sure this box isn’t the problem, because I tried my conversion on a screen, a TV and a analog monitor : color !
on my mini-dv cameras, impossible to try your idea.
I’ve tried connecting my BMPCC4K camera to the converter box, and I also get black and white.
I have the impression that signals from a digital machine are misinterpreted by the wj mx12.
…if i remember correctly - i have only the mx-10 and the mx-30 - the mx-12 does support S-Video in…
…perhaps you could try and invest in another cheap converter that outputs S-Video? - for my stream yesterday i used four of these converters which seem to work fine (but they are significantly cheaper on amazon.de ):
…ooops - i just checked eBay: the prices there seem ridiculous to me - the most expensive ones i bought were 140 USD (plus customs into europe)…
…for 400 USD (that is the price asked for the Atlona ones i found there at the moment) i‘d either go the Blackmagic-route or look for GEFEN, TV-One (have some of both, they are good) or Extron devices (have some), unfortunately some capacitors (and other pieces) in their PSU blow up easily (probably due to age) in my experience…
i do not have a Startech-video-product myself but generally they are regarded being of good quality; also Reichelt usually does carry reliable and well-working equipment, so i guess this box might be a good one…