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smpte to adat digital converter?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by pest1320, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. pest1320

    pest1320 Active Member

    hows it going,
    basically i have my dishnetwork dvr digital output lightpipe which is smpte and i want to go into my motu828mk2 adat in.But i get nothing but high pitch static on all channels in cuemix.Then i found out that the dvr was smpte code and the motu is adat and not compatible.
    Is there a way around this? like a smpte to adat converter box?I can't find anything on the net.
    i currently have the L/R outs of the dvr to motu and works good but i would like to take either FL,FR,CTR,SL,SR from a 5.1 movie.
    Thanks in advance-J.Dolce
  2. Kapt.Krunch

    Kapt.Krunch Well-Known Member

    SMPTE? Do you possibly mean S/PDIF? SMPTE is purely a timecode protocol, S/PDIF is a data transfer one (although it can also contain timecode).

    I think I thought I thoughtfully thunk that. :?

  3. pest1320

    pest1320 Active Member

    dvr/vcr/cbr/vbr You know what i mean! That is funny tho i was like how the hell could i have done that,but yeah thats what i was referring to.
  4. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    The answer to the question -
    Can you convert from 5.1 toslink to 8 channel adat -
    Not any way that I am familiar with. In fact, IIRC, the 5.1 bitstream has copy-protection built in to one of the bits.

    Your best bet would be to get some sort of preamp that will convert the 5.1 signal into 6 discrete analog signals and then record each of these to your own track and then bounce down to a AC3 encoded stream.

    Of course, now it's starting to sound like we're looking at pirating movies...you're not planning on doing that, are you?
  5. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    Maybe just the soundtracks...
    To get that real pirated feel you need to put the camera out of focus at the back of the room, and get a few of your friends to wave cardboard cutout people around and make loud noises with the floorboards.
  6. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    Do you have any cardboard cutout people ?

  7. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    Nope. I don't pirate movies :)
  8. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    M-Audio SAM, if you can still find one.
  9. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    Deja Vu?
  10. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member


    Perhaps RO should have a Deja VU-meter.

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