How do I record LZX 1V patchable signals using video capture devices?



The LZX 1V patchable signal standard is designed to be a universal language for all signals that you might use throughout your video synthesizer: for example, waveforms from oscillators, images from cameras, or clock pulses from a sequencer. Any signal occurring on a 3.5mm jack input or output on our equipment follows this standard.

When used to patch video signals, LZX 1V can be thought of as a deconstructed variation of broadcast spec component video signals which is designed to for high impedance connections and creative fluidity. However, LZX 1V signals lack the elements required by video displays and capture interfaces, such as embedded video sync pulses, proper blanking and clipping of voltage levels below black and above white.

In order to capture or display these signals as valid video, they must be patched into a video encoder module such as Visual Cortex’s Compositor/Output Encoder, Vidiot’s Colorizer, or the Cadet II RGB Encoder. The exception to this rule is the Liquid TV module, which allows you to view any LZX 1V signal directly on its display via its three preview channels.

In the case of Vidiot, you could convert its RGB signals to Component video using the Visual Cortex module.

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