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Forum: Video Hardware Repair 10-07-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,188
Posted By tomswift
Unfortunately, while the machine did work for a...

Unfortunately, while the machine did work for a few days after I had fixed the cassette compartment, the Error-20 has returned. I managed to find a small place in Texas that makes new belts for the...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-20-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,503
Posted By tomswift
Sorry, but as far as ATI's go, you are the ones...

Sorry, but as far as ATI's go, you are the ones with mis-information. The Canopus ADVC-300 provides better quality picture and color than the ATI All In Wonder or the 600 USB. I've done my own...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-20-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,503
Posted By tomswift
I don't work or have any connection to Canopus. ...

I don't work or have any connection to Canopus. And it's funny how you completely side-stepped the fact that the 600 brings the video in by RF Composite. From my tests, ATI cards offer the worst...
Forum: Edit Video, Audio 09-19-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,336
Posted By tomswift
If it's already an ISO you should be able to just...

If it's already an ISO you should be able to just go into (I use Windows mostly, I'm not sure what you're using) My computer and just plop it into your DVD drive (of course I would recommend using a...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-19-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,503
Posted By tomswift
You're trying to say that capturing from a device...

You're trying to say that capturing from a device that converts the video into an analog RF composite video/audio signal, and then digitizes it, is better than capturing from a device that takes...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-19-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,503
Posted By tomswift
ATI 600 USB vs. Canopus ADVC capture cards

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With the 600 (or any of the other ATI's), I don't get how you think they are...
Forum: Edit Video, Audio 09-19-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,336
Posted By tomswift
First of all, you already have it in a video...

First of all, you already have it in a video file, which is the AVI. I just looked up the program, and it seems to be similar to one I tried years ago by Xoom. Xoom I found would only convert tiny...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-18-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,872
Posted By tomswift
On S-VHS/VHS linear audio is the audio recorded...

On S-VHS/VHS linear audio is the audio recorded along the edge of the tape (also we are talking about an analog video format here not a digital one). It is the same track that VCR's use for mono...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 09-08-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,533
Posted By tomswift
Plus with the 340, when I need a PAL model it...

Plus with the 340, when I need a PAL model it just has an extra "E" on the end of the number to signify Europe.



Quick time travel question. Back before the German reunification in 1990, I...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 09-08-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,188
Posted By tomswift
I do know that the eject motor is going since I'm...

I do know that the eject motor is going since I'm finding with my test tapes (these are the large tapes, not the small one) is that when the tape nearly- or fully-rewound, it'll eject normally, but...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 09-08-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,533
Posted By tomswift
I know with Digital8 Sony put the backwards...

I know with Digital8 Sony put the backwards compatibility in with the first gen camera's, but then decided to remove it later. Bu I like using the 340's for all 8mm work.
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 09-07-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,533
Posted By tomswift
It was only VHS that allowed SECAM recording. ...

It was only VHS that allowed SECAM recording. Any S-VHS recording was recorded on tape in NTSC or PAL and then sent to a NTSC/PAL-to-SECAM converter. So from a S-VHS standpoint, the NV-FS200...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 09-07-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,188
Posted By tomswift
I finally figured out how to lift the entire tape...

I finally figured out how to lift the entire tape carriage out (there was a little white power pin at the side that needed to be disconnected, but I had to take the right side panel off to get at...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 09-06-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,188
Posted By tomswift
Sony U-Matic SP VO9800 Error-20

I've got kind of a big problem on my hands, and I know that with U-Matic machines there are no "new" parts available. But at the same time I'm not too sure what the issue is.

I'll try to be as...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 09-02-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,533
Posted By tomswift
I just found something over at video99.co.uk. ...

I just found something over at video99.co.uk. Apparently (this is on his SECAM country page) Video8 Secam camcorders & VCR's, while they could accept a SECAM signal, internally the camcorder/VCR...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 09-02-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,533
Posted By tomswift
Even with Video8, were there any later models...

Even with Video8, were there any later models from the Hi8 and Digital8 eras that were PAL for Hi/Digital8, but offered PAL & SECAM/MESECAM playback for Video8?

With SECAM/MESECAM VHS, was JVC...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 09-02-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,533
Posted By tomswift
MESECAM/SECAM VCR's Buying Guide?

I've been looking at the VCR Buying Guide and other places to see what would be the best VHS and Video8 SECAM VCR's (or even in the case of Video8 camcorders) in order to use for transfers.

As I...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 09-01-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,233
Posted By tomswift
Just had a wedding VHS tape that was similar to...

Just had a wedding VHS tape that was similar to this a few days ago. One short section was pure blue (clearly the videographer had forgot to white balance after going outside the church), however,...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 08-28-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,080
Posted By tomswift
I have been in contact with Hotronics...

I have been in contact with Hotronics (www.hotronics.com) and they've told me that the TBC that I've got is the first model up from the base model (AP-41SW) with it having the S-Video Input, and then...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 08-26-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,701
Posted By tomswift
I know that ServiceManuals.net has the service...

I know that ServiceManuals.net has the service manual for the machine. It doesn't appear that they have the Owner's Manual.
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 08-26-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,080
Posted By tomswift
Where to find extra Hotronic AP41 connectors?

I just picked up a Hotronic AP41, and on the back it's got extra spots (with black plugs right now) for "SDI Out", "Y" (sorry, it doesn't say whether it is for input or output, and the "U" and "V"...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-20-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,360
Posted By tomswift
Huufyuv is also ancient, having been brought out...

Huufyuv is also ancient, having been brought out in the late 90's, and with no official support in over a decade (2002 was the last update), its a wonder this horrid codec is even being used in 2013....
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-13-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,194
Posted By tomswift
I have had similar experiences with tapes...

I have had similar experiences with tapes recorded in LP and SLP,plus if the video was started right at the beginning of the tape (or the end) it gets more wear than the tape in the center and might...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-11-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,360
Posted By tomswift
And it seems like you guys are the only ones who...

And it seems like you guys are the only ones who support capturing in MPEG, when MPEG is only good, in terms of standard definition, for playback, as it is the S-VHS of the digital domain.
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 07-11-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,898
Posted By tomswift
I would not recommend Samsung. Samsung used to...

I would not recommend Samsung. Samsung used to be good 30 years ago, but over the past 10 their quality has plummeted; I've had a few of their DVD and Blu-Ray players over the past ten years, and...
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