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Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-13-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 618
Posted By jwillis84
I must say I'm all kinds of Impressed by the USB...

I must say I'm all kinds of Impressed by the USB 2.0 VidBox hardware from Honestech on a Mac.

I tested one of their NW07 boxes with the provided software CD disc on a Mac Mini OSX 10.6.8

They...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 03-29-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,582
Posted By sanlyn
BAD TAPE CHRONICLES: TAPES FROM HELL, CONT'D: ...

BAD TAPE CHRONICLES: TAPES FROM HELL, CONT'D:
Working with bad cable signals and bad tape from the 1990's, #1

Thanks for the new captures. I'll be look them over tonight.


The attached...
Forum: Encode, Convert for streaming 02-27-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 806
Posted By msgohan
It isn't overkill. The reason to upscale before...

It isn't overkill. The reason to upscale before uploading to YouTube is that the higher resolutions are less degraded by YouTube. But even a 2160p60 YouTube-compressed version of a VHS looks worse...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-26-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By keaton
The settings in sanlyn's post in the capture...

The settings in sanlyn's post in the capture guide are an example, which he used for his particular setup, which is dependent on all components in your capture chain. His choice of tape player, TBC,...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-02-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 962
Posted By sanlyn
In this case the washout can't be corrected later...

In this case the washout can't be corrected later because the bright end has no data to correct. Bright data has been badly clipped (destroyed), apparently in-camera. A histogram of one of the waked...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 01-26-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 465
Posted By sanlyn
Bad stuff that novices and pros don't expect

More Bad Tape Chronicles
Film Damage and Flood of Spots & Dropouts.


The source VHS is a very bad retail digital remaster (an amateur could get a cleaner encode, IMO). Has a ton of compression...
Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 11-11-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By aussieskier
Mpeg-2 is better suited for interlaced content....

Mpeg-2 is better suited for interlaced content. You can do Blu-ray compliant mpeg-2 main profile @ main level up to 15mbps bitrate.

Avidemux is popular here for doing those mpeg-2 encodes. It's a...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 11-06-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,183
Posted By sanlyn
Thanks for the m2v sample. It definitely looks...

Thanks for the m2v sample. It definitely looks like a more accurate version of the DVD original.


Actually the Avi was lossless and is the same YV12 colorspace as the DVD, although I don't think...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 10-07-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 821
Posted By sanlyn
[QUOTE=thestarswitcher;64364]I'd like to produce...

[QUOTE=thestarswitcher;64364]I'd like to produce a clean image without losing detail.[/QOUTE]
With the high level of noise and distortion seen here, along with what looks like tracking issues in...
Forum: Marketplace 09-26-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 978
Posted By lingyi
Agreed. Since the primary use of a Betamax today...

Agreed. Since the primary use of a Betamax today is playback for capture, the only machine listed that's worth fixing is the SL-HF1000. The good news is that in good working order, you're looking at...
Forum: Author, Make Menus, Slideshows, Burn 08-06-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By lordsmurf
DVDWS2 = Ulead DVD Workshop 2 ;)

DVDWS2 = Ulead DVD Workshop 2 ;)
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-26-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,006
Posted By lordsmurf
Do this. :congrats: I've been setting up new...

Do this. :congrats:

I've been setting up new systems recently, both for myself and some members here, and this is what I used.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-26-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,006
Posted By sanlyn
The version of Lagarith on Lagarith's page link...

The version of Lagarith on Lagarith's page link is the latest. Earlier versions are supposed to be Ok with early Windows such as W2000 and W98, and some older ones are manual install only. The new...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-26-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,006
Posted By sanlyn
On most download sites only the latest 1.3.27 is...

On most download sites only the latest 1.3.27 is available. Lagarith's home page has a handy installer: https://lags.leetcode.net/codec.html
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-25-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,006
Posted By sanlyn
Herringbone noise is an obvious defect that's...

Herringbone noise is an obvious defect that's difficult to eliminate. It doesn't appear in normal video. It will look worse in calmer scenes without the frantic motion and in the final encodes.
...
Forum: Photo Processing, Scanning & Printing 06-21-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,375
Posted By traal
I don't know what effective resolution the Epson...

I don't know what effective resolution the Epson V370 ($130) is capable of, but the V600 ($230) which is 2 models up is about 1,560 pixels per inch...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-20-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,006
Posted By sanlyn
Thanks for the sample. Very good color and...

Thanks for the sample. Very good color and detail. But poor signal level controls (in fact, no signal level control at all).

Signal levels are illegal with brights and chroma that even exceed RGB...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-12-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 788
Posted By latreche34
You should have looked for the Sony J-3 SDI or...

You should have looked for the Sony J-3 SDI or J-30 SDI those two players play every SD betacam format small and large cassettes, And can be had for cheap. The formats they play are: Betacam, Betacam...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 06-12-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,660
Posted By sanlyn
I'm not sure what "result" you refer to in...

I'm not sure what "result" you refer to in Premiere, since I've never had much use for it. It usually has a problem with huffyuv rather than Lagarith. If you have 64-bit PP but are using 32-bit...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-12-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,139
Posted By sanlyn
Continuing with the next two samples, I apologize...

Continuing with the next two samples, I apologize for the delay in posting. I also congratulate you on good control of some difficult signal levels in these clips, especially in the next two samples....
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-12-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,139
Posted By sanlyn
Thanks for the work and time you put into posting...

Thanks for the work and time you put into posting the samples. It might save you some upload time if you realized that your first two samples were 3 to 4 times the expected file size because they...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 06-10-2019, 12:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By sanlyn
Welcome to digitalfaq! :salute: Well,...

Welcome to digitalfaq!
:salute:

Well, let's be honest. That's one of the lowest quality choices one could make. The DVD section is sort of OK, but the VHS section is best forgotten. The machine...
Forum: Marketplace 06-06-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,397
Posted By latreche34
The DD system fix is here: ...

The DD system fix is here:
http://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/news/9777-jvc-dynamic-drum.html#post61955
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 06-06-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 562
Posted By themaster1
You can use this script to remove these (the...

You can use this script to remove these (the Destripe filter does the job, the video must be progressive)
Forum: Computers 06-05-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,004
Posted By JPMedia
Reinstall windows XP. Since you aren't connecting...

Reinstall windows XP. Since you aren't connecting this PC to the internet there is no need to activate.

During the installation process, you will come across the following screen.
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