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Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 10-06-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,270
Posted By lordsmurf
You can clean those tapes up really nicely. I did...

You can clean those tapes up really nicely. I did so years ago. I just like having every version.

That said, the Laserdisc is better than the VHS.

The homebrew "despecialized" original is...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 10-06-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,270
Posted By sanlyn
From the images, it's also a fuzzy, washed out...

From the images, it's also a fuzzy, washed out pan and scan. The junk on top would have been masked by overscan on CRTs. You can mask it off with black, but why bother?
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 10-06-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,270
Posted By lordsmurf
I have every release of Star Wars. :) Is...

I have every release of Star Wars. :)

Is this the 80s or the 90s VHS release?

Lucas copy protection was a beast back in the day. It was so strong that it'd often mess up the tape. You'd have to...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-05-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,914
Posted By msgohan
I've never been able to find any documentation,...

I've never been able to find any documentation, website, or forum discussion that says what that measurement is actually for. Or the "disp" value next to it for that matter, but I haven't searched...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-04-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,914
Posted By lordsmurf
What do you mean by this? Where is this...

What do you mean by this?


Where is this being reported?


Probably so. 11ms is 0.011 seconds. Even 0.1 seconds, 10x that, can be hard to discern a problem. The lipsync is rarely 100% perfect,...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-04-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 866
Posted By lordsmurf
There's no "almost". It's interlaced, period. ...

There's no "almost". It's interlaced, period.

As stated, mask (cover with black), never crop (cut pixels off).

VLC can give you a false result, sometimes. Always test "problem" videos with MPC...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-08-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 866
Posted By sanlyn
Hi8 is like VHS. It's almost always interlaced....

Hi8 is like VHS. It's almost always interlaced. You can capture at 720x480/720x576 or at 640x480, but the final frame size has to be "to spec" according to the link posted earlier.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-08-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 866
Posted By sanlyn
DVD is 720x480 (NTSC) or 720x576 (PAL). DVD can't...

DVD is 720x480 (NTSC) or 720x576 (PAL). DVD can't be 720x540. Not ever. There are only two display aspect ratios allowed for those DVD frame sizes: either 4:3 or 16:9. DVD authoring programs will...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-02-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,086
Posted By NJRoadfan
The only direct way via firewire with encrypted...

The only direct way via firewire with encrypted content would be a DVHS deck. Otherwise, HDMI capture with HDCP "workarounds" is another option.
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 07-31-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,898
Posted By dpalomaki
Make that 12 years ago.

Make that 12 years ago.
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 07-30-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,898
Posted By volksjager
if the heads/rollers are moving with 8mm/Hi8...

if the heads/rollers are moving with 8mm/Hi8 tapes, but not your D8 tapes, then your D8 tapes are stuck
these tapes can do this the tape gets stuck to the next layer.
use a pencil to depress the...
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 07-30-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,898
Posted By dpalomaki
If I understand correctly, the tape is moving in...

If I understand correctly, the tape is moving in FF and REW, but nothing is read from it.
Is the tape moving in PLAY?
Heads are on the drum, are you saying that the drum is not spinning?

If the...
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 07-30-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,898
Posted By dpalomaki
Maybe pick up a blank 8mm tape to use for...

Maybe pick up a blank 8mm tape to use for testing.

If the playback of 8mm and Hi8 tapes is clean and crisp, it should do D8 as well.

How did you go about manually clean the TRV-140?
Does it...
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,023
Posted By lordsmurf
Listed. :congrats: My plan is to keep doing...

Listed. :congrats:

My plan is to keep doing regular improvements on this site, all year long. Health permitting, lots of things will happen by end of year. (My health is still an unknown, but when...
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,850
Posted By lordsmurf
Bumpity-bump-bump-bump! After 3 years, I was...

Bumpity-bump-bump-bump!

After 3 years, I was finally able to claim my name for my Twitter feed!!! @lordsmurf :yahoo1:

http://twitter.com/lordsmurf

I'll use that one for all my hobby projects...
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,723
Posted By kpmedia
From what we can tell, only Gmail is being b!tchy...

From what we can tell, only Gmail is being b!tchy about the new mail server settings. Some mail may have been diverted to the spam folder for Gmail users for the past few days. Just check it, and...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 07-23-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,519
Posted By premiumcapture
Exposure = amount of light let into the camera ...

Exposure = amount of light let into the camera
Too much -> blown out highlights and colors, seen most prominently in bright areas, information lost and too much appears as white
Too little ->...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 07-23-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,519
Posted By lordsmurf
A BVP4+ proc amp can sometimes help. But...

A BVP4+ proc amp can sometimes help.
But over/under exposure is a serious photo/video issues. It's hard to unring that bell.
Forum: Computers 07-23-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,272
Posted By lordsmurf
Did you get a new PC yet? :) Have you ever...

Did you get a new PC yet? :)

Have you ever consider simply adding a Firewire card?
Many motherboards also have Firewire output on the board, and you just need to add your own external ports. (I...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-21-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,630
Posted By sanlyn
Digital sources aren't captured. They're copied...

Digital sources aren't captured. They're copied to a PC via Firewire. This would be a direct 1:1 copy, not a recording. DV is not lossless, so don't "record" it. Transfer it via Firewire. WinDV is a...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-13-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,369
Posted By kpmedia
I do that almost anywhere for any reason....

I do that almost anywhere for any reason. :congrats:

Storytime...

A month ago, I sat on the floor at Home Depot, pulled out a pocket full of parts, an exacto knife, and opened a ceiling fan...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-02-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,630
Posted By kpmedia
DVSD is the Fourcc for DV. So no.

DVSD is the Fourcc for DV. So no.
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,841
Posted By lordsmurf
@deadrats: It's always nice to see VH'ers...

@deadrats:

It's always nice to see VH'ers coming here.

No, I never lost interest in video. If anything, it helped me re-focus on why I started to begin with. :cool2:

While laying bedridden...
Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,841
Posted By lordsmurf
I've been mostly offline again for the past...

I've been mostly offline again for the past month, redoing my home office (personal mini-studio). Now that that's done, I plan to start writing online again (guides, especially!), and will be on the...
Forum: Computers 04-18-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,272
Posted By kpmedia
Those small form factor "cubes" have horrible...

Those small form factor "cubes" have horrible power supplies inside -- hot and small wattage. I'd avoid anything that's too small for its own good. Find a nice small tower with a normal power supply....
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