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Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 07-08-2020, 10:58 PM
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Posted By lingyi
A key thing about analog disc players is that...

A key thing about analog disc players is that each frame is an individual image on the disc. AFAIK, there's no field blending at least on Laserdisc. So TBC errors should be rare or non-existent....
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 07-08-2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 845
Posted By lingyi
For analog disc players, moreso than VCRs,...

For analog disc players, moreso than VCRs, getting a good high quality machine is priority #1. I highly recommend spending the money on a good machine rather a TBC.

For Laserdiscs, any of the...
Forum: Blank Media 07-07-2020, 12:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By lingyi
Waiting...just waiting for you know what!...

Waiting...just waiting for you know what! Ooooh...the suspense is killing ME! :D
Forum: Blank Media 07-06-2020, 12:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By lingyi
What about 2% hydrochloric acid? What about...

What about 2% hydrochloric acid? What about fungus? Does it protect against that? :D
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-26-2020, 12:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By lingyi
I love the blue guy, but he frustrates me because...

I love the blue guy, but he frustrates me because he's too modest, careful about being accused of tooting his own horn to give the best possible buying advice. Buy from HIM! The only other...
Forum: Computers 06-14-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By lingyi
Glad to hear you got what you really wanted at a...

Glad to hear you got what you really wanted at a good price.

As for large SSDs, I suspect heat is a factor. I once grabbed one of my SSDs to move it while it was running and nearly burned my...
Forum: Computers 06-12-2020, 11:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By lingyi
Here's a list of known SMR drives as of April 16,...

Here's a list of known SMR drives as of April 16, 2020. Note that the 2.5" Seagate Barracuda drives are SMR, which is probably why it's so slow.
...
Forum: Computers 06-12-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By lingyi
If you can go a bit smaller or buy two for just a...

If you can go a bit smaller or buy two for just a bit more, BestBuy has 12TB EasyStore drives on sale for $199 right now, not quite the $180 it goes for once in a while. CMR and easily shuckable. I...
Forum: Computers 06-10-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By lingyi
SMR is fine for backup. It will be slow on small...

SMR is fine for backup. It will be slow on small file writes, especially overwrites, but backups are usually a set it and forget operation.

If you have terabytes of data to overwrite, it may...
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 05-31-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 347
Posted By lingyi
Assuming your DVD player has digital audio out,...

Assuming your DVD player has digital audio out, which would be unusual if it didn't, you can use a digital to analog adapter like these:...
Forum: Blank Media 05-30-2020, 01:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By lingyi
Another one for my great quotes book! To...

Another one for my great quotes book! To poster...Oh, you're just being a Wikipedia! :congrats:
Forum: Blank Media 05-29-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By lingyi
I'm curious. Is it because of outdated info or...

I'm curious. Is it because of outdated info or because some of the "manufacturers" just put their name on other manufacturer's sourced discs.

I know at Videohelp you gave a rundown of remaining...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-29-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 634
Posted By lingyi
In the analog world, speed kills...quality. ...

In the analog world, speed kills...quality.

Even back in the days of audio cassettes and before that, reel to reel, audiophiles could tell the difference between a high speed copy and a realtime...
Forum: Blank Media 05-29-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By lingyi
Moser Baer is gone as of 2018:...

Moser Baer is gone as of 2018: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moser_Baer

Here's a wiki list of disc manufacturers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_optical_disc_manufacturers. Of course being...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-29-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 634
Posted By lingyi
:congrats:

:congrats:
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-29-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 634
Posted By lingyi
You're lucky he's on your thread, especially...

You're lucky he's on your thread, especially before some other members who are just above the YouTuber you saw in the video in experience. Question less, read and digest more of what lordsmurf is...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-29-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 634
Posted By lingyi
I'll just chime in with this since lordsmurf is...

I'll just chime in with this since lordsmurf is usually too modest to.

lordsmurf

Decades of work with video equipment and capturing, much of it professionally. Used and tested dozens, if not...
Forum: Edit Video, Audio 05-27-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By lingyi
Thank you for joining and welcome to DigitalFAQ...

Thank you for joining and welcome to DigitalFAQ and Videohelp!

I have a question, please.

A common issue, how well does it work (if you've tried it for this) for commercials or blank sections....
Forum: Edit Video, Audio 05-27-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By lingyi
Psysceneselect, a possible solution for auto scene selection?

*Phew* Had to think of a title to meet the new posting rules. :D

Thanks to mtlynch at Reddit/Datahoarder for the link and tutorial.

I won't speak to his capture technique and hardware, but his...
Forum: Blank Media 05-09-2020, 03:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By lingyi
How is this any different from your endless...

How is this any different from your endless questions closed thread from last year? http://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/media/10034-acid-vapor-media.html
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2020, 03:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 556
Posted By lingyi
Lots of research and progress here:...

Lots of research and progress here: https://forum.videohelp.com/threads/394168-Current-status-of-ld-decode-vhs-decode-%28true-backup-of-RF-signals%29

All extremely technical stuff that goes...
Forum: Computers 03-17-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By lingyi
You links aren't to refurb drives, but the OP was...

You links aren't to refurb drives, but the OP was asking about refurbs.
Forum: Computers 03-16-2020, 11:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By lingyi
Contrary to what many believe, external drives...

Contrary to what many believe, external drives all have regular internal drives (no special run of drives for external use) from the handful of manufacturers. The reason the eSata Fantoms get lower...
Forum: Computers 03-14-2020, 11:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By lingyi
How much data do you have to backup? The current...

How much data do you have to backup? The current sweet spot for external hard drives are 8, 10 and 12TB WD externals at ~$15-20/TB in the U.S. The caveat is that (as I've said dozens of times here...
Forum: Marketplace 03-10-2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 568
Posted By lingyi
The ED-Beta machines, of which I learned through...

The ED-Beta machines, of which I learned through eBay had several other models other than the EDV-7500/EDV-9500 equivalents in Japan have s-video. Yes, technically they're not Betamax, just as the...
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