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Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 04-07-2020, 11:05 AM
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Posted By billct97
I'm feeling exceptionally lazy today... 2 years...

I'm feeling exceptionally lazy today... 2 years ago my Dad wanted a VHS tape put on DVD. My usual workflow captured at 720x480 with lagarith lossless compression has given me a 2 hour 50GB AVI file....
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 04-05-2020, 11:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,405
Posted By billct97
This is a fantastic education! I spent some time...

This is a fantastic education! I spent some time this weekend comparing scripts in this thread as well as a few older threads and built a script to play with. First to prove that I can get Virtual...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 04-01-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,405
Posted By billct97
sanlyn, just a quick reply to say thank you. So...

sanlyn, just a quick reply to say thank you. So much in this first clip that looks like I knew it should, wasn't sure how to make it happen and now it does. The car looking... yellow, the face tones,...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 03-30-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,405
Posted By billct97
Taking things very slowly as I had to work today....

Taking things very slowly as I had to work today. Can you please fix the IVTC line in Post #11 as it tripped me up for a few minutes. If someone who is new finds this later on I suppose it would be...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 03-30-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,405
Posted By billct97
Got it working. I also needed ffdshow or I got a...

Got it working. I also needed ffdshow or I got a "missing codec AVC1" on a black screen in Virtual Dub.
1. ffmpeg (sanlyn posted the plugin earlier)
2. AACACM19 (sanlyn posted the link)
3. ffdshow...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 03-30-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,405
Posted By billct97
I added the ffmpeg plugin (thank you for that)....

I added the ffmpeg plugin (thank you for that). The video now plays in Virtual Dub (if I check No Audio) but I get this error: "No audio decompressor could be found to decompress the source audio...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 03-29-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,405
Posted By billct97
First, thank you so much for giving me more...

First, thank you so much for giving me more examples than I could get through on a rainy cold Spring day with nowhere else to be. I did have some old notes and HDD cleanup to do first so I was only...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 03-29-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,405
Posted By billct97
If that means that you will be posting before and...

If that means that you will be posting before and after samples that includes your amazing explanations of what was done and why that will be VERY much appreciated. I'm happy to wait for that for as...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 03-27-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,405
Posted By billct97
Yikes, I captured this in 2018 and assumed in...

Yikes, I captured this in 2018 and assumed in 2020 that I did it right. That might explain why there wasn't any crud along the bottom edge as I cropped and didn't add a border to bring it back to...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 03-27-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By billct97
I really shouldn't post twice with similar...

I really shouldn't post twice with similar questions. Please see my latest post 10439 with actual captures and my thoughts here -...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 03-26-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,405
Posted By billct97
Maybe someone would be kind enough to take a look...

Maybe someone would be kind enough to take a look at the first commercial that I'd like to work on and let me know what you think. A full blown filtering & fix with explanations (sanlyn style) would...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 03-26-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By billct97
I was so afraid of Windows 10 that I had only...

I was so afraid of Windows 10 that I had only tried (and failed) capturing. So far what I've tried tonight works. Although what I've tried is very little.
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 03-26-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By billct97
Post-process on Windows 10 with Virtual Dub, Avisynth?

I finally have a solid workflow for capturing using the ATI 600 USB and an older Lenovo T500 Core2 Duo laptop running XP (after trying many computers and seeing all kinds of odd behavior with...
Forum: Computers 03-20-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,607
Posted By billct97
I believe XP is limited to 2TB (32-bit limit)...

I believe XP is limited to 2TB (32-bit limit) which is fine as most commercially available SSD's are 2TB or smaller today. If you want to install XP on your boot disk you might have to slipstream the...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 03-20-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,405
Posted By billct97
Some things I recognize, some I do not. Lots to...

Some things I recognize, some I do not. Lots to play with. Thank you, Bill
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 03-19-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,405
Posted By billct97
Filters/scripts for US broadcast TV VHS conversions?

Hi All;

Short Version: Would anyone be willing to share examples of their most used, go to filters and scripts for making adjustments to VHS captures of 1980's and 1990's era US broadcast TV.
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Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-18-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 601
Posted By billct97
Easy enough to test. I use an old Sony TV for...

Easy enough to test. I use an old Sony TV for "watching" as I capture and No Display in VDub just to be safe.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-18-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 601
Posted By billct97
XP shouldn't be trying to do Windows Updates but...

XP shouldn't be trying to do Windows Updates but make sure you have the network disconnected just in case.

You also have the Video / No Display (not Overlay or Preview) setting?

I'm running low...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-18-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 601
Posted By billct97
and... just to confirm when you capture with...

and... just to confirm when you capture with Virtual Dub you do not have "enable audio playback" unchecked? That was the killer in my case.

What kind of CPU is in the XP system? I found anything...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-14-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 601
Posted By billct97
You both didn't mention what Windows you are...

You both didn't mention what Windows you are running. If you read through the many posts on this forum you will find Windows XP is strongly recommended. I have spent many months getting my workflow...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-19-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,465
Posted By billct97
That is an interesting approach and I appreciate...

That is an interesting approach and I appreciate that you shared this. Anyone else? How do you check histogram levels on capture to ensure you are staying in between 16-235? Or does everyone capture...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-18-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,465
Posted By billct97
Hi All; It's been 2 years of inactivity but...

Hi All;

It's been 2 years of inactivity but I'm back and ready to reboot my VHS broadcast TV conversion project. This thread and so many others are so very helpful and I've (re)learned a lot.
...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 19,702
Posted By billct97
LS, is this still your day to day working script...

LS, is this still your day to day working script or have there been updates you would be willing to share?
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-05-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,968
Posted By billct97
Quick reply as work is interfering with fun...

Quick reply as work is interfering with fun today.

1. I will revert to Virtual Dub v1.9.11 - maybe that will help with some of the odd capture issues I've had.
2. sanlyn your histograms didn't...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-04-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,968
Posted By billct97
First captures: Understanding histograms, filters, cropping?

I have finally got a reliable workflow with the addition of the AG-1980, TBC-3000, ATI USB 600 and VirtualDub 1.10.4. I've read quite a lot on this forum and enjoyed others posts with real video and...
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