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Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,395
Posted By Prelude
Yes, the great die "young" RIP. At least he...

Yes, the great die "young" RIP.

At least he lived long and prospered.

-P
Forum: Web Hosting 03-05-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,274
Posted By Prelude
I have used leaseweb for quite some time and it...

I have used leaseweb for quite some time and it has always had a great score regarding price/performance in my book and have a nice network and peering with DC's in both EU and US.

Also several...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-21-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,180
Posted By Prelude
Attempting to calibrate capture input, is the AVT-8710 a good source

Hi all,

As a follow up on my post http://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/video-restore/6395-how-determine-improve.html I am trying to determine if the input chain I am using to capture video has any...
Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 02-21-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,860
Posted By Prelude
It's a DLL that is installed so I beleive it to...

It's a DLL that is installed so I beleive it to be for systemwide use but that's i more the windows side of things so LS would have to jump in here or smth. seeing as I have only recently started...
Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 02-21-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,860
Posted By Prelude
regular would translate as 32-bit to me so yes.

regular would translate as 32-bit to me so yes.
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 02-21-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,243
Posted By Prelude
Ah, yes I understand the echo thing now that you...

Ah, yes I understand the echo thing now that you explain it. I am also a licensed ham radio operator so I know a thing or two about coax etc. Thanks for clearing that up! I was so into the video side...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 02-21-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,292
Posted By Prelude
The tape should work fine for transport testing. ...

The tape should work fine for transport testing.

Funny though that I have this all-one one POS that has a whole slew of standards printed on it that it is supposed to support but LS probably...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 02-21-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,292
Posted By Prelude
Technically you need a step-up transformer...

Technically you need a step-up transformer althouh it could be that they go by the same name, not sure.

In any case I would avoid any electronically or switched units since they are usually...
Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 02-21-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,860
Posted By Prelude
What I noticed with the huffyuv-mt codec is that...

What I noticed with the huffyuv-mt codec is that it actually has it's own identifier. (HYMT) As such, programs that could (I should say can) open huffyuv content no longer were able to play my files...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 02-21-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,243
Posted By Prelude
I managed to extract a few clips using ffmpeg on...

I managed to extract a few clips using ffmpeg on the commandline.

The first clip is from the same part I got the screengrabs from. The second shows another problem I encounter: artificial noise. I...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 02-21-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,243
Posted By Prelude
Thank you for the reply. I realize that FCP...

Thank you for the reply.

I realize that FCP is not budgetware. At this moment I am in the weird situation that I had to dig deep for a TBC and a secondhand videocard, money is tight, but IT stuff...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 02-20-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,243
Posted By Prelude
How to determine what to improve on TV recordings

I have been, like many before me no doubt, been playing around with my capture setup to just get some content to start playing around with. Perhaps not the best workflow but I personally need to get...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-20-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,989
Posted By Prelude
Excellent question I am curious about as well. ...

Excellent question I am curious about as well.

I noticed this difference as well between my cheap USB grabber and a AIW 8500. I am capturing PAL though so I use 576 in stead of 480 but I notice...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-20-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,161
Posted By Prelude
Hmm, Well I do have a sata raid controller laying...

Hmm, Well I do have a sata raid controller laying around. The busses have been shot but I can fix at least part of that so maybe I'll hook that up without the raid function.

I had a SB PCI card...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-20-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,161
Posted By Prelude
Yes! :congrats: I have made some progress...

Yes! :congrats:

I have made some progress finally. Removing the audio card (and disabling the onboard audio) gave me 0 dropped frames so from there I started to work back. It would seem that the...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-20-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,161
Posted By Prelude
I am capturing PAL_B 25fps and that is what it is...

I am capturing PAL_B 25fps and that is what it is set to. I use huffyuv_mt (multi threading) and I tried it with MT on and off. I am beginning to suspect problems with IRQ lines since a lot of the...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-20-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,161
Posted By Prelude
I understand that the converter would be the...

I understand that the converter would be the first to be suspected but I do not beleive it to be the bottleneck at this point since (admittedly synthetic) testing with a benchmark suite shows more...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-20-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,161
Posted By Prelude
I have two hard drives in the system. One is a...

I have two hard drives in the system. One is a 160GB 7200rpm drive made by seagate, it hosts the OS and software. The other is a sata drive, 320GB 7200 RPM forgot the who made it. Since the machine...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-20-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,161
Posted By Prelude
Thanks LS. Hmm ok, so I have done some...

Thanks LS.

Hmm ok, so I have done some digging around and found a XP SP2 disc which fortunatly had the serial written on top of it :) I installed this version and disabled the automatic updates...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-19-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,161
Posted By Prelude
Problems with Windows XP SP3 capture, soundcard problems?

Hi,

Here is my situation: I have this very expensive Mac Pro, display, all that stuff but it turns out that the consistent advise on this board is: get a stoneage piece of hardware to capture :)
...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 02-18-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 48,456
Posted By Prelude
LordSmurf, The jumping I described is when...

LordSmurf,

The jumping I described is when watching the same tape without the AVT in line so it's not a byproduct of the frame TBC, perhaps the line TBC of the JVC? I'd have to try that.

All I...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 02-16-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,572
Posted By Prelude
Putting a fan in front would not be a good thing,...

Putting a fan in front would not be a good thing, I think.

The problem with this is that you would effectively be blowing the always present dust and other particles into the unit. Sure they'll...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 02-16-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 48,456
Posted By Prelude
After having read this forum for a while I also...

After having read this forum for a while I also ordered a AVT-8710 (since I can't find the TBC-1000 anymore, production stopped?) and it seems to exhibit the same problems. At first I thought I was...
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