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Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 03-21-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Towncivilian
Something I always do is verify the “record...

Something I always do is verify the “record protect” tab is broken off. It would be a nightmare if the VCR were to surreptitiously enter recording mode when a tape is inserted. I haven’t had that...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-20-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 874
Posted By Towncivilian
I'm Florida based (Melbourne area) and can...

I'm Florida based (Melbourne area) and can capture PAL. If you'd like, I can capture one of your tapes gratis and you can see how it compares to your captures.

Equipment:

Philips VR1000 (JVC...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-27-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,231
Posted By Towncivilian
Thanks for the detailed information sanlyn. I...

Thanks for the detailed information sanlyn. I apologize for the insanely late reply. I have captured this VHS again keeping in mind the input level control and affixed a new sample here.

I do...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 12-15-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,231
Posted By Towncivilian
Thanks for the thorough reply. The linked guide...

Thanks for the thorough reply. The linked guide is very helpful, I will reconfigure VirtualDub on my capture machine and always check the luma histogram in the future.

Here is a short lossless...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 11-27-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,231
Posted By Towncivilian
Horizontal resolution for VHS/8mm captures?

Hello,

I see that the Guide to Understanding Video Sources, Part 2 – Capturing Videotapes (http://www.digitalfaq.com/guides/video/capture-understand-sources.htm) recommends 352x480 resolution for...
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 680
Posted By Towncivilian
PAL Betamax lossless digitization service?

Hello,

I have a single Kodak L-750 PAL Betamax tape. I would like to get this digitized to a lossless video compression format and WAV audio, but I am having difficulty finding a service in the UK...
Forum: Edit Video, Audio 10-18-2017, 08:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 974
Posted By Towncivilian
Syncing alternate audio to video?

I've got a VHS containing a pretty good audience video recording of Depeche Mode in concert in Milwaukee from 1993-10-19. The audio is less than stellar, but I have an alternate audio source which is...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 09-03-2016, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,602
Posted By Towncivilian
Severe horizontal red/green lines during parts of video

Hello,

I transferred an unknown generation video from a Maxell E180 PAL tape on my Philips VR1000 (TBC enabled), through DataVideo TBC-1000, to ATI AIW 9600XT & HuffyUV. The first program on the...
Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 04-26-2016, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,906
Posted By Towncivilian
Thanks for your input. I've got plenty of RAM and...

Thanks for your input. I've got plenty of RAM and a fast-enough HDD (though I use the 500GB for captures):

HP Compaq d530 Convertible Mini Tower
Pentium 4 Extreme Edition 3.2ghz with...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 03-10-2016, 02:32 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 66,554
Posted By Towncivilian
I just purchased a JVC HR-S7500U with the symptom...

I just purchased a JVC HR-S7500U with the symptom of shutting off almost immediately after "VIDEO CALIBRATION" begins after inserting a tape. When I power on the deck, I hear a "whirr-whirr" and see...
Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 03-05-2016, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,906
Posted By Towncivilian
Thanks for your prompt reply. I will try Lagarith...

Thanks for your prompt reply. I will try Lagarith with my next VHS capture since it is a more modern compression algorithm and more compatible. I've been using HuffYUV 2.2.1 single-threaded 32-bit...
Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 03-05-2016, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,906
Posted By Towncivilian
HuffYUV multithreaded + hyperthreading faster?

Will using the multithreaded version of HuffYUV on a Pentium 4 Extreme Edition 3.2ghz with Hyper-Threading provide any benefit?
Forum: Blank Media 07-04-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,118
Posted By Towncivilian
Identify mfg. date of Philips CD-R

I would like to know the manufacturing date of a Philips CD-R with serial number MG08A1 00106087. Matrix 1095 2492 6774.
Can anybody identify this CD-R? I can't find any information regarding...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-22-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,237
Posted By Towncivilian
Yes, this is the answer. My previous troubles...

Yes, this is the answer. My previous troubles seem to have been from simply not having the correct format selected when capturing a PAL tape.

The JVC HR-S7600U I bought from Germany, and the...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-22-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,237
Posted By Towncivilian
I think the issue is that I am trying to use my...

I think the issue is that I am trying to use my PAL deck to play NTSC tapes (which results in usable picture), but this signal when passed through the TBC drops color. The only way I can get the...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-06-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,237
Posted By Towncivilian
The purple breakout box does not have any...

The purple breakout box does not have any thumbscrews. The "box" breakout with all of the VGA / S-Video / etc outputs is screwed on very securely and the pins do not seem damaged in any way on the...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-05-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 209,827
Posted By Towncivilian
I was able to resolve the issues with my 9600XT...

I was able to resolve the issues with my 9600XT previously. I just did not have the purple breakout box plugged in - stupid me.

I'm trying a plain jane 9000 AIW to see if it'll capture color over...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-04-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,237
Posted By Towncivilian
Yes, the photo exhibited PAL/NTSC mismatch....

Yes, the photo exhibited PAL/NTSC mismatch. Choosing the correct input standard fixed that oddity, but still no color.

A low-end JVC HR-S3912U S-VHS deck with composite piped directly to the...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-28-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,237
Posted By Towncivilian
Hello, I am having a very odd issue...

Hello,

I am having a very odd issue attempting to use VirtualDub or ATI MMC to capture a tape. Here is a photo of what I get as a preview in VDub and what I see on a monitor that has an S-Video...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-23-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 209,827
Posted By Towncivilian
I have a 9600XT and installed the 180_V01084_100...

I have a 9600XT and installed the 180_V01084_100 driver disc, all components. I do not get any live preview in VirtualDub and can't seem to find the ATI MMC (?) to try that also. I picked the S-Video...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 05-13-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,596
Posted By Towncivilian
DMR-ES10 no power on - not bad caps?

I bought a Panasonic DMR-ES10 DVD player on eBay for cheap, described as "will not power on". Of course I expected this to be a simple case of bad capacitors, but that does not appear to be the case....
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-09-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,597
Posted By Towncivilian
Right now, it's an auction @ $100 with no bids...

Right now, it's an auction @ $100 with no bids and I'm the only watcher with about one day left on the listing, which is why I'm strongly considering this device.

I had a couple opportunities to...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-09-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,597
Posted By Towncivilian
Burst Electronics Pixie-FS TBC review?

I saw an eBay listing for a Burst Electronics Pixie-FS TBC the other day and was wondering how it compares to the "later", often recommended TBCs like the AVT-8710 and TBC-1000, etc. This one is...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 03-01-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,292
Posted By Towncivilian
I received the JVC HR-S7600EU. It only says 220 ~...

I received the JVC HR-S7600EU. It only says 220 ~ 240V, but works fine plugged in the US with a shape adapter.

It also plays NTSC tapes without a problem, despite not advertising this with a...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 02-21-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,292
Posted By Towncivilian
Sorry for the triple post... manually adjusting...

Sorry for the triple post... manually adjusting the tracking cleared up the pops / clicks with the HiFi audio. There's still some hiss, but it is very quiet and is not audible unless you turn the...
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