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Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 10-04-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 606
Posted By thestarswitcher
Grainy SLP tapes cleanup tips?

Hi all!

I've received a very nice ES10 in the mail, and I decided to pull out a tape I wanted to experiment with. The tape in question contains very rare material recorded off the TV, so I'd like...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 07-12-2019, 12:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 267
Posted By thestarswitcher
Removing duplicate frames in digital file?

Hi All!

I wanted to tackle giving one of my favorite childhood shows a loving restoration. A whopping 130 episodes at 15 minutes each- this isn't going to be an easy task, so I want to run through...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-02-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By thestarswitcher
I use AmaRecTV, which would say where frames have...

I use AmaRecTV, which would say where frames have been inserted (I never had VirtualDub ever work for me, went through 3 different computers in and out which failed me).

I use the Black AVT-8710,...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-30-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By thestarswitcher
Panasonic ES15 duplicate frames? Alert, problem!

This thread is in reference to another one, in which my captures were resulting with timing issues. This can be read here. http://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/video-editing/9727-tape-runtime-problem.html...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 06-02-2019, 02:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,168
Posted By thestarswitcher
I can't help with Avisynth but I loaded one frame...

I can't help with Avisynth but I loaded one frame into Lightroom just to see if any of the color could be salvaged, and it looks promising:

10176

-- merged --

Maybe this is more realistic to...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-30-2019, 01:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 434
Posted By thestarswitcher
AmaRecTV advanced tab settings?

One for my AmaRecTV users; what are your settings on the "Advanced" tab? I have my settings down below, and I'm intrigued by the video rendering setting. What exactly is the tickbox in the video...
Forum: Edit Video, Audio 05-16-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By thestarswitcher
The shorter one is just the episode, the longer...

The shorter one is just the episode, the longer one is that same episode, but I captured a lot more of the tape. I linked the two together in Sony Vegas. The episode is exactly the same piece of the...
Forum: Edit Video, Audio 05-16-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By thestarswitcher
Hi Sanlyn, thanks for the quick response! No...

Hi Sanlyn, thanks for the quick response! No worries, the ES15 is indeed pass-thru.

The two clips lined up together are both trimmed to the start frame of the same sequence, until the end of it...
Forum: Edit Video, Audio 05-16-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By thestarswitcher
Tape Runtime Problem

Hello everyone, hope you have been well!

I want to share a little problem that I have, in hopes that you can help me out.

For around a year now, I've captured countless tapes with my setup...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 12-03-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By thestarswitcher
Is there anybody here who has my type of player...

Is there anybody here who has my type of player that can try this out before I do? I’m still understandably a little paranoid after the series of events.
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 12-03-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By thestarswitcher
Are you sure? How often/long do you keep these...

Are you sure? How often/long do you keep these units plugged in? Wouldnít the underpower put stress on the player? I had a 110-220 player which literally just powered off forever- assuming something...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 12-03-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By thestarswitcher
I donít believe thatís correct- I live in a...

I donít believe thatís correct- I live in a 110~120V region, surely if I just plug in a 220V electronic into my wall, that would cause a problem like a fire. Without proper voltage conversion, it can...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 12-03-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By thestarswitcher
I just bought this, based on your suggestions and...

I just bought this, based on your suggestions and very careful selection. Given if the player isn’t fried (prayers), hopefully this is a safe unit? Instapark ITU-200 Step Up/Down Voltage Transformer...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 12-02-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By thestarswitcher
Hi QuasiPal! Thanks for being the first one...

Hi QuasiPal!

Thanks for being the first one to reply back! I really do hope with my heart the VCR is still working.. I was always suspicious of that particular voltage converter; I only bought it...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 12-01-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By thestarswitcher
PAL VCR blowout, bad power converter?

Hi DigitalFAQ,

So to put it simply, I've had this VCR since July-ish(?), and I've never had a problem with it. It's a JVC HR-S9600 from Germany. I'm based in the USA.

I was capturing a tape...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 07-29-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By thestarswitcher
Hi, I took both of your suggestions, and ran it...

Hi,
I took both of your suggestions, and ran it without the TBC. It indeed fixed the problem, but how do I go about utilizing the performance of the TBC without the issues associated with it? Is...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 07-28-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By thestarswitcher
Hi Sanlyn, Thanks for your response! Below is a...

Hi Sanlyn,
Thanks for your response! Below is a link to download a clip from the raw file (out of VLC). Hopefully you can provide a solution!
...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 07-28-2018, 12:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By thestarswitcher
Vertical lines on PAL VHS transfer?

Hi,

So luckily, my capture problem is a thing of the past (yay)! Now I have an S-VHS PAL player imported from Germany in absolutely immaculate condition, and have been doing some captures in...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-12-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 859
Posted By thestarswitcher
I've gave up on trying to capture in VirtualDub,...

I've gave up on trying to capture in VirtualDub, just my luck. I think the software itself isn't working in my computer (capture mode). What I AM doing however, at the suggestion of Sanlyn is...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-11-2018, 02:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 859
Posted By thestarswitcher
Hi Sanlyn, thanks for replying. I've bought...

Hi Sanlyn, thanks for replying.

I've bought a copy of Windows 7 Home Premium and installed it on this rig. I did several test captures, I get an inserted frame within the first 3 minutes, no...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-09-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 859
Posted By thestarswitcher
*EDIT* I want the following added to my above...

*EDIT*
I want the following added to my above post, forgot to mention it (sorry!)

I'm thinking about dualbooting my system to run either Windows XP Service Pack 2, 3, Windows 7, or Windows 8.1 . ...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-09-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 859
Posted By thestarswitcher
I don't capture with playback on. S-Video ...

I don't capture with playback on.

S-Video

Same Cables as previous test

Windows 10 Home. JawsTDS operates on Win10 and the issues are non-existent.

Just unplugged the ethernet cable from...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-09-2018, 12:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 859
Posted By thestarswitcher
Inserted frames in VirtualDub after new PC build?

So a while back, I made a discussion about how my captures were suffering from inserted frames. LordSmurf replied once, but that thread sort of died.. Meanwhile, I did take the one sensible approach...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-01-2018, 02:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 885
Posted By thestarswitcher
So what I've now done: I went ahead to my...

So what I've now done:

I went ahead to my original Gateway tower because I might as well give up hope on this laptop-- shame because it's a great machine.. The tower's specs I can't recall from...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-29-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 885
Posted By thestarswitcher
Update: I managed to get several good 30...

Update:

I managed to get several good 30 minute captures- but some of them will have the 1 inserted frame lurking about, then I recapture. I know use LordSmurf's VD because I've found the most...
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