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Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 10-17-2021, 05:24 AM
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Posted By timtape
It may need some expensive repair work, or just...

It may need some expensive repair work, or just an inexpensive tape path clean by a skilled technician. Dirty video heads on an 8mm can cause complete picture and sound loss.

No matter which...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 10-14-2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 492
Posted By timtape
Spectrum stills are not nearly as good as seeing...

Spectrum stills are not nearly as good as seeing them as a video clip in real time with the synchronised audio. I found out Win 10 allows mp4 video recording of what's on the PC screen. Here's an...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 10-13-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By timtape
Yes in the higher frequencies which an EP linear...

Yes in the higher frequencies which an EP linear audio recording cannot make, the many noise bands are added by the playback deck. They will not be in the original recording.

Notice too the loss...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 10-13-2021, 04:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 420
Posted By timtape
Thanks for the correction re S-VHS tape. ...

Thanks for the correction re S-VHS tape.

Wiki is unclear on this. It says: "In order to take advantage of the enhanced capabilities of the S-VHS system, i.e., for the best recordings and...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 10-12-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 492
Posted By timtape
Thanks for the new audio sample. Are you sure...

Thanks for the new audio sample. Are you sure this is linear audio recorded in EP? The high frequency response is way too good for LP or EP, and almost too good for SP. But whatever the format, the...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 10-12-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 420
Posted By timtape
I'm pretty sure S-VHS tapes are Metal formulation...

I'm pretty sure S-VHS tapes are Metal formulation as are Video 8, Hi 8, Digital 8 and others. The higher performance is good and theyre even harder to demagnetise but the tapes don't survive flooding...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 10-12-2021, 05:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 420
Posted By timtape
I believe both Beta and VHS used Chrome or tapes...

I believe both Beta and VHS used Chrome or tapes with Chrome like performance. I have a TDK booklet here which lists its range of VHS and Beta tapes. They are all Super Avilyn, a High Bias tape.
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Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 10-11-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 492
Posted By timtape
Teefer, comparing the noise performance of the...

Teefer, comparing the noise performance of the JVC's HiFi playback to its linear is not really a fair test. The linear should normally be much noisier. Your Pana seems to have reasonable linear...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 10-11-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 492
Posted By timtape
. I agree that the main issue for the OP here is...

. I agree that the main issue for the OP here is the noises the JVC unit appears to be adding to the playback. To test or measure that properly I would ideally use a blank tape. But in the absence...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 10-10-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 492
Posted By timtape
I didnt bother to request a fresh recording to...

I didnt bother to request a fresh recording to the linear track as I feel there is proof enough in the JVC playback null that the cause is azimuth error. Listen to the playback and correlate it to...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 10-10-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 492
Posted By timtape
If I had your tape with me I could confirm it by...

If I had your tape with me I could confirm it by aligning the JVC's A/C head to the tape. But we have your sample. Below are screenshots of the spectrums of the JVC and then the Pana playback.
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Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 10-10-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 492
Posted By timtape
The original is a linear audio recording so HiFi...

The original is a linear audio recording so HiFi is irrelevent here. There are two issues here as Hodgey alluded to.

1. The audio control head in the JVC is obviously misaligned to the camera...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 09-29-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 866
Posted By timtape
With 8mm film, no advantage in anything above...

With 8mm film, no advantage in anything above 1080P(2K). A good Super 8 film has perhaps no more than 1K horizontal detail. So a good scan today at 2k should be clearer (sharper) than any previous...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 09-29-2021, 03:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By timtape
In a way it doesnt matter what caused the problem...

In a way it doesnt matter what caused the problem with the VCR. It now needs repairing or replacement. When they're not working properly VCR's can scratch, stretch, mangle, tapes. The damage to...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-28-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 212
Posted By timtape
Correct. Audio in both channels doesnt equal...

Correct. Audio in both channels doesnt equal stereo, just audio in both channels, in your case, the left channel in both.



In a deck like that there could be. Probably a switch called Audio...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-28-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 212
Posted By timtape
SW1 is a stereo recording. (Are you listening in...

SW1 is a stereo recording. (Are you listening in stereo?) The second blast is only in the right channel.

SW2 appears to be only the left channel. That is why you dont hear the second blast.
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Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-22-2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 431
Posted By timtape
No, it's not the make or model as such but the...

No, it's not the make or model as such but the exact same camera in which the tapes were recorded, which is still misaligned in exactly the same way, which after many years it may or may not be, and...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-21-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 431
Posted By timtape
Just on the misalignment question, if the...

Just on the misalignment question, if the camcorder became misaligned in the middle of recording, chances are it wouldnt then realign itself again. So I dont think a good signal dropping out and...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-20-2021, 01:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 431
Posted By timtape
It might help to show us the point in playback...

It might help to show us the point in playback where the picture and sound are fine and then start to degrade or dropout altogether. Then the point at which the fault disappears, if it does.
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Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-19-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 431
Posted By timtape
I asked : "Do the earlier transferred tapes still...

I asked : "Do the earlier transferred tapes still play OK now?"



Tapes can slowly, cumulatively, deposit dirt onto the camcorder's tape path, degrading picture and sound playback. Only a tiny...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-19-2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 431
Posted By timtape
Do the earlier transferred tapes still play OK...

Do the earlier transferred tapes still play OK now?
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 09-15-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 341
Posted By timtape
No, I suggested it is not dropouts. Comet tails...

No, I suggested it is not dropouts. Comet tails are not dropouts. They are a continuation or smearing of the signal, a bit like reverberation or echo.
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 09-15-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 341
Posted By timtape
In the first comparison image I see what you call...

In the first comparison image I see what you call comet tails on the white dots or stars but I wouldnt call that dropout. Wouldnt the technical term for the tails be ringing?
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-08-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 802
Posted By timtape
I have no expertise in VHS decode. I'm open to...

I have no expertise in VHS decode. I'm open to the possibility VCR decode will improve conventional playback but feel its advantages haven't been described even theoretically. In what specific areas...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-06-2021, 06:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 572
Posted By timtape
This has to be one of the most basic and...

This has to be one of the most basic and difficult aspects these days: avoiding permanently damaging irreplaceable recordings just by playing them. Playing an otherwise well preserved tape is...
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