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Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality Today, 12:53 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By lordsmurf
But when you're dealing with resizing, a 1.5x...

But when you're dealing with resizing, a 1.5x isn't substantially different than 2x. However, a 2.25x is. The main problem is, again, aliasing, with source being SD analog interlaced video. The act...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality Today, 11:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 45
Posted By lordsmurf
Huh? With that logic, 4K would be better than...

Huh?
With that logic, 4K would be better than 1080p.

That's ... no. :question:

In a world without aliasing, I guess so. But with aliasing as a factor? Nope.
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality Today, 11:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 45
Posted By lordsmurf
You can't approach 480>720>1080 the same way you...

You can't approach 480>720>1080 the same way you would 480>1080. That probably would be destructive.

Let's look at the math:
720x480 > 704x480 ~ 640x480 1:1 4x3 AR
1280x720 ~ 960x720 1:1 4x3 AR...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality Today, 07:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 45
Posted By lordsmurf
Obviously you capture the tape at the max SD...

Obviously you capture the tape at the max SD specs: 720x480/576, interlaced.
Then you process: deinterlace, upscale.

You must make wise choices here. You can, for example, deinterlace wrong, and...
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players Yesterday, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 81
Posted By lordsmurf
For TV watching, probably the ES25, for the HDMI...

For TV watching, probably the ES25, for the HDMI out.
Forum: General Discussion 09-20-2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 87
Posted By lordsmurf
Some notes: I reuse good boxes when...

Some notes:


I reuse good boxes when possible. That deck didn't come from eBay, but the inner box did.
The LOADING message here is what happens when that unit is first plugged in. Bright...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-20-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 361
Posted By lordsmurf
Many people have extra dedicated desktops for...

Many people have extra dedicated desktops for video games, audio, sewing, local firewalls, DLNA, etc. These are hobbies that require it. That's not going to change anytime soon, if ever. Also, for...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-19-2021, 11:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 246
Posted By lordsmurf
I would only buy the same model if it's cheap...

I would only buy the same model if it's cheap enough compared to other options.

The original model of the cameras is rarely as important as the exact camera that was used.

Aside: And do not...
Forum: Edit Video, Audio 09-19-2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 97
Posted By lordsmurf
Something else I recently learned about is this:...

Something else I recently learned about is this: https://www.videohelp.com/software/Avisynth-Virtual-File-System
Not tried it yet.
Now then, that's not directly addressing anything here, but an...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-19-2021, 10:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 246
Posted By lordsmurf
I would also suggest sacrificing a cheap non-TBC...

I would also suggest sacrificing a cheap non-TBC camera, for proof of concept. If you have success, then recreate with a higher-end with-TBC unit.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-19-2021, 10:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 361
Posted By lordsmurf
We have services. :wink2: Contact Us:...

We have services. :wink2:
Contact Us: http://www.digitalFAQ.com/forum/sendmessage.php

But again, the issue here is likely entirely lack of frame TBC. You can try to go cheap with a minimalist...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-19-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 361
Posted By lordsmurf
Probably. The name is right. See this:...

Probably. The name is right.
See this: http://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/video-capture/11051-pinnacle-710usb-windows.html#post71898


It's a 2000s task. That's the problem here. The $$$$$ isn't...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-19-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 246
Posted By lordsmurf
Blue screen is issue with camera no locking...

Blue screen is issue with camera no locking signal. Probably audio as well. Seen this. The recording camera was misaligned. Hi8 doesn't have tracking, alignment data in signal.

The fix is to...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-19-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 82
Posted By lordsmurf
Yes, line TBC on. That's not Crossbar Thing....

Yes, line TBC on.

That's not Crossbar Thing. That's the Pinnacle driver dialog.
Most is left at default.
"VCR input" does nothing.

VirtualDub, top setting wrong, you want to drop here.
This...
Forum: Marketplace 09-18-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By lordsmurf
Note: This card had a low production run, as AGP...

Note: This card had a low production run, as AGP was already mainstream. The fact that PCI was even made was somewhat odd. As such, low production, the card is rare. The main benefit, or course, is...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-18-2021, 06:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 94
Posted By lordsmurf
No. I suggest you just let it end there.

No. I suggest you just let it end there.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-18-2021, 06:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 94
Posted By lordsmurf
I am? You said you're using TBCs. Excellent....

I am? You said you're using TBCs. Excellent. Misunderstanding sorted. The end. Let's move on.

Or let's just end it there.

Because, again, I'm not necessarily interested in threadjacking this...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-18-2021, 05:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 94
Posted By lordsmurf
Sure, that seems to be the case. I'm glad to read...

Sure, that seems to be the case. I'm glad to read that you use TBCs. :congrats:

But you still have to watch what's written. Again, the context of the thread turned anti-TBC, and you weren't...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-18-2021, 05:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 361
Posted By lordsmurf
Why? :question: I have capture systems that...

Why? :question:

I have capture systems that have never been online. The only usage, the reason it was built, was only video. I never use my daily computers for video -- especially since most of...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-18-2021, 05:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 94
Posted By lordsmurf
I suggest you re-read some of your own past...

I suggest you re-read some of your own past posts, and take those into the context of the thread, and with the other replies it was generating (not just mine, but others). It was anti-TBC. And this...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-18-2021, 05:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 94
Posted By lordsmurf
In at least one thread, in recent past weeks, you...

In at least one thread, in recent past weeks, you were arguing against TBCs.
This is one of those threads: http://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/news/12098-encouragement-needed-digitize.html#post79138
...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-18-2021, 04:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 361
Posted By lordsmurf
This is partially why I got a Win10 system this...

This is partially why I got a Win10 system this summer. Video capture card testing, in addition to audio recording with my Wave3 (Win10 required).

So 510, Win10, I can test that.

In fact, I...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-18-2021, 04:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 94
Posted By lordsmurf
Drops and inserts can have several causes, both...

Drops and inserts can have several causes, both source and capture side.

What remains true/constant is that it creates either (1) desync, or (2) choppy lost data. Those are the only choices.

I...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 09-18-2021, 04:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 305
Posted By lordsmurf
I don't think this is DOC related, perhaps...

I don't think this is DOC related, perhaps variable in-frame timing errors. This is common with nth gen.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-18-2021, 04:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 361
Posted By lordsmurf
The question is this: What matters more? Getting...

The question is this: What matters more? Getting results? Or testing for the sake of testing?
I'd opt to use known-good configs: Win7, TBC.
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