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Forum: Photo Processing, Scanning & Printing Yesterday, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By Winsordawson
IMO If you have a consumer scanner, are using...

IMO If you have a consumer scanner, are using basic scanning software, and you have many photos it is best to send it off to a professional service. There are many out there but are only some are...
Forum: Tech Myths, Misinformation 03-17-2019, 02:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,005
Posted By Winsordawson
This is relevant to the other thread, "HDD vs SSD...

This is relevant to the other thread, "HDD vs SSD in 2019", but what about Amazon Glacier or Microsoft Azure? They offer extremely affordable rates for archival data with redundant storage, though...
Forum: General Discussion 02-06-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By Winsordawson
After some troubleshooting, it appears that the...

After some troubleshooting, it appears that the advanced search will not search for phrases that are three characters or less. You can either search for a longer, similar topic like "Digital8", since...
Forum: Edit Video, Audio 02-01-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,302
Posted By Winsordawson
Thanks, it looks like you are giving Kevin...

Thanks, it looks like you are giving Kevin MacLeod a run for his money, which should be a very short run since everything is free...
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 279
Posted By Winsordawson
Thanks, but these disreputable sellers are...

Thanks, but these disreputable sellers are shooting themselves in the foot if they sell a broken deck on eBay, which has a money back guarantee. Even if a seller does not offer returns, you can get...
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By Winsordawson
Thanks. Do you have a particular link for this?

Thanks. Do you have a particular link for this?
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By Winsordawson
Member Emeritus is not bad. Or you could try On...

Member Emeritus is not bad. Or you could try On Holiday/On Leave/On Vacation, etc.

Maybe even Pining for the Fjords...
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 01-02-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By Winsordawson
Yes, there are methods by which you can use...

Yes, there are methods by which you can use popular music for free, but not in the way that you think. Fair use allows you to use copyrighted music (and other media) for certain limited purposes,...
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2018, 12:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By Winsordawson
Consumer spending, which makes up a significant...

Consumer spending, which makes up a significant portion of the economy, is still high. As long as this continues, we should be fine. The yield curve did inverse earlier this month, which means that a...
Forum: General Discussion 12-25-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By Winsordawson
No one has a crystal ball. You can get 50...

No one has a crystal ball. You can get 50 different opinions on Seeking Alpha, but what we do know is that, despite the recent tumbles in the market, we are not yet in recession territory. The Fed...
Forum: Encode, Convert for streaming 09-29-2018, 12:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By Winsordawson
Thanks, so I would export from Premiere as Pro...

Thanks, so I would export from Premiere as Pro Res or DNX and then use Hybrid to convert to h.264? Either way, I would still be unsure of what bitrate to use. How does it compare to Adapter?
...
Forum: Blank Media 09-29-2018, 12:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,090
Posted By Winsordawson
To be as safe as possible, you should not burn on...

To be as safe as possible, you should not burn on DVDs. Try using stone tablets instead. You can leave them out in the sun, rain, snow, or mudslide, they are unaffected by humidity, and last for...
Forum: Encode, Convert for streaming 09-29-2018, 12:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By Winsordawson
Thanks. What do you mean by "hybrid" in terms of...

Thanks. What do you mean by "hybrid" in terms of Premiere Pro? Is there no benefit to 2-pass VBR?

I have different videos, so bitrate will vary. But I have read that the main factor is the amount...
Forum: Encode, Convert for streaming 09-27-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By Winsordawson
I am trying to save space by reducing the bitrate...

I am trying to save space by reducing the bitrate to a non-noticeable extent. If I have footage with a bitrate of 18Mbps, and want to convert it to h.264 to save space, usually I would output small...
Forum: Encode, Convert for streaming 07-10-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By Winsordawson
2-Pass VBR range limit for H.264 encoding?

Does anyone know if the range of a 2-pass VBR has a limit? For example, I read on this site that the target and max bitrate for a NTSC VHS in h.264 is 5.5 and 8 Mbps, respectively. If I set the...
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By Winsordawson
Too bad a part of history will die with those...

Too bad a part of history will die with those tapes. It's like when the BBC used to reuse tapes to save money. Those prices may be reasonable if they are just looking for someone to insert a VHS tape...
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By Winsordawson
I am surprised they had to rely on YouTube for...

I am surprised they had to rely on YouTube for archival material. Just shows that even a major news channel in a major city has not digitalized their footage from the analog era.
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2017, 01:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 476
Posted By Winsordawson
I think keeping up with the never-ending question...

I think keeping up with the never-ending question queue might be more important than some of the added perks. Regarding the personal websites, how would you expect to compete with the umpteen free...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 04-10-2017, 01:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 515
Posted By Winsordawson
It sounds like a little girl talking. You can set...

It sounds like a little girl talking. You can set the static only as a noise profile and play around with denoising and then normalizing to try to get the background only. Though it does appear very...
Forum: Blank Media 02-25-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,914
Posted By Winsordawson
If you are using a bag like the one at the...

If you are using a bag like the one at the beginning of this post, I don't see how the bag can have an air-tight seal. The humidity will go up and down with the climate, as you found. Nevertheless,...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 02-22-2017, 11:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 899
Posted By Winsordawson
Have you looked here: ...

Have you looked here:
http://vintageelectronics.betamaxcollectors.com/vintagevhsformatgallery.html
Forum: Edit Video, Audio 02-21-2017, 12:58 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,670
Posted By Winsordawson
Thanks for the contributions. Why don't you use...

Thanks for the contributions. Why don't you use ads on your webpage? I skimmed your image license, but is it uniquely your own terms or are the images registered under a Creative Commons license?...
Forum: Photo Processing, Scanning & Printing 02-21-2017, 12:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,229
Posted By Winsordawson
Companies that do wet-gate transfers were last...

Companies that do wet-gate transfers were last recommended here:
http://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/video-workflows/2960-suggested-film-dvd.html
Forum: Blank Media 02-21-2017, 12:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,914
Posted By Winsordawson
I would just purchase an aluminum hard DVD case...

I would just purchase an aluminum hard DVD case and leave a hygrometer inside to check the humidity levels now and then. If the humidity is too high you can lower it with silica gel packets. And if...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-09-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 637
Posted By Winsordawson
Have you tried playing back tapes that you have...

Have you tried playing back tapes that you have already converted successfully, to determine if the cause is the tape or the deck? If its the deck you could try cleaning the heads by running a new...
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