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Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-27-2017, 10:06 AM
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Posted By msgohan
Explain. The only issue I've had is the same as...

Explain. The only issue I've had is the same as with HDMI capture: some card(s) manipulate the video rather than just passing it through as-is.
Forum: Computers 06-26-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 879
Posted By msgohan
Do you have a graphics card in the system? ...

Do you have a graphics card in the system?


"Show processes from all users" should force Task Manager to unhide Windows services.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-25-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,547
Posted By msgohan
Do I need to add more bold to this sentence? :\ ...

Do I need to add more bold to this sentence? :\



With SDI, you don't need to worry about balanced audio or BNC-RCA adapters. You hook up one BNC cable that carries an uncompressed digital video...
Forum: Encode, Convert for streaming 06-25-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 913
Posted By msgohan
Why mess around with oddball resolutions & SAR...

Why mess around with oddball resolutions & SAR when upscaling to HD? Normally HD is square pixel. Resize to 1440x1080, set SAR 1:1, call it a day.
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 06-25-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 612
Posted By msgohan
I don't have this filter, but those are the...

I don't have this filter, but those are the results after cropping all borders?
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-25-2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,120
Posted By msgohan
Aside from being very old (VCD!!!) that article...

Aside from being very old (VCD!!!) that article (Introduction to Digital Video Capturing, Recording TV) only makes passing references to VHS.

Most on-the-fly MPEG-2 encoders produce worse quality...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-25-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 923
Posted By msgohan
Highest-quality SD component would be SMPTE D-5,...

Highest-quality SD component would be SMPTE D-5, by Panasonic.
Table in Charles Poynton's book....
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-22-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 923
Posted By msgohan
Does the DigiBeta work as a TBC externally? Via...

Does the DigiBeta work as a TBC externally? Via YC in, SDI out.


SDI, always.


The Kona also supports uncompressed instead of DV50, of course.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-22-2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,547
Posted By msgohan
Misreading my post, yes. I could have...

Misreading my post, yes.



I could have linked this page (http://cvp.com/index.php?t=product/sony_j-30_SDI) as well but I didn't think I'd need to spoonfeed.


Buy a piece of electronics to...
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 06-21-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,120
Posted By msgohan
No surprise that a Yahoo Answer has some misinfo...

No surprise that a Yahoo Answer has some misinfo mixed in with the useful knowledge.
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 06-21-2017, 02:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,120
Posted By msgohan
Further info. From "tape life demo 2016" on...

Further info.

From "tape life demo 2016" on 12voltvids' website (http://www3.telus.net/atv_video/):
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https://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/pub54/2what_wrong.html
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-20-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,547
Posted By msgohan
What's your guess: Would I have mentioned either...

What's your guess: Would I have mentioned either of these attributes if either of them were true of every Betacam player?



Ad for crappy old composite-only player that runs on 100-120V 50/60...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-20-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,547
Posted By msgohan
It's always a thing with analog video. And the...

It's always a thing with analog video. And the other aspects of the standards (line count & Hz) are always a thing with digital video, too.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-20-2017, 06:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,547
Posted By msgohan
You should contact DigitalFreakNYC...

You should contact DigitalFreakNYC (http://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/video-capture/7804-critique-transfer-setup.html), since he was once in the same boat as you.
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Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 06-19-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,849
Posted By msgohan
You should consider the cost of purchase/rental...

You should consider the cost of purchase/rental vs having a local post/transfer house convert however many BetaSP tapes you have. From the first page of Google results:
...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-18-2017, 11:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,886
Posted By msgohan
Despite the name, the Canopus DVStorm actually...

Despite the name, the Canopus DVStorm actually can capture to lossless, but since it's limited to XP anyway you may as well get an AIW instead.



I think VideoGeek25's leaning toward those two...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 06-15-2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 705
Posted By msgohan
Even if you get one, you still need to monitor...

Even if you get one, you still need to monitor the levels as actually digitized by your hardware. So you need to do software monitoring regardless.

I picked one up for $50 from Craigslist but I...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 06-15-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,037
Posted By msgohan
Yeah, I wouldn't bother re-capturing without the...

Yeah, I wouldn't bother re-capturing without the TBC unless you want to satisfy your curiosity as to whether it's really the cause. Though it's possible there is an internal adjustment like the BVP...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-15-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 736
Posted By msgohan
Did the seller confirm it works in Win7 x64?...

Did the seller confirm it works in Win7 x64? Cause compatibility for 32-bit Win7 is a lot easier to come by for old hardware.
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 06-12-2017, 08:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,037
Posted By msgohan
Are the rainbows only in the first several...

Are the rainbows only in the first several seconds at the start of a recording? https://www.repairfaq.org/REPAIR/F_vcrfaq6.html

I believe the "garbage" on the left border is being added by the TBC.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-12-2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 28,251
Posted By msgohan
The consensus is never filter during capture.

The consensus is never filter during capture.
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 06-09-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 554
Posted By msgohan
M2T = M2TS = MPEG-2 Transport Stream. It's the...

M2T = M2TS = MPEG-2 Transport Stream. It's the same container format used by Blu-ray, but most discs stuff AVC video and lossless audio into that container.

There are some free tools for editing...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-09-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 612
Posted By msgohan
The camcorder end is 4-pin, which Sony called...

The camcorder end is 4-pin, which Sony called i.Link. So if the PC end is 4-pin, you need that on both ends of the cable.

It should recognize the camcorder and you should be able to capture with...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-09-2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 28,251
Posted By msgohan
http://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/video-workflows/76...

http://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/video-workflows/7683-choosing-proper-vhs-2.html#post46824
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 06-09-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 854
Posted By msgohan
Why on earth can't you get real cables instead of...

Why on earth can't you get real cables instead of wasting time adding extra variables?
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