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Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-06-2020, 07:40 AM
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Posted By colony
Thank you all. I'm looking to use an existing...

Thank you all. I'm looking to use an existing market 3.5mm TRS to RCA cable audio, removing the TRS plug and replacing with a TRRS 4 pole; only using tip, 1 ring and sleeve areas of the new plug to...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-28-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 238
Posted By colony
Yes, well do I have the original cable. It is...

Yes, well do I have the original cable. It is only mass market quality with little or no shielding but it may well be the only answer.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-28-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 238
Posted By colony
Thanks. I take your point concerning less...

Thanks. I take your point concerning less connections and there are more (better) options out there for stereo or dual channel mini-plug to RCA. But to my knowledge no 2-way mini-plug works in a...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-28-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 238
Posted By colony
Sony DCR-TRV mini-plug: sound OK for capture?

Hello All,

While the earlier Hi8/Digital8 cameras have left/right RCA outs, the later cameras have A/V mini-plugs plus the S-Video out for capturing Hi8 A/V. To capture sound from these one can...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-28-2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By colony
Gentlemen, forgot I had asked a similar question...

Gentlemen, forgot I had asked a similar question last year. If you look at the bottom of the thread below, Lord Smurf takes a different position on use of D8 for analog playback. Not trying to stir...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-21-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By colony
Thanks, msgohan. OK got it but none of my tapes...

Thanks, msgohan. OK got it but none of my tapes were shot with an XR camera.

So I understand correctly:
- Your are saying that Hi8 tapes played back on Digital 8 cameras and captured from the...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-19-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By colony
Thanks, hodgey. Actually the DCR-TRV110 does...

Thanks, hodgey. Actually the DCR-TRV110 does support Hi8, but as you say unfortunately has no TBC.

By examples do you mean a still shot or a video clip?
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-19-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By colony
Hi8 playback and capture colors not right?

Finally started the project to capture my Hi-8 family tapes. Thought I was rolling along well but have detected a sometimes pinkish and/or washed out color; worse on some tapes - maybe more on the...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-26-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,747
Posted By colony
Yes, a voltage converter which steps up from 110...

Yes, a voltage converter which steps up from 110 to 220V works. Just make sure that your particular PAL S-VHS machine operates at (both) 50/60 Hz. If so, the voltage converter will do the rest here...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 05-10-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By colony
Thanks. Any opinion on the Radio Shack cables of...

Thanks. Any opinion on the Radio Shack cables of 10-20 years ago? Was it you are someone else who talked about audio cables degrading over time? I have a number of German cables, solidly built,...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 05-10-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By colony
Hello sanlyn, So the the Pearstone Premium...

Hello sanlyn,

So the the Pearstone Premium Series S-Video cables are not what they were? Do you happen to have the old packaging ID numbers for various lengths?
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-04-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,159
Posted By colony
To clarify, this is the case as well with current...

To clarify, this is the case as well with current WD My Book drives vs. their Elements version of the external USB drives.
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-04-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,159
Posted By colony
Thought I had thanked you all and finished, but...

Thought I had thanked you all and finished, but there is one more related issue.

This business about WD My Book external drives which encrypt data stored on them has caused quite a few complaints,...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-04-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By colony
How Critical is GPU Support in Post Capture Work?

My HP Win 7, Core i7, 8GB RAM PC (for post capture processing) has an AMD Radeon 5450 graphics card. In the past when using Sony Movie Studio, the option for GPU assisted processing (CUDA, I...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-04-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,159
Posted By colony
Thanks to all of you. The discussion, mostly...

Thanks to all of you. The discussion, mostly between yourselves with me listening, was very beneficial to me. Final questions:

If using my Win7 PC HDD (internal SATA: 7200 rpm system drive +...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-03-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,159
Posted By colony
lordsmurf, Point taken. But surely for this...

lordsmurf, Point taken. But surely for this humble, goal-limited (modest processing), video converting baby-boomer, I don't really need to go the SSD route, do I?

What works, even at a slower...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-03-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,159
Posted By colony
lordsmurf, Thought I saw posts of yours not so...

lordsmurf,
Thought I saw posts of yours not so long ago espousing use of eSata drives for post capture work (I may have misread)?
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-03-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,159
Posted By colony
Thank you, Erich. Yes, would use the external at...

Thank you, Erich. Yes, would use the external at USB 2.0 speed only to transfer from the capture PC internal drive; then use it at 3.0 for the post capture work.
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-02-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,159
Posted By colony
External USB 3.0 drive for post-capture video work?

Given a separate XP capture PC and a Windows 7 Core i7 PC to be used for everything else:

After transfer of captured video (to AVI) to an external USB 3.0 hard drive, can the post capture work...
Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 05-01-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By colony
FYI, to close out the original issue: - Erich,...

FYI, to close out the original issue:
- Erich, I couldn't use the information in the link you provided as it is for installation of HuffYUV 32 bit in Windows 64 bit, citing a Windows 64 unique file....
Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 05-01-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By colony
I don't don't like those cartridge coffee weapons...

I don't don't like those cartridge coffee weapons either. Drips are/were the best, especially the German ones when you could get them here. In the 70's/80's when I wanted a "high tech" espresso,...
Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 05-01-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By colony
OK sanlyn, I hear your statement concerning MT,...

OK sanlyn, I hear your statement concerning MT, and understood the difference between multi-thread core and multiple cores...even before you made it so bluntly clear. Whether it has been stated many...
Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 04-30-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By colony
Hello Erich, Thanks for this info. I had...

Hello Erich,

Thanks for this info. I had seen the above link but didn't bother with it given that my system is Windows XP 32 bit Home Ed. However, looking at it now I see that the 64 bit...
Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 04-30-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By colony
HuffYUV Not Installing in XP w/VirtualDub

Have looked over many similar issues here and on VideoHelp, but nothing works to get HuffYUV recognized in the VDub Video/Compression window, which is only showing YUY2.

I installed VDub 1.9.11...
Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 04-19-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By colony
Your point is well taken and I certainly do not...

Your point is well taken and I certainly do not want to build an oversized capture/encode simply to fill larger disc space. What I am trying to get at in the latter segment above, in an admittedly...
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