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Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By keaton
I spent a couple hours doing a quick python...

I spent a couple hours doing a quick python script to take a text file as input with one domain entry per line, and generate two text files out. Here's a sample of the test input and output I did, to...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 07-29-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By keaton
Although I've never done this myself, I've read...

Although I've never done this myself, I've read on this forum that h.264 supports aspect ratio settings. So you can specify in say a 720 x 480 file to display 4:3 aspect ratio (i.e. 640 x 480). That...
Forum: Photo Processing, Scanning & Printing 07-28-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By keaton
I would second what Lordsmurf said. Please get...

I would second what Lordsmurf said. Please get Vuescan. It's been years since I did print scanning with an Epson, and negative/slide scanning with Pacific Image Primefilm XE scanner. But in both...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 07-08-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By keaton
I would advise anyone to do their own...

I would advise anyone to do their own experimenting and find out what they prefer. We are here to share our experiences and give our advice. But ultimately, we are all free to arrive at our own...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-07-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By keaton
I could guess and say it's the tape and those are...

I could guess and say it's the tape and those are what you call dropouts or comets from tape aging. But to be sure, I'd try a little process of elimination to be sure it's not something else. Try...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 07-04-2020, 11:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 422
Posted By keaton
Yes, some plugins do expand levels so the output...

Yes, some plugins do expand levels so the output min/max is smaller/larger than the input min/max. I guess you have 2 options: 1.) apply levels again after all plugins that effect levels are used, or...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 06-14-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By keaton
Hello, and welcome! Thanks for being a premium...

Hello, and welcome! Thanks for being a premium member.

YUY2 is how you should capture. Lagarith is fine. it supports same color spaces as Huffyuv (YUY2 for 4:2:2, YV12 for 4:2:0) and is a bit more...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-06-2020, 10:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By keaton
Surprising that a Datavideo TBC is in the chain...

Surprising that a Datavideo TBC is in the chain and you have sync issues. That really should nip things in the bud. Another possibility is to review your Virtualdub settings. Review this post in the...
Forum: Blank Media 05-29-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By keaton
I wouldn't know where to get a good lab-grade...

I wouldn't know where to get a good lab-grade oven. I'm an amateur who deals in only VHS, so far. :) I have been fortunate thus far to have not found a tape that has succumbed to these conditions....
Forum: Computers 05-29-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By keaton
I think the exclamation mark for Rage Theater...

I think the exclamation mark for Rage Theater Audio would only be an issue if you are planning to select that Audio Device in Virtualdub, instead of selecting the Audio Device you are directly using,...
Forum: General Discussion 05-26-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By keaton
It seems that over 99% of posts probably are...

It seems that over 99% of posts probably are asking questions. However, even recently, there are the occasional posts that are sharing a lesson learned, providing a tutorial, providing a "beware of...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-14-2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By keaton
Yeah, "obscure", huh?! That's rich. :D Maybe...

Yeah, "obscure", huh?! That's rich. :D

Maybe somebody stumbled upon this forum while deciding to look outside the big wiz-bang GUI suites they are used to. Open source FTW :thumb: Guess they...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-12-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,242
Posted By keaton
Sorry to contribute to the tangent this thread is...

Sorry to contribute to the tangent this thread is taking, but reading it reminds me of how thankful and fortunate I am for having found digitalfaq early in my journey. I am also amazed and perplexed...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-08-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By keaton
I am also not a windows person, and so I like...

I am also not a windows person, and so I like doing some tasks from a Linux laptop. I have a windows install disc which I use to create a Windows Virtual Machine. Not something I could use to capture...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 05-08-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By keaton
Hello, and welcome! According to lordsmurf's...

Hello, and welcome!

According to lordsmurf's post in VCR Buying Guide, your model sort of has line TBC ability such as anti-tearing....
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-08-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By keaton
Sorry you couldn't get the x600 working, but glad...

Sorry you couldn't get the x600 working, but glad to hear you got another quality capture option working. Enjoy!

As far as why it didn't work, I would guess as jwillis did that the motherboard...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-06-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 221
Posted By keaton
I did a quick search, and found this old thread...

I did a quick search, and found this old thread on this forum. http://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/video-capture/6485-lossless-yuy2-codec.html It may be of use to you, despite it's age.

Lagarith is...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 04-29-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By keaton
I live in NTSC land, so cannot say anything on...

I live in NTSC land, so cannot say anything on that.

Verify that you don't see the issues when viewing the output of the camcorder connected to a television, to get more confidence that it is not...
Forum: Blank Media 04-23-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By keaton
Library Of Congress Ongoing Research: Why Tape Baking Works

https://www.morressier.com/article/towards-understanding-thermal-remediation-degraded-archival-reeltoreel-audio-tapes/5e736c6bcde2b641284abb13?

Link has a PDF and associated mp4 time lapse video....
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 04-19-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By keaton
Sorry you're having such trouble. I know Windows...

Sorry you're having such trouble. I know Windows can easily get in a bad state, as jwillis stated. It's been 13 months since I did all of this, but I'll try to recount and give a concise list of what...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 04-16-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By keaton
The recommended ATI AIW cards only had driver...

The recommended ATI AIW cards only had driver support up to Windows XP. This is the primary reason for having to stay with XP for capture rigs. Although, if you were to use the often recommended...
Forum: General Discussion 04-13-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 763
Posted By keaton
Hello! Thanks for being a premium member! ...

Hello! Thanks for being a premium member!

I'm not an expert, but the type of content you are likely to find on U-matic tapes is from those who were in video production. So things like TV news,...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,828
Posted By keaton
This thread certainly took a fork in the road....

This thread certainly took a fork in the road. Most amusing reading. Laughed out loud a few times. :laugh2: Even in such somber times, laughter remains essential. So thank you for that!

I cut the...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 04-07-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By keaton
Busy forum today. :) More have posted since I...

Busy forum today. :) More have posted since I drafted mine. So some repeat information here.

The only thing I've read that some do with tapes that haven't been played in a long time is to "repack"...
Forum: Photo Processing, Scanning & Printing 04-03-2020, 11:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By keaton
A few years ago, I did a lot of archival scanning...

A few years ago, I did a lot of archival scanning of prints, 35mm negative, and some 110 film.

For prints, I used a lower tier epson scanner. It's my understanding that for prints you don't need...
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