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Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By Winsordawson
I am glad you're okay given how bad the crisis is...

I am glad you're okay given how bad the crisis is down there--that's why they call it Tex-as!
Forum: Edit Video, Audio 01-20-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 82
Posted By Winsordawson
Pinnacle Studio 24 now just $1

Humble Bundle is a website that offers software and media packages at various price points, starting at $1. Part of their revenue from selling these packages goes toward charity. One of their...
Forum: Photo Processing, Scanning & Printing 12-17-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By Winsordawson
I think your best bet would be a copy...

I think your best bet would be a copy stand/overhead scanning setup. This type of scanner is more expensive, but you do not have to turn anything upside down. Some libraries have them to scan books...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 12-11-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By Winsordawson
If you don't want to go through the hassle of...

If you don't want to go through the hassle of reconverting all of your tapes, I would try installing FFMPEG and use it to convert your AVIs to a different format (preferably lossless, for editing)....
Forum: Blank Media 12-11-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 208
Posted By Winsordawson
Yes, and jungle monkeys swim backward holding...

Yes, and jungle monkeys swim backward holding green candles, but only on Tuesdays.
Forum: Blank Media 12-11-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 378
Posted By Winsordawson
From what I recall shopping for a DVD burner a...

From what I recall shopping for a DVD burner a few years ago, Pioneer makes the best ones (though some Pioneer are better than others). You can find a lot of reviews for different burners on...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 10-13-2020, 11:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By Winsordawson
Thanks; I never had much luck with...

Thanks; I never had much luck with FixChromaBleeding, but it's worth a shot. I have had better results with the Mergechroma +aWarpSharp routine that others posted on here in the past.

Yes, maybe...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 10-13-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By Winsordawson
If you are using Avisynth, there are several...

If you are using Avisynth, there are several filters at your disposal. The video you uploaded is progressive, but I assume you still have the interlaced version. Try it on the interlaced version...
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By Winsordawson
In the video above, a representative of LegacyBox...

In the video above, a representative of LegacyBox says he cannot provide any more information because that is "proprietary". Most of the time when you hear that word you know that it's BS. If you are...
Forum: Edit Video, Audio 08-14-2020, 12:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By Winsordawson
I do not know what the Pro Res levels correspond...

I do not know what the Pro Res levels correspond to in VirtualDub, but for an old VHS, HuffYUV to Pro Res 422 HQ will have minimal quality loss, given how large the bitrate is on the latter. It may...
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 08-13-2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 551
Posted By Winsordawson
A good SD camera, but for HD quality, a...

A good SD camera, but for HD quality, a smartphone with a good camera. Many have been programmed to use AI to make the image more appealing.
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Forum: Blank Media 08-12-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By Winsordawson
If you are storing the DVD cases with a...

If you are storing the DVD cases with a high-powered laser pointed directly at the opening, then yes, that will be a problem. Storing DVD cases in a dark, cool area is recommended.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-25-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By Winsordawson
TVs are designed to de-interlace video and to...

TVs are designed to de-interlace video and to obtain them from interlaced sources, since that is how all the stations in the US transmit them. You shouldn't see interlaced artifacts when viewing, but...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-25-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By Winsordawson
Lagarith takes up less space than Huffyuv, but it...

Lagarith takes up less space than Huffyuv, but it also requires a bit more processing to decode it, though it should not be an issue for most machines. I still would capture in Huffyuv. Some research...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-23-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By Winsordawson
That video is a good start for learning how to...

That video is a good start for learning how to de-interlace in Avisynth. If I am uploading to YouTube, I upload a supported lossless format because from what I have read, YouTube will re-compress any...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 07-05-2020, 11:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 542
Posted By Winsordawson
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Instruction-Operating-Use...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Instruction-Operating-User-MANUAL-for-SONY-SVO-2000-SVHS-Super-VHS-VCR-Deck-/202655608143
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 07-05-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 672
Posted By Winsordawson
Are the loose minimum and loose maximum also out...

Are the loose minimum and loose maximum also out of range? It is normal for a few pixels to be out of range in some scenes, such as on the nose of a person. This is done to ensure the rest of the...
Forum: Blank Media 07-05-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By Winsordawson
Yes, it is good for storing optical media,...

Yes, it is good for storing optical media, assuming it is store at room temperature. However, it will not protect against cosmic radiation, tsunamis, or molten lava.
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 07-04-2020, 11:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 672
Posted By Winsordawson
Can you post your script?

Can you post your script?
Forum: Photo Processing, Scanning & Printing 07-03-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 758
Posted By Winsordawson
This may not help you, but if you value your time...

This may not help you, but if you value your time I would go with a pro-scanning service. I looked into using one after I realized how long it would take to scan thousands of photos, along with other...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-03-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By Winsordawson
Is it worth converting in ProRes 4444 if I have...

Is it worth converting in ProRes 4444 if I have the option? For a standard definition video, ProRes 422 HQ is 28 GB/HR versus 42 GB/HR for ProRes 4444. Given space is cheap, I would prefer the 4:4:4...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 07-03-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By Winsordawson
If you plan to output to a final video file with...

If you plan to output to a final video file with no further steps, then set it to YUY2, if that is what the option says (I do not have it front of me). If you plan to process it in a NLE that does...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-03-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By Winsordawson
How are you trying to play these clips? With what...

How are you trying to play these clips? With what application? I would try VLC and/or Windows Media Player. When I searched for your Pinnacle product I got this page, which indicates that the only...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 06-30-2020, 12:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By Winsordawson
Thanks for the clarification. Dropping the frames...

Thanks for the clarification. Dropping the frames may make less of a difference for a video with little motion, like an interview.

As a side point, I had started to keep the double frame rate for...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-29-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By Winsordawson
Thanks. Of course, if you worked with U-Matic, I...

Thanks. Of course, if you worked with U-Matic, I would send them your way! The company is Los Angeles Video Transfer. I was also considering GreenTree, because they seem to pride themselves as...
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