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Forum: Video Hardware Repair Yesterday, 08:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,425
Posted By dpalomaki
Any chance different camcorders were used to...

Any chance different camcorders were used to record the problematic portions of the tape?

Many playback devices will blank the video if a sufficiently good signal is not read from tape. REW and...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-19-2022, 03:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 303
Posted By dpalomaki
Even if only 1% care about quality, 1% of the US...

Even if only 1% care about quality, 1% of the US population is well over 3 million people.

I've heard of women who want "Boy toys," not to be confused with "boy's toys." :woot:

It is the...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-19-2022, 02:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 303
Posted By dpalomaki
Quality conversion of VHS and other home formats...

Quality conversion of VHS and other home formats are for those interested in history - in past events. And my observation is that it continues to diminish among the younger segments of the...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-19-2022, 07:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 303
Posted By dpalomaki
Adding a modest cost audio mixer is an approach...

Adding a modest cost audio mixer is an approach to solving this.

The DV signal has adequate bandwidth (frequency response) to capture the resolution of VHS/S-VHS/Video8/Hi8 including the color...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-16-2022, 06:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 275
Posted By dpalomaki
In Black Magic capture of SD video First: I...

In Black Magic capture of SD video

First: I have used the Intensity Pro and Intensity pro 4K. I have not used the Intensity Shuttle.

Assuming a within spec NTSC signal (e.g., my tests were...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-14-2022, 12:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 275
Posted By dpalomaki
Which specific BM USB device? Do you get sound...

Which specific BM USB device?
Do you get sound but no black picture?

FWIW: The Intensity Shuttle was known to be finicky.

I don't know about the Mac or your USB system, but with some you have...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-10-2022, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 186
Posted By dpalomaki
The S-VIDEO connector output is for the DVD...

The S-VIDEO connector output is for the DVD player portion only. It does not provide video tape playback output.
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-10-2022, 09:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 218
Posted By dpalomaki
Declick did good. While not a great original...

Declick did good. While not a great original recording, the bottom line for the OP is that the audio probably can be substantially salvaged to become listenable at least for those invested in the...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-10-2022, 06:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 218
Posted By dpalomaki
Have you tried playback in another VCR? In...

Have you tried playback in another VCR?

In what year was the event?

Given the wave form, where in the spikes of noise approached clipping and the wanted audio was perhaps 10-to-20 dB down...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-09-2022, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 218
Posted By dpalomaki
The attached file is a sample the result of...

The attached file is a sample the result of application of restoration>noise reduction twice and then 10 dB gain using Audition. This was a quick and dirty with a single random noise sample and no...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-09-2022, 05:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 218
Posted By dpalomaki
You could use noise reduction filter in a program...

You could use noise reduction filter in a program such as Adobe Audition and it would make a significant improvement. It will take a bit of trial and error to get the optimum noise sample and filter...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-07-2022, 01:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,176
Posted By dpalomaki
One would have to read the owners guide closely...

One would have to read the owners guide closely to determine whether or not a s-video connector on combo VHS/DVD unit will output a VHS playback. This might require review of the block diagrams...
Forum: Edit Video, Audio 05-04-2022, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 72
Posted By dpalomaki
Best place to ask the question may be the Adobe...

Best place to ask the question may be the Adobe PP or other NLE forum.

Some NLEs may be able to read the ProRes file but not save edits to the same codec.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-01-2022, 09:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 576
Posted By dpalomaki
A DIY option? But not a kit with a bag of needed...

A DIY option? But not a kit with a bag of needed parts, authored PC boards, power supply, and case. My experience for many items is that one can buy the device for $100, or that individual piece...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-01-2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 143
Posted By dpalomaki
It is equipment specific. For example, the...

It is equipment specific. For example, the Hitachi TV I am using currently offers 5% and 0% overscan options for HDMI, DVI, and VGA( inputs at common video resolutions (1080p/1080i/720p/480p/480i)...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 05-01-2022, 07:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 177
Posted By dpalomaki
Tried an "Archer" (AKA Radio Shack) cast no...

Tried an "Archer" (AKA Radio Shack) cast no 273-1652B Ac adapter. Output is 12 VDC, 500 MA from 120 volt input. This is a transformer-based supply, one can tell my the weight. It measured 10.9...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 04-30-2022, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 143
Posted By dpalomaki
Whether or not to crop and scale can also depend...

Whether or not to crop and scale can also depend on the intended viewing system. Most TV sets, including new HD sets, will by default over scan sources such as VCRs, DVD players, and cable boxes....
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 04-30-2022, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 177
Posted By dpalomaki
As a ham the wave forms from the low cost...

As a ham the wave forms from the low cost from-China generic may interest you.
These are from a storage scope in single sweep mode to capture several samples.
The 'scope used a 10x probe and was...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 04-30-2022, 08:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 177
Posted By dpalomaki
As a matter of interest I ran some quick tests on...

As a matter of interest I ran some quick tests on a BVP-4 Power supply; i.e., the KX-A11.
The supply is rated for 12 VDC 500 ma at 120 VAC input.
The output appears to be full wave rectified DC...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 04-30-2022, 06:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 143
Posted By dpalomaki
The SAA7131 is listed as a "Full MPEG1 Video and...

The SAA7131 is listed as a "Full MPEG1 Video and Audio Decoder" not a capture/encoding device.
What is the actual capture card you are using?
What does MediaInfo report for your captured video...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 04-29-2022, 04:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 576
Posted By dpalomaki
Interesting. I look forward to hearing more...

Interesting. I look forward to hearing more about it including independent test reports.

Given how long analog SD has been dead hope its not too late to the game.

Wonder what the USA price...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 04-26-2022, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By dpalomaki
Some would argue that for many if not most...

Some would argue that for many if not most viewers good audio is more important than pristine video. The brain can filter out and "patch" warts in video, but out of sync audio, distortions, and...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 04-26-2022, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 113
Posted By dpalomaki
Is this when directly connected to a TV, or only...

Is this when directly connected to a TV, or only when in a capture/digitizing chain?

If it happens when connected directly to a TV it might be you have a problematic remote. Possibly weak...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 04-19-2022, 07:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 177
Posted By dpalomaki
FWIW: The back panel of my BVP-4 power jack is...

FWIW: The back panel of my BVP-4 power jack is labeled 12 DC, 500 ma, center negative!

I also have a Panasonic KX-A11 power supply (center negative, 12 VDC, 500 ma) that I believe came with it.
...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 04-19-2022, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 112
Posted By dpalomaki
There are many products that can be used to copy...

There are many products that can be used to copy CDs, DVDs, and BDs. Many free/shareware as well as paid-for products. I normally use NERO for making copies and burning because it works for me, and...
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