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Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 05-14-2022, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 231
Posted By NJRoadfan
You can compare a 2000 sub-optimal capture to a...

You can compare a 2000 sub-optimal capture to a 2010 better capture on my channel. A noticeable improvement. Also a common trick to get around YouTube's crap SD encoding is to de-interlace and scale...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-14-2022, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 86
Posted By NJRoadfan
See this thread:...

See this thread: http://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/video-capture/8397-joys-capturing-hi8.html

TL;DR, Sony 8mm tapes from the early 90s have problems and didn't age well.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 04-02-2022, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 123
Posted By NJRoadfan
A mid-90s Sony HandyCam is likely going to have...

A mid-90s Sony HandyCam is likely going to have leaking surface mount capacitors. I wouldn't trust any of them to work without repairs at this point. The late-90s/early-00s models seem to be holding...
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2022, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 650
Posted By NJRoadfan
Danger Mouse was a personal favorite of mine. It...

Danger Mouse was a personal favorite of mine. It along with Count Duckula and Bananaman were aired on the Nickelodeon cable channel in the 80s. For those that had access to it in the early days, it...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-26-2022, 08:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,378
Posted By NJRoadfan
Bumping this because its relevant. 12voltvids did...

Bumping this because its relevant. 12voltvids did a video about these defective Sony 8mm tapes that clog tape heads and a solution.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t25z72RFqyM
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2022, 08:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 340
Posted By NJRoadfan
The NYC metro area had its "share" of regional...

The NYC metro area had its "share" of regional electronics retailers with personality. Here are a few that are now mostly defunct.

TOPS Appliance City: Dead by 2000 or so. Plenty of ads on...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 01-25-2022, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By NJRoadfan
It takes InfoLithium "L" batteries which are...

It takes InfoLithium "L" batteries which are commonly available and used by all sorts of equipment nowadays.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 12-15-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 209,750
Posted By NJRoadfan
Attached is the 180_V01107_100 Catalyst Disc that...

Attached is the 180_V01107_100 Catalyst Disc that came with the circa 2005 NTSC 256MB ATI AIW X800XL PCIe card.
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 11-23-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 643
Posted By NJRoadfan
Serviceability is an issue with the decks. ...

Serviceability is an issue with the decks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYzVgr_B3l4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho_GIFR2NhA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVZ5vP-aqJs

Remember that...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 11-22-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 643
Posted By NJRoadfan
Recommended repair YouTube channel: 12voltvids

https://www.youtube.com/c/12voltvids

Covers a wide variety of electronics diagnostics and repairs including VCRs, both Betamax and VHS with the occasional Video 8 unit. Just be warned, the creator...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 11-11-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 16,071
Posted By NJRoadfan
Sony is pretty good with posting the manuals for...

Sony is pretty good with posting the manuals for their old hardware. When in doubt, look it up and see if TBC and DNR menu items are present. Generally any HandyCam released 1998 or later has the...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 10-29-2021, 10:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By NJRoadfan
Post the PCI ID# of the card. That's what the...

Post the PCI ID# of the card. That's what the driver uses to identify supported hardware.
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,208
Posted By NJRoadfan
The circa 2000 7800U was a 5800U with 2MB...

The circa 2000 7800U was a 5800U with 2MB Digipure added in. Technically it was a downgrade as the circa 1999 7600U was a cutdown 9600U with 2MB Digipure but retained the dynamic drum and the front...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 10-14-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,301
Posted By NJRoadfan
Looking at Ray's Betamax site, BASF appears to...

Looking at Ray's Betamax site, BASF appears to have made chrome Betamax blanks: http://www.betainfoguide.net/basf.jpg
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 10-13-2021, 06:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,301
Posted By NJRoadfan
VHS doesn't use chrome tape that I know of. I...

VHS doesn't use chrome tape that I know of. I have a few Dupont PD Magnetics tapes (both VHS and Betamax) and they are NOT chrome.

Dupont was the patent holder for the CrO2 formulation used for...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 10-10-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By NJRoadfan
My card actually came with an earlier CD,...

My card actually came with an earlier CD, 180-V01107-100. Standard retail 256MB PCIe X800XL.
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,208
Posted By NJRoadfan
Pricing on ebay (SOLD listings, not active...

Pricing on ebay (SOLD listings, not active auctions) has been off the wall lately on just about everything. Older computer parts are skyrocketing in cost along with video equipment. Some of the stuff...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 10-06-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By NJRoadfan
I have a retail AIW X800XL PCIe. I think I just...

I have a retail AIW X800XL PCIe. I think I just ran the latest Catalyst drivers available for the card off AMD's site under XP.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-05-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By NJRoadfan
I can trigger this bug 100% of the time using the...

I can trigger this bug 100% of the time using the S-Video input and 240p video like the JVC blue menu screen (and likely a Super Nintendo if I had a S-Video cable for it). Composite input is...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 09-05-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By NJRoadfan
Which deck is this? Most of the portable decks...

Which deck is this? Most of the portable decks have a multipin DIN connector for the camera. Most everything else would have RCA jacks for I/O.
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,104
Posted By NJRoadfan
For those who don't think quality matters, your...

For those who don't think quality matters, your work may appear on broadcast TV. If you frequently post stuff to YouTube, it'll find its way to places. I had a clip of mine appear on WCBS-HD here in...
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 08-19-2021, 06:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By NJRoadfan
Most YouTube "creators" farm out editing to...

Most YouTube "creators" farm out editing to someone else. Don't worry about looking bad, I drag the average down with dodgy audio and questionable editing cuts (or lack thereof!) in my videos.

I...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 08-11-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,506
Posted By NJRoadfan
The HM-DH30000U doesn't seem like JVC's "best...

The HM-DH30000U doesn't seem like JVC's "best effort". Its plagued with reliability issues compared to other DVHS decks. I don't have one here so I can't comment on its quality. I do have a...
Forum: Blank Media 08-04-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By NJRoadfan
Verbatim changed the packaging a while ago to...

Verbatim changed the packaging a while ago to emphasize that the media was AZO. So instead of a small AZO logo, its now part of the product name in big bold lettering.
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 07-13-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By NJRoadfan
What format was the runtime quoting? PAL or NTSC?...

What format was the runtime quoting? PAL or NTSC? I've come across some discrepancies between the formats and tape length. For example, P5-90 (PAL) and P6-120 (NTSC) tapes are usually filled with the...
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