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Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 01-12-2021, 06:41 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By timtape
I have an NV-FJ700 (not SVHS) which performs very...

I have an NV-FJ700 (not SVHS) which performs very well, but as usual, "condition, condition, condition" applies.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 12-30-2020, 03:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 210
Posted By timtape
Capturing Super 8 well is quite difficult. Unlike...

Capturing Super 8 well is quite difficult. Unlike capturing analog videotape it's much more complex and especially hard to capture the full brightness and colour impact. The digitised copy can look...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 12-22-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By timtape
The noise can be a combination from different...

The noise can be a combination from different areas. Partly tape hiss. Partly hiss from the playback preamplifier. Partly interference noise from the video electronics and maybe even the motors....
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 12-22-2020, 03:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By timtape
No problem. I might upload a couple of audio...

No problem. I might upload a couple of audio examples from commercial pre recorded movies on VHS. Many had HiFi stereo tracks but also linear stereo tracks. Some had Dolby B encoding on the linear...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 12-22-2020, 01:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By timtape
I'm an audio tape guy. Much of the problem here...

I'm an audio tape guy. Much of the problem here is probably audio head azimuth mistracking. Consumer video formats like Beta and VHS are particularly vulnerable to it. Believe it or not, recorded...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 12-20-2020, 11:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 606
Posted By timtape
I'm unsure about this one. SVHS records the...

I'm unsure about this one. SVHS records the luminance signal to tape at higher frequency than VHS to capture a greater horizontal resolution. SVHS also used a higher coercivity tape formulation...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 12-19-2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 606
Posted By timtape
Thanks LS. I havent come across the BASF early...

Thanks LS. I havent come across the BASF early 80's tape you mentioned. Being more an audio guy I have access to a current list of 1/4" reel to reel tape types describing the known problems and...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 12-19-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 606
Posted By timtape
One of the things some transfer companies try to...

One of the things some transfer companies try to scare people with is the claim their videos are degrading badly right now and need to be transferred now or they will be "lost forever". Usually...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 12-14-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By timtape
I listened to about 15 minutes of the game show....

I listened to about 15 minutes of the game show. Occasionally I heard typical HiFi track noise due to mistracking/tape damage, sometimes with damage visible in the picture as well. Sometimes on bad...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 12-09-2020, 02:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By timtape
If your VCR allows you to adjust tracking...

If your VCR allows you to adjust tracking manually you could try different manual settings for the best sound. The picture may be worse but the sound may be improved. You could then use the good...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 11-21-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By timtape
Recorded on your sample tape are two soundtracks...

Recorded on your sample tape are two soundtracks of the same audio. One track is called Linear. The other is called HiFi Stereo. Your VCR is switching between them. This is a common problem.

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Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 10-12-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By timtape
Titles give away which has TBC. ...

Titles give away which has TBC.

Highlights seem burnt out (lost) but especially the left side version.

But that pre TBC line jitter seems too much for a good source tape, especially if your...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 10-01-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By timtape
Interlaced looks fine in motion but it was never...

Interlaced looks fine in motion but it was never designed for true still frames. It's not possible to turn interlaced into true progressive. The video would have to have been recorded to progressive....
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 09-19-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By timtape
I see burnt out highlights and a blue cast. Do...

I see burnt out highlights and a blue cast. Do you have the original 8mm film footage? It may look a whole lot better.
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 09-17-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 865
Posted By timtape
Coming late to this. I think the OP said when the...

Coming late to this. I think the OP said when the HiFi track worked there was audio only on the left channel.The left channel in linear is at the very top edge of the tape. The heads on the VCR's...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 09-16-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By timtape
My first post here. I've worked in audio for many...

My first post here. I've worked in audio for many years. Fan noise like that is perhaps the most difficult to deal with because it's composed of all audio frequencies at once. It's the audio...
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