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Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-02-2020, 03:50 PM
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Posted By jnielsen
I have the ES10, ES15 and DX77. I think they all...

I have the ES10, ES15 and DX77. I think they all works well as TBC.
ES10 has the "strongest" TBC but personally I best like the ES15 for general use.
I have made a test illustrating the effect of...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-02-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,594
Posted By jnielsen
Interesting device this ClonerAlliance Cloner Box...

Interesting device this ClonerAlliance Cloner Box Pro
In the video
7.21 Capture from MiniDV. It will deinterlace and capture to a full 60 fps. It cannot capture 4:3 in 720p og 1080p but adds...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 12-15-2019, 05:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,594
Posted By jnielsen
I want upscaled deinterlaced MP4 1. Upscaled...

I want upscaled deinterlaced MP4
1. Upscaled because i want square pixels. 720 x 576 will display too narrow as 5:4 on some players (you often see it on Youtube)
2. Deinterlaced because some...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 12-14-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,594
Posted By jnielsen
Capturing VHS with SCART to HDMI converter?

Can I use a scart to HDMI converter like this for capturing VHS from a VCR ?
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wentronic-60728-GB-HDMI-Scart-Converter/dp/B002Z7PFP6
Seems to be identical to Goobay...
Forum: Photo Processing, Scanning & Printing 09-14-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,312
Posted By jnielsen
I do not think the PS50 has a calibration area....

I do not think the PS50 has a calibration area. However I think I have solved the problem with the green (and sometimes blue and read) streaks in the picture. Actually the problem is allready...
Forum: Photo Processing, Scanning & Printing 09-12-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,312
Posted By jnielsen
Kodak PS50 scanner, streaks in picture, rainbow effect

I have some problems with my Kodak PS50 Picture scanner.

Picture 1: Scanned with top scanner (picture side up). There is a 1-2 cm light edge and rainbow effect along the edge. The rainbow effect...
Forum: Photo Processing, Scanning & Printing 09-12-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,574
Posted By jnielsen
You should buy a Nikon Scanner if you want good...

You should buy a Nikon Scanner if you want good pictures.
You can buy a Nikon Coolscan IV on ebay and sell it later again probably for the same price.
It has 2900 "real" dpi, and ICE infrared dust...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 04-28-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,650
Posted By jnielsen
It is very difficult to get a good NV-HS1000, I...

It is very difficult to get a good NV-HS1000, I have bought three on Ebay ( Germany ) that had all kinds of issues or was just defect. The fourth time I was lucky to get on that was in good shape for...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 04-28-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,642
Posted By jnielsen
I think the pinnacle 510 USB can capture Firewire...

I think the pinnacle 510 USB can capture Firewire also. The Pinnacle USB510 and 710 are not to be compared with the cheap "Dazzle devices". I used to use the Pinnacle USB 710 but now I have changed...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-09-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,951
Posted By jnielsen
True - but what USB video grabber would then be...

True - but what USB video grabber would then be recommended for PAL?

I am considering
Terratec Grabster AV 350 MX (similar to Grass Valley ADVC mini) Empia em2860 and Texas Instruments TI5150AM1...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-08-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,951
Posted By jnielsen
jwillis84 -> Thank you for explaining AGC ...

jwillis84 -> Thank you for explaining AGC



I do not think the Hauppauge USB Live 2 (at least not my version) has a "rogue AGC"
The white levels is very stable, but depends very much of the VCR...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-05-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,951
Posted By jnielsen
Interesting, I have always read good things about...

Interesting, I have always read good things about the Hauppauge. I find the Hauppauge good when connected to a "TBC" (DVD-recorder or built in) but if the signal comes directly from a standard VCR it...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-04-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,760
Posted By jnielsen
I use Hauppauge USB2 Live I use S-VHS (I assume...

I use Hauppauge USB2 Live
I use S-VHS (I assume it is Y/C)

I do not know how to change the capture range. I use Pinnacle Studio 12 Ultimate for capture. I can increase contrast and brightness...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-03-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,760
Posted By jnielsen
This is a great test you have made. I see what...

This is a great test you have made. I see what you mean.
But in my case it is quite opposite. I have to increase the contrast. When capturing through Panasonic ES10 the white level is reduced from...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-03-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,826
Posted By jnielsen
Here you can see Panasonic ES10, ES15 and DX77...

Here you can see Panasonic ES10, ES15 and DX77 and compare

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_xue8-gGLM
VHS tape capture with Panasonic NV-HS800 VCR and ES10, ES15 and DX77 DVD recorder.
...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-03-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,951
Posted By jnielsen
The videorecorder is probably very good since it...

The videorecorder is probably very good since it one of the newer SVHS Panasonics.
Videograppers have different quality based on the chipsets and components used. The cheap models are often not...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-26-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,760
Posted By jnielsen
I also use PAL. When I capture I capture in MPG2...

I also use PAL. When I capture I capture in MPG2 or AVI and convert to deinterlaced MP4 (with QTGMC) and then I resize to 960x720 (Spline36) because some software players and TVs cannot display...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-24-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,625
Posted By jnielsen
I use firewire with Windows 10. Lenovo X220...

I use firewire with Windows 10. Lenovo X220 notebook, DeLock Firewire PC Express Card. TI chipset ( I have read this is the best). Very stable no special drivers needed, just plug in the card.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-24-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 671
Posted By jnielsen
I do not really understand the devices you...

I do not really understand the devices you describe. However on a capture you could use Avisynth and add wide black borders and resize to some 16:9 resolution

If you capture in 720x576:...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-24-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By jnielsen
These heads are sensitive, but I have never...

These heads are sensitive, but I have never experienced damage from a wrinkled tape, mut maybe it is possible if it was wrinkled or turned in a way so that the head could get in contact with the...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-24-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,760
Posted By jnielsen
Thank you for the answers What is AGC...

Thank you for the answers


What is AGC control?



I read about that workflow in a german forum. Right now I capture from SVHS out on the ES15 or DX77 (has HDMI). But I am kind of fascinated...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-21-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,760
Posted By jnielsen
Sony RDR-AT200 DVD recorder as TBC, capture via HDMI?

I have got hold of a Sony RDR-AT200 DVD recorder in good shape

Can it be used for anything, when capturing from VHS?
Like pass-though TBC.
Or for pass through and capture directly and upscaled...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 08-22-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,569
Posted By jnielsen
I have tried something similar. I used a Samsung...

I have tried something similar. I used a Samsung DVD-Combo as pass-through to capture NTSC from a PAL VCR.

Some PAL videorecorders can play NTSC tapes ("NTSC Playback"), but it cannot be captured...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 08-20-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,569
Posted By jnielsen
Some European PAL VCR´s are also "NTSC" but...

Some European PAL VCR´s are also "NTSC" but mostly it is just "NTSC Playback" and this does not work with the capture devices I have testet (Hauppauge USB2 Live, Pinnacle Dazzle, Pinnacle USB 710)....
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 08-20-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,127
Posted By jnielsen
If you have a hi8 (pal) camcorder with tbc and...

If you have a hi8 (pal) camcorder with tbc and svideo why use the ES15? I use the ES10/15 only for problem tapes like 2. generation VHS tapes. Pal Hi 8 tapes are often in good shape and the built in...
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