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Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By ehbowen
Another Texan here. Power was out 48 hours,...

Another Texan here. Power was out 48 hours, broadband is still out, posting this via tethering to my smartphone. No frozen pipes, though...thank God for good insulation and an older home with pipes...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-18-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 196
Posted By ehbowen
Very possible; I've never even seen a SECAM tape....

Very possible; I've never even seen a SECAM tape. Sorry about the confusion.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-18-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 196
Posted By ehbowen
VCD = Video Cassette Duplicator (a Sony SVO-965P,...

VCD = Video Cassette Duplicator (a Sony SVO-965P, but also capable of playback). With that machine I was able to confirm that the tape which my AG-1980P would only play in fits and starts was in fact...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-18-2021, 12:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 196
Posted By ehbowen
I had a tape which my AG-1980P would play,...

I had a tape which my AG-1980P would play, barely, about 30 seconds at a time. I suspected it was PAL, and shortly thereafter was able to acquire a PAL VCD as an eBay special. Yep, it was PAL....
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-01-2021, 05:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 237
Posted By ehbowen
The color variations are quite likely due to the...

The color variations are quite likely due to the film stock. The two major consumer film stocks produced during the heyday of Super 8 were Kodachrome and Ektachrome. Kodachrome is one of the most...
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2020, 04:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By ehbowen
The early Amigas were intended to use RGBi...

The early Amigas were intended to use RGBi (analog) moniitors, and predated VGA by almost two years. They used a DB-23 interface connector unique to Commodore. The Amiga was capable of generating...
Forum: General Discussion 12-27-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By ehbowen
I remember seeing the transport scene in the...

I remember seeing the transport scene in the original Tron, when it came out, which was ballyhooed as the first Hollywood motion picture scene created entirely on a computer. I was a regular in the...
Forum: Blank Media 12-20-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 606
Posted By ehbowen
GM, the light is not your problem. You're...

GM, the light is not your problem. You're spending too much time worried about a bug when there's an elephant in the room...as you've noted in the past, it's your heat and humidity. Buy an air...
Forum: Blank Media 12-20-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 606
Posted By ehbowen
Gamemaniaco, in all seriousness, have you ever...

Gamemaniaco, in all seriousness, have you ever considered storing your important archival DVDs in a box...and closing the lid?

Here's what I use for my collection of purchased DVDs: Snap-N-Store...
Forum: Blank Media 12-08-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 606
Posted By ehbowen
I'm beginning to think that GM has visions of...

I'm beginning to think that GM has visions of archaeologists excavating the jungle in the 225th century A.D., and coming across his trove of home movies from the 1980s, all still perfectly preserved...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 12-06-2020, 01:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By ehbowen
Just speaking for myself, I'm very pleased with...

Just speaking for myself, I'm very pleased with the results I've gotten from a PCIe AIW X1800 capture card and ASUS Xonar DGX sound card in a homebuilt tower computer when I capture with VirtualDub...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 08-07-2020, 11:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By ehbowen
You need to make a distinction between codecs for...

You need to make a distinction between codecs for editing, color correction, and restoration and codecs for ultimate distribution. If you're planning on doing any post-production work at all, either...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 04-29-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By ehbowen
Without cables (and the CORRECT cables!) you're...

Without cables (and the CORRECT cables!) you're likely to find that your test never even gets started. Don't assume that the cables from one card will fit another AIW card...they changed like dreams....
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 04-28-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By ehbowen
First question: Do you have, or can you...

First question: Do you have, or can you reasonably acquire, a Windows XP computer with AGP slot motherboard? If the answer is no, then the 7500/8500/9000 series question is moot. If yes, you'll need...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-09-2020, 01:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 545
Posted By ehbowen
Okay, here's the side-by-side VCR comparison. A...

Okay, here's the side-by-side VCR comparison. A note on the machines:


Mitsubishi #1 (http://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=11285&stc=1&d=1581232566) is an HS-HD2000U which...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-08-2020, 11:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 545
Posted By ehbowen
A Capture Test of Equipment

I was contacted via PM by another forum member who asked me to do a comparison test of capturing with the hardware I've previously talked about on this forum. He was mainly interested in a comparison...
Forum: Edit Video, Audio 02-06-2020, 03:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,321
Posted By ehbowen
I'd suggest that you take advantage of...

I'd suggest that you take advantage of VideoStudio's 30 day free trial. It's fully featured; you have that long to try it out and see if it works for you.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-23-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,254
Posted By ehbowen
I have experimented with DaVinci Resolve, and I...

I have experimented with DaVinci Resolve, and I have to agree with Sanlyn. Yes, it's a decent NLE...or, at least it would be if it recognized lossless codecs. The few times I've tried to work with it...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-29-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By ehbowen
Send the audio to the sound card. Your XP...

Send the audio to the sound card. Your XP computer's CPU will have its hands full enough with the video processing. Best to take that load off and move it to a dedicated sound card.

I haven't...
Forum: Blank Media 07-20-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,463
Posted By ehbowen
Look, GM. I've done just about all I can from...

Look, GM. I've done just about all I can from five thousand miles away. I can't give authoritative answers without seeing your setup...and, even if I did, there are many more qualified authorities....
Forum: Blank Media 07-20-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,463
Posted By ehbowen
Depends upon how much moisture is in the bag to...

Depends upon how much moisture is in the bag to start with.
If you leave it alone and just ignore it for twenty years, yes; eventually the silica gel will be saturated and the moisture content...
Forum: Blank Media 07-06-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,463
Posted By ehbowen
You can only do what you can do. If you don't...

You can only do what you can do. If you don't have climate controlled storage, eliminating the humidity will be a lot better than nothing.

It sounds as if you're very concerned about these discs....
Forum: Blank Media 07-06-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,463
Posted By ehbowen
You can leave the disc in its case. The case is...

You can leave the disc in its case. The case is not airtight, so as long as the Ziploc bag it's in is sealed any moisture inside will diffuse out through the cracks and be absorbed by the silica gel....
Forum: Blank Media 07-03-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,463
Posted By ehbowen
Have you ever used silica gel? It's a hygroscopic...

Have you ever used silica gel? It's a hygroscopic powder. It absorbs moisture, but never becomes liquid. The only way you'll "pour water inside" is if you open the Ziploc bag and dump in a glass of...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-04-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,094
Posted By ehbowen
Detailed instructions for capturing with histograms?

Sanlyn has criticized (essentially all of) my captures for illegal levels...with reason. I have all of the proper equipment which I need, but I'm still struggling with the techniques for adjusting...
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