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Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 12-18-2018, 02:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 934
Posted By spanak
Well, Core i5 series have been around for the...

Well, Core i5 series have been around for the past 10 years, but since you say the laptop is going to have 8 GB of RAM, it probably means the CPU is more recent. In other words, the system should be...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 12-17-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 934
Posted By spanak
A laptop which is able to run Windows 7, probably...

A laptop which is able to run Windows 7, probably has enough CPU power and memory for a capture. Unfortunatelly, Windows tends to do many things you haven't told it do, so you are going to have to...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 08-22-2018, 02:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,777
Posted By spanak
This is not noise, it is missing sound. If you...

This is not noise, it is missing sound. If you open the sound in an audio editor you will see gaps, or straight lines, tearing the wave.

You can't really remove the problem, you have to capture...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 08-20-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,763
Posted By spanak
I've been having the same problem with my ES-10....

I've been having the same problem with my ES-10. Where is the DNR setting? I could not find it neither under "Picture", nor under "Display".
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 08-08-2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,777
Posted By spanak
Post samples of normal, slightly and completely...

Post samples of normal, slightly and completely "scrambled" sound. Everybody is just guessing what is wrong.

Does it occur at the same tape time or it seems to be random?
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-25-2018, 01:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,330
Posted By spanak
No, I mean the analogue video standard. I suspect...

No, I mean the analogue video standard. I suspect your capture card misinterprets the PAL signal.

Check out the attached sample to see what I mean. I have captured signal from my VCR first by...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-23-2018, 03:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,330
Posted By spanak
If both cards are broken, you have incredibly bad...

If both cards are broken, you have incredibly bad luck. It can't be it.

Have you tried switching the video system after all?
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-16-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,330
Posted By spanak
Have you tried testing the VCRs with a TV? If...

Have you tried testing the VCRs with a TV? If not, try all cables and all possible outputs, to make sure they are OK. I suppose they will be, but just make sure. You may have two broken VCRs.

If...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 06-05-2018, 02:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,038
Posted By spanak
The reason to call color channels U and V is...

The reason to call color channels U and V is quite simple. As you can see YUV picture is a 3-dimensional space, because each pixel has three coordinates - Luminosity, Red-Green and Blue-Yellow. Of...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 06-04-2018, 03:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,038
Posted By spanak
16fps or 18fps is still not enough for smooth...

16fps or 18fps is still not enough for smooth video.

If you really want to smooth it out, you need to interpolate to a higher frame rate. Modern TV sets are able to do that, however I am not sure...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 06-04-2018, 02:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,813
Posted By spanak
After installing all Visual C++ redistributables...

After installing all Visual C++ redistributables and .dll as described by sanlyn and keaton, I have finally managed to try out avisynth.

As keaton pointed out, avisynth will complain about...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-28-2018, 03:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,813
Posted By spanak
Ah, now I remember one of the main reasons I...

Ah, now I remember one of the main reasons I stopped using Windows - it is so complicated to install software. :D

sanlyn, I am using Windows XP in a virtual machine. I am unsure why you assumed it...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-27-2018, 05:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,813
Posted By spanak
How to remove horizontal lines caused by damaged tape?

I am trying to figure out if it is possible to restore a video having horizontal lines. I am not sure if this called jitter or not. Check out the attached samples. The first ones is what comes out of...
Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 04-17-2018, 02:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,574
Posted By spanak
sanlyn, FFV1 codec does store the aspect ratio...

sanlyn, FFV1 codec does store the aspect ratio and all the players that I use (vlc, mpv) do honor it. I have no problem with playback. Besides, I will NOT be using .avi containers, so saving the...
Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 04-16-2018, 03:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,574
Posted By spanak
Yes, I know it is not exactly 704 pixels. In my...

Yes, I know it is not exactly 704 pixels. In my case, the usable width is 700 px, and there were between 1 or 2 more of fading into black, on each side. I am attaching an unaltered frame, if it...
Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 04-16-2018, 02:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,574
Posted By spanak
Understanding PAL aspect ratio?

Hi,

I have capture two VHS-C tapes and restored them to a pleasant watchable state. Tapes were eaten, so picture was jumping and scrolling, so this was my main concern. I haven't done much about...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-27-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 677
Posted By spanak
Use qv4l2 to preview the capture. Just make sure...

Use qv4l2 to preview the capture. Just make sure you "open" the correct video device (probably /dev/video0 or 1). It will give you control over brightness and contrast that you can adjust for...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 02-05-2018, 03:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,886
Posted By spanak
Are you are talking about lowering the sound...

Are you are talking about lowering the sound volume from Windows registry? If yes, then there is no need to "hack" anything. ATI 600 appears as another recording device in the audio mixer (at least...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 02-04-2018, 04:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,886
Posted By spanak
Judging from the experience of others, it would...

Judging from the experience of others, it would be a disaster even more difficult to configure and manage than your XP option. I don't know anyone who would advise such a system. For example, how...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 10-05-2017, 06:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 806
Posted By spanak
Answering to myself: almost everything about...

Answering to myself: almost everything about brightness and contrast is explained in this thread (http://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/video-capture/6685-understanding-setting-brightness.html). Also,...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 10-02-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 806
Posted By spanak
Need color range capture review

I am experimenting with a TV recording, before I start capturing home videos and I came to the point where I have to calibrate brightness and contrast.

I have captured a video together with its...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-23-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,690
Posted By spanak
The green line pops up from time to time and it...

The green line pops up from time to time and it is always part of the garbage at the bottom. The reason it is not visible on both screenshots above is because I paused the captured videos at...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-05-2017, 02:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,690
Posted By spanak
Hi all, I am about to start yet another familiy...

Hi all, I am about to start yet another familiy VHS capture project and am I currently looking for a decent timebase corrector.

I have found an old and very cheap in this marketplace: Datavideo...
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