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Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 09-16-2018, 07:28 PM
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Posted By RyfromNY
Thanks for the responses, so what do you suppose...

Thanks for the responses, so what do you suppose I do next?

I also compared this tape to other tapes and I noticed something - either the aspect ratio is a bit off, or there's very small black...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 09-07-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,312
Posted By RyfromNY
Do you think you could examine my samples and...

Do you think you could examine my samples and determine what you think the cause for the noise is? If its simply the way the film was shot or transferring it too many times or age? Like if you could...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 09-02-2018, 05:56 PM
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Posted By RyfromNY
Is there any way I could reduce grain/get better...

Is there any way I could reduce grain/get better video quality?
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 08-30-2018, 09:33 PM
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Views: 2,312
Posted By RyfromNY
For comparison, here is another tape, this one...

For comparison, here is another tape, this one from 1993 (separate Hi8) which was transferred by the same service. This tape was not converted as many times as the April 1994 Hi8 was. Just to give...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 08-30-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,312
Posted By RyfromNY
I uploaded some non reencoded samples from the...

I uploaded some non reencoded samples from the MP4. Please tell me if you think the quality is either from the tape itself, or the camera used, or if it was a bad transfer, or if the tape's signal to...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 08-30-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,312
Posted By RyfromNY
Sorry for the delayed response. The film was shot...

Sorry for the delayed response. The film was shot between April of 1994 and November of 1995. It was transferred by a service from a master Hi8 to MP4. The original Hi8 was shot on a 1990 Sony...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 08-11-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,312
Posted By RyfromNY
Notes would help please, I have no idea what key...

Notes would help please, I have no idea what key frames are.
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 08-10-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,312
Posted By RyfromNY
Downloaded MediaInfo. It says: Format: MPEG-4 ...

Downloaded MediaInfo. It says:
Format: MPEG-4
Format profile: Base Media
Codec ID: isom (isom/iso2/avc1/mp41)
File size: 4.07 GiB
What is a good freeware software to show clips of my movies...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 08-04-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,312
Posted By RyfromNY
How would I determine the format? Like, I have...

How would I determine the format? Like, I have the MP4 files, and as you say they're containers, not formats - How do I determine the format and codec? Film to me is a very alien thing, it's complex...
Forum: Blank Media 08-04-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By RyfromNY
Thanks. I sent you a PM. Am interested in doing...

Thanks. I sent you a PM. Am interested in doing business with your company.
Forum: Blank Media 08-03-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By RyfromNY
Is 2TB hard drive good medium to backup analog to digital transfers?

I have a 2TB External Hard Drive. Is that considered a good medium to back up analog video to digital transfers?

I have 14 Hi8/Video8 tapes shot between '90 and 2000 but 9 of that 14 are...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 08-03-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 475
Posted By RyfromNY
Where should I begin, Video8/Hi8 to digital transfers?

As I noted in other threads I have had a lack of success with using transfer services.
All I want is to:

1) Transfer 14 Video8 and Hi8 tapes into a digital medium both for viewing purposes and so...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 08-03-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,312
Posted By RyfromNY
Basically, I want advice on how to clean up the...

Basically, I want advice on how to clean up the original video (but I can't post the original tape here) as well as get better lighting out of underlit scenes.

I've never posted original films...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-30-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,238
Posted By RyfromNY
I know you said YT is problematic, but here you...

I know you said YT is problematic, but here you go

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkrEECs7vro

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qhqQabQ8-8
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 07-30-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,312
Posted By RyfromNY
How to remove grain, how to fix film shot in low light?

So I am VERY VERY new to analog restoration. To be honest, I didn't know there WAS any way to restore or make analog tapes look better (I figured that only applied to film medium like 8mm reels). So...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-28-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,238
Posted By RyfromNY
To be honest, I was unaware cleanup or...

To be honest, I was unaware cleanup or restoration was even doable with analog tape transfers. I figured any stuff shot on a film medium was able to be restored. So it was just a simple transfer from...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-28-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,238
Posted By RyfromNY
Would you say grain seems to be the biggest...

Would you say grain seems to be the biggest factor here, along with compression artifacts, then, rather than signal loss from the tape itself? The film has virtually no dropouts (I think when...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-28-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,238
Posted By RyfromNY
These are more stable links to captures from the...

These are more stable links to captures from the tape.

https://imgur.com/Ef8G7iT
https://imgur.com/C5zT0P9
https://imgur.com/X0TZhQ7
https://imgur.com/TSC8Kcv
https://imgur.com/d9acYFp

I...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-28-2018, 01:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,238
Posted By RyfromNY
Why so much noise in Video8 transferred tapes?

I had several Video8 home movies transfered by a service to MP4 spanning from 90 to 95. Last year, I had a VHS from 90 (shot originally by the same camera, master tape lost) done to MP4 by another...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 12-01-2017, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By RyfromNY
Sent By the way, forgive the watermark, but...

Sent

By the way, forgive the watermark, but these are examples of my other tapes (These were converted at home around ten years ago using a VCR/DVD combo):
...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 12-01-2017, 09:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By RyfromNY
Am going to contact you now.

Am going to contact you now.
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 12-01-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By RyfromNY
Aren't chroma dropouts from aging? Also...the...

Aren't chroma dropouts from aging? Also...the wiggly and notched side borders - that's not aging?

The buzzy facial edges you think are more due to a bad transfer than to a 27 year old VHS tape...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 12-01-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By RyfromNY
How can you tell there was no TBC use? And what...

How can you tell there was no TBC use? And what are chroma dropouts? Like, can you identify a moment on the film for me as an example?

I did have to pay :(

What mediums would I want to use?
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 12-01-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By RyfromNY
How good does my tape look?

This video was converted from a VHS tape (made in 1990) to .Mov (DV codec) this week by a third party. The video was originally shot on a Hi-8 camera but the Hi-8 master has been lost. The tape was...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 02-20-2017, 02:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 837
Posted By RyfromNY
Hi8 conversion: DVD, or BluRay?

What is the better long term choice for a Hi8 conversion:
DVD or BluRay?

Also, is there any substantial difference in image quality between the two formats in terms of a conversion? Like would a...
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