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Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-08-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,470
Posted By robjv1
Worked great for me too. The adjustment was a...

Worked great for me too. The adjustment was a very, very light turn with the screwdriver. Took me a little bit of trial and error to hit the sweet spot.

In my case, there was a slight gap...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 04-24-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,263
Posted By robjv1
Awesome! I love collecting these things.

Awesome! I love collecting these things.
Forum: Tech Myths, Misinformation 04-05-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 23,390
Posted By robjv1
Yeah, I actually have a run of recordings made...

Yeah, I actually have a run of recordings made from about 1986-1988 or so, a mix of SP and EP stuff. After reviewing the tapes, while the audio is *much* better on the SP recordings, the SP...
Forum: Tech Myths, Misinformation 04-05-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 23,390
Posted By robjv1
Yeah, I really wish I could remember all the VCRs...

Yeah, I really wish I could remember all the VCRs I used and my family used growing up. I know my families first VCR was a portable General Electric one with no tuner, bought as a set with an...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 03-30-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,480
Posted By robjv1
I'm still interested! I'm letting you guys lead...

I'm still interested! I'm letting you guys lead the way though -- as results start to come in, I'll chime in with mine as well.
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 03-26-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,480
Posted By robjv1
Yeah I think that's common with budget...

Yeah I think that's common with budget distribution houses or companies selling "priced to own" tapes back when renting was usually the most economical option. Media Home Entertainment and Video...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 03-26-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,480
Posted By robjv1
^^ Like that idea about the discussion/results. ...

^^ Like that idea about the discussion/results. We'll definitely need both!

So do you guys think maybe we should all just decide on one video first, go through the whole chain of tests with that...
Forum: Marketplace 03-26-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,525
Posted By robjv1
I know, right? I don't know why sellers bother...

I know, right? I don't know why sellers bother making untrue claims to begin with, given that eBay has a tendency to side with the buyer in most disputes over the "expectations" of an item. That's...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 03-26-2013, 01:27 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,480
Posted By robjv1
Awesome, looks like you found the thread haha. ...

Awesome, looks like you found the thread haha.

Yeah I am personally neutral on the movies we use, I think it'd be a good idea to make a standardized set to work with that we've all agreed on,...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 03-24-2013, 02:45 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,480
Posted By robjv1
Ahh okay, I got where you are going now. Yeah,...

Ahh okay, I got where you are going now. Yeah, I'm sure it'd be easy to come up with a good set of scenes to test different characteristics and qualities of the signal. I'm going to leave it to you...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 03-24-2013, 01:42 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,480
Posted By robjv1
Sure, although I thought we were skipping...

Sure, although I thought we were skipping Titanic? All of the scenes there are within the first five minutes or so of tape #2.
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 03-24-2013, 01:41 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,480
Posted By robjv1
Hmm, I'm confused -- our plan is for all of us to...

Hmm, I'm confused -- our plan is for all of us to choose an identical selection of different frames, correct?
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 03-24-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,480
Posted By robjv1
^^ Sounds like a good idea to me. I'll stop by...

^^ Sounds like a good idea to me. I'll stop by the thrift store in town tomorrow and see what I can find.
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 03-23-2013, 12:15 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,480
Posted By robjv1
Good call. I'll see if I can find Home Alone...

Good call. I'll see if I can find Home Alone locally first.
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 03-20-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,480
Posted By robjv1
Don't think I have any of 'em but happy to locate...

Don't think I have any of 'em but happy to locate them. Any barcodes so we can assure the versions/prints are the same?
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 03-20-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,480
Posted By robjv1
Okay, here are the others from the Titanic VHS...

Okay, here are the others from the Titanic VHS (not resized). Not 100% sure I grabbed the exact right frame for #1 and #3.
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Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 03-20-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,480
Posted By robjv1
Alright trying this again: Here we are! ...

Alright trying this again:

Here we are!

This post contains hidden content

Subtle difference, but I think it's a little bit more pleasing on the eyes, especially the cheeks, at least as a...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 03-20-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,480
Posted By robjv1
Also, to take advantage of the site's before and...

Also, to take advantage of the site's before and after feature, here is the original captured image as well as the original image with a little bit of temporal filtering (a more pleasing look IMO)
...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 03-20-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,480
Posted By robjv1
Edit: Oops, uploaded the wrong image, that one...

Edit: Oops, uploaded the wrong image, that one is with my PA-200 in-line, in unity mode. The direct image is attached.

Does anybody have a link to GShelly's thread on VH with the images we'll be...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 03-20-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,480
Posted By robjv1
Alright, I went and dug Titanic out of storage. ...

Alright, I went and dug Titanic out of storage. It's the two tape, full-screen version, ISBN 0-7921-5171-2 / UPC 09736-33481-39. There is Macrovision protection on both tape 1 and 2. I have to...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 03-20-2013, 04:27 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,480
Posted By robjv1
If anybody wants to chat at any point, I set up...

If anybody wants to chat at any point, I set up an IRC channel -- it's available via this link: http://webchat.freenode.net/

The channel name is #VCRcompare
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 03-20-2013, 04:21 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,480
Posted By robjv1
Sure, that's fine with me. The SR-W5U is a...

Sure, that's fine with me.

The SR-W5U is a TBC ON / DNR-ON, TBC OFF/DNR OFF system so it's likely engaged there. If I recall correctly though, he captured with a DVD recorder, which may have had...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 03-20-2013, 04:18 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,480
Posted By robjv1
Lots of good analysis in your post. As far as...

Lots of good analysis in your post. As far as testing for non-TBC tapes, I've done probably 15 or 20 hours of captures on a plain VHS Panasonic PV-9xxx series VCR and maybe a few hours less than...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 03-20-2013, 04:09 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,480
Posted By robjv1
Yeah I agree with msgohan, I think this should be...

Yeah I agree with msgohan, I think this should be pretty open -- forcing everyone into the same capture card would be too restrictive and I doubt everyone is going to be enthused enough to go out and...
Forum: Tech Myths, Misinformation 03-20-2013, 04:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 23,390
Posted By robjv1
Makes sense to me, as I can recall playing back...

Makes sense to me, as I can recall playing back some of those tapes immediately after recording them and thinking they had issues with drop-outs, but it's been so long I can't be sure. Most of the...
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