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Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 224
Posted By premiumcapture
How were commercial tapes mass-recorded?

I haven't been able to find much on the topic, though i imagine probably similar in concept to audio cassette mass production. Was this just a case of having many recorders work off of a master...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 08-01-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 130
Posted By premiumcapture
Tape Cleaning/Prep

For those tapes that have been sitting collecting dust, which may also have the plastic tab missing and tape exposed and dirty, what are the recommended cleaning methods? Trying to avoid both tape...
Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 07-31-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By premiumcapture
Anamorphic and Cropping for Half-D1

When encoding at 352x480, how does the anamorphic aspect get managed? Should video be cropped to 704 before the encode for best resizing?

My goal is to fit more video onto a single DVD without...
Forum: Marketplace 07-30-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By premiumcapture
Is it $1225 for both?

Is it $1225 for both?
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 12-31-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 617
Posted By premiumcapture
For this and similar Magewell cards, I didn't see...

For this and similar Magewell cards, I didn't see much negative out there, whereas the Blackmagic devices seem to get torn apart everywhere. Looked specifically at BH and Amazon and some other...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 12-31-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 617
Posted By premiumcapture
Any feedback on Magewell capture cards?

Was looking at the Magewell cards and the seem to have overall good reviews. I was looking at this one in particular:
http://www.magewell.com/products/pro-capture-hexa-cvbs
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 04-18-2017, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By premiumcapture
I certainly don't want noise sharpened, but this...

I certainly don't want noise sharpened, but this gives me the impression that hardware sharpening is almost always bad, which I can understand.

What would be a case, if any, where you would...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 04-17-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By premiumcapture
Sharpening Settings vs. Number of Devices in Capture Chain

In general, should sharpening be increased to compensate of the softness added by a TBC or other piece of equipment added to a capture chain or should default settings be left as-is?

Using...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 04-17-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,143
Posted By premiumcapture
Thank you all for the feedback. I can say with...

Thank you all for the feedback. I can say with some certainty that this probably now the most detailed thread on inserted frames out there.:)
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 04-15-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,143
Posted By premiumcapture
I should stick to one phrase - inserted frame is...

I should stick to one phrase - inserted frame is short for 'insert null frame.' In Amarec's case, it's a duplicate of the prior frame, as you said.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 04-15-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,143
Posted By premiumcapture
I have a TBC-1000 I purchased from Datavideo, a...

I have a TBC-1000 I purchased from Datavideo, a TBC-100, and the newer glitchy AVT 8710. I do not like what the Datavideos do to the picture and have used them as a last resort and the AVT 8710 acts...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 04-15-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,143
Posted By premiumcapture
Trying to Understand Inserted Frames

I recently tried to capture something from my AG1980 to my PC with no TBC using AmarecTV (gave up on VirtualDub due to sync issues). Overall, I will get a recording with maybe 1 inserted frame every...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 08-17-2016, 11:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,218
Posted By premiumcapture
Looks like alignment

Looks like alignment
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 08-09-2016, 08:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 678
Posted By premiumcapture
Panasonic AG1980 remove mainboard for alignment?

For those who have successfully aligned an AG1980, does the mainboard have to be fully removed to align or is there another way? Looking inside the unit, it looks like the resistor adjustment points...
Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 08-07-2016, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,125
Posted By premiumcapture
Thanks. I had never really played with resizing...

Thanks. I had never really played with resizing vs. masking, but I tried a fairly clean VHS crop/resize encode with high bitrate and it looked pretty terrible. Also reaffirms how terrible VHS can...
Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 08-06-2016, 10:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,125
Posted By premiumcapture
Overscan not hidden over HDMI?

With RCA, any TV I have seen outputs a 640x480ish image with at least faux-overscan hiding. Over HDMI, however, no overscan is hidden and everything is shown. Is this common to all HDMI 480i/p...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2016, 09:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 823
Posted By premiumcapture
Thanks for putting this together - I agree with...

Thanks for putting this together - I agree with your assessment of the colors 100%. Later episodes seem to do a better job, but at face value the first few do look very drab. It has always struck...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2016, 08:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 823
Posted By premiumcapture
On another note, my MBP is much more forgiving...

On another note, my MBP is much more forgiving with this issue than my PC, though my desktop monitor has lower resolution and is twice as big.
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2016, 01:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 823
Posted By premiumcapture
From what I've ready, I believe that this was...

From what I've ready, I believe that this was sourced from a Japanese Beta master and digitally restored and then released on NTSC-USA DVD. A common complaint for this release is the contrast level,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2016, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 823
Posted By premiumcapture
Good replies! Here's a photo showing my...

Good replies!

Here's a photo showing my latest encounter:
http://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=6385&stc=1&d=1468517377

Though the issue is in multiple places, very easy...
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2016, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 823
Posted By premiumcapture
Why does red block more in video than other colors?

I found this but wasn't completely satisfied:
http://video.stackexchange.com/questions/5533/why-does-the-color-red-always-appear-pixelated-on-tv-and-videos-on-the-pc

Any thoughts?
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 04-26-2016, 03:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,201
Posted By premiumcapture
I could be mistaken, but I believe this is how...

I could be mistaken, but I believe this is how the Panasonic tracks this tape as well as some others. This was played using a TGrant machine.
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 04-10-2016, 09:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,201
Posted By premiumcapture
Got it, thanks! As someone who doesnt pull...

Got it, thanks!

As someone who doesnt pull AviSynth scripts from forums all that often, I am having difficulty actually copying this and keeping the formatting. I am not sure that it even affects...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 04-10-2016, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 814
Posted By premiumcapture
Strange VirtualDub preview issue: chopped image?

http://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=6042&stc=1&d=1460340930

Look at how the top of the left image is shown - not really sure how to describe or fix. Any suggestions?
...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 04-09-2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,201
Posted By premiumcapture
Exactly what I was looking for - thanks a lot! ...

Exactly what I was looking for - thanks a lot!

I noticed it still treated the bottom - is it running the method twice in different places?

Also, what do you recommend as a chain - looks like...
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