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Forum: Marketplace 07-19-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,792
Posted By Belmont
Update: Unit has been sold! Thanks!

Update: Unit has been sold!


Thanks!
Forum: Marketplace 07-14-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,792
Posted By Belmont
Sony SL-HF400 Super-Betamax HiFi VCR for sale

Hey guys, just wanted to let you know that I'm selling a Sony SL-HF400 Suoer Beta HiFi VCR in good working order. My dad purchased it in 1985, and was used as an everyday time shifter up until '88,...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 06-16-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,215
Posted By Belmont
Digging deeper into this batch of tapes, I've...

Digging deeper into this batch of tapes, I've found a tape that completely blows that first one out of the water. On this one, it's almost as if someone screwed with the tint, since everything has an...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-13-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,215
Posted By Belmont
I doubt it. This was an (external)...

I doubt it. This was an (external) VCR->DVD-Recorder job, so I doubt they could have messed with that sort of thing.
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-12-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,215
Posted By Belmont
Well, glad to be of assistance in a small...

Well, glad to be of assistance in a small fashion! If you want, I have some more clips with more persistent/serious errors.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/kqwqwjjsukhnw8k/DtBM.mpeg...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-08-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,215
Posted By Belmont
Would you mind putting that on a different site,...

Would you mind putting that on a different site, like Mediafire or Dropbox? That site keeps demanding me to turn off Adblock, and quite frankly there's no way in Hell I'm doing that.
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-07-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,215
Posted By Belmont
None of that really surprises me, since the...

None of that really surprises me, since the person literally just hooked up their VHS recorder to their DVD recorder. I think haloing and gamma might be able to be fixed, although it's obviously not...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-06-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,215
Posted By Belmont
Under-saturated video? And how does one go about fixing it?

So, I recently got 3 DVD-R's with some old school MTV ca. 1991/1992, and the picture quality is pretty nice (considering it's VHS EP), although I can't help but think it looks a...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-06-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,968
Posted By Belmont
That's a real monster of a deck! You know,...

That's a real monster of a deck!

You know, I find it interesting how that same boxy aesthetic that you see in old '80s cars was also found in the electronics of that time (and even today, to an...
Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,670
Posted By Belmont
AFAIK, tape storage isn't meant for random-access...

AFAIK, tape storage isn't meant for random-access data like SSD's. It's meant as an archival format, which is meant to hold or copy data.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-06-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,968
Posted By Belmont
Was the Dolby system ever implemented in regular...

Was the Dolby system ever implemented in regular VHS recorders?
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 04-28-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,968
Posted By Belmont
VHS Frequency Response Tests

Hey guys, how the heck ya doin'? Remember me? Been years since I've been here (long story short, I transferred what I needed and all that). However, recently I've been doing some audio work, and I...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 12-25-2012, 10:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,330
Posted By Belmont
Yeah, I'm just converting the entire tape...

Yeah, I'm just converting the entire tape (there's some other fairly valuable stuff on there, ie: Christmas videos and etc.) just for the hell of it (that, and I'm too cheap to hunt down the DVD's...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 12-25-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,330
Posted By Belmont
VHS has broken Control Track?

Hey y'all, long time no see. Anyways, I've been doing some transfers on and off with knowledge gleaned from this site, but I've stumbled upon a very unusual glitch recently. On one tape I have,...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 08-17-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,405
Posted By Belmont
Hmmmm, I wonder if Adobe After Effects might be...

Hmmmm, I wonder if Adobe After Effects might be able to help with the shakiness somewhat? It's a longshot, but it's better than nothing, right?
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 08-07-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,712
Posted By Belmont
I should note that this VCR has no NR or TBC...

I should note that this VCR has no NR or TBC built in, at least as far as I know. There is a Video Stabilizer function, which functions sorta like a primitive TBC. This makes me wonder just what is...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 08-05-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,718
Posted By Belmont
Didn't Thomas Edison create the first sound...

Didn't Thomas Edison create the first sound recordings by wrapping some tinfoil around a pre-grooved drum?

Anyway, the reason for the bump is that I've ran a sample of the audio from each machine...
Forum: Tech Myths, Misinformation 07-19-2012, 12:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,585
Posted By Belmont
On the subject of musical instruments, here's...

On the subject of musical instruments, here's another comparison: Acoustic Vs. Digital/Electric Pianos. This video compares a Pianoteq digital piano shaped to resemble a tiny grand piano against an...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 07-15-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,461
Posted By Belmont
The Purpose of Virtualdub's Chroma Smoother tool?

What purpose does the Chroma Smoother tool in Virtualdub serve, exactly? Say, if you're exporting an uncompressed/HuffYUV .avi to encode in MPEG-2, wouldn't the MPEG-2 encoder already compress the...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 07-15-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,712
Posted By Belmont
Test of JVC Picture Modes (Norm, Edit, Soft, & Sharp)

Decided to do a test to see what JVC Picture Mode gives the best results. As most of you already know, most JVC VCR's made in the late '90s and early 2000's gave users at least 4 options for picture...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-27-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,718
Posted By Belmont
That would make sense, considering that the wires...

That would make sense, considering that the wires for the two game consoles were pretty old. I'd have to dig out my SNES and record a bit of gameplay onto a spare blank to see if it was just a...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-27-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,238
Posted By Belmont
If you do, just be ready for your computer to...

If you do, just be ready for your computer to explode :p
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-27-2012, 12:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,718
Posted By Belmont
Consumer JVC VCRs: Muffled Linear EP Audio? How to fix?

I've picked up a new VCR to replace the Sony when the linear audio on that machine began to muss up (backtension error caused warbly audio), a JVC HR-J692U (consumer) VHS Hifi VCR. Not the best, and...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-31-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,921
Posted By Belmont
Deinterlacing to remove field-specific static on video

Well, I was messing around with deinterlacing last night (a very dangerous thing, I know :p ), and I may have stumbled upon something. Using a Yadif mode and "keep bottom field" option, I managed to...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 05-29-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,974
Posted By Belmont
Oh man, my brothers used to record boss battles...

Oh man, my brothers used to record boss battles and speedruns all the time. Sly Cooper, Super Mario Bros., Sonic the Hedgehog, and other games that started with S :D . I've been thinking of...
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