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Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-01-2022, 01:47 PM
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Posted By London
Thanks Selur. The image is missing from your...

Thanks Selur. The image is missing from your post. I couldn't find BalanceBordersMod for AviSynth, it it a VapourSynth only script?
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-01-2022, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 180
Posted By London
Thanks Lollo, that is an interesting thread....

Thanks Lollo, that is an interesting thread. Jagabo seems to have developed the script and it now only requires 1 value to be set called EDGE_SIZE. Much simpler to use now.

EDGE_SIZE = 22
...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 04-25-2022, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 180
Posted By London
Script for cleaning right border stain on PAL VHS

I use a script for cleaning the green staining on the right edge that typically occurs when Hi8 tapes are digitized with Sony Handycams.

Today I have a VHS tape, which as far as I am aware is a...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 04-23-2022, 03:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 294
Posted By London
That's interesting the Contrast setting at 5928...

That's interesting the Contrast setting at 5928 eliminates the spikes in the capture Histogram. As the spikes don't seem to affect the captured file and are easily removed with simple filtering I...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 04-18-2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 294
Posted By London
Thanks Lollo, it is really useful to see both the...

Thanks Lollo, it is really useful to see both the Classic and Levels Histograms simultaneously.

I had to add ConvertToYV12 just before calling ClassicAndLevelsHistogram(), but your script is...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 04-18-2022, 01:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 294
Posted By London
I cannot call Ylevels (I am using AviSynth+ if...

I cannot call Ylevels (I am using AviSynth+ if that matters). I downloaded Ylevels from the AviSynth External Filters page, placed the file as Ylevels.avsi into the plugins+ and plugins64+...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 04-18-2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 294
Posted By London
I should mention my final delivery is always...

I should mention my final delivery is always H.264 in an MP4 container, produced using command line ffmpeg. I have a small PC connected to my Smart TV and use VLC to play all files. So I think I...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 04-17-2022, 04:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 294
Posted By London
I have unplugged and reconnected the VC500 to...

I have unplugged and reconnected the VC500 to allow it to capture within it's full range. My earlier attempt was done when the VC500 played up and created a hard border at Y=16. Someone else in these...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 04-17-2022, 05:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 294
Posted By London
I am using Windows 10. Lollo I was reading...

I am using Windows 10.

Lollo I was reading another long thread in these forums "My 2nd captures: Luminance levels, distortion?", where you advised never to expand the range using the software...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 04-16-2022, 04:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 294
Posted By London
My hardware is VCR -> composite -> ES10 -> SVideo...

My hardware is VCR -> composite -> ES10 -> SVideo -> Diamond VC500USB. I have been careful to capture within legal range. The only setting I adjusted before capture was to nudge the Brightness value...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 04-16-2022, 03:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 294
Posted By London
Spikes in histogram?

Following a PAL VHS capture using VDub 1.9.11 to a Lagarith Avi file I am using AviSynth to slightly adjust Levels and noticed in the histogram some spikes in the luma.

Are these spikes a tell...
Forum: Edit Video, Audio 02-13-2022, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 104
Posted By London
Add Rec.601 colour bars to video?

Having captured some PAL VHS recordings to my PC I am working on the lagarith avi files in AviSynth+ to improve the recordings.

I would like to add Rec.601 Colour bars to the start of the video,...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 01-28-2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By London
AviSynth is very good software with many...

AviSynth is very good software with many available filters for improving your VHS captures.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-24-2022, 05:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,339
Posted By London
Thanks lollo2 for explaining this. I read...

Thanks lollo2 for explaining this.

I read the post by latreche34 you mentioned and the posts linked within it. Thats is all clear now....analogue 4:3 when digitized has an active area 704x576.
...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-09-2022, 07:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,339
Posted By London
I had been following your advice from Post #5 and...

I had been following your advice from Post #5 and had also read further about ITU-R BT.601, for example here:-
https://www.afterdawn.com/glossary/term.cfm/itu-r_bt_601

Isn't the Frame Size...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-08-2022, 05:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,339
Posted By London
Thank you for the advice lollo2, it is much...

Thank you for the advice lollo2, it is much appreciated and has helped me understand the principles of optimum luma settings at capture stage, as well as the capability of my capture device.

Some...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-08-2022, 02:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,339
Posted By London
Thanks for the explanation lollo2. I will do...

Thanks for the explanation lollo2. I will do another test at default settings to be absolutely certain of the capture range capability.

Just to clarify, this was the script I used for those tests...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-08-2022, 12:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,339
Posted By London
I have now carried out two test captures of the...

I have now carried out two test captures of the same VHS clip in VDub 1.9,11 using the VC500 USB. The first one allowing the levels to spill into the red zones in the Histogram (but not slamming...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-06-2022, 06:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,339
Posted By London
I have mine set to 'PAL_I', that is the correct...

I have mine set to 'PAL_I', that is the correct setting for my region (UK).
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-06-2022, 01:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,339
Posted By London
Yes make sure that Video Format is set correctly...

Yes make sure that Video Format is set correctly in EZ Grabber. Then restart your computer.

You shouldn't have to launch EZ Grabber again, the Video Format setting should be as you set it, but if...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-04-2022, 07:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,339
Posted By London
Hi ThumperStrauss. Thanks for the encouragement....

Hi ThumperStrauss. Thanks for the encouragement. It is reassuring for me, being a novice, that others have very similar setups and experience the same issues as me.

I did indeed follow that...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-03-2022, 11:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,339
Posted By London
Mine has gone back to showing a hard border in...

Mine has gone back to showing a hard border in the Histogram at Y=16. VirtualDub 1.9.11 keeps reverting the video standard to PAL_D (I get no picture in Preview), instead of PAL_I where I need it to...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-03-2022, 10:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,339
Posted By London
At default settings my VC500 is showing levels...

At default settings my VC500 is showing levels down to Y=0 in the Histogram (see attached screenshot). Does this confirm the device can capture from Y=0 ?
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-03-2022, 08:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,339
Posted By London
I remember reading your post about shrinking and...

I remember reading your post about shrinking and expanding levels in stages due to some filters requiring the levels to be within 16-235 in order for them to work correctly. That was getting too...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-03-2022, 07:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,339
Posted By London
Thanks lollo2 and traal. I have been reading a...

Thanks lollo2 and traal. I have been reading a good few of yours and others posts on capturing levels.

That makes sense now to capture the lossless AVI file at the full luma range available with...
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