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Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-01-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By dpalomaki
Many D8 devices that can read Hi8/Video8 tapes...

Many D8 devices that can read Hi8/Video8 tapes can output the signal; either as DV or as S-VIDEO.

The DV signal is not preferred due to 4:2:0 or 4:1:1 sampling compared to the preferred 4:2:2...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 02-23-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 172
Posted By dpalomaki
The image you posted is from an animation. Do...

The image you posted is from an animation. Do you see the artifact in other animated material with clear, sharp boundaries on objects?

Is there an "Detail" adjustment on your VCR and if so, does...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 02-22-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 172
Posted By dpalomaki
That may be an artifact of AGC somewhere in the...

That may be an artifact of AGC somewhere in the system - the white is seen as perhaps too bright and the gain is reduced to limit the white it to legal levels. When the scan reaches black the AGC...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 02-17-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 247
Posted By dpalomaki
Based on what I see in a Sony EV-A50 Video8 VCR:...

Based on what I see in a Sony EV-A50 Video8 VCR: It look like your:
- photo 74 is problematic and looks to be broken.
- photo 75 and 77 might be ok, but hard to tell from the photo.

The EV-A50...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 02-15-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By dpalomaki
Scary. In my part of the world summer attic...

Scary. In my part of the world summer attic temperatures will destroy many plastics in a couple years. :depressed: (I keep my "spares" pile in an climate controlled basement storeroom by the...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 02-15-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 247
Posted By dpalomaki
Looks like you might have one head that is...

Looks like you might have one head that is seriously clogged or trashed. If you have the time you could try additional, very careful cleaning, after close examination of the heads/cylinder for...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-13-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By dpalomaki
I've got some T-15 bulk load generics that I used...

I've got some T-15 bulk load generics that I used for duplicating a 12 minute program a while ago. SHorter were available for things like give-aways containing ads.

Do you know the provenance of...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-10-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 192
Posted By dpalomaki
Can you post a short sample of the sound,...

Can you post a short sample of the sound, something with some sharp, short sounds?

Are you capturing via thunderbolt, HDMI, or SDI?

Can you tell us the exact connections?

Probably not your...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-08-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 239
Posted By dpalomaki
That is the #1 criteria.

That is the #1 criteria.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-06-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 239
Posted By dpalomaki
I've heard of a few "special market" devices that...

I've heard of a few "special market" devices that may have been crippled with respect to a few common features, e.g., EP recording. That would just take a tweak of the firmware.

In any case the...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-06-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 239
Posted By dpalomaki
Probably has nothing to do with video quality,...

Probably has nothing to do with video quality, everything to do with leakage currents (shock hazard) and fire hazard (e.g., sparks) in an oxygen-enriched environment. It may also be a bit more...
Forum: Marketplace 02-05-2021, 04:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 96
Posted By dpalomaki
For Sale: Do you need blank VHS cassettes?

I have about 30 or so blank T-15 bulk load VHS cassettes with blank laser labels and cardboard sleeves left over from a high school band school duplication project a number of years ago.

While the...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 02-04-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 236
Posted By dpalomaki
PAL and NTSC are different signal formats. For...

PAL and NTSC are different signal formats. For starters PAL is 25 frames per second, NTSC color is 29.97 frames per second. Second, the number of lines in a video frames is different (576 vs 480)....
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 02-03-2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 236
Posted By dpalomaki
The XM2 is a nice camcorder, corresponds to the...

The XM2 is a nice camcorder, corresponds to the GL2 in the USA, and is overkill for just transfer work.

A working Mini-DV camera should be ok for transferring data from MiniDV tapes via firewire. ...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-02-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By dpalomaki
Is that a rhetorical or a serious question? ...

Is that a rhetorical or a serious question?

It boils down to having (or not having) the correct hardware and software in or connected to the computer. Initially PCs were designed for word...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-02-2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By dpalomaki
KISS and highest possible quality rarely go...

KISS and highest possible quality rarely go together.

A meaningful suggestion calls for a better understanding of your situation an objectives.

What model camcorder do you have?
How many...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 02-01-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 109
Posted By dpalomaki
For a PAL tape you need PAL-compatible gear. ...

For a PAL tape you need PAL-compatible gear.

It looks like a frequency is leaking into the video displacing the scan line, and it appears to have about 15 cycles per field, which could correspond...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 01-30-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By dpalomaki
The specs indicate signal leakage between inputs ...

The specs indicate signal leakage between inputs of -55 dB (0.13%), and noise -50 dB (0.3%) in the SD video range.

Because this is handling video signals, which are at radio frequencies, it...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 01-29-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By dpalomaki
If it is all electronic (no mechanical switches)...

If it is all electronic (no mechanical switches) it probably amounts to a unity gain amplifier (at low frequencies) that is electronically switched on/off. In that case there is still processing...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 01-29-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By dpalomaki
I've not used one, but the difference I see...

I've not used one, but the difference I see immediately is that the SB-5450M is listed as rack mount, size and weight are thus a bit different, and is comes in an arguably more professional looking...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-24-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 188
Posted By dpalomaki
Are the audio drop-outs always at the same point...

Are the audio drop-outs always at the same point in the tape?
Does the audio overall stay in (lip) sync with the video over the length of the tape?

It reminds me of tape read errors that impact...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 01-24-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By dpalomaki
On rewind, but only if necessary: As I...

On rewind, but only if necessary:

As I recall, many camcorders had much slower FWD/REW speeds than typical VCRs. Perhaps that translates to a more gentle tape handling.

As I recall from audio...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-22-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 323
Posted By dpalomaki
Not clear if you are in 7.5 IRE = black or 0 IRE...

Not clear if you are in 7.5 IRE = black or 0 IRE = black land, but it is not unusual for camcorders to record levels outside the "legal" range for SD video, or to over/under expose video in unusual...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-22-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 452
Posted By dpalomaki
Semantics. Some examples pulled from the B and H...

Semantics. Some examples pulled from the B and H web site:
BMD - Mini-Concerter, the name says it (and it is NOT a card)
Gra-Vue - MIO Mini Analog Video & 2-Channel Audio to SDI Video Embedder...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-22-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 452
Posted By dpalomaki
[QUOTE=latreche34;74598]No, SDI is not a...

[QUOTE=latreche34;74598]No, SDI is not a conversion, it is the the digitization itself, An SDI capture device has the procamp, and all adjustments that a consumer TBC has in addition to the TBC/frame...
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