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Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer Yesterday, 04:52 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By sanlyn
I don't know about the life preserver icon, but...

I don't know about the life preserver icon, but the previous post shows an image with the XP "Found New Hardware Wizard" and the ATI installer running at the same time. Never install an ATi-AIW...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-21-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By sanlyn
Because avsPmod was little more than a continuous...

Because avsPmod was little more than a continuous pain in my experience 10 years ago, I can't offer advice. The codec message in your jpg looks like something you'd get with a 64-bit app trying to...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-20-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By sanlyn
Thanks for the sample. Very good color and...

Thanks for the sample. Very good color and detail. But poor signal level controls (in fact, no signal level control at all).

Signal levels are illegal with brights and chroma that even exceed RGB...
Forum: Computers 06-19-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By sanlyn
Haven't seen a desktop like that in a loooooong...

Haven't seen a desktop like that in a loooooong time.

Below: One of three XP machines I built and still use. The desktops are all alike. The Win7 PC and Win10 laptop look similar. Background is...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 06-17-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By sanlyn
Your comments are certainly food for thought, for...

Your comments are certainly food for thought, for which I thank you. It prompts me to try mounting this little sequence in AfterEffects to see what AE's motion tracking can do with it.


And...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 06-15-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By sanlyn
Shifting Titles Or Jumpy Image, Which Is Worse?

More Bad Tape Chronicles:

Which would you find worse? 30 seconds of temporarily shifting subtitles or really nervous objects that make you think you're having eye trouble or need to fasten your...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 06-12-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 344
Posted By sanlyn
You can get into overthinking it. By the way,...

You can get into overthinking it.
By the way, if you're working with consumer DV-AVI, the field priority is BFF.


Classic html page: Neuron2_How To Analyze Video Frame Structure...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 06-12-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 344
Posted By sanlyn
Correct. Not quite. Progressive...

Correct.


Not quite.

Progressive frames contain only one image. They don't really have "fields". However, SeparateFields() when applied to a progressive frame treats the frame as if two fields...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 06-12-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 344
Posted By sanlyn
I'm not sure what "result" you refer to in...

I'm not sure what "result" you refer to in Premiere, since I've never had much use for it. It usually has a problem with huffyuv rather than Lagarith. If you have 64-bit PP but are using 32-bit...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-12-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By sanlyn
Continuing with the next two samples, I apologize...

Continuing with the next two samples, I apologize for the delay in posting. I also congratulate you on good control of some difficult signal levels in these clips, especially in the next two samples....
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-12-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By sanlyn
Thanks for the work and time you put into posting...

Thanks for the work and time you put into posting the samples. It might save you some upload time if you realized that your first two samples were 3 to 4 times the expected file size because they...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-11-2019, 02:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By sanlyn
Thank you for the samples. Middle of the night...

Thank you for the samples. Middle of the night here and I'm just up for a quick look around with a rainstorm moving through, so I'll tackle this tomorrow afternoon.

Offhand they're nice looking...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 06-10-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By sanlyn
A better VCR would be a definite improvement.

A better VCR would be a definite improvement.
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 06-10-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By sanlyn
A W804 new in the box? If it's in good shape,...

A W804 new in the box? If it's in good shape, it's a good 6-head SVHS/VHS player with s-video output. The weak point with the W804 was that its SVHS performance was no better than regular VHS,...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 06-10-2019, 12:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By sanlyn
Welcome to digitalfaq! :salute: Well,...

Welcome to digitalfaq!
:salute:

Well, let's be honest. That's one of the lowest quality choices one could make. The DVD section is sort of OK, but the VHS section is best forgotten. The machine...
Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 06-09-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By sanlyn
Short answer, no. ProRes is a video codec...

Short answer, no.

ProRes is a video codec with lossy video compression. You need a lossless video codec such as HuffYUV or Lagarith for archival master copies of your analog captures.[/QUOTE]...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-06-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By sanlyn
Return it. I had a bad tape myself that was rated...

Return it. I had a bad tape myself that was rated "like new". I'd hate to see what "used" would be like.
If lossy DV is the best you can get with analog tape, you may as well return everything. It's...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-05-2019, 04:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By sanlyn
I understand, just wanted to make you aware of...

I understand, just wanted to make you aware of the DaVinci limitation. I didn't know about it until I installed it a few years ago and had to uninstall. I replaced it with AfterEffects and...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 06-05-2019, 12:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 344
Posted By sanlyn
I tried temporalDegrtain2 -- it softened details,...

I tried temporalDegrtain2 -- it softened details, and some details disappeared altogether.
There's no perfect filter for CMOS noise. Anyway, I haven't found one.

Instead of making the video...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-04-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By sanlyn
There are updated VirtualDub capture details in...

There are updated VirtualDub capture details in the later guide,
Capturing with VirtualDub [Settings Guide] (http://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/video-capture/7427-capturing-virtualdub-settings.html)....
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 195
Posted By sanlyn
The general discussion forum would seem the best...

The general discussion forum would seem the best area, although VCR's don't play RGB.
VHS, SVHS and similar analog tape formats store and play video as YPbPr waveforms, not as pixels. The nearest...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 06-02-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 344
Posted By sanlyn
@Angies_Husband, thanks for posting a sample. ...

@Angies_Husband, thanks for posting a sample.

To get to your 4 questions first:

Don't use "DirectShowSource" unless you're absolutely desperate. You can't open DV now with AviSource because you...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 06-02-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 344
Posted By sanlyn
Good color work. Looks about right.

Good color work. Looks about right.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-31-2019, 01:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,274
Posted By sanlyn
That part I do know. My VCR only does quasi-SVHS...

That part I do know. My VCR only does quasi-SVHS playback.[/QUOTE]
VHS, S-VHS or quasi-SVHS has nothing to do with it. The comment refers to the type of line tbc that comes with high end SVHS...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-30-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 998
Posted By sanlyn
Thank you. I can appreciate that sometimes people...

Thank you. I can appreciate that sometimes people find it difficult to understand some of those detailed descriptions. Again, people don't always have time to follow up on them. I hope my...
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