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Forum: Copy DVDs, Duplicate, Replicate 09-27-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By ehbowen
Unless the tapes are some kind of rare...

Unless the tapes are some kind of rare special-interest material which is completely out of print (unusual), it would probably cost you more to use a service to transfer them from analog to digital...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 09-25-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 31,526
Posted By ehbowen
Last I checked (couple months ago), Bammel TV in...

Last I checked (couple months ago), Bammel TV in Houston was still accepting VCRs for service. https://bammeltv.com/contact-us/
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 09-25-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,198
Posted By ehbowen
I want to produce this project with disc output...

I want to produce this project with disc output in mind. "Snippets" of the project will be posted for streaming...say five minutes on after steering, ten minutes on the engine room, anchor windlass,...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 09-24-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,198
Posted By ehbowen
I'd rather give them a link to a completed video...

I'd rather give them a link to a completed video with titles, graphics, and voice-over narration.



After thinking over the very good advice provided here, I've come to a decision. I'm going to...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 09-24-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,198
Posted By ehbowen
The audience I really care about are those who...

The audience I really care about are those who want to order the video(s) on disc, because most of them are likely going to be my former shipmates. Yes, I'll put it out there on YouTube for all and...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 09-24-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,198
Posted By ehbowen
First, let me thank all participants for the good...

First, let me thank all participants for the good discussion last night while I slept. Some further amplification on my intentions in this project: First, the source material was taped aboard USS...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 09-24-2021, 06:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,198
Posted By ehbowen
I'd be willing to look at it, but ten seconds of...

I'd be willing to look at it, but ten seconds of lossless would exceed the max upload size of this forum. What format and compression do you suggest?
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 09-23-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,198
Posted By ehbowen
How to make VHS look good at 720p?

I get it that SD video is captured at 480i. But I've got a project in mind where I'd like to make some downloadable YouTube videos using some footage which was taped aboard a steaming battleship in...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 09-10-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 424
Posted By ehbowen
I think the 2018 capture was done on the...

I think the 2018 capture was done on the Mitsubishi, but I didn't document it. I tried your suggestion, though, of putting the tape in both the Panasonic and the Mitsubishi and manually adjusting...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 09-10-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 424
Posted By ehbowen
Okay, here's an MP4 of the birthday section above...

Okay, here's an MP4 of the birthday section above playing, pausing, rewind and fast forward, playing again. Capture workflow was Panasonic AG-1980P >> S-Video >> TBC-4000 >> S-Video >> AIW 8500DV....
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 09-10-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 424
Posted By ehbowen
No need for a verbose reply, but I'd like answers...

No need for a verbose reply, but I'd like answers to two quick questions. I've got two potential candidate decks for dedication as a testing machine. One is a JVC HR-S4800U (S-Video, but no line TBC)...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 09-10-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 424
Posted By ehbowen
Well, the implication to that is that I might be...

Well, the implication to that is that I might be able to mis-align one of my capture decks to match the tape, and then make a clean capture. I'd be willing to try that if I had a reasonable...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 09-10-2021, 12:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 424
Posted By ehbowen
Okay. When you say that you make it sound like...

Okay. When you say that you make it sound like something I could/should be able to do something about. I haven't realigned a deck yet, haven't had to and am not familiar with the procedure.

I...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 09-09-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 424
Posted By ehbowen
Here's two clips from the capture I just made:...

Here's two clips from the capture I just made: One of the same section of the birthday party as the 2018 clip, and one opening Christmas presents later in the tape. Don't think anyone can do much...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 09-09-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 424
Posted By ehbowen
Ways to remove, reduce VHS tracking noise?

I'm working on a project for a friend of the family. Yes, I'm being paid. She wants me to make DVDs of her kids' birthday parties from the '90s to give to them. Capturing now.

Problem is, on the...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 04-15-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By ehbowen
How much of a premium is a NOS VCR worth?

I've made no secret of the fact that I like my Mitsubishi HS-HD2000U D-VHS VCRs. By now I've accumulated four of them at prices ranging from $200 to $275 (not counting my first, which I bought new...
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,054
Posted By ehbowen
Another Texan here. Power was out 48 hours,...

Another Texan here. Power was out 48 hours, broadband is still out, posting this via tethering to my smartphone. No frozen pipes, though...thank God for good insulation and an older home with pipes...
Forum: Edit Video, Audio 01-30-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,215
Posted By ehbowen
Corel VideoStudio does have a "batch convert"...

Corel VideoStudio does have a "batch convert" feature, but I haven't tried using it yet.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-24-2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 617
Posted By ehbowen
See this thread from a year and a half ago...

See this thread from a year and a half ago (http://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/video-capture/9773-detailed-instructions-capturing.html) where @Sanlyn schooled me on using histograms to improve the...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-23-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 617
Posted By ehbowen
Pros of the original VirtualDub: Proven, very...

Pros of the original VirtualDub: Proven, very stable and reliable as long as you stick to v.1.9.11 (later versions, not so much).
Pros of VirtualDub2: Still under active development, although not by...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-23-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 617
Posted By ehbowen
Avisynth is kind of a "Master Control Program"...

Avisynth is kind of a "Master Control Program" (homage to Tron) which uses assorted plugins and scripts to work on and retouch video, frame by frame. It is NOT a GUI program, it is scripted (Although...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-18-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By ehbowen
Very possible; I've never even seen a SECAM tape....

Very possible; I've never even seen a SECAM tape. Sorry about the confusion.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-18-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By ehbowen
VCD = Video Cassette Duplicator (a Sony SVO-965P,...

VCD = Video Cassette Duplicator (a Sony SVO-965P, but also capable of playback). With that machine I was able to confirm that the tape which my AG-1980P would only play in fits and starts was in fact...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-18-2021, 12:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By ehbowen
I had a tape which my AG-1980P would play,...

I had a tape which my AG-1980P would play, barely, about 30 seconds at a time. I suspected it was PAL, and shortly thereafter was able to acquire a PAL VCD as an eBay special. Yep, it was PAL....
Forum: Edit Video, Audio 01-11-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By ehbowen
Well, VideoStudio reads HuffyUV and Lagarith well...

Well, VideoStudio reads HuffyUV and Lagarith well enough, but it doesn't see them as exportable codecs. So I'll plan to sit down and follow your (very nice!) detailed recommendations in the near...
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