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Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,520
Posted By RDM56
Ag-7650

Hello,

I read that Goldwingfahrer owns an AG-7650 and would like to know if he thinks it is worth buying one used for converting VHS tapes to digital formats (like DVD).

Deene in Pekin (near...
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,876
Posted By RDM56
Still here but working full time

I am still wanting to get back to converting all my VHS tapes to the best digital format recommended for easy, size, and quality but 5 months ago I started a new full-time job and totally got...
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2016, 08:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,876
Posted By RDM56
Lossless vs, uncompressed, chroma subsampling

msgohan, I did not have success capturing my VHS tapes to my hard drive using my Sony DCR TRV350 video camera. The video flickered a lot and although iMovie said it was in record mode during the...
Forum: General Discussion 01-31-2016, 09:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,876
Posted By RDM56
I am open to using Windows 7 on my iMac if that...

I am open to using Windows 7 on my iMac if that is a possibility. Obviously I would prefer something that easily works on my iMac native to its operating system and internal hardware, etc. But if...
Forum: General Discussion 01-31-2016, 08:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,876
Posted By RDM56
sanlyn, I don't want to make unnecessary...

sanlyn, I don't want to make unnecessary purchases until I have a plan. Right now I am gathering information and advice. I am too inexperienced, so I am listening to many voices. This forum has been...
Forum: General Discussion 01-31-2016, 03:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,876
Posted By RDM56
Msgohan, thanks so much for the visual...

Msgohan, thanks so much for the visual representation. I really appreciated your taking the time to send it.

The following was sent to me in an email from the B & H Photo Video Department over a...
Forum: General Discussion 01-31-2016, 01:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,876
Posted By RDM56
So, given that uncompressed DV video is recorded...

So, given that uncompressed DV video is recorded to Digital 8 tape at about 85 GB per hour is there a way to transfer it off of my tape to my hard drive at 85 GB per hour too? In other words, keep it...
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,876
Posted By RDM56
Is the video stored on my Digital 8 tapes an...

Is the video stored on my Digital 8 tapes an uncompressed raw video when using my Sony DCR TRV330 & 350 cameras?

If so, how much storage in GB is required per hour on digital tape? Is it...
Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2016, 01:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,876
Posted By RDM56
Need recommendations on software for iMac

Apparently there is something wrong with iMovie being able to capture video from my VHS tapes through my Sony DCR TRV350?

If anyone has recommendations on software that I can buy that works best...
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2016, 09:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,876
Posted By RDM56
Another update: I closed the import window in...

Another update: I closed the import window in iMovie and opened it again. This stopped the flickering. Both the video and audio were fine too. However, I still cannot capture the video playing from...
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2016, 08:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,876
Posted By RDM56
No tape in Sony DCR TRV350 - video flickering

You are correct, when I removed the tape then when I press the import button the camera does not play the Digital 8 tape. However, the audio and video from the VCR is horribly intermittent in the...
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2016, 07:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,876
Posted By RDM56
After creating the .mov file from a Digital 8...

After creating the .mov file from a Digital 8 tape, I then proceeded to connect the VCR to the Sony DCR TRV350 camera using the A/V connecting cable (mini plug --> RCA composite plugs). I also...
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,876
Posted By RDM56
Sample .mov using Sony DCR TRV350 to transfer video to iMac

As requested, I created a .mov file using my Sony DCR TRV350 to playback a Digital 8 tape. I connected a Firewire cable between the camera and my iMac and imported a small segment of video. Here is a...
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2016, 06:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,876
Posted By RDM56
Msgohan, about a year ago, as I recall, I...

Msgohan, about a year ago, as I recall, I successfully transferred video on a Digital 8 tape to a .mov file using my Sony Digital 8 DVR TRV330, iMovie and a Firewire cable. I was unsuccessful using...
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,876
Posted By RDM56
Perhaps a discussion of the right software that...

Perhaps a discussion of the right software that would be most beneficial to me could be discussed since I only own iMovie and Roxio toast 12 Titanium. I want to capture VHS video in the best format...
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2016, 02:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,876
Posted By RDM56
I read a previous Digital FAQ article about the...

I read a previous Digital FAQ article about the differences between line and external TBC that was very informative. It was titled: "What is a TBC? Time Base Correction for Videotapes"
...
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,876
Posted By RDM56
I would also like to know what is the recommended...

I would also like to know what is the recommended software to run on my iMac to capture DV or a different choice for another codec/format, etc. When I tried capturing my VHS tapes through my Sony DCR...
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,876
Posted By RDM56
As far as transferring my VHS tapes, should the...

As far as transferring my VHS tapes, should the video be captured as DV using my Sony DCR TRV330? Or would I get a better DV encoding (chipset) using a different device, such as the Grass Valley...
Forum: General Discussion 01-23-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,876
Posted By RDM56
How to digitize old VHS tapes?

I would like some advice on transferring my old VHS tapes to a format on my hard drives that makes the most sense for future needs. I will also be transferring Digital 8 tapes to my hard drives. I...
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