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Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-11-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,238
Posted By Padawan
Fast forward and rewind VHS before capturing?

Pretty simple question right :)

However every 4th or 5th VHS tape I do this to prior to capturing breaks off the spool right at the end. Is this normal for 30 year old tapes?

I then have to...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 02-13-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By Padawan
The best bit

Hi Lord Smurf,

My friend took some of the better bits and sat down with some red wine listening to some Johnny Cash. Like I said he just enjoys playing around with videos (and photos etc). He...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 02-13-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By Padawan
Slight Improvement.

Another friend of mine who admits he is a hack played with this last night and shows his before and after in the attached .avi file.

He says it is the best he can do without things getting too...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 02-12-2018, 12:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By Padawan
VHS challenge! I bet this can't look good!

This is more a challenge than a request :)

Video was taken 30 years ago? by a skydiving instructor with a VHS camera attached to his head.

Was copied to DVD maybe 10 years ago. VHS tape no...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 12-04-2017, 03:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,256
Posted By Padawan
Oh crap :)

Oh crap :)
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 12-01-2017, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,256
Posted By Padawan
Hi Lord Smurf, I just downloaded those files and...

Hi Lord Smurf, I just downloaded those files and managed to unrar them to a single MPEG2 file.
Ah I just got your email about the other DVD so I will do as you ask.
Regards, Paul
Fixed.
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 12-01-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,256
Posted By Padawan
Copy of a copy of a copy VHS tape?

Hello,

I have some old footage of a wedding.

http://cdn4.digitalFAQ.com/padawan/ParentsWedding.mpg

Originally this was copied to VHS from an unknown source then 10 years ago it was dubbed...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 11-25-2017, 04:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,021
Posted By Padawan
What I deleted

Hi Sanyln,

What I deleted was:

VirtualDub.video.SetSmartRendering(0);
VirtualDub.video.SetPreserveEmptyFrames(0);
VirtualDub.video.SetFrameRate2(0,0,1);

As for the version of Virtualdub I...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 11-24-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,021
Posted By Padawan
Hi Sanlyn, Thank you very much for all your...

Hi Sanlyn,

Thank you very much for all your assistance and advice.

Being on a pension one thing I have a lot of is time so I will make a copy of each avi one by one and just play.

If I screw...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 11-22-2017, 08:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,021
Posted By Padawan
I think I will stick with Virtualdub

Thanks yet again Sanlyn,

Just for the moment I think I will stick with Virtualdub until I get a lot more comfortable.

You wouldn't have to lead me dragging and kicking to Avisynth but rather...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 11-22-2017, 12:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,021
Posted By Padawan
Thank you Sanlyn, I can definitely see the...

Thank you Sanlyn,

I can definitely see the difference now :)

For the moment, unless I can find a decent VCR I thin I will stick with the Sanyo.

I've also decided to give Virtualdub another...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 11-21-2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,021
Posted By Padawan
Thanks Sanlyn, I wasn't sure if you would...

Thanks Sanlyn,

I wasn't sure if you would have preferred me to send a capture of what plays great on a TV.

That way any errors caused by the faulty Panasonic would be more easily determined?
...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 11-21-2017, 06:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,021
Posted By Padawan
Uncompressed Avi

Hi again Sanlyn,

Here they are.

The VHS itself isn't in the best quality when viewed on a TV. I don't have a good quality one at the moment.

I always have the same 'failed to load' message...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 11-21-2017, 03:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,021
Posted By Padawan
Hi Sanlyn, That is amazing. I can see why...

Hi Sanlyn,

That is amazing. I can see why people pay you guys to do it for them if they only have a few VHS tapes :)

Ok I am home and I have just captured 20 seconds of the same VHS tape from...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 11-19-2017, 04:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,021
Posted By Padawan
Sorry about the Blue

Thanks Sanlyn,

I'm really sorry. I knew about the capitals because that is how I used to type until someone told me it meant I was yelling.

I thought the blue answers to the black questions...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 11-18-2017, 10:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,021
Posted By Padawan
Hi Sanlyn, My GrandDaughter and 9 year old...

Hi Sanlyn,

My GrandDaughter and 9 year old Great GrandDaughter are visiting from Melbourne (the other side of the country).

She (Great GrandDaughter) showed me how to make the text blue so you...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 11-18-2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,021
Posted By Padawan
Update to Panasonic

I actually cleaned the heads in what you once recommended as a 'safe' way for those like myself who are too scared to open the case. I played a blank VHS for an hour. This improved the quality quite...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 11-15-2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,021
Posted By Padawan
Hello, I just purchased an Panasonic...

Hello,

I just purchased an Panasonic NV-HS1000 which was described as being in perfect working order.

However it has some issues. The picture quality is poor compared to my old Sanyo VHS DVD...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 10-05-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,451
Posted By Padawan
Thanks

Thanks Lord Smurf,

Still waiting on your TBC to arrive.

But that is normal for the time it takes to get anything to the land down under :)

A previous item from Germany took two months.
...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 10-05-2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,451
Posted By Padawan
JVC HR-S8500 E - is this a good machine?

Good morning everyone (well it is here in Western Australia anyhow).

Just a quick question if anyone is in the know.

This JVC HR-S8500E is not in the approved list.

I can get a working model...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 09-05-2017, 04:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 763
Posted By Padawan
Actually never mind. Martin is paying for...

Actually never mind.

Martin is paying for the return postage and has also just issued me a refund.

Not sure if I will buy another one from Germany. Just too much hassle if anything goes wrong.
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 09-05-2017, 03:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 763
Posted By Padawan
Panasonic HS1000 not powering on

More correctly.

I purchased this reconditioned machine two months ago from Germany. I am in Australia. These decent PAL SVHS units are almost impossible to get locally.

It worked for a day...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-22-2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,112
Posted By Padawan
Turtle Beach Santa Cruz best TB card for video capture?

Well thanks to Lord Smurf and Sanlyn I now have a working capture system.

Well not a TBC yet but that is in the works in the next couple of months.

The only thing letting me down is my crappy...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-22-2017, 05:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,699
Posted By Padawan
Thanks

Yeah it was quite a challenge and I appreciate your help :)
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-21-2017, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,699
Posted By Padawan
Now it is working

Hi Sanlyn,

No what I did was:

Remove the ATI graphics card and Sound Blaster Card.
Reinstall XP (having first disabled onboard sound in the bios)
Uninstal the built in graphics drivers in...
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