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Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-11-2022, 07:39 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By thestarswitcher
Yea, give it a go and see how that turns out

Yea, give it a go and see how that turns out
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-11-2022, 06:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 388
Posted By thestarswitcher
By having both of them disabled, you're putting...

By having both of them disabled, you're putting dependence on the capture card to maintain sync, so when there's errors, the capture card's default go-to is to screw up the sync.

Which in turn,...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-11-2022, 06:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 388
Posted By thestarswitcher
Timing looks good, just make sure to tick the two...

Timing looks good, just make sure to tick the two "Drop frames/Insert frames" at the top. That way if things get congested, it will at least tell you on the ticker on the side.

If anything,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2022, 06:15 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,334
Posted By thestarswitcher
"But the best are rare units." Such...

"But the best are rare units."

Such as......?

I guarantee you the reason the Datavideo TBC-1000's and the AVT-8710's are so incredibly expensive is because those were the two touted around...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 07-07-2022, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By thestarswitcher
I decided to plug it in again with the lid off,...

I decided to plug it in again with the lid off, and casually mess around by touching the caps. Leaving the JVC blue screen on, I used this as my test.

In Img1, after tapping that capacitor, the...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 07-06-2022, 11:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By thestarswitcher
Datavideo TBC-1000 failed, next steps?

Hello,

My Datavideo TBC-1000 now has finally decided to bug out. It's having difficulty with the blue channel. The standard "blue screen" is an array of dark green and dark grey lines. Initially I...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-09-2022, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By thestarswitcher
VCRs with good SLP / EP mode playback?

With the ever rising costs of the Panasonic AG-1980 alongside the rapid amounts of failing units turning up, I think this is worthy of discussion:

Do we know of any VCR's from other brands that...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-02-2022, 04:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 797
Posted By thestarswitcher
LS I must ask, why do you prefer MPEG-2 over AVC...

LS I must ask, why do you prefer MPEG-2 over AVC based encoding? A Standard Definition Blu-Ray looks better than a DVD (if the source is the same) because you aren't dealing with the blocky...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 04-25-2022, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By thestarswitcher
Bumping this thread- I'm interested in hearing...

Bumping this thread- I'm interested in hearing your thoughts
Forum: Edit Video, Audio 04-10-2022, 07:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 644
Posted By thestarswitcher
Very helpful! I haven't been doing this for...

Very helpful! I haven't been doing this for whatever reason, will advise.


I use LanczosResize() or Spline36Resize() in these instances; what makes you prefer nnedi3? I'm interested in hearing...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 04-04-2022, 09:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 210
Posted By thestarswitcher
As long as you have a TBC active in the chain, I...

As long as you have a TBC active in the chain, I have "Correct video timing..." off and leave it checked on Disable Resync- since the TBC is handling the sync. With a reliable capture card, it'll be...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-27-2022, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By thestarswitcher
Audio capture: line in or capture card?

As I'm sure everybody here will agree, the audio aspect of capturing is as equally important as perfecting the video side of things- and having the two of them in perfect sync is wonderful (without...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-12-2022, 03:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By thestarswitcher
DVD recorders should be used as passthrough...

DVD recorders should be used as passthrough devices, and then you capture with Virtualdub.

So it's VCR->DVD recorder (if no external TBC is around)->capture card.

DVD recorders can't get...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-27-2022, 10:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 753
Posted By thestarswitcher
Gonna be replying out of order; You...

Gonna be replying out of order;


You better believe it :D . I'm convinced it's one of the most beautiful pieces ever put on television, and it needs to be preserved (the film elements got...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 02-26-2022, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By thestarswitcher
Bumping this post- I have a European JVC...

Bumping this post- I have a European JVC HR-S9600EU I'm looking to get serviced. Any chance he's able to fix a unit with all European tech specs inside?
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-25-2022, 10:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 753
Posted By thestarswitcher
That's (one of) the issue(s) though. If these are...

That's (one of) the issue(s) though. If these are flaws being introduced by the gear, and we're not preserving an authentic representation of what's on the tape, then could we really call it a...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-25-2022, 08:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 753
Posted By thestarswitcher
I would like to challenge you. Presented here are...

I would like to challenge you. Presented here are samples of 2 captures via Direct Stream Copy; one PAL, one NTSC.

In the PAL capture, you can see an inserted frame from #96-#97. The head...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-24-2022, 02:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 753
Posted By thestarswitcher
My biggest gripe in all of this is the fact the...

My biggest gripe in all of this is the fact the software isn't telling me- and both Inserted/Dropped values stay at 0. With my Dazzle, it had the courtesy to tell me if a tape was inserting anything,...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-23-2022, 08:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 753
Posted By thestarswitcher
Inserted frames not being reported? (VirtualDub)

I was yesterday years old when I learned that two identical tape captures of mine did not sync up perfectly...

So apparently, back at square one, the Pinnacle-710 USB is inserting frames- and...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 02-08-2022, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By thestarswitcher
We need to know your set up (capture card, vcr,...

We need to know your set up (capture card, vcr, etc).

A small sample of the problems you're seeing would be helpful.
Forum: Marketplace 02-07-2022, 09:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 161
Posted By thestarswitcher
Wanted: Pearstone s-video gold cables

I've had a pair of Monster cables fail me recently, so I'm in the market for some Pearstone Gold ones to complement the one I have going from my TBC to Capture Card. Title pretty much says all,...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-25-2022, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By thestarswitcher
PAL video is 720x576. Displayed, the size of the...

PAL video is 720x576. Displayed, the size of the pixels equate to 768x576.

When you encode your piece, you want it as 720x576, with the pixel aspect ratio as 16x15
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 01-22-2022, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By thestarswitcher
I sometimes use Shippo when I send out of the US,...

I sometimes use Shippo when I send out of the US, that's a good one. UK->global though, Parcel2Go is another excellent service.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-21-2022, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By thestarswitcher
For PAL, it would be 16x15 for a standard 4:3...

For PAL, it would be 16x15 for a standard 4:3 video
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-20-2022, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By thestarswitcher
I made a similar reply to a different thread- I...

I made a similar reply to a different thread- I use Hybrid for my encoding. What you need, is for the encoder to insert the actual ratio flag to your file. This is the best way I can put it:
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