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Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 07-06-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By sanlyn
It's not possible to give accurate advice without...

It's not possible to give accurate advice without an unfiltered sample of the original video.
Processing in RGB will expand YUV levels from 16-235 to RGB 0-255.
A better analysis would be available...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-22-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By sanlyn
Restoration and filters are difficult in the...

Restoration and filters are difficult in the beginning because you don't know where you're going at first. But with practise and patience you find the way, sometimes quickly. Filter documentation can...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-21-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By sanlyn
Here is another way of processing your YUY2...

Here is another way of processing your YUY2 sample, with some details on what some of the YUV and RGB settings are trying to accomplish. The corrections were determined one at a time. At first they...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-20-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By sanlyn
Most of the time you have to live with that sort...

Most of the time you have to live with that sort of thing. Sometimes denoising can reduce it. The more you work against it, the more damage it creates.


You can crop away some of the band. I'd...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-15-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,188
Posted By sanlyn
I changed this: #Add fades to some clips ...

I changed this:

#Add fades to some clips
clip3
clip3 = FadeOut(last, 30)

clip4
clip4 = FadeOut(last, 30)

clip5
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-13-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,188
Posted By sanlyn
Trying again to upload an output sample for the...

Trying again to upload an output sample for the above script and a .vcf.


Yep. It worked. Finally.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-12-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,659
Posted By sanlyn
Actually I did read all the way thru. I agree,...

Actually I did read all the way thru. I agree, intentions are important but i guess I'm getting impatient with age. It surprises me that so many people don't really look at what they're getting with...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-12-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 976
Posted By sanlyn
Processing 5.avi: The capture looks better...

Processing 5.avi:

The capture looks better than the others. Not too bad. But you can see that the original (in the left image, below) is relatively dingy and gritty with some grain in the walls,...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-11-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,188
Posted By sanlyn
A few notes and ? on the script: I don't...

A few notes and ? on the script:

I don't even know why you're using FFV1. It's due for the no-return-on-investment bin, and I'd be surprised if you received any replies from an FFV1 post. There...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-11-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 976
Posted By sanlyn
Post-processing 3.avi and 4.avi: RGB color...

Post-processing 3.avi and 4.avi:

RGB color correction is a little different between 3.avi and 4.avi, possibly because they are videos shot in two different environments. But noise and bad camera...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-10-2020, 01:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 976
Posted By sanlyn
Analyzing and Color Correcting 2.avi: Here...

Analyzing and Color Correcting 2.avi:

Here come a few more filters you can add to your toolbox.

The original looks slightly boring for 2 possible reasons. One, the camera lens is perhaps...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 05-09-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By sanlyn
It's highly unlikely that you'll find anything...

It's highly unlikely that you'll find anything better for capture than the AIW 9600XT. It;s one of the best and most popular devices ever made for lossless analog capture, competitive with other...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-09-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 976
Posted By sanlyn
Analyzing and Color Correcting 1.avi (Cont'd): ...

Analyzing and Color Correcting 1.avi (Cont'd):

In some cases I've had to name a processed file by "v1.avi" instead of "1.avi". I have one PC system with software that sees a filename beginning...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-09-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 976
Posted By sanlyn
Analyzing and Color Correcting 1.avi: The...

Analyzing and Color Correcting 1.avi:

The first step I take with a file is running ColrYuv's Analyze function and a levels histogram. At the same time, but not always, I load color correction...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-09-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 976
Posted By sanlyn
Thank you for the 5 samples. Sorry for the delay....

Thank you for the 5 samples. Sorry for the delay.

In following posts I'll upload Avisynth scripts, plugin links and descriptions, and sample output videos. First, I must mention three main...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 04-28-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,659
Posted By sanlyn
And you actually charged money for this? Really?...

And you actually charged money for this? Really? And the victims paid you? Holy crap!

At least you've given our readers a detailed course in how it should not be done.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 04-26-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By sanlyn
SVHS machines, which can play both VHS and SVHS,...

SVHS machines, which can play both VHS and SVHS, tend to be better overall than lower-scale players, and they usually have s-video outputs. Note that "SVHS" and "S-video" are two different things....
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 04-26-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,188
Posted By sanlyn
Skin tones vary by facial position. There are...

Skin tones vary by facial position. There are shadows, midtones, and highlights. Darker areas have more red and blue, lightest areas approach white, with larger portions of each of the three colors....
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 04-22-2020, 04:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,188
Posted By sanlyn
BTW, you should mhave a tool that reads pixel...

BTW, you should mhave a tool that reads pixel values in VirtualDub and other apps. One free no-install pixel reader tool that many users keep in a corner of their desktop is csamp.exe...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 04-21-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,188
Posted By sanlyn
Thanks for the info on UMatic media. Both...

Thanks for the info on UMatic media.


Both of those filters work well with SeparateFields() but better with deinterlacing. But there are caveats, depending on the video. Purists would insist...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 04-12-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By sanlyn
Original captures are on external USB drives as...

Original captures are on external USB drives as lossless Lagarith YUY2. A few are huffyuv. I don't save all captures.
VHS Restorations are encoded and stored as authored DVD or SD-BluRay on optical...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 04-11-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,260
Posted By sanlyn
I have used 2 AIW AGP's, the 7500 since 2002 and...

I have used 2 AIW AGP's, the 7500 since 2002 and the 9600XT since 2004. I can't tell the difference in results between the two, except that for HD playback the 9600XT is newer and gives smoother HD...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 04-10-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,188
Posted By sanlyn
Since no one else seems to want to take this...

Since no one else seems to want to take this on.....

I don't usually work with analog to DV transfers. They're too troublesome and require strong filtering to clean up compression artifacts and...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,415
Posted By sanlyn
John Charles Daly deserves to be on that...

John Charles Daly deserves to be on that list.[/QUOTE]
Plus Charles Kuralt and one or two others. All gone now.


Please be careful.
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We're allowed to go out once every 10 days,...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,415
Posted By sanlyn
In looking for ways to stay busy during this...

In looking for ways to stay busy during this lockdown crap, the virus has affected the range of entertainment available at home. In my case, the first entertainment and info source to suffer was...
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