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Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 06-29-2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By lordsmurf
As a point of reference, this assertion has...

As a point of reference, this assertion has always slightly irritated me.

It's not half.
Example: 4:2:2 to 4:1:1 is half. This is not.

Deinterlacers reconstruct fields into frame. Some...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-29-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By lordsmurf
Uncompressed is definitely a bottleneck on I/O,...

Uncompressed is definitely a bottleneck on I/O, and will also be on CPU/RAM for non-SD.

For ProRes422 vs. DNxHD, there is a lot of disagreement online. But I find that most of it is newbies...
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: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-11-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,188
Posted By lordsmurf
Q: Does anyone have any idea as to how the fix...

Q: Does anyone have any idea as to how the fix the severe bleeding in the screenshot?
A: Yikes! No idea.

I see this thread, but (for now) my desire to help doesn't match my ability to help. I'm...
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: General Discussion 05-07-2020, 02:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,415
Posted By lordsmurf
@all, just FYI: A number of site members...

@all, just FYI:

A number of site members have reached out to me privately. Some folks here just like to lurk/read. Others post, but are strictly on-topic (never share anything personal).

I've...
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: General Discussion 04-11-2020, 12:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,415
Posted By lordsmurf
This was our weakness as well. I have an Israeli...

This was our weakness as well. I have an Israeli gas mask, and we have pair of dust masks, but that was it. We were unable to procure masks, even in mid Feb. We didn't even have shop towels or rubber...
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2020, 12:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,415
Posted By tryagain
Just a couple of quick...

Just a couple of quick corrections/clarifications, then on to my prepping holes.

Winsordawson- I can see your "orange man" remarks may have been in jest. I suppose after 3 years of non-stop (what...
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: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 03-29-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,440
Posted By sanlyn
BAD TAPE CHRONICLES: TAPES FROM HELL, CONT'D: ...

BAD TAPE CHRONICLES: TAPES FROM HELL, CONT'D:
Working with bad cable signals and bad tape from the 1990's, #2


The attached "Dentist_AG1980_sample.mpg" is a high bitrate encode of an otherwise...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 03-29-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,440
Posted By sanlyn
BAD TAPE CHRONICLES: TAPES FROM HELL, CONT'D: ...

BAD TAPE CHRONICLES: TAPES FROM HELL, CONT'D:
Working with bad cable signals and bad tape from the 1990's, #1

Thanks for the new captures. I'll be look them over tonight.


The attached...
Forum: General Discussion 03-15-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,105
Posted By lordsmurf
Healthcare does need to be overhauled, including...

Healthcare does need to be overhauled, including transparency in pricing, and sane medicines costs. If doing that tanks those companies, then tanked they shall be. I would rather lose money on...
Forum: General Discussion 03-15-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,105
Posted By Angies_Husband
Agree. As Windsordawson also said, a cyclical...

Agree. As Windsordawson also said, a cyclical market correction has been long over due. But this is worse than anyone could have imagined.

Uncharted territory really... From an economic...
Forum: Blank Media 09-05-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,199
Posted By ELinder
We still have a bunch of AOL disks hanging in the...

We still have a bunch of AOL disks hanging in the fruit trees to keep out the birds that seem to be holding up fairly well. :)
Forum: Edit Video, Audio 08-05-2019, 05:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,148
Posted By lordsmurf
^ This. :2cents: Yeah, you do that a lot....

^ This. :2cents:


Yeah, you do that a lot. Must watch that. Not all sources are pristine. ;)


When source looks like this, YUV/RGB is really the least of my worries.


I only use...
Forum: Edit Video, Audio 08-01-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,148
Posted By sanlyn
Wow! Totally unexpected, and much appreciated,...

Wow! Totally unexpected, and much appreciated, but I wish I were THAT good myself!
Right now I have 7 nightmare tapes and could use a visit from an outside guru who knows a lot more than I do, LOL!...
Forum: Edit Video, Audio 07-31-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,148
Posted By WaxCyl
Hi Winsordawson, I have attached a AVIsynth...

Hi Winsordawson,
I have attached a AVIsynth processed AVI of your MP4 file. I think I may have blurred the chroma somewhat. The noise in the clip is not entirely random as it partially consists of...
Forum: Edit Video, Audio 07-25-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,148
Posted By jwillis84
I believe there are guides already written for...

I believe there are guides already written for using Avisynth on this website, you just need to look for them.

If Sanlyn is around he may respond and give you a proper appraisal of everything that...
Forum: Edit Video, Audio 07-25-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,148
Posted By jwillis84
It looks like a bit of high frequency noise to...

It looks like a bit of high frequency noise to me. There is definitely some problem separating out the chroma component.. perhaps the comb filter is old or the cables are not great.

Here is what...
Forum: Edit Video, Audio 07-25-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,148
Posted By hodgey
That looks more like cross-color artifacts. It...

That looks more like cross-color artifacts. It looks like the vcr that recorded the tape was not able to separate the colour and brightness data cleanly, and some of the sharp black-white as part of...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 06-02-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,489
Posted By sanlyn
Good color work. Looks about right. --...

Good color work. Looks about right.

-- merged --

@Angies_Husband, thanks for posting a sample.

To get to your 4 questions first:

Don't use "DirectShowSource" unless you're absolutely...
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