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Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-22-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 44
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Posted By dpalomaki
The Apple/MAC Mini-DVI connector I received DID...

The Apple/MAC Mini-DVI connector I received DID NOT fit the ATI card I have on hand.
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 09-02-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 438
Posted By dpalomaki
Also, we should keep in mind that the common use...

Also, we should keep in mind that the common use of the terms composite, s-video, and component refer to the method (protocol?) of passing the signal (connecting) from one piece of gear to another. ...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 09-02-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 181
Posted By dpalomaki
Early RCA VCR may have been made for RCA by...

Early RCA VCR may have been made for RCA by Panasonic and later by Hitachi - the break point may have been 1983 or so. Shortly there after RCA consumer electronics were bought by GE, then by...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 09-02-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 438
Posted By dpalomaki
It boils down to knowing the internals and...

It boils down to knowing the internals and capability potential of your gear. I've seen TV sets where-in the composite input display looked better than s-video from a known good source. Evidence...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 09-01-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 438
Posted By dpalomaki
Component is the standard industry term for the 3...

Component is the standard industry term for the 3 wire system. You also see terms such as YUV and YPrPb used - the three components needed to form the color image. Keep in mind that traditionally...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 09-01-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 438
Posted By dpalomaki
While that may be true for some specific gear...

While that may be true for some specific gear (that does a crappy job with s-video signals, and there is no shortage of that stuff) it is NOT true in general for consumer gear.

Composite...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 08-31-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 198
Posted By dpalomaki
The Tascam DA-88 and Sony PCM-800 used Hi8 video...

The Tascam DA-88 and Sony PCM-800 used Hi8 video tape and provided 8 channels/tracks audio recording. However, they were NOT video, the signals recorded on the tape were very different. Generally it...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 08-31-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 198
Posted By dpalomaki
As I recall, the 4-track (12 bit/32 kHz) audio...

As I recall, the 4-track (12 bit/32 kHz) audio modes was sometimes referred to as ST1 (Stereo 1) and ST2. with the default recording being ST1. Some (not all) DV camcorders and DV VCRs could record...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 08-30-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 198
Posted By dpalomaki
A few general notes on iLink/Firewire/IEEE1394...

A few general notes on iLink/Firewire/IEEE1394 ports that may or may not apply to OP's case>

- Some ports are easily blown by hot swapping. Never try hot swap a firewire connection.

- Some...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 08-26-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By dpalomaki
While it may not apply to your situation, be...

While it may not apply to your situation, be aware that video and audio paths that are not integrated can have different latencies that will cause the sound to break lip sync.

For example, my...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 08-23-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 259
Posted By dpalomaki
FWIW: some camcorders (and other gear for that...

FWIW: some camcorders (and other gear for that matter) have an issue with ribbon cables coming loose, or their contacts corroding a wee bit so reliable contact was lost. The bump might fix it for a...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 08-22-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 259
Posted By dpalomaki
A simple neutral question without comment one way...

A simple neutral question without comment one way or another should be OK.

As I understand it ebay has procedures that allow sellers to dispute negative feedback.

Does feedback speak to...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 08-22-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 259
Posted By dpalomaki
Sounds a bit like a cold solder joint at the...

Sounds a bit like a cold solder joint at the socket. Does the composite video output work?
What make/model is it?

Before trusting a ebay repair service that also sells auto parts and no recent...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 08-20-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By dpalomaki
Not really. MiniDV is already a digital...

Not really. MiniDV is already a digital recording on the tape. If transferred via firewire you are essentially doing a file copy, sort of like recovering data from computer backup tape. Subject to...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 08-20-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 731
Posted By dpalomaki
The proof of the pudding is in the eating. Some...

The proof of the pudding is in the eating. Some of the participants here do provide transfer service (Personally I do not.) You could contact them, and upon agreement to details including cost and...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 08-20-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 731
Posted By dpalomaki
They may not play as well, as cleanly, as...

They may not play as well, as cleanly, as reliably. And there is no real way to predict in advance beyond some general trends. Its generally not an issue of will-not-play-at-all, more like fitting...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 08-19-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 731
Posted By dpalomaki
Having a transfer to usable media, even if of...

Having a transfer to usable media, even if of mediocre quality, is a plus in that it saves wear and play risk on the original tapes, and it can be shared with others. After all, content is king,...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 08-18-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 731
Posted By dpalomaki
Many of the people here are what some might...

Many of the people here are what some might describe as obsessive about quality in the capture and restore of consumer analog video tape content. The concept of "good enough" is a sacrilege. As you...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 08-17-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By dpalomaki
The issues between NTSC and PAL is 4:1:1 vs 4:2:0...

The issues between NTSC and PAL is 4:1:1 vs 4:2:0 color sampling in the digital representation of the image. This represents the sample ratio of luma (B&W) to chroma (color) information. (It has no...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 08-17-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By dpalomaki
The greater issue is DV uses a lossy compression...

The greater issue is DV uses a lossy compression scheme that is doubly hurt by and noise in the video, which is common for home video.

Whether or not s-video capture would be better will depend...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 08-16-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 128
Posted By dpalomaki
A potential source of short s-video cables. I...

A potential source of short s-video cables. I have no idea if they are reasonable quality....
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 08-16-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 128
Posted By dpalomaki
Mechanical switches do have some level of cross...

Mechanical switches do have some level of cross talk, especially for signals in the RF range. A mitigation is to turn off the sources that are not being used so there is nothing to cross talk.
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Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 08-16-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 128
Posted By dpalomaki
To save wear to the connectors on you gear, use...

To save wear to the connectors on you gear, use the shortest s-video cable (SVC) cable (SVC) you can find connected to the gear and barrel connectors (BC) to provide the links between the gear usign...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 08-16-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 731
Posted By dpalomaki
The attached uploaded file is a second, very...

The attached uploaded file is a second, very quick and dirty, demo of setting the mask to (roughly) follow the outline of the date/time stamp rather than using a rectangle. More of the underlying...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 08-16-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 731
Posted By dpalomaki
Then the simplest fix might be to overlay the...

Then the simplest fix might be to overlay the date/time with something useful such as names and date as in the attached example. This is a simple overlay of the video with a masking gray rectangle...
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