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Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-05-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By NJRoadfan
I can trigger this bug 100% of the time using the...

I can trigger this bug 100% of the time using the S-Video input and 240p video like the JVC blue menu screen (and likely a Super Nintendo if I had a S-Video cable for it). Composite input is...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 09-05-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By NJRoadfan
Which deck is this? Most of the portable decks...

Which deck is this? Most of the portable decks have a multipin DIN connector for the camera. Most everything else would have RCA jacks for I/O.
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 716
Posted By NJRoadfan
For those who don't think quality matters, your...

For those who don't think quality matters, your work may appear on broadcast TV. If you frequently post stuff to YouTube, it'll find its way to places. I had a clip of mine appear on WCBS-HD here in...
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 08-19-2021, 06:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 171
Posted By NJRoadfan
Most YouTube "creators" farm out editing to...

Most YouTube "creators" farm out editing to someone else. Don't worry about looking bad, I drag the average down with dodgy audio and questionable editing cuts (or lack thereof!) in my videos.

I...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 08-11-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 957
Posted By NJRoadfan
The HM-DH30000U doesn't seem like JVC's "best...

The HM-DH30000U doesn't seem like JVC's "best effort". Its plagued with reliability issues compared to other DVHS decks. I don't have one here so I can't comment on its quality. I do have a...
Forum: Blank Media 08-04-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By NJRoadfan
Verbatim changed the packaging a while ago to...

Verbatim changed the packaging a while ago to emphasize that the media was AZO. So instead of a small AZO logo, its now part of the product name in big bold lettering.
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 07-13-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By NJRoadfan
What format was the runtime quoting? PAL or NTSC?...

What format was the runtime quoting? PAL or NTSC? I've come across some discrepancies between the formats and tape length. For example, P5-90 (PAL) and P6-120 (NTSC) tapes are usually filled with the...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 07-12-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By NJRoadfan
The AUTO display is actually the onboard clock...

The AUTO display is actually the onboard clock scanning TV stations to automatically set the VCR's onboard clock. Ignore it as a symptom of the problem.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-16-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,849
Posted By NJRoadfan
That test is with the new RetroTink 5X hardware,...

That test is with the new RetroTink 5X hardware, which has full frame TBC like functionality ("triple buffer" in the menu options). Problem is the 5X currently lacks a pass-through mode and will...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-27-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 862
Posted By NJRoadfan
Super VHS, ED Beta, and Hi-8 all had higher...

Super VHS, ED Beta, and Hi-8 all had higher luminance bandwidth over Betacam-SP. Where pro formats shined was the chrominance was equal bandwidth/resolution to luminance and stored on a separate...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-25-2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 285
Posted By NJRoadfan
The Analogue Nt consoles are FPGA reproductions...

The Analogue Nt consoles are FPGA reproductions of the original hardware with added features (HDMI output being the big one). It is not software emulation and the FPGA code has been tested against...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-24-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 285
Posted By NJRoadfan
The Super NES doesn't natively output frames at...

The Super NES doesn't natively output frames at 59.94fps, but at 60.01fps. I don't know if the Magewell cards detect the proper frame rate from signal alone, I know my Epiphan DVI2PCIe card will pick...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-24-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 867
Posted By NJRoadfan
Generally you can just plug in a video source and...

Generally you can just plug in a video source and a deck will record it. The servo lock/signal is only really needed if you are using the decks in an editing setup in order to do frame accurate edits.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-24-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 285
Posted By NJRoadfan
For game consoles and computer sources I have...

For game consoles and computer sources I have been using the UT-Video RGB (ULRG) codec. These sources are native 4:4:4 RGB, not YUV. My capture card natively does 4:4:4 RGB from DVI/HDMI sources that...
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 05-12-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By NJRoadfan
The DCR-TRV250 does not support playback of...

The DCR-TRV250 does not support playback of analog tapes, only digital.
Forum: Computers 04-21-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By NJRoadfan
macOS natively supports Windows SMB file sharing...

macOS natively supports Windows SMB file sharing (its actually the official method these days as the old AppleShare AFP is deprecated). Create a share on the XP machine and the Mac should be able to...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By NJRoadfan
Back in the 90s, the Smithsonian had a working...

Back in the 90s, the Smithsonian had a working exhibit of a high definition television broadcast on a CRT TV in the information age section of the Museum of American History. It was your typical demo...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 03-23-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 220
Posted By NJRoadfan
The squeal sounds like something with the reels...

The squeal sounds like something with the reels needs to be lubricated, doesn't sound to disconcerting. My unit makes a "brrt" noise every time the transport changes modes!
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Forum: Video Hardware Repair 03-12-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By NJRoadfan
Best I can decode from the service manual (the...

Best I can decode from the service manual (the scan quality is poor) is that its the dew/moisture sensor. You should be able to run the deck with it disconnected (normally the resistance increases...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-12-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By NJRoadfan
The camcorders are all identical in terms of tape...

The camcorders are all identical in terms of tape playback. The difference in the models is mainly camcorder features like the image sensor.
Forum: Computers 03-12-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,013
Posted By NJRoadfan
The last Intel chipset with native AGP support...

The last Intel chipset with native AGP support was the i865/875. It was originally designed around Socket 478 and for the Pentium 4. ASRock and Gigabyte later released boards with the i865 and Socket...
Forum: Computers 03-10-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,013
Posted By NJRoadfan
There is an entire group of folks that work on...

There is an entire group of folks that work on making older versions of Windows work with newer hardware. Usually the problem is stuff like USB and storage drivers, but the latest hardware is...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-21-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By NJRoadfan
Capturing to a particular container and codec is...

Capturing to a particular container and codec is easy, its getting the timecode that can be a pain. The most common route with Digital Betacam formats appears to be using RS-422 serial deck control...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 12-30-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By NJRoadfan
If the tape is spooling up right before the...

If the tape is spooling up right before the capstan/pinch roller, something is wrong with that part of the transport. The pinch roller should rotate on its spindle freely. Another weak point on these...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 12-30-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By NJRoadfan
Thats not an All-in-Wonder card! Sounds like a...

Thats not an All-in-Wonder card! Sounds like a standard ATI X1800XT video card to me. Is it dual slot? You'd be right as the AVIVO plugs don't carry audio for some reason. Cable:...
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