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Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2021, 01:57 PM
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Posted By ddw_119
I understand completely. That's why if this ever...

I understand completely. That's why if this ever would to happen, you're in charge. :)

I assumed that the cost of a deck of this kind would be a bit steep. But I think something like this would be...
Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By ddw_119
A Kickstarter campaign for modern VCRs?

Hello, everyone.

I recently settled with a VHS/8mm to DVD project. Notice that I used the word "settle" because I'm about 65-75% blind and living on a fixed disability income, so purchasing...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 11-04-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By ddw_119
I am recording to DVDs then making lossless rips...

I am recording to DVDs then making lossless rips of the videos using MakeMKV for viewing on a media player I have hooked to my TV. Currently I can't afford all the necessary components for capturing...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 11-04-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By ddw_119
So I went ahead and burned three different DVDs....

So I went ahead and burned three different DVDs. The first I burned directly to the JVC DR-M10. The second burned on the M10 using the ES-15 as a passthrough (NR off, Black Level Input set to...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 11-02-2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By ddw_119
Panasonic DMR-ES15 Passthrough for JVC DR-M10?

By circumstance (or luck, depending on your viewpoint), I now have both a Panasonic DMR-ES15 DVD recorder and a JVC DR-M10 DVD recorder. I was planning on simply using the JVC DR-M10 to record VHS...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-25-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 787
Posted By ddw_119
Do you have any recommended models for a Hitachi...

Do you have any recommended models for a Hitachi 8mm camcorder?
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-25-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 787
Posted By ddw_119
I have one final (I hope) question regarding my...

I have one final (I hope) question regarding my problem before I admit defeat and seek out expert tape rescue.

When I play the tapes in slow motion, there is no blue screen whatsoever. As I...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-22-2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 787
Posted By ddw_119
Ok, I understand now. I apologize. I guess my...

Ok, I understand now. I apologize. I guess my desperation to save these tapes made me a bit thickheaded.

The exact camera the tapes were recorded on no longer exists, unfortunately.

Timtape,...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-22-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 787
Posted By ddw_119
After checking the screencap I posted above, I...

After checking the screencap I posted above, I believe the camera that was used to record these tapes was either a Sharp Viewcam VL-E610 or VL-E630. Can "close enough" be "good enough" in this case,...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-21-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 787
Posted By ddw_119
If this is the case, then is there a way to...

If this is the case, then is there a way to confirm it as the problem and clean/repair the tapes? They are pretty important to me.

And, since I haven't said so before, thanks to everyone who has...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-20-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 787
Posted By ddw_119
I burned a DVD of one of the major problem areas...

I burned a DVD of one of the major problem areas and ripped it with MakeMKV. Here is a sample.

One other thing I forgot to mention is that there is also audio crackling from time to time.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-19-2021, 11:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 787
Posted By ddw_119
So I don't have to purchase the exact same...

So I don't have to purchase the exact same camcorder that the tapes were recorded with?
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-19-2021, 10:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 787
Posted By ddw_119
It is easy to forget the basics! But I have...

It is easy to forget the basics! But I have indeed been keeping the Handycam clean. When I transferred all of my tapes I did so in chronological order of when they were recorded (starting with the...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-19-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 787
Posted By ddw_119
Indeed, most of them do. As a matter of fact, I...

Indeed, most of them do. As a matter of fact, I noticed a very slow downgrade in quality as I made my way to those two problem tapes.

As I mentioned in my first post, the tapes were recorded on a...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-18-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 787
Posted By ddw_119
How to fix blue screen, audio dropouts on 8mm tapes?

Hello,

Recently I transferred most of my family videos (VHS and 8mm/Hi8) to DVD. Except for a few minor issues that I can accept, I was satisfied with all of the transfers...until I got to the...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 04-13-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,641
Posted By ddw_119
Buzzing/Crackling Audio Noise in VHS Tape

Hello! I'm a newcomer to the forum and to the world of digitizing analog tape.

Recently I brought in a stack of family VHS/Hi8 tapes to a local digital transfer business here in town. While most...
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