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Forum: Video Hardware Repair 04-02-2022, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By ThumperStrauss
I found the forum list of service manuals! ...

I found the forum list of service manuals!
http://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/vcr-repair/2668-index-user-manuals.html

This should help.
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 04-02-2022, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 109
Posted By ThumperStrauss
Model: Jvc hr-dvs3-u EDIT: I am trying to...

Model: Jvc hr-dvs3-u

EDIT: I am trying to see if I can fix the eating my tapes by doing the repair shown here:
https://youtu.be/hGk1xwcA1uk?t=126
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 04-02-2022, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 109
Posted By ThumperStrauss
How to remove bottom cover from JVC SVHS?

How do I remove the bottom cover from my JVC SVHS player. See photo. I assume I need to push out the metal flap things. What's the best way to do that? Flat screwdriver? Is that all I need to do or...
Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 03-29-2022, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 145
Posted By ThumperStrauss
Selur Hybrid: Blu-ray files, x264 correct codec to use?

Based on the forum wisdom, here is where I have believe is the best practice with final encoded video files a from 8mm/VHS source:

For YouTube distribution
Upload at 1440p (2560x1440 or...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-27-2022, 09:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 54
Posted By ThumperStrauss
ATI TV Wonder 2.0 + AIW9600XT on same XP: problems?

A have an XP machine with an ATI AIW 9600XT AGP card. Nonetheless, when I found someone selling an ATI TV Wonder 2.0 USB capture device still sealed in a clamshell, I couldn't resist. After...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 03-27-2022, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By ThumperStrauss
I did another test using this workflow: JVC...

I did another test using this workflow: JVC HR-DVS3-U (line TBC ON, stabilization OFF) AIW 9600XT. I recorded six hours from an EP tape. The audio and video were in sync by the end of the six...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-27-2022, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 72
Posted By ThumperStrauss
Panasonic ES-15: turns off after six-hours [SOLVED]

The Panasonic ES-15 turns off after six hours by default. This is a problem if capturing overnight an EP tape. I finally checked the manual and found the answer.

To turn off that sleep feature:
...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 03-25-2022, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By ThumperStrauss
UPDATE: Did more testing, here's what I found

UPDATE: I did some more tests and discovered the following:

The vertical jitter is probably being triggered by the Datavideo DVK-200. (I had added it to the workflow because of its (weak) frame...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 03-24-2022, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By ThumperStrauss
Vertical jitter / alignment issue: how frequent must it be to fix?

I changed my workflow


from: JVC HR-S3910U (no line TBC) -- Panasonic ES-15 -- Datavideo DVK-200 -- AIW 9600XT
to: JVC HR-DVS3U (line TBC) - Datavideo DVK-200 -- AIW 9600XT

I re-captured a...
Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 03-21-2022, 10:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Posted By ThumperStrauss
Blu-ray-spec file: good enough for YouTube?

I'm using Selur Hybrid to do some restoration on 8mm home videos, including some denoising, and a bit of stabilization. I had been outputting to ProResHQ because I couldn't figure out how to overcome...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-19-2022, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 161
Posted By ThumperStrauss
JVS VS30U: has TBC, but not on Lord Smurf list?

I found a JVC VS30U, which according to the manual has TBC. And I saw another thread that Lord Smurf sold one in the marketplace to someone. But I don't see this model on Lord Smurf's list of SVHS...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 03-05-2022, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By ThumperStrauss
UPDATE: I found this description...

UPDATE: I found this description (https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/550976-REG/JVC_DR_MV79B_DR_MV79B_DVD_VCR_Combo_Recorder.html/overview) at BHPhoto. What does Quasi S-VHS playback mean?

...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 03-05-2022, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By ThumperStrauss
JVC DR-MV79 DVD/VHS recorder combo reviews?

I can't find any feedback on the JVC DR-MV79 unit, which has a DVD recorder and VHS player combo unit. While I would not use the DVD recorder in my workflow, I'm wondering if the S-Video output is...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-26-2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By ThumperStrauss
Color saturation diagnostic tool for capture?

Workflow: TRV66 - ES15 - DVK200 - AIW9600XT

Before capturing in VirtualDub1911, I follow the procedure of cropping out black side and bottom, and then viewing the histogram to ensure the incoming...
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2022, 08:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 662
Posted By ThumperStrauss
An AI-powered knowledge base that sees the draft...

An AI-powered knowledge base that sees the draft post and delivers up some suggested posts to avoid another post on the same topic.
User guides written/edited by the power restorers at this forum,...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-22-2022, 05:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By ThumperStrauss
Yes, I can make output go into the red zones...

Yes, I can make output go into the red zones using the Levels screen in VirtualDub1911. I just can't seem to trigger the red zone when adjusting the brightness or contrast on the external proc amp.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-22-2022, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By ThumperStrauss
External proc amp: changing levels, legal range 16-235?

The Datavideo DVK-200 has a proc amp and allows one to adjust the brightness, contrast, tint, and color saturation. When I adjust the brightness or contrast while looking at the VirtualDub1911...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-22-2022, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By ThumperStrauss
UPDATE: I changed the settings and discovered the...

UPDATE: I changed the settings and discovered the proper way to attach the cables. With this setup, the proc amp knobs now have an effect. See attachment.

For the cables:

CAM IN: S-Video In
...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-22-2022, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By ThumperStrauss
Datavideo DVK-200: cables go in CAM section?

I added a Datavideo DVK-200 to my workflow for its (weak) TBC/genlock (http://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/video-capture/9297-advantage-datavideo-dvk.html#post58314) feature. Can you confirm that one...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-17-2022, 08:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 133
Posted By ThumperStrauss
Weak TBC, no dropped frames, success?

I recently added a Datavideo DVK-200 to my workflow, which is now: Sony TVR66 camcorder -- Panasonic ES15 -- Datavideo DVK200 -- ATI AIW 9600XT. In my SVHS workflow, I start with JVC HR-S3900...
Forum: Edit Video, Audio 02-17-2022, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By ThumperStrauss
Trimming video in Avidemux, settings correct?

Is Avidemux an acceptable solution from trimming raw captured video that recorded for too long during capture?

I put a 71.9GB file into Avidemux and chose these settings:

Lavcodec: DXVA2...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 02-08-2022, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By ThumperStrauss
Thank you for the tips. I will experiment more by...

Thank you for the tips. I will experiment more by using less.
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 02-08-2022, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By ThumperStrauss
ES15 VOB vs. AIW: look the same after filtering?

I was curious to see with my own eyes the difference in quality between:

video captured using the Panasonic ES15 built-in DVD recorder, and
video captured using the ES15 as a passthrough to an...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 02-07-2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By ThumperStrauss
When to use bob setting in QTGMC?

With an 8mm source (captured with AIW9600XT) I ran it through Hybrid. Under the tabs Filtering -- (De-)Interlace/Telecine I checked the Bob box.. Guide on right side says: If enabled QTGMC will...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 02-06-2022, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 190
Posted By ThumperStrauss
How to replicate Topaz-style clean borders in Hybrid?

With an 8mm source with lots of noise, I used Hybrid (https://www.selur.de/) and removed noise and messed around with some settings. I was pretty happy with the results (although still...
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