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Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 01-29-2019, 10:05 PM
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Posted By Micheal81
Thanks for the response. I understand it can...

Thanks for the response.

I understand it can change scene to scene, but if I can at least get it so that no scene clips or is too terrible, can I later use something like AutoAdjust or something...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 01-29-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,135
Posted By Micheal81
Now that I have better equipment, I want to take...

Now that I have better equipment, I want to take this one step at a time. I'm using the ES10 for pass-through.

The clip titled "No Adjustment" is a capture without changing the levels. On the...
Forum: Computers 01-21-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 814
Posted By Micheal81
So I first leave the graphics card settings on...

So I first leave the graphics card settings on defaults, adjust with the monitor settings, then tweak with the graphics card settings?
Forum: Computers 01-21-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 814
Posted By Micheal81
Calibrating monitor for video capture?

I have a HP 22CWA monitor. I know it's not ideal, but I'm trying to get it calibrated "good enough" without buying calibration hardware. I will use test patterns like found on...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 12-24-2018, 04:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,135
Posted By Micheal81
I'm resizing because I'm capturing old TV...

I'm resizing because I'm capturing old TV recordings that were 4:3. It's my understanding that you should capture at 720x480 and then after cropping and adding borders, to resize to 640x480. Is this...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 12-22-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,135
Posted By Micheal81
So, as usual, life got in the way and I had to...

So, as usual, life got in the way and I had to put this on hold for a few months. Time to try again.

I just bought an ES10 for about $50 and it should be here in about 1 week. I have the VC500 and...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 07-18-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,135
Posted By Micheal81
I 'm trying to learn more about adjusting levels....

I 'm trying to learn more about adjusting levels. I get that luminance values levels should be 16-235 to prevent clipping when expanded to RGB 0-255. I adjust the brightness and contrast before...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 07-16-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,135
Posted By Micheal81
Which resize filter is good to use in Avisynth?

Which resize filter is good to use in Avisynth?
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 07-16-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,135
Posted By Micheal81
With the VC500, should I capture at 720 x 480 and...

With the VC500, should I capture at 720 x 480 and then resize to 640 x 480? I'm thinking that the resize should be last right after masking (Crop and Addborder). What resize filter should I use in...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 06-23-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,135
Posted By Micheal81
Ok. So I tried a different tape and now it's not...

Ok. So I tried a different tape and now it's not clipping.
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 06-23-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,135
Posted By Micheal81
In the 15 years that I have been ordering stuff...

In the 15 years that I have been ordering stuff off eBay, I've never had a bad experience or received something not exactly as described. Well, there was 1 time, but the guy realized there was a...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 06-23-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,135
Posted By Micheal81
Just received a VC500 that I got for about $10 on...

Just received a VC500 that I got for about $10 on eBay. It's basically brand new. In a quick test I did, it seems to be clipping at 16. No matter how much I turn down the brightness, the histogram...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 06-22-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 798
Posted By Micheal81
Ribbon Cable for VCR

I need a ribbon cable to replace a broken one in a JVC HR-VP710U. Printed on the cable Sumitomo-M AWM 2896 80C VW-1. The pins are 1mm wide and about 5mm long. They are maybe .5mm or slightly less...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 06-11-2018, 01:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,135
Posted By Micheal81
I need to learn more about gamma adjustment....

I need to learn more about gamma adjustment. Where is some good info?
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 06-10-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,135
Posted By Micheal81
I'm going to look more into the VC500 since it...

I'm going to look more into the VC500 since it doesn't clip blacks. Does the VC500 or ATI 600 USB have a 3D comb filter?
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 06-10-2018, 01:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,135
Posted By Micheal81
Thanks for the response. I will not be...

Thanks for the response.

I will not be spending $75 on a capture card right now. I don't have much income coming in right now. I will look on eBay and take my chances. Would the ATI 600 pcie card...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 06-10-2018, 12:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,135
Posted By Micheal81
It's the original capture. Now I don't know if...

It's the original capture. Now I don't know if the VHS is the original recording or if it is a copy. I recorded these when I was a kid. This ghosting is probably the worse that I've seen with my...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 06-05-2018, 03:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,135
Posted By Micheal81
Help improving VHS captures with Avisynth, capture card?

So a few years ago I decided I would transfer around 100 hours of old VHS recordings to my PC. I already knew a little about programs like Avisynth and VirtualDub. I learned some basic things about...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 11-09-2015, 12:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,752
Posted By Micheal81
Some guidance for improving VHS captures?

I tried many different pieces of software to capture some some old VHS tapes. I never could consistently get Virtualdub (http://www.videohelp.com/software/Virtualdub) to capture without audio sync...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 11-06-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,310
Posted By Micheal81
VCR Input Setting: What does it do?

In every capture program I have used, there is a setting under "Device Settings" call "VCR Input." What does it actually do? I'm capturing from a VCR and everything seems the same whether or not it...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 11-05-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,746
Posted By Micheal81
I just briefly scanned the thread at the link. I...

I just briefly scanned the thread at the link. I will go over it some more later.

I do have a Liteon DVD Recorder. Maybe this can be used as a passthru device?
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 11-05-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,746
Posted By Micheal81
After running a few test captures with this...

After running a few test captures with this software, it seems to work perfectly. I am able to capture to Huffyuv video and PCM audio with perfect sync. I was easily able to figure out the settings...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 11-04-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,746
Posted By Micheal81
I am not and will not be using a TBC. I don't...

I am not and will not be using a TBC. I don't have the money for it. I'm not yet certain what a y/c comb filter is. I will look into it. If it cost money, then it is a no on that too. I may take the...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 11-03-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,746
Posted By Micheal81
Solution: VirtualDub audio sync for VHS!

I am posting this in hopes of helping anyone with the same problem. For days I tried various programs to capture VHS tapes to my PC. No matter what I tried, the audio was not in sync. It was not...
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