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Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 10-24-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,085
Posted By WestRGB
Hey dnppro! Reply here a year later because I'm...

Hey dnppro! Reply here a year later because I'm just getting started with AviSynth :wink2:



Where are you at one year later? Did you make a repository of "functions"? If not, what was your...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 10-17-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By WestRGB
In the interest of simplicity, I had hoped to...

In the interest of simplicity, I had hoped to find a solution in AviSynth. And I did find a kind of workaround.

There's an external plugin called ColorBalance, and with it you can adjust...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 10-16-2020, 12:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By WestRGB
How to colour grade VHS captures in Avisynth?

JVC HR-DVS3U --> AVT-8710 --> Pinnacle 710-USB

I check histograms before capture following Sanlyn's http://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/video-capture/7427-capturing-virtualdub-settings.html :salute:
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Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 10-13-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By WestRGB
Unhelpful observation, but it almost looks like a...

Unhelpful observation, but it almost looks like a CED capture with record skips! :laugh:



I agree, but it shouldn't be based on your setup.

I wonder if this would be considered frame...
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By WestRGB
It's funny -- I've been thinking about offering...

It's funny -- I've been thinking about offering transfer services as a little side business, and I was researching business models. If you google the best transfer services available, Google will...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 10-09-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 97
Posted By WestRGB
How to capture, decode Dolby Surround VHS tapes?

I have some commercial VHS tapes that I want to capture for personal use. Several of them contain audio encoded in Dolby Surround and Dolby Surround Stereo. I've been trying to research ways of...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 10-07-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By WestRGB
I follow him! He's great at introducing complex...

I follow him! He's great at introducing complex technologies to the layman :congrats:



I think you got that backwards. In terms of quality and reliability, Laserdiscs > VHD > CED.

I don't...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 10-05-2020, 11:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By WestRGB
I actually purchased this SJT-400 New in Box a...

I actually purchased this SJT-400 New in Box a couple years ago (lucky find), and I’ve only used it very lightly. So the stylus is basically new.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 10-05-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By WestRGB
Yes. Tried multiple retail tapes. I have a...

Yes. Tried multiple retail tapes.

I have a new theory: I always thought Closed Captions were decoded on the VCR end. But perhaps they are decoded on the television end. Perhaps there's a TV...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 10-05-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By WestRGB
That was me :wave: Done! Raw capture...

That was me :wave:



Done! Raw capture attached. And you seem to be right, frame TBC not required for CED capture. Results look basically the same to a layman's eye like mine (open to feedback)....
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 10-04-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By WestRGB
Even with TBC/DNR/Video Stabilization settings...

Even with TBC/DNR/Video Stabilization settings all set to off, no dice.



Yes. Though I suppose its possible I missed something.
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 10-04-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By WestRGB
Update: I made an error in the video file...

Update: I made an error in the video file uploaded originally. Wrong codec. Here's a fixed raw capture.
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 10-04-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By WestRGB
How to improve quality of CED Videodisc capture?

In case anyone asks why I'm trying to restore CED Videodiscs... great question! I'm doing this for fun. Also known as a hobby. I think its interesting ;)

My goal is to get the best video quality...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 10-03-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By WestRGB
How to activate Closed Captions on JVC S-VHS deck?

I recently acquired a JVC HR-DVS3U from the venerable lordsmurf (which I could not be happier with). However, unrelated to any capture projects, I thought I would test the closed caption...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 09-15-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,398
Posted By WestRGB
Y'all are both providing useful information...

Y'all are both providing useful information :beer:



I've spent a few days reading up on this. It looks really, really cool! Some folks are even adapting it to capture raw RF from VHS tapes....
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 09-03-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,398
Posted By WestRGB
Would this kind of setup enable the use of the...

Would this kind of setup enable the use of the internal Line TBC of a JVC S-VHS VCR?

I understand that VHD, CED, Laserdisc, and Betamax don't have Line TBCs. Would they all benefit from one? And...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 08-22-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,398
Posted By WestRGB
Two years later, and I'm still trying to plan an...

Two years later, and I'm still trying to plan an optimal workflow for CED, VHD, and Laserdisc :congrats:



This looks very promising for my needs. A couple questions:

1. I am not very...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 08-19-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By WestRGB
Thank you, that's really helpful information! ...

Thank you, that's really helpful information!

For capture, that's all I need to know. My curiosity about how the VCR identifies an SVHS recording is just that -- a curiosity. It's just interesting...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 08-19-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By WestRGB
Is there a special adapter for S-VHS-C?

I've read some conflicting information both on these forums and elsewhere on the web.

I understand the CP7U-type adapter is considered the best for VHS-C.

Is there a particular adapter for...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 08-15-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,425
Posted By WestRGB
Hope you don't mind a reply to an ancient thread....

Hope you don't mind a reply to an ancient thread.

When working with Betamax, is native S-Video output considered superior to composite?

I know that in the world of Laserdisc, the discs...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 08-14-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 126
Posted By WestRGB
VirtualDub Help - Video Standard & Frame Rate

I am new to VirtualDub, so please forgive my inexperience. I'm having an issue where I cannot set the correct Video Standard or Frame Rate in VirtualDub. In following tutorials on this forum and...
Forum: Marketplace 08-04-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 250
Posted By WestRGB
Wanted: Green AVT-8710 [FOUND]

Looking to purchase a Green AVT-8710 in good working condition. I know these things are harder and harder to find. I am located near Vancouver, Canada. Willing to pay up to $1000 USD (I think that is...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 04-23-2018, 01:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,398
Posted By WestRGB
Optimal TBC comb filter setup for Laserdisc, CED, VHD?

Hello DigitalFaq! Long time listener, first time caller.

For a long while I've been reading through these forums and quietly planning to do some video archivism of my own. My first projects will...
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