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Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 11-08-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,428
Posted By robjv1
You may be able to identify it from the Service...

You may be able to identify it from the Service Manual if you look at the board diagrams:

http://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/vcr-repair/3155-owner-service-manuals.html
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 10-07-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,847
Posted By robjv1
You'll get different opinions on this. Both ways...

You'll get different opinions on this. Both ways are valid in the right situation. I'd say it depends on the actual footage itself to some extent -- especially the balance between the amount of...
Forum: Edit Video, Audio 09-10-2012, 04:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,169
Posted By robjv1
Glad it worked out! I've done that very same...

Glad it worked out! I've done that very same thing many times. Almost all of those windows are movable, which can be handy but not so much if you lose one haha.
Forum: Edit Video, Audio 09-01-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,169
Posted By robjv1
Yeah, I use it as well on a Windows 7 machine and...

Yeah, I use it as well on a Windows 7 machine and had some issues with it crashing occasionally, but ever since I ran it in Windows XP SP2 compatibility mode I've had no issues with it.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 08-30-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,285
Posted By robjv1
Dumb question I know, but since that looks like...

Dumb question I know, but since that looks like the typical TV snow, in VirtualDub once in capture mode, did you click the Video menu, choose Video Source, and select "Video SVideo" instead of "Video...
Forum: Edit Video, Audio 08-29-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,169
Posted By robjv1
Are you sure it's not hiding behind your other...

Are you sure it's not hiding behind your other MPEG Video Wizard windows (input, output, project, timeline)? Try dragging them away from the center of the screen and see if it is back there -- I...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 08-05-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,735
Posted By robjv1
This is the bane of my existence too. These...

This is the bane of my existence too.

These days I often just locate all of these frames in my video (usually just a handful) and simply translate the frame back into position. Sometimes you have...
Forum: Edit Video, Audio 07-22-2012, 12:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,674
Posted By robjv1
VirtualDub can't natively open MPEG2 files. Try...

VirtualDub can't natively open MPEG2 files. Try VirtualDub MPEG-2:
http://home.comcast.net/~fcchandler/stable/
Forum: Computers 07-19-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 9,234
Posted By robjv1
I agree. If you are a touch typist and can type...

I agree. If you are a touch typist and can type at a reasonable speed, many wireless keyboards have a noticeable lag that can be irritating. I have a Logitech one that I am using at the moment...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 05-16-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,223
Posted By robjv1
VHS tapes certainly do age, but keep in mind that...

VHS tapes certainly do age, but keep in mind that the doomsday proclamations about them rarely hold up to actual real-world situations. I have tapes more than 30 years old that are just fine and...
Forum: Edit Video, Audio 05-15-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,930
Posted By robjv1
I'm not sure of the significant differences (if...

I'm not sure of the significant differences (if there are any) between the two methods, but this is also achievable in VirtualDub using the 'fill' filter if one prefers, although I cannot recall if...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-19-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,801
Posted By robjv1
They are really good units, but don't overpay for...

They are really good units, but don't overpay for it.

In essence they are a combo of the excellent JVC DR-M100S DVD recorder paired with the very solid JVC SR-V101US SVHS player. The VCR has...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 02-09-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,707
Posted By robjv1
I will vouch a little bit for the light meter --...

I will vouch a little bit for the light meter -- if you don't have a calibrated monitor, it is possible with some adjusting of the gain knob to push the signal into the point where you are blowing...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 02-09-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,707
Posted By robjv1
Yes, possibly. With a proc-amp like the...

Yes, possibly. With a proc-amp like the SignVideo PA-100/Vidicraft gear, you can shift the hue along the RGB color space, basically between a deep purple and a yellowy-green. The Elite BVP-4 can...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 01-19-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,415
Posted By robjv1
For color correction, I think the choice comes...

For color correction, I think the choice comes down to the Elite BVP-4+ or the Sign Video / Studio 1 Proc Amp. For enhancing the detail, I think the Sign Video DR-1000 is really the only one worth...
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 12-27-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,346
Posted By robjv1
Awesome! My hoarding pays off once in awhile :)

Awesome! My hoarding pays off once in awhile :)
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,371
Posted By robjv1
Very cool! This should come in handy.

Very cool! This should come in handy.
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 09-16-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,346
Posted By robjv1
I'm a bit confused by the post if the NTSC 5005...

I'm a bit confused by the post if the NTSC 5005 firmwares have been located or not, but I'll happily upload what I found on three old CDs I saved.

I'm not exactly sure what I have here, since I...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 08-02-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,726
Posted By robjv1
I think I've reached my editing limit on this...

I think I've reached my editing limit on this particular message/attachment, but note that my reference of TFF should real top-field-first and not top-frame-first.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 08-02-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,726
Posted By robjv1
JVC DR-M100S Resolution and Bitrate Reference Sheet

I made up this summary for my own reference, but I thought I'd share it with those who might find it useful!

The attached file contains details about the JVC DR-M100S NTSC DVD recorder,...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 08-19-2010, 11:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,929
Posted By robjv1
Manuals for Panasonic video restoring gear - DVD recorders, VCRs [DOWNLOADS]

Below you will find PDF manuals of Panasonic video gear that is often used for the types of restoration projects we like to do around here. Enjoy!


Edit -- Admin Note: You must be logged in to...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 08-19-2010, 11:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,717
Posted By robjv1
Manuals for Sign Video/Studio 1 video gear, used for restoring video [DOWNLOADS]

Below you will find PDF manuals of Sign Video/Studio 1 gear that is often used for the types of restoration projects we like to do around here. Enjoy!

Note: The differences between the manuals...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 08-19-2010, 03:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,417
Posted By robjv1
Just wanted to add a few comments myself to...

Just wanted to add a few comments myself to what's already been said.

Womble MPEG Video Wizard (or MPEG Video Wizard DVD) is the way to go for sure, I pretty much use the same workflow you are...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 08-13-2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,658
Posted By robjv1
Thanks a BUNCH! This is fun to look through if...

Thanks a BUNCH! This is fun to look through if nothing else. I have quite the collection of manuals of gear I've owned / want to own / or just want to read about [8]

EDIT: In fact, if you'd...
Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 07-12-2010, 08:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,699
Posted By robjv1
Having used several NLE for MPEG videos, I have...

Having used several NLE for MPEG videos, I have to say the Womble Products, particular MPEG Video Wizard once you get used to the interface is by far the most intuitive and useful for MPEG2 video in...
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