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Forum: Computers 02-05-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 165
Posted By sanlyn
You'll know the answer the first time your system...

You'll know the answer the first time your system or an irreplaceable part of it gets wrecked. But just to be absolutely certain that you don't overspend, why not just wait it out?
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-05-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 225
Posted By sanlyn
Sorry, the way your post was written I assumed...

Sorry, the way your post was written I assumed you didn't know what interlace was. If I mistook your meaning, I stand corrected. I think the OP can get more information from my post.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-05-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 225
Posted By sanlyn
Sorry for the misunderstanding. Computers and...

Sorry for the misunderstanding.
Computers and PC monitors are 100% progressive hardware.
Many people are familiar with progressive PC's nature but sometimes forget to take notice of it.

An...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-05-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 427
Posted By sanlyn
The original YUV capture is converted to RGB32 in...

The original YUV capture is converted to RGB32 in VirtualDub when the sample was saved with VDub's "full processing mode" turned on.



See the previous answer. An added complication occurs when...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-04-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 207
Posted By sanlyn
[QUOTE=traal;66408So the question is whether to...

[QUOTE=traal;66408So the question is whether to use the DV output or S-Video./QUOTE]
Use analog s-video. Why do you want to damage already crummy VHS with nasty ugly compression-riddled DV and its...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-04-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 225
Posted By sanlyn
Thank you for the samples. 1. Your video...

Thank you for the samples.

1. Your video samples have been converted to RGB32. If you had saved them properly as YUY2, they would each be less than 70 MB in size. See How to make lossless samples...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 02-04-2020, 06:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 146
Posted By sanlyn
Wow, that's mighty slick hype for purely...

Wow, that's mighty slick hype for purely deceptive b.s. No wonder newbs keep getting sucked into it. They think their family videos will look like the ads. They end up looking like mistakes. What a...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-03-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 280
Posted By sanlyn
Never use denoising filters during capture. The...

Never use denoising filters during capture. The operative word here is "Never".

JVC's built-in DNR will soften the image, too.


That Hauppauge device is not recommended. I've used 5...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-03-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 280
Posted By sanlyn
Thanks for the sample, but please don't post off...

Thanks for the sample, but please don't post off site. When your video disappears this thread will be useless. For security reasons many readers will not respond to offsite video links.

Your...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-03-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 427
Posted By sanlyn
In this case I used: SeparateFields() ...

In this case I used:
SeparateFields()
ChromaShift(C=-2)
MergeChroma(aWarpSharp2(depth=20))
Weave()Used in some Avisynth plugins. For example, as with MCTemporalDenoise.avsi line 675 if its...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-02-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 427
Posted By sanlyn
In this case the washout can't be corrected later...

In this case the washout can't be corrected later because the bright end has no data to correct. Bright data has been badly clipped (destroyed), apparently in-camera. A histogram of one of the waked...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-02-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 119
Posted By sanlyn
In my own experience I don't think the BlueJeans...

In my own experience I don't think the BlueJeans s-video performs as well as earlier models.
Forum: Edit Video, Audio 01-31-2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 111
Posted By sanlyn
No one can answer that in detail without at least...

No one can answer that in detail without at least seeing a sample frame.
Use VirtualDub to directly capture a frame by clicking "File..." -> "Copy source frame to clipboard". Open a graphics program...
Forum: Computers 01-31-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By sanlyn
You're capturing noisy analog with Firewire, to...

You're capturing noisy analog with Firewire, to ossy compresion-riddled DV? It's a shame to start a restoration project with damaged goods like lossy, compression-riddled DV and mosquito noise, but...
Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 01-31-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By sanlyn
It can be done, and not so difficult. All you...

It can be done, and not so difficult. All you have to do is resize your video to 354x480 and use a really stingy bitrate like 2000 mbps (which is a minimum) and use a single-layer disc. Only problem:...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 01-26-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By sanlyn
Bad stuff that novices and pros don't expect

More Bad Tape Chronicles
Film Damage and Flood of Spots & Dropouts.


The source VHS is a very bad retail digital remaster (an amateur could get a cleaner encode, IMO). Has a ton of compression...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-26-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By sanlyn
Yes! Yikes! That's a major no-no. ...

Yes!

Yikes! That's a major no-no.

That's almost always another no-no.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-23-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 440
Posted By sanlyn
Analog source with no cleanup, especially analog...

Analog source with no cleanup, especially analog to lossy noisy DV, is a waste of time whether you use Adobe or DaVinci. One might just as well record direct to DVD or AVCHD and be done with it. Not...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-22-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 440
Posted By sanlyn
As a restooration tool for analog defects and...

As a restooration tool for analog defects and noise, DaVinci and Adobe Pro have the same rating -- absolutely useless. Play with color, ugly-up the the edits with FX, but that's it. No cleanup....
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 01-19-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 589
Posted By sanlyn
Hey, haven't you ever heard of post processing?...

Hey, haven't you ever heard of post processing? Who the hell gets perfect exposure and color on any capture? Not you, not yours truly, not anyone. Won't happen. Give up and learn to make corrections...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-12-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 179
Posted By sanlyn
Don't use the ATI YV12 codec. It was installed by...

Don't use the ATI YV12 codec. It was installed by MMC.

What happened to Huffyuv and Lagarith? HugffYUV is standrad for capture, Lagarith for post processing intermediates.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-12-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By sanlyn
Head-switching noise and other border cleanups...

Head-switching noise and other border cleanups are done in post processing. You either crop off bad borders and restore them with new borders in Avisynth, or crop and mask in VirtualDub.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-12-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 179
Posted By sanlyn
Yep, you're correct and thanks for spotting that....

Yep, you're correct and thanks for spotting that. It's been 6 years since I installed an AIW card, and you tend to forget the sequence after that long.

The X1800XL should show up in the input...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-11-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 179
Posted By sanlyn
You don't need MMC to capture with VirtualDub or...

You don't need MMC to capture with VirtualDub or other capture software like AmarecTV or GraphEdit. You don't even need the Catalyst Control Center but it does install (or used to) a useful uninstall...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-11-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 179
Posted By sanlyn
WDM drivers are Windows system standards. You...

WDM drivers are Windows system standards. You shouldn't be using WDM anyway with the AIW card. It uses Direct Show.


If you allowed Windows' Hradware Wizard to install its own drivers when you...
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