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Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer Yesterday, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By bookemdano
The German model should be functionally identical...

The German model should be functionally identical other than being PAL.

I haven't ever had my hands on one of those Pro Panasonic decks, but yes--my assumption is that the TBC control functions...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair Yesterday, 05:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 293
Posted By bookemdano
OP, sorry for your loss. But wow, awesome pics!...

OP, sorry for your loss. But wow, awesome pics! What camera/lens did you use to take them?
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer Yesterday, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4
Posted By bookemdano
I tried some google-fu for the owner's manual...

I tried some google-fu for the owner's manual with no luck. Maybe someone else will have it and can upload it. Unfortunately, most great VCRs are from the era just before manuals were routinely...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows Yesterday, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5
Posted By bookemdano
Wow, I had no idea there were devices that would...

Wow, I had no idea there were devices that would transfer MPEG2 over firewire. Interesting!

Anyway, if you want to stick with your Mac but capture lossless you may want to look into some...
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 03-06-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 45
Posted By bookemdano
If it does the same thing with every tape then...

If it does the same thing with every tape then it's likely to be an issue with the VCR's TBC electronics. Unfortunately, unless you are well-versed in tracing circuits and replacing components this...
Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 03-02-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 103
Posted By bookemdano
Well, DVD video uses a lossy codec (MPEG2), so...

Well, DVD video uses a lossy codec (MPEG2), so the ship has already sailed for getting a lossless conversion of those tapes. Perhaps what you meant is that you don't want to do any further lossy...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-02-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 221
Posted By bookemdano
Haha--for good reason! Sony and Apple both have...

Haha--for good reason! Sony and Apple both have long had a love affair with proprietary cables/connectors. Interestingly, Sony and Apple were the two biggest contributors of patents to the 1394...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-02-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 221
Posted By bookemdano
Totally up to you, but you don't need a...

Totally up to you, but you don't need a Sony-branded firewire cable. 1394 is an international standard so any functional 4-pin to 6-pin (or 9-pin if the PCIe card you're buying has Firewire 800...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 02-28-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 90
Posted By bookemdano
I am guessing that was one of Sony's cheapest...

I am guessing that was one of Sony's cheapest Hi-8 models (also notice it has only mono sound). Manufacturers hold back features from the low end models to give sales people the opportunity to upsell...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 02-27-2021, 11:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 511
Posted By bookemdano
LordSmurf - Yeah I agree that it's misleading for...

LordSmurf - Yeah I agree that it's misleading for them to mention Video8 and Hi8.

But yeah, the reviews on the App Store seem pretty decent overall, so it may be just what you're looking for...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 02-27-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 511
Posted By bookemdano
Oh! I guess I thought you were already familiar...

Oh! I guess I thought you were already familiar with iMovie (bad assumption on my part--you never actually stated that).

For the record, I agree with you. I find it really unintuitive.
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Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 02-26-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 511
Posted By bookemdano
RE: the issue copying movies from drive to drive:...

RE: the issue copying movies from drive to drive: iMovie "helpfully" maintains everything inside a single "iMovie Library" file. If you open up the Finder > Go menu > Home > Movies, you should see it...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 02-25-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 511
Posted By bookemdano
I'm chuffed to see some female representation...

I'm chuffed to see some female representation here, Paula.

LordSmurf will likely chip in his take but here are my answers:

The DV codec has a long history dating back to the mid '90s. There are...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 02-24-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By bookemdano
Entschuldigung, ich kann nicht auf Deutsch...

Entschuldigung, ich kann nicht auf Deutsch kommunizieren.

This deck uses the Panasonic K Mechanism, same one as the AG-1980P in the USA, plus many Panasonic decks from Europe. Loading issues are...
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 02-24-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 352
Posted By bookemdano
Good on you spending time with your Dad....

Good on you spending time with your Dad. Everything else is secondary!

Hope the SXM920 works well for you. Be sure to test it first thing after you receive it (might want to pick up a blank VHS-C...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 02-23-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 511
Posted By bookemdano
My pleasure. There are plenty of helpful folks...

My pleasure. There are plenty of helpful folks here, so rest assured whatever route you decide to go you'll get as much help as you want.
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 02-23-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 511
Posted By bookemdano
Just saw your newest post. Did you connect the...

Just saw your newest post. Did you connect the RCA white and red cables from the JVC to the Canopus box? The S-Video cable is only video (which can be confusing since it has four pins inside). You...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 02-23-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 511
Posted By bookemdano
I totally get your thought process. I went...

I totally get your thought process. I went through a similar dilemma a couple years ago when transferring my family's ancient old 8mm movies (film, not video) via a contraption that did the job, but...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-23-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 344
Posted By bookemdano
Yes you should use S-Video wherever possible....

Yes you should use S-Video wherever possible. Suitable cables can likely be found cheaply on ebay or amazon or maybe even places like flea markets or thrift stores.

I don't think there is any...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 02-23-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 511
Posted By bookemdano
She may have been going off of LordSmurf's...

She may have been going off of LordSmurf's suggested workflow. I think she bought the stuff from him.

latreche34 makes a valid point that the DV codec used by the Canopus box is lossy and reduces...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 02-23-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 511
Posted By bookemdano
Hi Paula. I take it your Mac Pro is the 2013...

Hi Paula. I take it your Mac Pro is the 2013 model (affectionately known as the trash can)? Or do you have one of the brand new ones? Or is it a MacBook Pro?

I guess though if you were already...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-23-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 344
Posted By bookemdano
I can't watch your video (using VLC) because you...

I can't watch your video (using VLC) because you used the Huffyuv Multithreaded codec, which it does not support. Probably best to stick to regular Huffyuv for the broadest player compatibility.
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Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-21-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By bookemdano
Awesome. Glad you got it sorted out, and maybe...

Awesome. Glad you got it sorted out, and maybe this thread will help someone else who's looking how to connect a D8 or miniDV cam to a modern Mac.
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 02-20-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 149
Posted By bookemdano
I'm not sure that every VCR properly changes the...

I'm not sure that every VCR properly changes the display to show the playback speed--some might just show whatever mode the deck is in for recording. Try hitting the LP button your JVC--does the...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 02-20-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 149
Posted By bookemdano
Yes of course that's how it works. Objectively,...

Yes of course that's how it works. Objectively, the best device to play back a tape is the device that recorded it in the first place (whether that is a VCR or camcorder). But that is often not an...
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