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Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-06-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 554
Posted By sanlyn
You need to learn basic color theory or you'll nd...

You need to learn basic color theory or you'll nd up with the usual crap. For instance do you know how to use RBG to make white? Photoshop and the Adobe Pro websites have free tutorials all over the...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 07-06-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By sanlyn
It's not possible to give accurate advice without...

It's not possible to give accurate advice without an unfiltered sample of the original video.
Processing in RGB will expand YUV levels from 16-235 to RGB 0-255.
A better analysis would be available...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-10-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By sanlyn
Your captures have illegal, low black levels,...

Your captures have illegal, low black levels, which means darker colors and suppressed contrast (you do know that brightness handles darks and contrast handles brights?). You aren't setting or...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 06-03-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By sanlyn
Now that we have no idea what the originals...

Now that we have no idea what the originals looked like, all I can say here is that the color work is not very good and there's not much we can advise from your filtered results except that you...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-26-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By sanlyn
Thanks fort showing our readers how you screwed...

Thanks fort showing our readers how you screwed up your videos. Yet another ugly BM disaster. Let us know how it's going when you learn to capture VHS capture VHS properly without wrecking them....
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-25-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 275
Posted By sanlyn
do you know how to use capture software and...

do you know how to use capture software and histograms?
Believe you me, it really helps to consult capturing guides and find out what you're doing. The capture wheel was invented decades ago and has...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-25-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 861
Posted By sanlyn
Reading threads like this is really depressing....

Reading threads like this is really depressing. Analog to lossy DV? Mac? iMovie? .Mov? Edit lossy codecs?
Why didn't you just put your Hi8 tapes in a microwave?
Forgive me, folks, but this is just...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-22-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By sanlyn
Restoration and filters are difficult in the...

Restoration and filters are difficult in the beginning because you don't know where you're going at first. But with practise and patience you find the way, sometimes quickly. Filter documentation can...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-21-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By sanlyn
Here is another way of processing your YUY2...

Here is another way of processing your YUY2 sample, with some details on what some of the YUV and RGB settings are trying to accomplish. The corrections were determined one at a time. At first they...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-20-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By sanlyn
Most of the time you have to live with that sort...

Most of the time you have to live with that sort of thing. Sometimes denoising can reduce it. The more you work against it, the more damage it creates.


You can crop away some of the band. I'd...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-19-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By sanlyn
Thanks for the sample, but it's been processed....

Thanks for the sample, but it's been processed. If you captured to RGB you made a mistake that's difficult to correct. You could also have a longer sample but as RGB the file is 3 times bigger than...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-19-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By sanlyn
Very bad choice. VHS is captured via s-video to...

Very bad choice.
VHS is captured via s-video to YUY2 with lossless compression such as huffyuv or Lagarith. Never capture analog to RGB. Input signal level management required. This has been...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-17-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,565
Posted By sanlyn
Why don't you look it up? There's more than you...

Why don't you look it up? There's more than you need:

http://avisynth.nl/index.php/MergeChannels'
http://avisynth.nl/index.php/ConvertToMono
http://avisynth.nl/index.php/MonoToStereo...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-16-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,565
Posted By sanlyn
AddBorders doesn't change the image. it just adds...

AddBorders doesn't change the image. it just adds border pixe4ls.

You can not work with single pixels in TV12. An odd number of pixels on any side means you have an odd number of pixels on at...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-16-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,565
Posted By sanlyn
My understanding was that SeparateFields...

My understanding was that SeparateFields separated the video into the even and odd fields, which are now frames. SelectEven then selects only the even frames, which would correspond to the top fields...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-15-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,565
Posted By sanlyn
I changed this: #Add fades to some clips ...

I changed this:

#Add fades to some clips
clip3
clip3 = FadeOut(last, 30)

clip4
clip4 = FadeOut(last, 30)

clip5
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 05-14-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By sanlyn
Capturing VHS or SVHS directly to lossy DVD with...

Capturing VHS or SVHS directly to lossy DVD with a typical DVD recorder is an inferior way of digitizing analog tape. The recording has noise and compression artifacts that don't exist on the tape....
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-14-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By sanlyn
BAD TAPE CHRONICLES (Cont'd) The attached...

BAD TAPE CHRONICLES (Cont'd)

The attached "chase scene" video sample is the short scene from which the comparison frames are taken. It's from an early capture of the same tape discussed above....
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-14-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By sanlyn
Real Bad Tape Mastering: How Some Components Make It Worse

BAD TAPE CHRONICLES (Cont'd):

How does pass-thru or line tbc handle these encoding problems? In some cases, not so well.

The Source: Retail VHS tape transfer from digital encoding of a French...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-14-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,565
Posted By sanlyn
ReplaceFramesMC should be used on interlaced...

ReplaceFramesMC should be used on interlaced video. Probably wont hurt with this one, but you might have a playback glitch due to some distortion across fields. Difficult to say, but it go by so...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-13-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 726
Posted By sanlyn
I understand your concern about remarks I made...

I understand your concern about remarks I made concerning signal levels and severe motion, etc. Of course, nothing can be done to re-shoot anything now, but they were giv en to explain to, myou (and...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-13-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,565
Posted By sanlyn
Trying again to upload an output sample for the...

Trying again to upload an output sample for the above script and a .vcf.


Yep. It worked. Finally.
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-13-2020, 04:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,565
Posted By sanlyn
Tried to reply to your post last night and this...

Tried to reply to your post last night and this morning but the forum won 't let me upload files. Will try again this afternoon. Meanwhile I'm posting the script I used to fix the dropouits.

Note...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-12-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,229
Posted By sanlyn
Actually I did read all the way thru. I agree,...

Actually I did read all the way thru. I agree, intentions are important but i guess I'm getting impatient with age. It surprises me that so many people don't really look at what they're getting with...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-12-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 726
Posted By sanlyn
Processing 5.avi: The capture looks better...

Processing 5.avi:

The capture looks better than the others. Not too bad. But you can see that the original (in the left image, below) is relatively dingy and gritty with some grain in the walls,...
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