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Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 07-30-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 60
Posted By dpalomaki
Is this color band interference only in the...

Is this color band interference only in the captured files, or does it also appear on screen when the tape is played normally to a TV set via s-video, composite, and/or RF connections.

I note the...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-27-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,192
Posted By dpalomaki
What aspects of the "olden" image are you trying...

What aspects of the "olden" image are you trying to emulate?

Do you want Hi8/S-VHS quality/resolution, or VHS/8mm quality?
Since you want good sound, so you may want a stereo model that can use...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 07-27-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 22
Posted By dpalomaki
Are these HiFi track recordings, or linear track...

Are these HiFi track recordings, or linear track recordings? (HiFi came to VHS in around 1984, so recordings made prior to that would be linear track audio. Later recordings would depend on the...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-20-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 238
Posted By dpalomaki
Trying a different MiniDV camcorder (not...

Trying a different MiniDV camcorder (not expensive) or a MiniDV capable VCR (expensive) will only make a difference if your camcorder cannot play the tape, or possibly if you are doing an analog...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-19-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 238
Posted By dpalomaki
Think of a MiniDV tape as a date tape that...

Think of a MiniDV tape as a date tape that contains digitized video data in one bug file. It is compressed using the DV codec that uses intraframe compression. When copied from a camcorder to a PC...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-19-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 238
Posted By dpalomaki
Without seeing a sample of your actual captured...

Without seeing a sample of your actual captured video it is difficult to say exactly what is wrong. A firewire transfer should give you exactly what was recorded to tape (subject to tape read errors...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-12-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By dpalomaki
Any product brought to market must recover its...

Any product brought to market must recover its costs; design, certifications, parts, product liability, licensing fees, copyright compliance, distribution, retail chain markups, profits at each step,...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-12-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,140
Posted By dpalomaki
FWIW I mapped the 8- and 10-pin headers on my AIW...

FWIW I mapped the 8- and 10-pin headers on my AIW X600 PRO 128M to the 32-pin stab connector (pin map in post #8) as follows:

The 8-PIN: (counting from the top edge of the card)
1 - ?
2 - Gnd...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-12-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By dpalomaki
Basically TV designs cope with the variations in...

Basically TV designs cope with the variations in signal quality commonly found in the wild. They effectively rebuild the sync/control signals used to decode and display the image. Also, some models...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-12-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By dpalomaki
To add a bit of general information. "Frame...

To add a bit of general information. "Frame Synchronizers" are used to bring independent video signals to a common time base (i.e., each frame and scan line in the signals starts at the same time). ...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-10-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By dpalomaki
FWIW, the Canon A1 Hi8 machine (if it is the A1...

FWIW, the Canon A1 Hi8 machine (if it is the A1 Digital) from the early 1990s, likely suffers from the bad SMD electrolytic capacitor problem. Beyond that it was a good camcorder for its day.

One...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-09-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,140
Posted By dpalomaki
The "$12 back plane bracket" in post #29 has a...

The "$12 back plane bracket" in post #29 has a 10-pin connector, but it has 0.10" (2.54 mm) pin spacing, not 2 mm, so it will not connect to the ATI header. It also has a bit of PC board that...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-08-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By dpalomaki
Many iLink/firewire/IEE1394 camcorders only work...

Many iLink/firewire/IEE1394 camcorders only work reliably with the so called "legacy" IEE1394 driver. Win 8 and Win 10 did not provide or install it, but Win7 did provide it as a non-default...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-06-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 204
Posted By dpalomaki
This model was crippled in that it only output...

This model was crippled in that it only output mono audio, perhaps a bit limiting for a Hi8 camcorder, but then when it came out Sony wanted people to switch to MiniDV or D8. One has to read the...
Forum: Blank Media 07-06-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By dpalomaki
Price looks a bit steep. But I guess it is 70...

Price looks a bit steep. But I guess it is 70 cents for the two cases and the rest is shipping.

Quality of cases varies widely and there is no reliably way to predict it. I've received some that...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-29-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,230
Posted By dpalomaki
That size difference looks consistent with what I...

That size difference looks consistent with what I scaled off some other photos of the apple port.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-29-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 204
Posted By dpalomaki
There are short (about 6") 3-circuit 3.5mm mini...

There are short (about 6") 3-circuit 3.5mm mini phone connectors available. They have the usual red, white, and yellow RCA jacks for connection to what ever cables you like. (You can also buy...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-26-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,230
Posted By dpalomaki
Abetted by a failure to clearly mark the...

Abetted by a failure to clearly mark the peripherals/connectors to allow ready identification of appropriate pairings to the cards.

All probably among the reasons NVIDIA essentially dominated ATI,...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-26-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By dpalomaki
Instruction Manual attached. Wonder what the...

Instruction Manual attached. Wonder what the "video stabilizer" setting really did?
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-25-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,140
Posted By dpalomaki
I cut open the cable on a purple AV input puck...

I cut open the cable on a purple AV input puck (PN 6140004600). These appear to be readily available at moderate prices. They contain S-VIDEO, and CVBS, left, and Right audio RCA connectors at the...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-25-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,140
Posted By dpalomaki
Possible connector pigtail for the 8-pin...

Possible connector pigtail for the 8-pin header....
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-25-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,140
Posted By dpalomaki
Interesting that ATI used so many different A/V...

Interesting that ATI used so many different A/V connectors. Even among the Mini-DINs they had several different pin counts, pin spacings, and polarizing splines. And none clearly marked as to which...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 06-25-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By dpalomaki
You can ask the seller what is included, be...

You can ask the seller what is included, be specific in identifying the items of interest. That means you need to know what they are or should be. Photos can help spot obvious issues, but may not...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-25-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,140
Posted By dpalomaki
That A/V bracket looks interesting. Your research...

That A/V bracket looks interesting. Your research is opening up a world of possibilities.

I note it is for a 10-pin header so it wound need modification or replacement for the 8-pin input header...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-24-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,140
Posted By dpalomaki
That info for the JU3 and J6 headers tends to...

That info for the JU3 and J6 headers tends to make chasing the Silver Stab a moot issue. But when I get the Mini-DVI connector I will post results.

Thanks again.

Don
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