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Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-22-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 40
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Posted By NJRoadfan
The mini-DVI connector dates to late 2003. It...

The mini-DVI connector dates to late 2003. It first appeared on the 12in Powerbook G4.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-22-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,140
Posted By NJRoadfan
If one wants to modify an Apple adapter (Assuming...

If one wants to modify an Apple adapter (Assuming it physically fits otherwise), the key needs to be cut out of the plug.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-19-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,140
Posted By NJRoadfan
The PCIe X800XT and X1800XT use the "silver stab"...

The PCIe X800XT and X1800XT use the "silver stab" connector for VGA output and the domino input and output DIN connections (The output DIN is replaced with a SCART plug on European models). The...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-17-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By NJRoadfan
Its dependent on source. Off air analog was never...

Its dependent on source. Off air analog was never going to take advantage of all of SVHS or ED Beta's extended luminance because of NTSC/PAL channel bandwidth limitations. Feed those VCRs a pristine...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-15-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By NJRoadfan
Well it was *the* broadcast standard analog tape...

Well it was *the* broadcast standard analog tape format for 20+ years. I'd think all the component VTR formats will do a good job, mostly because color is stored on a separate full resolution tape...
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By NJRoadfan
Anything built in the 90s is going to do dropout...

Anything built in the 90s is going to do dropout compensation digitally.

The Sony Hi-8 camcorders will repeat the last "good" line until the bottom of the frame if its a big drop out. You see the...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-18-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 258
Posted By NJRoadfan
Microsoft provides detailed driver development...

Microsoft provides detailed driver development kits for their OSes which also include full source code for a sample driver for each device class. Driver programming was never easy, but having a...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-18-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 258
Posted By NJRoadfan
Part of the problem is that Apple never bothered...

Part of the problem is that Apple never bothered to document how to write a Quicktime capture driver. They later killed off "classic" Quicktime in favor of Quicktime X and CoreMediaIO APIs.... the...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-16-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,192
Posted By NJRoadfan
I had long since wanted to create detailed guides...

I had long since wanted to create detailed guides for both Betamax and 8mm with regards to the various format extensions (both video and audio, things like SuperBeta etc.) and the decks that could...
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 550
Posted By NJRoadfan
Results are already out there with VHS sources:...

Results are already out there with VHS sources: https://forum.videohelp.com/threads/394168-Current-status-of-ld-decode-vhs-decode-%28true-backup-of-RF-signals%29

Fork for VHS:...
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 550
Posted By NJRoadfan
VHS is a color-under format. All the video...

VHS is a color-under format. All the video information is stored in one linear signal on tape, but separate.

See: https://www.av-iq.com/avcat/images/documents/pdfs/tt189%20-%204611.pdf

LDDecode...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 05-14-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By NJRoadfan
How much you wanna bet that "obscure command-line...

How much you wanna bet that "obscure command-line software" was AVISynth running QTGMC scripts? :D
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 04-21-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 640
Posted By NJRoadfan
If your intended application is just viewing...

If your intended application is just viewing analog sources on a 4K TV, do the following:

-Input Composite/S-Video into the Key Digital box
-Turn OFF deinterlacing and scaling on he Key Digital...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 695
Posted By NJRoadfan
DV ports are bidirectional and pinouts are...

DV ports are bidirectional and pinouts are standardized. Do not cut and rewire the cable as something will likely go pop. The schematic diagram doesn't 100% reflect reality, they really are only...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 04-10-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,319
Posted By NJRoadfan
The YouTube video linked in the above thread is...

The YouTube video linked in the above thread is the EXACT problem I had with early 90's Sony tapes.
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,797
Posted By NJRoadfan
I'm currently doing OK. Camping out with family...

I'm currently doing OK. Camping out with family on the opposite end of the state since I can "work from home". Left home before things went completely bonkers in Northern NJ. On the plus side, there...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-09-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,701
Posted By NJRoadfan
This PDF gives an overview of how the signal is...

This PDF gives an overview of how the signal is stored on tape: https://www.av-iq.com/avcat/images/documents/pdfs/tt189%20-%204611.pdf
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 03-03-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By NJRoadfan
On VHS you have. -NTSC -PAL -MESECAM: Most...

On VHS you have.
-NTSC
-PAL
-MESECAM: Most common variant and playable on almost all PAL VCRs. Color signal is stored on tape similar to PAL, hetrodyned down to 629khz.
-Native SECAM: Used in...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-28-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By NJRoadfan
Looking at the block diagrams for the Sony...

Looking at the block diagrams for the Sony DCR-TRV840 that I happen to have laying around, the Hi-8/Video-8 playback path definitely does NOT go through the DV encoding circuit on its way to the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By NJRoadfan
Tripp Lite has good customer service, no...

Tripp Lite has good customer service, no complaints there. Dealing with JCP&L, I can see why someone would see the benefit of an overkill UPS. :P
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By NJRoadfan
Dolby Surround Pro Logic is a matrix encoded...

Dolby Surround Pro Logic is a matrix encoded surround sound format. There is no "loss" as its encoded into the stereo audio on the tape. Manually turn on the Pro Logic decoder on the receiver and it...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-21-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By NJRoadfan
Analog playback from the CCD-TRV65 and Digital 8...

Analog playback from the CCD-TRV65 and Digital 8 models via S-Video should appear identical. I have a CCD-TRV65 (purchased new) along with two analog compatible D8 models here and you can't tell any...
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By NJRoadfan
If price is no object, the cleanest UPS is a so...

If price is no object, the cleanest UPS is a so called "double conversion" UPS that does AC-to-DC-to-AC conversion in the unit. It regenerates a clean 120V 60Hz AC true sine wave power no matter what...
Forum: General Discussion 02-06-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 695
Posted By NJRoadfan
Digital VHS decks natively record/playback MPEG-2...

Digital VHS decks natively record/playback MPEG-2 transport streams over their Firewire ports. Camcorders output DV which your DVHS deck will transcode to MPEG-2. It sounds like a cable problem to be...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-01-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,776
Posted By NJRoadfan
You need a full frame TBC to capture with it,...

You need a full frame TBC to capture with it, otherwise there will be frame drops. You can directly capture 480i video with it, I would not use the bob deinterlacer (do it in software). I can't vouch...
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