Quantcast Buzzing/Crackling Audio Noise in VHS Tape - digitalFAQ Forum
  #1  
04-13-2020, 02:45 PM
ddw_119 ddw_119 is offline
Free Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Posts: 16
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hello! I'm a newcomer to the forum and to the world of digitizing analog tape.

Recently I brought in a stack of family VHS/Hi8 tapes to a local digital transfer business here in town. While most of the tapes that were transferred came out fine (I wasn't interested in any advanced picture restoration and wasn't certain if they performed those services anyway), I discovered that only one VHS tape (of course, the one that was a personal favorite of mine) was hampered by near-constant buzzing/crackling noise in the audio. Sometimes it fades to a hum but mostly it's annoyingly loud throughout the 2 hours and 32 minutes of tape. Thinking that the digital transfer place may have missed something, I played the tape in my VCR (a Sharp VC-H810U) and got the same result. Ditto playing it on my spare VCR. So I'm pretty sure the problem is with the VHS cassette itself.

Is there a solution? I'd like to start my own project re-transferring this tape (plus a couple of others I recently found). They were mostly in storage but the problem tape was probably watched/rewound/fast forwarded the most of all of them. They also spent about 15 years in a smoking environment, although that didn't seem to affect the other tapes. And while I haven't opened up the VHS tape yet, looking inside I can't seem to see any excess mold (not to say there isn't any there, however). Any help would be much, much appreciated, as this is the only copy I have of these home videos.

Attached is a video sample of the buzzing. Thank you in advance!


Attached Files
File Type: mp4 Buzzing.mp4 (1.12 MB, 19 downloads)
Reply With Quote
Someday, 12:01 PM
admin's Avatar
Ads / Sponsors
 
Join Date: ∞
Posts: 42
Thanks: ∞
Thanked 42 Times in 42 Posts
Reply




Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Crackling audio in captured footage retractOffer Capture, Record, Transfer 27 04-13-2020 07:27 AM
Commercial VHS capture very dark, crackling audio? milosz Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 9 02-20-2017 05:55 PM
JVC SR-V101US buzzing audio issues? MrEightThreeOne Video Hardware Repair 14 02-11-2017 09:15 PM
Panasonic AG-1980P VCR buzzing, won't insert tape? bluesidel Capture, Record, Transfer 6 05-24-2016 07:24 AM
Fixing audio crackling from VHS captures? Bobban Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 4 08-24-2014 08:52 AM

Thread Tools



 
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:40 AM