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08-05-2020, 10:06 PM
ChunkDaMan ChunkDaMan is offline
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Hi everyone, it's been a while since I've been on here.
I do have a question regarding sharpening the VHS image quality using my external TBC.
Sadly It's not a Datavideo or AV Toolbox TBC (I wish), but it's the Prime Image TBC/Freeze II, which there is a sharpening feature. My question is it worth using the sharpening feature while capping, using the HIGH setting? I understand sharpening a VHS image will result in jagged edges and white streaks, etc.

I do have sample images in the attachments to compare the sharpness between OFF and HIGH. Let me know what you guys think! Thank you.

EDIT: My VCR is a JVC SR-MV45 SVHS/DVD combo unit with the built-in TBC. The picture is set to AUTO and I have turned off the Digital R3 function.

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08-06-2020, 11:42 AM
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This is an aesthetic choice if you're doing it for personal use. I'm not keen on the sharpened image.
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08-06-2020, 02:29 PM
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I would think not as it usually adds noise. I usually only use the proc amp controls on my TBC to fine tune the brightness/contrast levels, and even then that's only occasionally.
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