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05-21-2018, 03:44 PM
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I have 8 VHS tapes (PAL) for digitizing (as capture devices I have and ATI All-In-Wonder 128 and a Samsung VP-D101i miniDV camcoder with IEEE1394) and 3 tapes are moldy. I have absolutely no idea in how bad condition all the tapes may be as I have no working VCR (it was a 2 head with only RF out, so not that big of a loss, I think; the mechanism is all broken and there weren't even any manuals on the internet...). I need a working one. As I wanted to also experiment with S-VHS, I found two choices - the first is the Panasonic AG-7350, which has DNR but no time base corrector, and the Panasonic NV-FS200, which has a TBC, but seems a little lower-grade from what I found. I can't easilly afford an external TBC (that is, if I choose the 7350). Also I couldn't find much info on playback speeds for these VCRs. What shall I do? Any help is appreciated!
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The NV-FS200 is what you want here, not a non-TBC unit.

NV-FS200 is comparable to AG-1980 (NTSC). So excellent.

And then JVCs are always an option. I know several decent models are on eBay UK/DE for about 250 €, +/-50. Somewhat unusual, and probably won't last. I've already advised several users on good ones to get.

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05-21-2018, 03:56 PM
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The AG7350 (or at least the PAL version) does not handle EP tapes properly, playing them at SP speed, the FS200 would be a better choice assuming both are in working condition given that it has a TBC. I wouldn't risk putting a moldy tape near any high-end vcr though.
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Thank you for your quick response! But I am worried about the moldy tapes. Do you have any recommendations about them? Also, for capturing is the ATI card better?
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