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04-30-2013, 11:37 PM
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One of my friends gave me 2 vhs-c tapes of a band preforming live; One of the tapes plays fine and I can capture it perfectly fine. But the 2nd tape is in rough shape, the video "shakes" and the audio sounds like they are in a bathroom stall. Now to some how improve this I know you guys need a clip which I'll get up tomorrow when I'm back home but to stop the "shakiness" in the video could I use a Vidicraft Guard Stabilizer? I'm playing the vhs-c through a vhs-c adapter from my vcr
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05-01-2013, 07:13 AM
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what are you using for a VCR? are you using a TBC?
if you only have 2 tapes it might be better just send them in here and have them done.
VHS-C tapes can be very troublesome.
i personally hate VHS-C adapters - i respool the mini-tapes into full size VHS shells.
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05-01-2013, 09:43 AM
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I use a Sony SLV-N70 and no I don't use TBC; I was going to purchase a newer vcr plus a TBC from my taxes but my truck decided it needed work to be done on it first.

I'm not a big fan of the adapters either but I'm not exactly sure how to respool them into a vhs tape. I might have them (digitalfaq) do the degraded one as I think it is slightly out of my league in terms of giving it a proper transfer and not "putting garbage in and getting garbage out"
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How did this transfer go?

For VHS-C, you need to use a JVC/Panasonic type metal adapter, otherwise there will be problems. The CP6U and CP7U are two of the last adapters from JVC.

But more than that, it was just a plain old VCR being a plain old VCR. You had timing issues, an an internal line TBC was required. In other words, a better VCR should correct the issue quite easily.

Or just outsource the project to somebody with the needed tools.

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