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02-01-2012, 03:54 AM
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Hi Lordsmurf,

Not sure if you remember me but been a long time. Have a question for you I would like some insight on.

In a few months I will be building an i7 workstation for my video and audio work. Currently right now I have the Sony SLV-R1000 SVHS deck that I've had for almost 10 years and still works well to this day.

I would like to know if there would be some other equipment I would need to make the best transfers I can from the VHS and SVHS tapes. I'm sure a TBC would be ideal for starters. Would you have some ideas on other equipment that may be necessary? I know I will have to look into some good monitors I can use in a dual monitor setup that's color accurate as possible.

Thanks!


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Not sure if you remember me but been a long time. Have a question for you I would like some insight on.
I do remember you, and I'll be glad to help as always.

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In a few months I will be building an i7 workstation for my video and audio work. Currently right now I have the Sony SLV-R1000 SVHS deck that I've had for almost 10 years and still works well to this day.
Nice VCR, nice CPU. Looking good so far...

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I would like to know if there would be some other equipment I would need to make the best transfers I can from the VHS and SVHS tapes. I'm sure a TBC would be ideal for starters. Would you have some ideas on other equipment that may be necessary? I know I will have to look into some good monitors I can use in a dual monitor setup that's color accurate as possible.
Quite a bit of this has been covered here lately.

You know me from my heavy VH days, but I spend most of my time at dFAQ now. If you've not been here in the past year or two, you're missing out on some great information.

A full run-down on TBCs is here: What is a TBC? Time Base Correction for Videotapes

Mejnour and Erik have been asking a lot of questions lately about good monitors and calibration.
- Monitor calibration suggestions for video capturing/editing workflow
- Mixer to boost audio signal from VCR, when capturing VHS tapes ? (scroll to post #12)
- Quality VHS to DV transfer method for archiving family videos
- Transferring VHS family movies to the digital world

Look at a lot of posts from the past 30 days: http://www.digitalFAQ.com/forum/sear...tdaily&days=30

In terms of a brief overview of other equipment, see this: Hardware required to transfer home videos to archival DVDs?
I did a brief rundown of hardware worth considering.

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02-02-2012, 02:22 AM
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Hi LS,

Thanks for the reply! Granted I never knew you had your own forum until I gotten your reply. I known from the past that you knew your stuff when it came to video restoration. I managed to make my username here so that I could reply.

I'll have a look at the links you provided and read up on the info that I've missed out on (and quite alot too). Haven't been on any forum in quite a long time so lots of catching up to do. Thanks again, i'll try to post here more often when i can!
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Granted I never knew you had your own forum until I gotten your reply.
The forum was added to the site in February 2004.

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I known from the past that you knew your stuff when it came to video restoration.
Thanks for the compliment.

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I'll have a look at the links you provided and read up on the info that I've missed out on (and quite alot too).
Haven't been on any forum in quite a long time so lots of catching up to do.
Not a lot has changed in the past 6 or so years, in terms of the "good" technology that you'll want to be using. So you probably won't have to re-learn or forget anything. Just try to recall what you once new, and then start adding to that knowledge. I remember we occupied the same space at VH some years and years ago, but I don't remember on what topics or anything else now. Surely we interacted in posts.

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i'll try to post here more often when i can!
Please do!

It's always nice to have experienced posters here. There's several valued members at this site, and I'd like to add you to that list.

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The forum was added to the site in February 2004.

Thanks for the compliment.

Not a lot has changed in the past 6 or so years, in terms of the "good" technology that you'll want to be using. So you probably won't have to re-learn or forget anything. Just try to recall what you once new, and then start adding to that knowledge. I remember we occupied the same space at VH some years and years ago, but I don't remember on what topics or anything else now. Surely we interacted in posts.

Please do!

It's always nice to have experienced posters here. There's several valued members at this site, and I'd like to add you to that list.

Thanks.
Will be happy for you to add me to the list. In the meantime I got some reading and catching up to do.
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