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11-10-2003, 05:45 PM
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Originally Posted by MrTibs

I realize that the logo is there, I was wondering if you intended to leave it there and if not, what tools you use to remove it.
Hi MrTibs,

That was just a test capture. For my real captures on a full movie, if I'm going to re-encode to KVCDs, then I'll de-logo them. But for regular PVR playback, I'll leave it as it is.
The only program that I have experience with, for eliminating logos, is "LogoAway 3.51" for VirtualDub.

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11-22-2003, 01:58 AM
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OK, so here is the update....

I removed my Matrox G400 TV card and installed my Extreme98 (BT87 card. (I still haven't received my new WinTV PVR) The Phillips tuner on the card is so bad, I had to use a VCR as a tuner but I was able to finally capture at 704x480 without ANY dropped frames.

The Extreme98 card was still pretty noisy and it reverses the fields so I had some correcting to do but I pluged away using the various scripts and suggestions I found on this site. I use so may filters that it took 6 hours to encode a 40 minute episode of Enterprise (widescreen).

With my new 480x480 Mpeg1 encode I test on my DVD player.... yuck.

It doesn't look any better than my 325x480 encodes done with my Matrox. In fact, the Matrox encodes look WAY WAY WAY better and require much less fiddling. Also, the MJPEG encoder (which looks great at 352x480) is smaller than my PicVideo captures.

The moral of the story:
-resolution isn't everything
-the "quality" of the capture card matters

P.S. I just watched Red Planet that I captured from TV with the Matrox and it looked like a RIP. So the Matrox is going back into this machine and I'll try installing my RAID drives. (The PVR is for my MythTV box anyway.)
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11-22-2003, 07:07 AM
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The moral of the story:
-resolution isn't everything
-the "quality" of the capture card matters
Like when testing desktop scanners, some models with lower resolution do look better compared to others which do have a higher resolution.

So I totally agree with you.
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