Please see the picture of one of my recent captures.
As you can, hopefully, see the bottom ~1/5th of the screen is a mess. It seems like the whole image is shifted upwards and then the top bleeds through to the bottom of the screen, which is then scrambled somehow.
I've been doing many captures recently and this is the first one that has exhibited this problem. After inserting this tape into the VCR it showed what I assume to be a VCR generated message saying 'NTSC->PAL'. I assume this to mean that the tape to be captured is in NTSC format and the issue is with the VCR trying to play it.
My workflow is currently:
JVC HR-S6965EK SVHS player (no S-Video out so using scart cable) > ES15 > S-video cable > Roxio VHS to DVD capture USB dongle > MacBook Pro 2011 > Roxio software.
I'm assuming the VCR plays NTSC as the message suggests this, or is this how an NTSC tape would display in a PAL VCR?
So, my question is... is there a workaround to stop this shifting of the picture from happening?
While I'm here and picking your brains. I've been deinterlacing these captures using Handbrake on the default setting, which is:
(in the Filters tab)
Interlace detection: DEFAULT
Deinterlace: DECOMB - Preset
I know the accepted doctrine is to not deinterlace... Which I think is to preserve the original for better viewing quality on televisions. However, as I'm viewing these captures mostly on my laptop it makes watching them more pleasurable. Considering the captures are of actions sports, is there a better setting (or programme) I should be using to deinterlace? I've tried a few other settings but one takes a very long time and didn't yield any better result, possibly worse even. For the record I am saving the interlaced files as well. Although ideally I'd have a better VCR and capture device... and older computer running XP... and lots of storage space to save to lossless.
Any help appreciated.