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Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 10-31-2022, 05:53 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By beachcomber
Windows 11… not surprising you’re running into...

Windows 11… not surprising you’re running into difficulties.

Are you able to use your capture device with a computer running an older version of Windows?
Forum: Computers 10-19-2022, 12:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 357
Posted By beachcomber
You're ready to roll! Quoting from my...

You're ready to roll!

Quoting from my earlier post, you could add:

MyPal web browser
VLC
Media Player Classic
Notepad++ (for creating occasional notes about tapes)
SumatraPDF (lightweight...
Forum: Computers 10-17-2022, 02:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 357
Posted By beachcomber
Run XP on a HDD, not an SSD. There is no...

Run XP on a HDD, not an SSD. There is no advantage to running Windows XP on an SSD in my experience. But you can use a fast external SSD for storage and capture.



Cons? Well, YMMV, as always. ...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 10-17-2022, 02:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By beachcomber
You commented that some of the source material is...

You commented that some of the source material is poor quality tapes. Are they videos of family life, or something else homemade? Flawed tapes made by cheap camcorders and VCRs can be challenging to...
Forum: Computers 10-09-2022, 01:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By beachcomber
Unless you're editing video on the capture...

Unless you're editing video on the capture machine the fidelity of its display needn't be something to fret over.

PetaPixel offers these recommendations for photo editing...
Forum: Computers 10-09-2022, 01:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 357
Posted By beachcomber
XP Integral is what I installed when I...

XP Integral is what I installed when I retrofitted my HP. It has worked really well for a couple of years now.



You're basically ready. If you get an ATI card that doesn't have discs in the...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 10-09-2022, 01:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 390
Posted By beachcomber
Fortunately, honey_lake said they found a Windows...

Fortunately, honey_lake said they found a Windows laptop, and that ought to work for capturing purposes.

As has been said, capture to a computer, not a DVD recorder. You'll be glad you did. It's...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 10-07-2022, 05:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 390
Posted By beachcomber
The recommended tools for capturing analog video...

The recommended tools for capturing analog video are one of a select few of JVC or Panasonic VCRs, a Windows computer, not macOS (do not use a virtual machine… Boot Camp you could try but don’t use a...
Forum: Computers 10-07-2022, 05:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 357
Posted By beachcomber
Turtle Beach Santa Cruz is what is in my system....

Turtle Beach Santa Cruz is what is in my system. Good card! You’re definitely on the right track.

APC’s PowerChute is what I use. Still available for download from APC. The version you want is...
Forum: Computers 10-06-2022, 04:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 357
Posted By beachcomber
Standalone XP systems work great for capturing...

Standalone XP systems work great for capturing video... I have one, and it is a prized possession. I didn't build it, though: it's an HP desktop from 2003 that I retrofitted. I don't like e-waste, so...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 09-30-2022, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By beachcomber
Welcome to the forums! If a quality capture...

Welcome to the forums!

If a quality capture is your goal (and why shouldn't it be?), then avoid Ion and Elgato products.

Your logical first move might be to get a decent capture card....
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-30-2022, 06:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By beachcomber
Would you mind attaching images showing your...

Would you mind attaching images showing your configuration / what's happening in a reply post? It looks like you unsuccessfully tried to embed an image from elsewhere and it didn't work...
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2022, 03:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By beachcomber
I avoided eBay when I needed a VCR and TBC and...

I avoided eBay when I needed a VCR and TBC and got my gear from lordsmurf instead. That was a very good decision. Didn't have to worry about getting ripped off or receiving garbage equipment. For a...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-24-2021, 01:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By beachcomber
Well, it's up to you, but I would. I get results...

Well, it's up to you, but I would. I get results that I like with a dedicated capture machine running Windows XP SP3. I restored a computer my family bought long ago, put a new HDD in it, and...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-11-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 702
Posted By beachcomber
Alrighty, well, the Panasonic ES15 showed up, I...

Alrighty, well, the Panasonic ES15 showed up, I added it to the workflow, and... the frame jumps are as effectively neutralized as I could have hoped for. Thank you, LS! Here's Sample E.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-07-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 702
Posted By beachcomber
A quick guide to the captures: Has Frame TBC...

A quick guide to the captures:

Has Frame TBC

Capture A was made without any line TBC on the JVC deck
Capture B was made *with* line TBC enabled on the JVC deck
Capture C was made with line...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-05-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 702
Posted By beachcomber
Thanks for all this advice, very helpful. I will...

Thanks for all this advice, very helpful. I will only buy from a seller that offers returns, as well.



Attached is a new sample with the frame TBC removed. Thanks for clarifying what you were...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-04-2021, 11:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 702
Posted By beachcomber
Third sample attached with TBC initially off and...

Third sample attached with TBC initially off and then turned on during the taking of the sample.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-04-2021, 10:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 702
Posted By beachcomber
Thanks for the advice!

Yes, it's a garbage recording, to be sure, but it's what I have :) The VCR that made it was a low-grade deck, I think either a Magnavox or something built into an Aiwa CRT set. My family never owned...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-04-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 702
Posted By beachcomber
Capture dilemma: Use line TBC for old news footage?

Happy New Year to all.

I'm working on on a capture of an old news story that was recorded to a home VCR from a news broadcast about fifteen years ago. Samples are enclosed (they came straight out...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 08-08-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 850
Posted By beachcomber
Excellent research! Thanks for chasing this down....

Excellent research! Thanks for chasing this down. This VCR could have been made before the Funai era. I think it dates back to the early nineties.

I looked on the back again. The Panasonic name...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 08-07-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 850
Posted By beachcomber
Phillips has an arrangement with Funai

It still is a subsidiary of Philips. But my understanding is Funai has been making Magnavox-branded gear for some time. Not sure when that arrangement started. In 2008, Funai assumed responsibility...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 08-07-2019, 03:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 850
Posted By beachcomber
But are Funai VCRs even worse?

I had a feeling you would offer a negative assessment. :) S-Video out is not an option on the GoVideo deck. There's only composite out. I can't imagine that I'll be using this for any capturing...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 08-06-2019, 02:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 850
Posted By beachcomber
Thanks :)

Appreciate the suggestions and look forward to hearing your thoughts on the sample clip. I'm new to capturing so feedback is valuable.

With respect to getting another deck: My relatives gave me a...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 08-05-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 850
Posted By beachcomber
Initial captures with VirtualDub; what else needed besides TBC?

A few weeks ago I started watching some of our family's old VHS tapes using a JVC SR101US that I bought from lordsmurf (thanks, lordsmurf). I had not played any of these tapes in years; watching them...
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