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Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 03-07-2021, 11:48 PM
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Posted By ragu0012
Reinterlace best practices?

I've been chipping away at my project for a few years here now, but I'm always looking for ways to improve my workflow.

For those of you who save two versions of every tape -- interlaced and...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 03-07-2021, 11:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,491
Posted By ragu0012
Apolgies for the photo quality before. I figured...

Apolgies for the photo quality before. I figured out a MUCH better angle and light here:

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Forum: Video Hardware Repair 03-07-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,491
Posted By ragu0012
Heads on my "good" Hi-8 player

Sorry for the delay. Here are some close-ups of the three heads on my Sony TRV460. This is a digital8 camcorder with TBC and DNR for analog. I use it as my primary player for capturing hi8 tapes.
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Forum: Video Hardware Repair 02-16-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,491
Posted By ragu0012
Good idea, I will effort photos of my primary...

Good idea, I will effort photos of my primary player’s heads. And to everyone else, thanks for your condolences! And for taking a look. Like many sub-pros, I know just enough to be dangerous. Likely...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 02-15-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,491
Posted By ragu0012
I managed these photos of the three heads using...

I managed these photos of the three heads using my Sony Handycam HDR-PJ380 with good macro and steadyshot. Take a look. I'll hang up and listen.

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Forum: Video Hardware Repair 02-15-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,491
Posted By ragu0012
Thanks. Is there any way on the sony hi8 cameras...

Thanks. Is there any way on the sony hi8 cameras to disable the auto blue screen? That's all i get when playing back normally.
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 02-15-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,491
Posted By ragu0012
I will post some screenshots here from the...

I will post some screenshots here from the capture video. I'm mostly looking for first-blush opinions from the pros whether these has the look of dirty heads, ruined heads, or possible problem with...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 02-13-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,491
Posted By ragu0012
Did I ruin my Hi8 cam video heads?

I picked up a Sony TRV-108 on craigslist locally to have a second player on hand for hi-8 tapes.

Popped a tape in and there appeared to be dirty heads (some white horizontal streaks.)

I cleaned...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-25-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,718
Posted By ragu0012
Thank you for this.. that link sent me into a...

Thank you for this.. that link sent me into a deep dive on Youtube. That same tech had another video where he mentioned keeping a mono camera on hand in case he has audio issue like you mentioned.
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Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-24-2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,718
Posted By ragu0012
The audio does stay in sync. But it is...

The audio does stay in sync. But it is choppy/staccato pretty much throughout.

I know this isn't the case, but it reminds me of as if every time it gets overmodulated it cuts out instead of just...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-24-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,718
Posted By ragu0012
thank you all.

thank you all.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-24-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,718
Posted By ragu0012
Since my Win10 computer upgraded itself to the...

Since my Win10 computer upgraded itself to the latest service pack, my ATI 600 no longer works. So my current hardware is:

Sony DCR-TRV460>TBC-300>Diamond VC-500 captured with Virtualdub using...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-24-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,718
Posted By ragu0012
Choppy audio on 8mm tapes?

A friend of mine gave me five Video8 tapes to capture for him. ("video8" or 8mm, not Hi8)

They are all from the same time period in the mid-1990s. Some are Sony tapes, some are Maxell.

Two of...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-15-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,181
Posted By ragu0012
It is definitely a problem with the latest...

It is definitely a problem with the latest Windows 10 update, as I am now having the identical problem.

The question is how to fix it??
Forum: Encode, Convert for streaming 04-29-2020, 12:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 795
Posted By ragu0012
I didn't think of this until I posted my...

I didn't think of this until I posted my response.. but is it possible the ghosting and choppy video doesn't exist on other computers? Is it just my PC's video player?
Just for reference, on my...
Forum: Encode, Convert for streaming 04-29-2020, 12:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 795
Posted By ragu0012
Thanks Sanlyn. To be more specific - I can't...

Thanks Sanlyn.

To be more specific - I can't figure out what's causing the ghosting and choppy movement on the compressed MPG file and can't go any further until I get this addressed.

My...
Forum: Encode, Convert for streaming 04-28-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 795
Posted By ragu0012
Why does this video look so bad?

I am resuming my massage project after a 1-2 year hiatus. Halfway through 500 VHS and Hi-8 tapes.

On tapes I am not passionate about, I am not doing anything in AVIsynth. Just capturing with...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-22-2019, 12:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 998
Posted By ragu0012
Thanks guys. Same problem on all tapes, although...

Thanks guys. Same problem on all tapes, although not quite as bad on some.
Tried cleaning the heads again and no change. Would that possibly mean the heads are toast?

I also wondered if alignment...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-21-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 998
Posted By ragu0012
Bad tape or dirty heads?

I just picked up a Sony SuperBetamax SL-390 to capture my wife's home movies from growing up. I need to adjust the tracking more than 3/4 to the left in order to get the cleanest picture possible....
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 05-08-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 664
Posted By ragu0012
Betamax VCR not playing sound

I hope this is the right category for this issue. I've been following the forum for a couple years now.

I was working through my betamax tapes and my beta player died. Being it was cheaper to buy...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-14-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,658
Posted By ragu0012
I will give this a try tonight and report back.

I will give this a try tonight and report back.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-14-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,658
Posted By ragu0012
Does anyone know if it would work to run Windows...

Does anyone know if it would work to run Windows 7 in Virtualbox on Windows 10? Would Virtualdub be able to see the capture device that way?
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-10-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,658
Posted By ragu0012
No kidding? Are you using overlay or preview? ...

No kidding? Are you using overlay or preview? (those other tactics worked for me to get it to pop up, however when re-opening the program I would need to basically toggle it off then on to get it to...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-04-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,728
Posted By ragu0012
VirtualDub2 vs VirtualDub 1.9 or 1.10. 64 vs 32?

I'm wondering what the benefits/drawbacks to using VirtualDub 2 instead of original?

And what is optimal for a 64bit OS?

I ran into issues testing out the 64bit VirtualDub2 trying to run...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-02-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,658
Posted By ragu0012
For what it’s worth, it seeemed to capture the...

For what it’s worth, it seeemed to capture the video just fine. But obviously can’t go at it blind like this.
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