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Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 06-03-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,266
Posted By hodgey
To sum up: For digital tapes there won't be...

To sum up:

For digital tapes there won't be any increase in quality from converting to analog and capturing via the ATI, transfering over firewire is literally a direct copy of what's stored on...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 04-01-2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 25,069
Posted By sanlyn
Welcome to digitalfaq! :) To add to...

Welcome to digitalfaq! :)

To add to leeoverstreet's post:


Those questions are easy enough to answer, especially since this forum has answered pretty much the same question through thousands...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 03-22-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 778
Posted By lordsmurf
Microsoft Excel and/or OpenOffice Calc, and just...

Microsoft Excel and/or OpenOffice Calc, and just make a spreadsheet.

I've been around video a long time. Whatever whizbang nifty tool, or web site, you find will stop being updated and quit...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 03-11-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,579
Posted By lordsmurf
A big part of maintenance is simply cleaning. ...

A big part of maintenance is simply cleaning.
And a big part of cleaning is not being stupid/stubborn and/or ignorant assumption.

Don't trust anybody with cleaning. Most people do it wrong,...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 20,677
Posted By lordsmurf
My day-to-day script got complicated when I threw...

My day-to-day script got complicated when I threw Avisynth+ x64 into the mix.

There are updates, quite a few actually, but I'm not willing to share those just yet. All it'd do is confuse you, and...
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 02-27-2018, 05:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,119
Posted By SFtheGreat
Nevermind WinDV. Always read the manual, the...

Nevermind WinDV.

Always read the manual, the DSR has a awitch for remote control, it was off...
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,070
Posted By lordsmurf
New Article: What's in a Pro Video Workflow to Convert Videotapes?

My latest video article:


What’s in a Professional Video Workflow to Convert Analog Videotapes? (http://www.digitalfaq.com/editorials/digital-video/professional-analog-workflow.htm)

It's a...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 02-05-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,261
Posted By ragu0012
You see, you both have been invaluable to me. ...

You see, you both have been invaluable to me. Thank you sanlyn and lordsmurf.

I will post some samples using the various VCR settings and we can go from there.
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 02-05-2018, 05:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,261
Posted By sanlyn
I know what you're saying here, but I must state...

I know what you're saying here, but I must state my impression differently. The JVC player has eviscerated this video with its "Auto" picture setting's overaggressive sharpening and denoising. Most...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 02-04-2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,267
Posted By lordsmurf
Great tips for dropped frames prevention, too! I...

Great tips for dropped frames prevention, too! I must remember this post. :)
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 02-03-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,019
Posted By lordsmurf
Yes, the signal usually is degrading from a...

Yes, the signal usually is degrading from a switcher.

I also dislike plugging/unplugging the devices, especially because it can lead to damaged input/outputs. What I do is have 3-foot extenders...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 01-30-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,767
Posted By lordsmurf
About 10 years ago, I actually used dSLR sensor...

About 10 years ago, I actually used dSLR sensor swabs more than anything else. In those days, the swabs were fairly cheap, and I had to buy them for my work cameras already. That's before...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 01-29-2018, 01:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,718
Posted By lordsmurf
Grrr... this is something that aggravates me....

Grrr... this is something that aggravates me. :censor:

The term "top of the line" is meaningless, 4 words strewn together. Furthermore, it's often taken to mean "any VCR is fine" (which is...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 10-13-2017, 11:17 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 24,035
Posted By lordsmurf
Yep, you are sane. 720x480/576 YUY2 is fine....

Yep, you are sane. 720x480/576 YUY2 is fine. :salute:
Forum: Blank Media 09-23-2017, 06:40 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,281
Posted By dpalomaki
Does you country have a "National Archives" that...

Does you country have a "National Archives" that stores and retains important historical documents and files including on disc media, or maybe a library department in a university?

Try contacting...
Forum: Edit Video, Audio 09-23-2017, 03:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,084
Posted By lordsmurf
What sort of source files are these? Adobe...

What sort of source files are these?

Adobe Premiere is excellent but stupid software. And all advanced NLEs are like that: Vegas, Final Cut, etc. What I mean by that is it edits wonderfully, but...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 09-07-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,424
Posted By jwillis84
This made the biggest impression on me, but most...

This made the biggest impression on me, but most of it (unfortunately) sounds like word salad to me.



yeah.. I should Google more about it.
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 09-07-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,424
Posted By sanlyn
Every YUV colorspace stores data representing...

Every YUV colorspace stores data representing three channels: Y= luminance, U (sometimes called "blue") is blue-yellow data, V (sometimes called "Red") is red-green data.

For every 4 chuncks of Y...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 09-07-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,424
Posted By jwillis84
4:2:0 and the whole 4:2:2 or 4:1:1 sounds really...

4:2:0 and the whole 4:2:2 or 4:1:1 sounds really interesting. I know they represent color spaces or color storage formats, or both, but they do confuse me. I think I got the 4:2:0 from the guide and...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 09-07-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,424
Posted By sanlyn
I'm in agrement with most of the last post, but a...

I'm in agrement with most of the last post, but a couple of notes:

NTSC DV isn't 4:1:0, it's 4:1:1. For every 4 pieces of luma data, DV has 2 pieces of chroma data (1 piece for U data ad 1 piece...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 09-07-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,424
Posted By jwillis84
I see. I also found the guide on DV and it...

I see.

I also found the guide on DV and it clarified my misconceptions.

http://www.digitalfaq.com/guides/video/capture-dv.htm

So we're really talking a consumer grade DV format called DV25...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 09-07-2017, 02:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,424
Posted By sanlyn
If you start with consumer-level DV source and...

If you start with consumer-level DV source and expect to "improve" it by capturing to a new DV file that uses pro-grade codecs, it doesn't happen that way. Taking a lossy source and re-encoding to...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 09-06-2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,424
Posted By jwillis84
Yes. Absolutely, and thank you for...

Yes.

Absolutely, and thank you for introducing me to "compressed" lossless encoding.

To clarify one final point.

The mere action of capturing video over a consumer grade DV connection,...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 09-03-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 24,035
Posted By sanlyn
According to the published specs, the camera you...

According to the published specs, the camera you mention has an internal tbc, likely at least a line-level tbc. Capture with the tbc enabled. You wll have to test to see if built-in dnr does what you...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 09-03-2017, 05:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,424
Posted By sanlyn
The question isn't that simple. I refer to...

The question isn't that simple. I refer to capturing to lossleslly compressed AVI for post-processing and later encoding.

If your target final output needs to be universally playable and easily...
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