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Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2022, 11:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 916
Posted By lingyi
Awww...wanted to post before he did...but oh...

Awww...wanted to post before he did...but oh well...I'll post anyway...

He's okay, but he always feels a little BLUE! :rolleyes:

Luv you blue guy! Take care and always wishing you wellness and...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 11-10-2022, 01:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 333
Posted By lingyi
There's a long a active thread at videohelp.com ...

There's a long a active thread at videohelp.com

https://forum.videohelp.com/threads/394168-Current-status-of-ld-decode-vhs-decode-%28true-backup-of-RF-signals%29
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 10-19-2022, 11:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 385
Posted By lingyi
https://forum.videohelp.com/threads/407327-Convert...

https://forum.videohelp.com/threads/407327-Converting-Betamax-tapes-to-digital-via-Windows-10

I don't assume things often, but I trust lingyi to not make unsubstantiated comments (as that's just...
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 10-19-2022, 02:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 385
Posted By lingyi
Depends on the content and how much I want the...

Depends on the content and how much I want the best possible, up to the limits of the original. Several hundred dollars per tape wouldn't be too much. I've paid comparatively more for other non-video...
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 10-18-2022, 08:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 385
Posted By lingyi
FYI, the OP has started a thread at videohelp and...

FYI, the OP has started a thread at videohelp and says his customer gave him 100 tapes! And he doesn't know how to connect two versions via RF. Even calls it the VHF/UHF connector!

I respect a...
Forum: General Discussion 10-08-2022, 12:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 134
Posted By lingyi
Techmoan reviews lots of old tech, including...

Techmoan reviews lots of old tech, including videotapes. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=techmoan

The 8-Bit Guy shows numerous video formats that many have never known about....
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2022, 02:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 992
Posted By lingyi
The blue guy was MIA? Didn't *sniffle* even...

The blue guy was MIA? Didn't *sniffle* even *sniffle* notice *sniffle*...BHWAAAAAAAA...GOOD TO KNOW THAT YOU AND YOUR HOUSEHOLD ARE OKAY!!! :congrats:

Hmmm...to the person who can bite his...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 09-01-2022, 12:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 917
Posted By lingyi
lordsmurf! lordsmurf! lordsmurf! Ahhh...I...

lordsmurf! lordsmurf! lordsmurf!

Ahhh...I can smell those smurfbucks coming to me! :laugh:
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 08-28-2022, 04:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 917
Posted By lingyi
Okay, okay, you caught me! He pays me to talk...

Okay, okay, you caught me! He pays me to talk nice. Only problem is it's all in smurfbucks! :eek: LOL
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 08-28-2022, 02:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 917
Posted By lingyi
I absolutely love you blue guy, but you're way...

I absolutely love you blue guy, but you're way too humble! The ultimate answer is always get only lordsmurf approved equipment and get it from here in the marketplace, ideally from the blue guy...
Forum: General Discussion 08-24-2022, 01:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 635
Posted By lingyi
Don't see the relevance to this thread, but...

Don't see the relevance to this thread, but please expand on the connection to the format war.

Yes, Coronation Street did run on PBS. Though I don't believe it was required to be broadcast on...
Forum: Computers 08-17-2022, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By lingyi
https://www.blackviper.com/service-configurations/...

https://www.blackviper.com/service-configurations/black-vipers-windows-xp-x86-32-bit-service-pack-3-service-configurations/

You can probably use the barebones settings. There's also guides for Win...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 06-05-2022, 04:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 927
Posted By lingyi
Your choice to ignore lordsmurf, but understand...

Your choice to ignore lordsmurf, but understand and accept that his posts, this thread and this forum is not only for you. He and others, myself included, post to share our thoughts and experiences...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 06-04-2022, 12:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 927
Posted By lingyi
LOL! A long time ago when I first...

LOL!

A long time ago when I first encountered lordsmurf at videohelp.com, I thought he was an arrogant, grumpy, know-it-all. Over years he's mellowed a lot, at least in my opinion. What hasn't...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-24-2022, 05:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,385
Posted By lingyi
It's your call, but to my eyes, different...

It's your call, but to my eyes, different machines and S-Video out definitely made a difference in the visual quality between the 20+ Betamax(s) I had and viewed on my Sony PVM2530 back in the day. ...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-24-2022, 05:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,385
Posted By lingyi
It's your call, but to my eyes, different...

It's your call, but to my eyes, different machines and S-Video out definitely made a difference in the visual quality between the 20+ Betamax(s) I had and viewed on my Sony PVM2530 back in the day.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-23-2022, 07:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,385
Posted By lingyi
@Closecall IMO, I would get a Japanese...

@Closecall

IMO, I would get a Japanese ED-Beta machine. While not cheap, they're a relative bargain, assuming they're in good working order at <$1000. You'll pay at least twice that for a...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-23-2022, 07:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,385
Posted By lingyi
Ahhh...and I thought I knew about Beta! Never...

Ahhh...and I thought I knew about Beta! Never heard of SuperBeta Pro. Here's some info about it: https://www.palsite.com/950ovi.html
https://www.palsite.com/tapes.html...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-23-2022, 12:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,385
Posted By lingyi
Have to defend my beloved, but long gone Betamax....

Have to defend my beloved, but long gone Betamax. The SL-HF2100 looked like something out of Star Trek. The front panel folded down to show a buttonless touch panel and the remote was also...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-22-2022, 11:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,385
Posted By lingyi
Smurfions? :D Minimurfs?

Smurfions? :D

Minimurfs?
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-22-2022, 11:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,385
Posted By lingyi
There's also the Japan only EDV-8000. The...

There's also the Japan only EDV-8000. The EDV-7000 and EDV-9000 were the Japanese versions of the EDV-7500 and EDV-9500.

Edit: I thought the EDV-7XXX and EDV-9XXX where the only ED-Beta machines....
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2022, 08:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 635
Posted By lingyi
Sears, JC Penny, Montgomery Ward. Here's a site...

Sears, JC Penny, Montgomery Ward. Here's a site with the catalogs from those years.



If you haven't already read them, Fast Forward: Hollywood, the Japanese & the VCR Wars: James Lardner and...
Forum: Blank Media 08-04-2021, 12:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By lingyi
Not sure what kind of info you're looking to get,...

Not sure what kind of info you're looking to get, but the Verbatim optical disc brand and formula is owned by CMC Magnetics in Taiwan. Has been for years. So all Verbatim discs are now manufactured...
Forum: Blank Media 08-03-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By lingyi
It's strange that it doesn't have the AZO logo....

It's strange that it doesn't have the AZO logo. I'd be suspicious and return them.

You could run Mediainfo (https://www.videohelp.com/software/MediaInfo) in WINE to get the media code and compare...
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 08-02-2021, 11:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 713
Posted By lingyi
Read Orsetto's reply at Videohelp. This is one of...

Read Orsetto's reply at Videohelp. This is one of the best answers to the endless "How do I digitize my tapes" questions.

I'm not picking on you, just pointing out that Orsetto's post sums up...
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