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Forum: Video Hardware Repair 11-23-2022, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 181
Posted By keaton
My first reaction is the same as hodgey, i.e. low...

My first reaction is the same as hodgey, i.e. low tape signal would explain the lack of a stable frame, as well as some video dropouts (the horizontal streaks in the last picture).

I have very...
Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 10-01-2022, 09:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 345
Posted By keaton
Seems like you figured this out. When I do a...

Seems like you figured this out. When I do a lossless conversion from one format to another in Virtualdub, I select Fast Recompress on the Video Menu, then select my Codec under Video -> Compression...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 08-18-2022, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By keaton
Similar to FreezeFrame, Avisynth also has...

Similar to FreezeFrame, Avisynth also has DeleteFrame and DuplicateFrame. Neither of which effect the audio. So long as you have a Duplicate for every Delete, you won't change the audio/video sync.
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Forum: Photo Processing, Scanning & Printing 07-11-2022, 01:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,179
Posted By keaton
I can say that the power supply that came with...

I can say that the power supply that came with the PrimeFilm XE I purchased a few years ago has the same Power Supply Output specification of 12 Volts and 1.5 Amps.

So it would seem that the newer...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 07-04-2022, 12:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By keaton
Remove the Return keyword from your script. When...

Remove the Return keyword from your script. When you use the return statement, you are saying to exit the script and return the result of what is placed on the same line after the return keyword. So,...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-03-2022, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By keaton
I would certainly agree with the advice of using...

I would certainly agree with the advice of using the process of elimination to find out if it's the tape, the player, etc. If it happens in the same places on the tape consistently and in more than...
Forum: Encode, Convert for streaming 06-29-2022, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By keaton
H264 is the most common format these days. Most...

H264 is the most common format these days. Most common containers are mp4 or mkv. I may be mistaken, but I've heard Apple could have some issues with mkv. So, perhaps mp4 is the most likely to work...
Forum: Encode, Convert for streaming 06-28-2022, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By keaton
There are options to encode as interlaced for...

There are options to encode as interlaced for h264 (i.e. mp4), at least with ffmpeg. the -flags +ildct+ilme is the part of the command that does this. As an example, See this post...
Forum: Edit Video, Audio 06-28-2022, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By keaton
Their is no field order information stored in the...

Their is no field order information stored in the lossless AVI files, so no program would show you this. If you had compressed it to an interlaced format such as MPEG2, you could find that...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-28-2022, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By keaton
http://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/video-editing/6413...

http://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/video-editing/6413-convert-huffyuv-lagarith.html

One note on what sanlyn said about YV12. If you want to preserve YUY2 (i.e. 4:2:2), instead of converting down to...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-02-2022, 12:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 383
Posted By keaton
I see the same behavior with my AG-1980. Here's...

I see the same behavior with my AG-1980. Here's what I've experienced.

When I first noticed this kind of thing on certain tapes, it drove me crazy for a while trying to understand it's seeming...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 04-14-2022, 10:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By keaton
I haven't experienced this, but I would also...

I haven't experienced this, but I would also guess it might be sensor related. Here's another video saying that if there is too much light going to the sensor it might not play, but instead rewind or...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 03-18-2022, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By keaton
This is something you could try if you feel...

This is something you could try if you feel comfortable doing so. I am not saying this is the problem. But as said before, SSS is not very common with VHS. That has also been my experience with the...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 12-15-2021, 10:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By keaton
In short, I think you've clearly understood what...

In short, I think you've clearly understood what I've written. I operate in 16-235 Y values from capture phase onward. On rare occasion, if in post I find an out of range value, I often decide to...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 12-13-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By keaton
Here's a thread with a similar question which I...

Here's a thread with a similar question which I replied to. http://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/video-capture/11780-capturing-virtualdub-histogram.html This explains that anything below 16 or above 235...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 12-07-2021, 11:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 639
Posted By keaton
Hello. I believe to see the benefits of an...

Hello.

I believe to see the benefits of an ES-10/15, it would need a signal straight from the player, before any attempts to modify it with a frame TBC. Although, I'm not sure adding that TBC will...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 12-01-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By keaton
I had to bake a U-matic tape recently. It was my...

I had to bake a U-matic tape recently. It was my first attempt at baking. I've been doing VHS for years and have been fortunate to not encounter sticky shed with that format. With U-matic it seems to...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 11-14-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By keaton
Regarding the initial post, yes, you can clean...

Regarding the initial post, yes, you can clean the areas circled in green with isopropyl alcohol and a Q-tip. The green head on the right is the Audio and Control (A/C) head for linear (non-HiFi)...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 11-13-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By keaton
No experience with that format. But I will say...

No experience with that format. But I will say that if you search this forum about flagging, you'll likely find a lot of talk about using a Panasonic DMR-ES10 or ES15 as a pass thru to resolve...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 11-06-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By keaton
Hello, and welcome! Thanks for being a Premium...

Hello, and welcome! Thanks for being a Premium Member!

I recently acquired a Sony VO-9600 to capture a small number of U-matic tapes. No prior experience with U-matic, but years with VHS thanks to...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-07-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By keaton
Hello. Thanks for being a premium member! Good to...

Hello. Thanks for being a premium member! Good to hear from somebody who's found this forum and is passionate about preserving video with high standards.

I have a Datavideo TBC, and I use it in...
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 05-28-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By keaton
I have had a similar experience as you. I started...

I have had a similar experience as you. I started with S-VHS JVC, then tried a run-of-the-mill mid-90s Panasonic PV-45XX (composite only) and PV-S46XX (S-VHS) with an ES-10, then sprung for the...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 04-28-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 894
Posted By keaton
You're welcome! Video levels are changed by so...

You're welcome! Video levels are changed by so many things, including: the broadcast itself, the VCR that made the recording, the VCR that plays it back, and other things in the video capture chain....
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 04-27-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 894
Posted By keaton
You're welcome. Well, kinda. Just because YUV...

You're welcome. Well, kinda. Just because YUV outside 16 to 235 can be registered in YUV doesn't mean it provides any additional gamut that is discernable on a display. The YUV 16 to 235 legal range...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 04-26-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 894
Posted By keaton
The fundamentals here are that there are 2...

The fundamentals here are that there are 2 different domains involved - The YUV video domain, and the RGB domain.

Capture works in the YUV video domain (also the broadcast television domain),...
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