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Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 11-17-2022, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By traal
Does Scenalyzer save your chapter stops? The...

Does Scenalyzer save your chapter stops?

The advantage of multiple files is that you can load them all into MakeMKV to create one output video and also have it create one chapter stop per input...
Forum: General Discussion 11-09-2022, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By traal
Follow the Virtualdub Settings Guide...

Follow the Virtualdub Settings Guide (https://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/video-capture/7427-capturing-virtualdub-settings.html), pay attention to the part about histograms in order to set your...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 11-07-2022, 01:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,045
Posted By traal
PM'd with the link, I hope that's ok.

PM'd with the link, I hope that's ok.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 11-04-2022, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 584
Posted By traal
I bought an EasyCAP card just to see how bad it...

I bought an EasyCAP card just to see how bad it is.

Confirmed, it only supports 25fps and maybe some lower frame rates. I couldn't get it to take 29.97. There are a two different ways to change...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 11-02-2022, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 157
Posted By traal
That's correct, DV shouldn't be used for capture...

That's correct, DV shouldn't be used for capture because it's lossy and supports less color than VHS/Betamax.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 11-02-2022, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 157
Posted By traal
That shouldn't be happening. Maybe the type of...

That shouldn't be happening. Maybe the type of PAL recorded on the tape is different from what the VCR or the camera supports.

EDIT: I looked at the video, now I see what you mean, but what looks...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 11-01-2022, 02:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 317
Posted By traal
Device driver development is specialized work, I...

Device driver development is specialized work, I don't know anyone who can do it. The best I can do is write user mode code that talks to FTDI chips because it's no different than talking to RS-232,...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 10-23-2022, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By traal
First, make sure that you're plugging each...

First, make sure that you're plugging each directly into the computer and not into a USB hub.
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 10-20-2022, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By traal
Now that you have a digital copy (substandard as...

Now that you have a digital copy (substandard as it is), losing the tapes should be less of a concern.


Use Avidemux or similar to extract a short clip without re-encoding, post it here and we'll...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 10-20-2022, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By traal
I started using Avisynth because it provides...

I started using Avisynth because it provides QTGMC deinterlacing, then I discovered how useful it is to have a text file that contains all the restoration steps I used on a specific video. I can...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 10-19-2022, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By traal
In the "raw" capture, I see some red/green...

In the "raw" capture, I see some red/green banding similar to the "without TBC" images posted here (https://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/video-capture/8943-vc500-form-agc.html#post64620). Maybe that's...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 10-18-2022, 12:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By traal
I use it to collect the parameters that my...

I use it to collect the parameters that my Avisynth script needs, like the trim and crop values, luma curve, etc. The UI in VirtualDub is easier to use than constantly saving and reloading the...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 10-12-2022, 07:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 378
Posted By traal
I just use Audacity to normalize the audio after...

I just use Audacity to normalize the audio after capture. Some tapes were recorded with the audio set too high, so I attenuate it before it reaches the capture card, and if Audacity still shows...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 10-02-2022, 11:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 387
Posted By traal
I plug my capture card directly into the PC, or...

I plug my capture card directly into the PC, or rather into a USB extension cable that plugs directly into the PC, and I never get inserted or dropped frames when I use the mouse. In fact, my capture...
Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 10-02-2022, 09:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 345
Posted By traal
I archive the masters untouched so if someday I...

I archive the masters untouched so if someday I realize I did the conversion wrong, I can go back to the masters and do it over again. This helps me sleep at night.

I also keep a restored,...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-22-2022, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 151
Posted By traal
The VCR's manual should tell you.

The VCR's manual should tell you.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 09-22-2022, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 151
Posted By traal
It could be the same issue that's described here...

It could be the same issue that's described here (https://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/home-video/10738-philips-pal-ntsc.html). Do your VCRs output true NTSC or do they convert the video to PAL-60?
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 09-18-2022, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 261
Posted By traal
Is the video stream constant frame rate (CFR) or...

Is the video stream constant frame rate (CFR) or variable frame rate (VFR)? MediaInfo will tell you.
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 09-06-2022, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 562
Posted By traal
Does it look the same if you feed it a composite...

Does it look the same if you feed it a composite video source?
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 09-04-2022, 11:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By traal
Some solutions for this kind of error are...

Some solutions for this kind of error are explained here (https://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/video-restore/12929-how-replace-frames.html).
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 08-27-2022, 07:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 326
Posted By traal
240 lines per picture height is equal to 320...

240 lines per picture height is equal to 320 pixels across on a 4:3 screen (240x4/3). Nyquist says you should at least double this for capture, so you need at least 640 pixels across to get all the...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 08-26-2022, 01:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,220
Posted By traal
I think you're referring to this AI upscale...

I think you're referring to this AI upscale (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BSp5jygPRA). I agree, the AI upscaling looks terrible. Also the judder is horrible, it's unwatchable.



Nice catch!...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 08-19-2022, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By traal
It's meticulous but requires little to no...

It's meticulous but requires little to no creativity, making it an ideal task for crowdsourcing, much like Project Gutenberg Distributed Proofreaders.

Or maybe find some neighborhood kids who need...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 08-18-2022, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By traal
My own, similar solution to this problem that...

My own, similar solution to this problem that LordSmurf calls "vertical bounce" is here (http://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/video-restore/12635-frame-frame-vertical.html).

I would like it to be able...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 08-03-2022, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 472
Posted By traal
And the only way to know 100% for sure that...

And the only way to know 100% for sure that there's no black clipping is to have NO pixels at y=16 (no pixels because y=16 is where all those clipped pixels go). You can always adjust levels after...
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