I am a new member and this is my first post, so please bare with me.
Got my hands on two second hand Panasonic NV-FS100 VCRs. One of them is apparently made for the french market (exact model number is NV-FS100F) and it looks a bit different from the other one (NV-FS100 only, which is broken and I got for spare parts). Pictures are attached to the post.
My setup is:
NV-FS100 -> S-Video Out -> ES10 with frame TBC(ish) setting -> S-Video Out -> AverTV Hybrid Volar HX USB Stick -> Windows XP -> VirtualDub
Better capture devices are hopefully on the way, but for the rest I have to stick to what I have for the time being.
When I play a tape I can see something which I can best describe as shadows coming out of darker objects and visible on lighter background. I have also attached a sample AVI, hopefully done correctly. You can see it coming out of the building in the background.
I also have a NV-FS200 with some audio issues, which will be subject to another post. The important thing is that I can do comparisons and the issue with the shadows is not from the VHS tape, unlike the chroma shift I think I managed to identify.
Finally my question - does this look like something usually caused by bad caps or is it more like to be something with the video head?