I'm having an issue with capturing some VHS tapes (home videos from +30 years ago). Here
you can find a sample of the captured video, in which you will see the issue.
So, to describe it a bit, with perhaps some unimportant details but never know:
1) I played these tapes using a Panasonic NV-HD620 video recorder, with a SCART to Composite converter in the back, and then a red-white-yellow composite cable connected to the input of my Sony KD65-XE9005 Smart TV. Everything looks fine there, except for the low resolution of course.
2) At first I was hoping I could directly record the image from my TV, but I soon noticed that there seems to be no way to do that (no video output, no recording of analog source, no apps that can do that, ...). --> If anybody knows a way, please share it. The image on my TV is A-OK so if I could capture that one I'd be good.
3) Since that didn't work, I bought an EasyCAP USB video grabber
. I know, Chinese junk, but I kind of hoped it would do the trick for 15 bucks.
4) I unplugged the composite cable from my TV and plugged it into the EasyCAP, which I plugged into the USB 2.0 port of my laptop (after installing drivers), and started capturing. Not with the software that comes with it, but with VirtualDub2.
5) Now the issue: as you will see in the sample video, I have a lot frames that are B/W instead of colour, and colour banding running through the screen, and artefacts at the bottom. Strange is that I only have it on certain parts of the video, not the whole thing (parts of it really look good), and when I play back the tape on my TV (retried it afterwards) the exact same piece of image that is bad here, looks perfectly fine on that TV.
Now, my first thought is that the Chinese junk is junk and I should get something better. But I'm weary of buying something else (more expensive) and getting the same problem, just because perhaps the reason for the good image on my TV is filtering from Sony inside their TV sets.
So: Any thoughts (with some fundamentals behind them, more than just my hunch) on what exactly would be causing this issue, and how I can solve it? If I need to buy other capture equipment, what equipment should that be, or would you recommend? If not, is there any other way to solve this?
P.S: You'll notice that also the sound is NOK (high pitched, out of sync) but that's my bad and I know how to solve it. I don't worry about that part. I didn't re-do it yet because I might need to recapture the whole thing anyway.
I hope someone can help me out... Thanks a lot in advance!