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11-23-2022, 08:43 AM
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Okay. I just tried to digitalise a VHS for the first time. Just some testing first.
I must be doing something wrong because the capturing is awful. I didn't even set framerate and so on, just did a test.

The hardware I used is:
Philips VR1100
Elgato video capture

Software:
Virtualdub

I used multiple VHS so I should be something with the VCR or the capturing...

Can anyone explain me how this is so bad and more importantly how to fix this (if possible at all)?

Sample:
https://mega.nz/file/015TVZJR#9Ho0GZ...URvkDdzgLlcg1w
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11-23-2022, 08:57 AM
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Does the tape look OK when fed to a TV?

Add a TBC to the VCR output
Use a quality capture card (the Elgato is not one). See recommendations elsewhere on this site.

See https://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/vid...w-fix-vhs.html
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11-23-2022, 12:30 PM
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That's a VCR problem if all tapes exhibit the same behavior, Stop using immediately and get another one as it might be damaging the tapes as it plays them back.

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11-23-2022, 02:26 PM
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I concur. That VCR could very well be feathering/scratching the tapes, by the looks of it!
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Does the tape look OK when fed to a TV?

Add a TBC to the VCR output
Use a quality capture card (the Elgato is not one). See recommendations elsewhere on this site.

See https://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/vid...w-fix-vhs.html
Any recommendations on TBCs and capture cards?
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11-23-2022, 11:32 PM
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Neither TBC nor any capture card can fix a broken VCR.

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11-24-2022, 04:34 AM
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And —perhaps more importantly— nothing "can fix" those tapes if feathered/scratched/wrinkled/chewed. So...

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...Stop using [that VCR] immediately and get another one...
...or at the very least double-check that the tapes come out of that VCR unscathed.
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11-24-2022, 09:14 AM
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Forgetting capture for a moment Do tapes play/look OK when fed directly to a TV?

If all tapes look bad when the VCR is connected directly to a TV, the VCR is the problem.

If tapes look OK played directly to the TV the problem lies in the workflow which includes the capture card, lack of TBC, and perhaps some subtle issues with the VCR.

There are many threads here in recommended capture cards and workflows. Which capture card will in part depend on your existing gear (including the PC and OS), your budget, time you plan to invest in the project, and ultimate objectives including editing/restoration plans and distribution of the end product.
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11-24-2022, 10:45 AM
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Will receive a JVC HR-S8600 tomorrow and try again.
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11-24-2022, 12:08 PM
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With the JVC HR-S8600 does adding a Panasonic DMR-ES10 improve anything or not?
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11-24-2022, 12:12 PM
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It's tape specific not a general rule.

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It was the VCR for sure.
Received the JVC HR-S8600 and video is okay.

Sample:
https://mega.nz/file/5xQWlYjJ#TviURU...sYzmQoCJuAQ3FQ

Current setup:
JVC HR-S8600
Elgato video capture

Software:
Virtualdub

How to improve the capturing quality?
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