I've recently started getting into VHS digitizing, but I've noticed some issues and would like to ask for advice/information, even after reading a lot of forum threads.v
For my workflow, I have a consumer grade Philips VCR going into a Panasonic ES15 then going into an Avermedia CE310B card in my PC (can't afford a TBC, sorry lordsmurf). To capture I'm using VirtualDub
as I've seen prescribed by many users. I don't require the highest quality or perfect capture, however I do want something decent, and what's really frustrating me is audio sync issues. It seems I can set VirtualDub
to either sync the audio by resampling the audio and have everyone sound like chipmunks, or I can set it to not resync, and then the audio is off. I've tried changing the audio length but it never seems right, even when I've changing the lengths to match. The frustrating thing is I don't have nearly the sync issues when I tested using Avermedia Capture Studio, but I would rather use something that produces better visual results.
Is there a better way? Or at least, do you have some other recommended steps. Alternatively, is this the best I can expect?
Another thing I've noticed is choppy captured video. It feels like every second or 2 of my capture there's this slight jump. I've noticed quite a few dropped frames so I'm assuming it's mostly due to that, however VirtualDub also detects my VCR's output framerate to be ~31FPS, is it possible my VCR's speed is just fucked up? However, again, I don't notice that in the test videos I did in the Avermedia software. Otherwise I'm happy with the video quality I've received visually, especially after playing around with the included filters in lordsmurf's VirtualDub download.
Any advice would be appreciate, and thanks for reading.