VCR -> ES10 -> other stuff (if any) -> capture device
The ES10 has a setting of some kind in the machine, noise reduction. It's in the menu of the recorder. I don't have mine on right now, can't look. But it's there. Check the manual if you've got one. Enable it.
ONLY USE WHEN NECESSARY! The filter does clean, but it also posterizes and ghosts some. WHen dealing with wiggly tapes, this error is better than wiggles. But if you tapes are fine, this will make them worse. Be warned and watch for this.
S-VIDEO only is suggested, in and out.
The BLACK LEVELS in the menu may need to be tweaked some. Do what looks best. Sometimes that's darker, sometimes that's lighter.