Lots of VHS conversion services BS unsuspecting newbise. You found a BS'er.
That clip is deceptive. There is no way that "RESTAURANT SANDWICHES" was recovered from the "before" to the "after". Literally 0% chance. That has to be some sort of 2nd source (different capture).
The still seems decent (not great), but stills really tell nothing. This is video, not photo, motion matters.
The "after" image there has been
- overexposed, highlights lost, some whites now illegal 235-255
- sharpened excessively to the point of adding nasty halo and luma artifacts
- detail lost, turned to mush
Honestly, that looks like an amateur attempt with the infamous Topaz VEIA crapware. It's a video butcher software. Any idiot can load a clip, twist a few dials, and "improve" video. The output is just sharpened mush with artifacts.
EDIT: I found the video. Most of the "improvement" shown adds massive artifacts. Awful stuff. The fact that he refers to interlacing as noise tells me all I need to know.
latreche34, I look forward to your analysis here.