You should capture lossless, tone down the chroma, then compress to your final format, Oversaturated chroma make compression algorithms go nuts when capturing and encoding on the fly. What white spots? can you take a still and point to the spots with an arrow?
Is this a SECAM tape?
No, I don't think I will go that far, The file looks fine to me besides the harsh compression artifacts and chroma over saturation. If you said you see artifacts it's your job to present them here not me going looking for them for you.
Thank you for your reply. Unfortunately I haven't found a way of demonstrating where the artefacts are using still frames or any other techniques. I even tried filming the TV but the colour dots are not picked up by the camera. Not sure how else I could demonstrate this effectively...
What spots , can you circle one or point to it with an arrow using MS Paint app. What each picture of those suppose to represent? I don't see any difference between those pictures, I see chroma blatches from weak chroma RF that can be addressed with LTBC/DNR.
Those are in the tape and has nothing to do with TV or TBC-1000 as you claimed to be. Now to address those chroma stains it really depends on the origin of the recording, if it is a second gen tape than those are part of the video signal and cannot be removed, if the recording is first generation tape, a built in LTBC inside the VCR works better since it works out of the RF signal recorded on tape, unlike the LTBC built in a DVD recorder or the FS-200 you have that works out of the already processed Y/C signal, big difference. Even worse a composite signal or a low end VCR. Nothing replaces the line TBC built in a VCR or a camcorder, Period.
Understood thanks. These are first generation tapes but I am already using a built in line TBC inside a Panasonic NV-FS200 as recommended on this forum and these stills were taken with it switched on. Can I do anything further?
Also, why is it when I remove the TBC-1000 from the workflow, the blatches are minimised and barely visible? This is what originally led me to believe it could be a fault with the TBC-1000.
Please accept my apologies for claiming this is a TV or TBC 1000 issue. I am still learning here
Could be the Panasonic VCR electronic compoenet aged and needs recapping, but to assess that we need short clips of line TBC ON and OFF, If the frame TBC is causing this it could be that it needs recapping and/or removal of the distribution amp, We also need shrot clips of TBC-1000 ON and OFF to confirm that. So far you are asking questions but you havn't provided enough information for someone to help.