First many thanks to all who support this site. After deciding to convert our old analog PAL (S)VHS family tapes to a digital format, I found a lot of useful information on this site.
Advice given on this site is to first capture as much as possible to not loose information and to compress using a lossless format like Huffyuv
, or Lagarith, followed by editing and correcting (the more difficult part), followed by compression for playing and/or archiving.
System setup (which took quite some time to gather and installed):
1. an old but good VCR capable of playing S-VHS tapes, a Philips VR1000 (made by JVC).
2. S-VHS out and audio L/R out into ATI purple adapter/cable, into ATI AIW 9800 128Mb AGP card in a
3. Intel P4 2.8 Ghz 1Gb PC operating on Windows XP SP3 with also an installed
4. Terratec DMX-Xfire (Crystal Soundfusion) audio card, directly connected to output of ATI AIW 9800
5. Drivers for ATI AIW coming with MMC 8.8
6. Software for capture Virtualdub
Setup for capture of Virtualdub
a. Streamformat PAL-B (lines detected 624), FPS=25, color space/compression YUY2, output size 720x576(i)
b. Compression Lagarith YUY2, 4:2:2 interleaved
c. Audio compression PCM 48kHz
Does anyone have a suggestion for improvement?