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Old VHS tapes often have horizonal lines/bands that slowly scroll up or down the video during playback. This video is already on DVD, so I am trying to remove the banding.

The Tools I'm using include: VirtualDub, AviSynth, Premiere Pro CC, Davinci Resolve.

Are there any techniques, plugins or scripts that can help remove this?

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    Those are usually "hum bars" caused by the difference in rate between NTSC video vertical (59.97) and US AC power (60.0). It would be a great trick indeed to build a plugin to find and track those. I've never heard of such a thing and would be surprised to find one -- but I'm always being amazed by what people accomplish. Good luck – Jim Mack Mar 30 '17 at 13:47
  • "Bah Hum Bars!" – user1491819 Mar 31 '17 at 18:55
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If the video in question is in grayscale, you can always just remove the colour by reducing the colour saturation by 100%. You can do this in OBS by adding the Effect Filter "Color Correction" on the Video Capture Device.

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Neat Video has been working miracles on footage for us so far, you can give the trial a go! We've never tried it on this specific artifact (that I know of) but it does have features for restoration/archival type damage, and I highly recommend it.

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Caused by not enough back pressure on the tape as it goes to the head try cleaning the head if that doesn't work the machine needs to be checked by a tech.

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