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Can't capture video from dshow device. FFmpeg finish immediately resulting empty file

I'm digitizing my old tape recordings from usb dongle. Everything been ok, I digitized several tapes, but I'm abandoned this project for a while and reinstalled windows. Keeping on secondary drive the ...
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Before I throw away these massive uncompressed VHS digitizations, what kind of post processing can I do to improve them?

An uncompressed digitized VHS tape is like 60 gigs. Obviously way too big. I can compress it down using H.265 and get basically the same quality. But before I do that, is there any production ...
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What are the website simulators used in adverts called?

I am working on a Kickstarter project video, and I would like to use footage from the website the project is raising funds for. I know I could use screen recorders, but if I am for example scrolling ...
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Can I digitalize a video with a RCA-Jack adapter?

I have a stereo AUX to Jack adapter that can be plugged to an old cassette-based video recorder Would I be able to digitize my video with this AUX to Jack adapter? I would run the casette on the ...
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Is it possible to capture video signal waveform as audio for video replay?

I am an electronic musician. For artistic purposes, I want to be able to record a video signal to a .wav file and replay that signal into a TV as video. It seems like it should be simple--if I ...
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which digital format for old Hi-8 home videos?

I have a rather large number of old Hi-8 PAL videotapes, that I managed to convert to digital video using El Gato EyeTV Hybrid through an S-VHS cable. That solution worked fine. It may not be the ...
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Help reading analog video?

I have a microcassette tape with some video on it that I'd like to digitize, but the camera I have that can play microcassette tapes is so old its drivers come on a floppy disk, which I can't read ...
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Question about VHS backing up (Video cassettes)

I've looked at multiple forums, and I thought that it may fit well here with VHS being kind of a retro thing now that many gamers have owned. Anyways, I have a few old VHS tapes that are in PAL/SECAM ...
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Converting from 3/4" video to digital.

Our company has approximately 27,000 hours of video stored on 3/4" video tapes. We have begun the process of converting the video digitally with the current setup: Sony U-MATIC VO-5850 & Sony UVW-...
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What kind of storage for digital footage?

I've got a bunch of usb external hard drives, but I don't trust them for storing digitised footage. I will have potentially up to 3 TB of footage after digitising. USB can be slow for transferring ...
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How much disk space does 1 mini DV tape digitised in HDV take?

I'm looking out to buy some storage for a session of logging a lot of tapes, and I want to guage how much space I will need. How much disk space does 1 mini DV tape digitised in HDV take?
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How to digitise old NTSC home videos for highest quality (with PAL player)?

I have some old VHS home videos that I'd like to digitise to preserve them, and I'm looking for the "best" way to do that with my setup. The videos were recorded around 1990, in the USA. I'd say they ...
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Transferring old metal particle Hi8 tapes

Recently I was playing a Hi8 tape from 1998, when I tried rewinding and rewatching a part (stopping the tape, before rewinding). The part of the tape I had just watched was highly distorted and black ...
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Hardware requirements for multiple TV channels (cable TV) digitization

I'm planning to start a service which archives TV video content (at low quality). I'm exploring what hardware and video digitization equipment will be needed. The TV channels in the geography I'm ...