Questions tagged [tape]

A magnetic media that can hold either analog or digital data. It is generally a thin strip wrapped around a wheel and will spin from one wheel to another while being played back.

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Extract video from sony handycame with perfect quality

I've got an old sony handycame that record into tapes. When i try to display the videos in my samsung tv using RCA cables, the video is full screen and with a really good quality. I wanted to ...
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Is a torn DV tape recoverable in any way?

I am digitizing several DV tapes via a Sony handycam, a firewire cable, and a MacBook. Unfortunately, the tape of one of the DV tapes is torn: it only attaches to one of the spools, the other end is ...
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What causes the VHS rewind effect? And how did rewind preview work?

(Apologies if this is the wrong stackexchange, it seems the most appropriate) When rewinding a VHS tape on an analog player (i.e. a VCR hooked up to a (CRT?) TV) when rewinding, or fast-forwarding, ...
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What Options Are There for Importing Mini DV and Hi-8 Tapes to Thunderbolt?

So, it looks like FireWire is dead, and, along with it, all those FireWire ports on Mini DV cams and A/D converters from the 2000's. So what options exist today for getting Mini DV and Hi-8 tape ...
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What is a simple way to transfer HI-8 tapes to my computer?

A long time ago I had a HI-8 camera. Now I would like to create home movies I can share digitally. Does anyone know a simple an hopefully inexpensive way to transfer these tapes to my computer?
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Capturing VHS tapes

I bought a Video-2-PC DIY Video Capture Kit which includes a copy of ArcSoft Showbiz 3.5, which I found to be too restrictive and low quality, and VirtualDub 1.9.11.0, which I eventually got to grips ...
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What software do you recommend to easily import and edit tapes?

We've got loads of tapes filmed with an old camera that are just sitting there never being watched, and we want an easy way to import and play with them. We purchased the Dazzle DVC100, which seems ...