Questions tagged [vhs]

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Name of old VHS content blocker device

I am not sure if this is the right network to ask this question but it's the closest I could find. An acquaintance of mine told me that, when he was a kid, they had some kind of content blocking ...
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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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Remove vertical jumps from captured VHS video

I was watching the following video on youtube, and as you can see, the whole frame just jumps up for single frames at random intervals, always to the same height. It seems to me that this would be ...
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Improving / upscaling old VHS video footage

i've recorded an old video tape via USB grabber - it has a resoution of 720x576 pixels. What i want to do now is: enhancing quality by AI-resizing to 4K (maybe using Topaz AI 4 or a cheaper method) ...
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Is a TBC required for converting VHS home videos to digital format?

This is a follow-up question to this one. The DigitalFAQ forum, whose members seem to know a lot about this particular topic, say about TBCs: You must have some form of TBC, it's not optional. You ...
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Compensate or fix VHS artefacts in areas of high contrast

Take a look at the man in a tuxedo. To the right of the black leg, there is a bright vertical line. Is there some kind of filter in something like VirtualDub or Vapoursynth which could improve this ...
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Testing if VCR supports S-Video by image comparison. Is it correct?

When I capture a video from my VCR (a Sharp VC-M401SM) with an S-Video cable connected to a SCART adaptor (like the one shown in this post) I obtain a gray-scale image. One possibility for this is ...
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poor quality video VHS camcorder: is there a fix?

I recently rescued an old Panasonic M40 VHS camcorder. All the electronics work absolutely fine. I bought a pack of VHS tapes and did a quick video test. The video quality is very bad with wobbly ...
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What timing settings in VirtualDub should be used for VHS capture via EasyCap?

I want to digitize my VHS (PAL) home video tapes using an old video cassette player and EasyCap. Here is the photo of my EasyCap chips for reference: After several days of reading how to perform ...
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SCART To HDMI recurrently loses signal: hardware problem, firmware bug, or else?

I just bought a scart to hdmi adapter. It was not the cheapest as it also acts as a switch between 3 types of inputs : SCART, "3-cable AV", or just HDMI. My goal is to video capture some VHS ...
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Converting/filtering/deinterlacing VHS captures on Linux

I'm pretty much a novice video editor especially on Linux. I'm looking to take a bunch of old home videos I captured using ffmpeg and clean them up as painlessly/automatically as possible. At this ...
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vhs to digital conversion flickers only when captured

I have a Diamond One Touch Video Capture. When I view the video on my computer is is great, but when I select capture, the video and audio flicker. These are old home videos. I tried a commercial ...
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