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Can I digitalize a video with a RCA-Jack adapter?

The cable in the picture is an analogue cable, so it's getting an analogue signal from your camera. It's just a cable, so the signal at one end is exactly(ish) the same as the other. To digitise it ...
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Is it possible to capture video signal waveform as audio for video replay?

The short answer to your question is "no". The sample rate of video is typically measured in MHz or GHz. If you have a 1080p24 signal at 8 bits per pixel, the actual frame is 2750 x 1125 pixels (...
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What causes audio sync drift when digitizing VHS?

Audio drift can have a couple of causes, dropped frames (which a TBC can help with), and unstable clocks, where the audio isn't recorded at quite the precise rate it should be, causing drift, as ...
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What causes audio sync drift when digitizing VHS?

No, a TBC won't solve an audio-video sync problem. Most likely the sync problem is coming from a shortcut in the capture device or driver that samples the audio and video with separate and/or unstable ...
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How to digitise old NTSC home videos for highest quality (with PAL player)?

The 2020 and beyond answer: for whatever reason, the "SCART2HDMI" adapters floating around on eBay and Amazon, include electronics that used to be included in professional VCRs and TV studio ...
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Why would MP4 compression show up as noise because of a low bitrate when digitizing a Super 8 film reel to digital?

I don't own this scanner, but looking at the specs, it appears to record in MJPEG mode, scanning one frame at a time. The MJPEG codec records each frame of video as a JPEG image. So each frame is ...
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FFmpeg: maximum VHS quality?

we're recently experimenting with FFMPEG (analog) capture too, so we opened this "issue" @ github: https://github.com/cdgriffith/FastFlix/issues/418 Feel free to join the discussion in order ...
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Does digitizing Super 8 film at 4K resolution make any sense?

Calling super-8 720p is confusing. There are no rows of pixels, only grains of emulsion, scattered in a random pattern on the base. That said, film does have an upper bound on its resolving power, in ...
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What's wrong with this MP4 file? Is the pixel aspect ratio wrong?

You are correct. The pixel aspect ratio is wrong. DV has a fixed horizontal resolution, but can display 16:9 frames by stretching out the pixels. The display resolution is set in metadata, so it is ...
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What pixel count is required for a near perfect digital copy of an old movie?

In reality, I think the other forum was a good place to ask. But people there tend to vote to close the moment they see the word "video" :o) It is a bit complex to answer. And old movie could ...
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Can't capture video from dshow device. FFmpeg finish immediately resulting empty file

Either remove the -copyts or switch -t 06:00 to -vframes 9000
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