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What causes the VHS rewind effect? And how did rewind preview work?

In helical-scan video players, the tape is wrapped around a rotating drum that has one or more magnetic pickups (heads) that are the width of a track and angled slightly from true horizontal. Each ...
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Is a torn DV tape recoverable in any way?

Mini DV tapes can be spliced, so it should be easy enough to reattach it to the reel in similar way. Be sure to use tape splicing tape and not any other kind of tape. Be sure to only put splicing tape ...
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What Options Are There for Importing Mini DV and Hi-8 Tapes to Thunderbolt?

Well for MiniDV, you want to find yourself should budget permit, the Canopus ADVC Conversion Unit. It is by far the best realtime hardware (external small box about the size of a VHS tape), that will ...
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What is a simple way to transfer HI-8 tapes to my computer?

"HI-8" is an analog format. You will need a hi-8 player or camera with outputs and an analog to digital converter. Consumer grade devices are typically finicky -you get what you pay for. I've used ...
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Capturing VHS tapes

This is because the frame rate of the pictures are not exact. The solution is to note how long the video is after capturing it. Then save the audio only, and stretch it to that length. Then put the ...
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