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VHS Capture, Shaking Picture = Dropped Frames

Discussion in 'Video capturing from analog sources' started by shabi-ul, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. shabi-ul

    shabi-ul Regular member

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    Hi

    I've captured alot of VHS tapes over the past few years and i'm familiar with dropped frames. I've come across dropped frames many times, usually when the VHS tape has a bad area which causes which snowy lines. This causes dropped frames.
    However recently i've been trying to capture a VHS tape and im getting dropped frames for a weird reason on this VHS. When I play back the VHS tape directly to a TV, I can see that the picture tends to "shake" a little bit almost every second. But when I try to capture this VHS, wherever that picture shaking occurs, the frames are dropped?
    I wanted to know if I am able to capture these frame, because then I could easily use a video stabilization filtre to fix it. But whichever software i've tryed, the frames just wont capture yet playing back the VHS on a TV actully plays back the shaking frames without any drops.

    Any solutions? I've heard that TBC's can help, but isn't there any other alternative. TBC's are expensive and I don't want to waste money on a TBC just for this one tape.

    Thank You.
     
  2. davexnet

    davexnet Active member

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    As far as I know, a TBC in one form or another is the solution.
    Perhaps a used VCR with a TBC built-in ?

    The experts on this subject hang out at videohelp.com restoration forum.
     
  3. shabi-ul

    shabi-ul Regular member

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    ok thanks alot xD
    I think I am actully going to go ahead and buy a TBC, need one for a few other VHS tapes aswell.
    Any Recomendations? looking to spend up to £150

    Thanks
     
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    Ask at the forum I mentioned above. You may even find a sticky post there.
     
  5. shabi-ul

    shabi-ul Regular member

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    ok sorry I forgot about that :D

    Thanks.
     

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