I would like to get my old VHS tapes on my PC. Usually this was no issue so far, except for some really old VHS tapes from 1985 that sometimes even look totally distorted. See Pictures:
In the second picture, you can see how the image randomly gets distorted to the left (there is a black triangle on the bottom right).
Do you think there is any way of somehow automatically bending the pictures back into the right position? I couldn't find anything on this.
The videos seem to be NTSC-M (looks the best at least in VirtualDub).
My VCR is a "Thomson Vph 6400". It's connected via a SCART cable to a "Terratec G3 USB 2.0 G3 USB 2.0", which in turn is connected to my PC via USB.
Thanks for your suggestions.
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Thread: Restauration of really bad VHS
Nope. Line-level tbc. Definitely needed. Also, the recording according to the screen caps are too bright, which is another reason why they look so washed out. Highlights are being destroyed, especially bright red. The tape's magnetic layer is deteriorating with very uneven fading of colors and strong discoloration (tape oxidation). This will be quite an effort, but at least the capture itself could be a little darker.
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