I have made a couple of threads asking for advice on capturing some VHS Home Movies one link is at the bottom of this post.
I ended up capturing using WinTV 7 and my Hauppauge HVR1300, WinTV captures to MPEG2 TS.
I tried using Virtual Dub but just couldn't get any decent captures so I am stuck with WinTV 7 and my Hauppauge HVR 1300.
Anyway I have managed to capture most of the VHS tapes and the results are OK, the video is no where near as good as the original but it will have to do? However the last couple of tapes seem to be problematic, the playback on the screen of the TV / Video Combi that I am using to play them is fine but the video in WinTV is split halfway across the Vertical??
Attached are a couple of files one showing the TV Screen Display and the other the capture, the capture has been converted to mp4 using MPEG Streamclip and the TV Screen was captured using my smart phone, the black diagonal bars where not visible on the screen
Anyone got any ideas why these two tapes are exhibiting this problem, I think I have successfully captured tapes recorded with the same camera, it was a borrowed camera but the settings could have been changed??
Heres one of my threads: http://forum.videohelp.com/threads/358871-VHS-To-PC-Or-DVD-Editing-and-DVD-Authoring-Help
Oh and when playing back on my Panasonic 40 Inch Plasma I have two black borders either side of the Screen but when viewing on my Laptop its OK, i guess the captured Aspect Ratio does not suit my panny?
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Thread: Help VHS Capture V Hold Problem
The time base probably just isn't clean enough for the capture device. First try a different VHS deck and/or a different capture device. If neither of those work a full frame TBC or a DVD recorder with TBC may help. Oh, if you have one sitting around, you might as well try a different cable. It's not likely to help but it's free and will only take a minute.
The VHS recording is 4:3 display aspect ratio so the picture shouldn't fill a 16:9 screen. Your laptop may be set to stretch the video.
Last edited by jagabo; 3rd Nov 2013 at 22:33.
Do you happen to have a digital video camera with a composite input?
When I converted all of my old analog VHS and 8mm home videos I used a Digital8 camcorder and connected it via Firewire. I got much better results than any USB video capture.
I do however have another cable
I may have to keep the 2 x VHS that are suffering with this problem and try again in the UK.
I wonder if you can get a camcorder with any sort of video input. If I remember correctly the EU taxes video recording devices differently, so in order to keep the list price down, they take away the ability to record from a Line in.
I used a Sony TRV-460 - but it is the north American/NTSC version.