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  1. I want to back up my VHS anime,
    by RCA capture device, editing in Virtualdub
    and encoding in MainConcept MPEG Encoder for DVD.
    My VCR doesn't have S-Video.

    Here is a screenshot of the captured AVI YUY2 file.

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    It looks terrible.

    I want to use filters in Virtualdub because you can't preview AviSynth.

    So far I'm using:

    -Null Transform (706x476) - I want to crop out VHS edges.
    -Asvzzz Deinterlace
    -Static Noise Reduction - Interlaced checked (6)
    -Frame Merger (2)
    -Dynamic Noise Reduction (16) - it won't let me choose besides 16.

    Any ideas or suggestions would help.

    I'm not sure how to crop/resize the whole thing.
    Any help, would help.

    I also want to sharpen the image but don't know
    how to do it without hurting the original.
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  2. You'll have to post a video sample. And you'll have to work in AviSynth for the best results.
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  4. I want to use filters in Virtualdub because you can't preview AviSynth.
    Why not? AVSPMod&Co should normally work fine,...
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  5. I'm sure he means you can't get realtime preview in AviSynth, like you can with most filters in VirtualDub.
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  6. You move a slider and the preview changes, depending on your filtering it is faster or not.
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  8. I'd say if you work with VHS caps, and especially if those caps are of anime, and if you care about the results, you have to work with AviSynth. And, as sanlyn mentioned, deinterlacing is the wrong thing to do. Sample, please.
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  9. How do I post the cut YUY2 video to this thread.

    The capture device I'm using is I-O DATA GV-USB2.

    Which MPEG2 encoders are better than MainConcept.
    I thought, Mainconcept was better than Cinema Craft Encoder.

    Here is a png screenshot.
    It is from Media Player Classic.

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    I did not know you can preview Avisynth.
    I wanted to preview to see how the filters work before I encoded.

    I don't know how to work with AviSynth.
    But I will try.

    If cropping and resizing is not good should I leave it alone.

    I deinterlaced because I thought it would look better.
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  10. Originally Posted by Selur View Post
    You move a slider and the preview changes
    No, you have to let go of the slider for the preview to change. Unless there's a "realtime" setting I haven't seen -- I don't really use the program.

    But as it turns out, that's not the issue the OP was concerned about!
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  11. Originally Posted by user10495 View Post
    How do I post the cut YUY2 video to this thread.
    Open your video in VirtualDub. Select Video -> Direct Stream Copy (so the video passes through untouched). Use the mark-in and mark-out tools to mark a segment. Select File -> Save as AVI.
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  14. Sorry for the mistake. Will repost.
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  16. which AviSynth filters should I use to clean up this video.
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  17. There's something severely wrong with that video (and the earlier one) -- it has terrible frame/field blending. The first thing to do is verify that the problem isn't caused by your capture process. Try capturing a movie shot on film and verify that it doesn't have similar artifacts. If you see the same artifacts you need to look through your capture settings to eliminate them.
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  18. I captured in VirtualDub with default settings with my I-O DATA GV-USB2.

    When I play the VHS, scanlines show on the LCD TV.
    Maybe theres a problem with the original tape.
    Unfortunately, the series is only available on this VHS.

    I don't really have a camcorder I could use.

    For the capture settings,
    I just installed the driver and used VirtualDub to capture
    in its default settings.

    What capture settings are recommended for VirtualDub.

    Are there other recommended capturing software.
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  20. I don't think I see the scan lines when I play the VHS on the LCD TV.
    As soon as I capture in VirtualDub, I start to see scan lines.
    I am using the default settings, but is there something wrong I am doing.
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  21. The scan lines? The interlacing, you mean? Your TV set deinterlaces; VDub doesn't, unless you turn on a deinterlacer.
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  22. Often during opening credits or recaps the frame rate is altered to speed up or slow down the video. Blending is often used in these case. That could be what's happening here. Another clip from the middle of the episode might be helpful.

    If it turns out the whole episode has blended fields/frames like this you might consider leaving them alone. Reducing the frame rate but leaving a significant amount of blended frames can make the blending more obvious (because you see the blended frames for a longer time).
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  24. Also, try to include a long-ish panning shot if you can.
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  26. My approach was all in AviSynth.


    Code:
    AviSource("3.avi") 
    AssumeTFF()
    ColorYUV(cont_y=30) # bump up the contrast
    Crop(8,0,-8,-0) # get rid of rec.601 borders
    
    br=ColorYUV(off_u=-3, off_v=6) # white balance adjustment for bright areas
    dr=ColorYUV(off_u=1, off_v=-3) # white balance adjustment for dark areas
    mask=GreyScale().ColorYUV(cont_y=70, off_y=10) # brightness as a mask
    Overlay(dr,br,0,0,mask) # overlay the two adjustments
    ColorYUV(cont_u=30, cont_v=30) # pump up the color saturation a bit
    
    ConvertToYV12(interlaced=true) # YV12 for further processing
    QTGMC(preset="fast") # smart bob
    
    Dehalo_alpha(rx=5, ry=0.1) # reduce VHS oversharpening halos
    Bicubicresize(400,480) # downscale to reduce some defects
    MergeChroma(McTemporalDenoise(settings="low"), McTemporalDenoise(settings="very high").aWarpSharp(depth=20)) # different noise reduction for luma and chroma
    nnedi3_rpow2(2, cshift="Spline64Resize", fwidth=720, fheight=480)  # upscale back to full D1
    aWarpSharp2(depth=5) # warp sharpen edges a bit
    Sharpen(0.5, 0.3) # and a bit more
    I didn't adjust contrast and colors shot-by-shot, just one compromise setting for the entire video. If you're going back to DVD you need to re-interlace the video at the end of the script:

    Code:
    AssumeTFF()
    SeparateFields()
    SelectEvery(4,0,3)
    Weave()
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  28. My computer malfunctioned and I lost all my data.
    I had to recapture for 40 mins and cut the video again.

    I'm not exactly sure what panning means,
    but I think this scene is what it is.

    Here is the sample:

    http://www.mediafire.com/download/xs9fdxo08jvlbor/1_2.rar
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