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    Is there a DVD Authoring software similiar to Photoshop which lets You desaturate or saturate specific colors & sharpen or despeckle the VOB files from old VHS transfers - VideoRedo allows contrast and brightness option very easily, but my old videos are 3rd generation copies and have a lot of red hue and slight grainy texture -- Purchased TMPGEnc DVD Author 3 on a recommendation and found out there is no option for my color adjustments --- Thanks for any assistance
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    Those type of adjustments are more common with an encoder, not a authoring program. Either way, you will need to re-encode if you filter or change saturation or color settings. And with re-encoding, you will lose some quality. A better alternative may be to use a color correction device between the VHS deck and the PC and do the filtering in hardware. Maybe a Proc Amp: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Processing_amplifier
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    I have no problem re-encoding - So which encoder program allows color adjustments as You noted? I am using DVD/VHS combo deck to transfer the films.
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    MPEG Streamclip will do saturation, brightness, contrast during the encoding process from VOB to something else. Probably MJPEG-B is a good choice as it seems to lose very little in the translation. The app will let you set I/O points so you may run a number of tests to see the results before you decide to run it all.

    (I'd like to know other solutions, as well.)
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    If they need a lot of work, then you might also have to look at virtualdubmpeg-2 and filters, or avisynth, to really clean them up.
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    Ulead Video Studio, cyberlink power director, TMPG Express etc.. all pay wares
    Just download trial version and try. if you satisfy go ahead and purchase it.
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    live4fun, you can just edit a previous post and correct errors instead of posting a add-on.

    And I would also recommend looking into VirtualDub, Mpeg-2 or VD Mod flavors. There are many filters available, some specifically for VHS, like: http://www.thedeemon.com/VirtualDubFilters/detailed.html#108

    Or others listed here: http://www.thedeemon.com/VirtualDubFilters/ OR Here: http://neuron2.net/

    You can also frameserve from VD directly to a MPEG-2 encoder to eliminate a in-between file. AVIsynth is a better solution, but a bit more of a learning curve. But recommended if you plan to do a lot of this.
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    I use Ulead Videostudio 11 for such things. It does a good job.
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    VirtualDub will be far more advanced than most of the other programs I'm seeing listed here. And best yet, VirtualDub is free to use, unlike the others. Double advantage.
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  11. If you're considering non-free software, you may want to take a look at Sony Vegas
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