I'm in the process of restoring a bunch of old VHS video tapes (some 25 years old ). I'm going to capture them via Canopus ADVC100 to my PC then edit/author them so they can end up on DVD's.
I'm doing some previewing of the tapes prior to capture and I'm noticing on some of the tapes I'm getting a lot of problems with the video "rolling" vertically (up/down) on the screen. I remember that on some of the old VCR's I've had you can do "tracking" adjustments on them to try and improve this condition.
I would like to know.... is there a way I can correct this?
Is the only way to make this better is to buy a new VCR (high end VCR)? Right now I'm using a Magnavox HQ 4 head VCR which is a bit old, but hasn't been used very much at all over the years.
Thanks in advance!
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I always thought a rolling picture was more likely to be edge damage on the tape.
Are you sure you can't do manual tracking on your current Magnavox VCR? Some old VCR's had a knob for tracking. Some of the following generation VCR's have you simultaneously push 2 panel buttons to take it out of auto track mode then you can use the panel buttons to manually track.
Some of the following generation VCR's have you simultaneously push 2 panel buttons to take it out of auto track mode then you can use the panel buttons to manually track.