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  1. Hi
    Currently I am using a JVC HE-S9911U VCR
    via S-Video into a Datavideo TBC-1000
    and then via S-Video again into a HDPVR.
    The JVC is set as follows:
    Video Calibration On
    Picture Control Auto
    Digital R3 On
    Video Stabilizer Off Unless picture still has jitters then On
    S-VHS mode On
    Audio Monitor HiFi
    Super Impose Off

    And the HDPVR is set to capture with Video Quality 15.50 Mbps Constant, Capture is at 720 by 480.
    Default for everything else such as Brightness, Contrast, Saturation and Hue and Sharpness bumped up to 100

    That Capture gets fed into TMPGenc Video Mastering for trimming and encoding to 100% of the disk setting and Authored with TMPGenc Authoring

    Results look good from newer S-VHS Tapes from 1989 and 1990 however results with regular VHS from 1980 are so-so.

    Hence my question, any suggestions, Possible filtering?

    Thank You in Advance
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    Regular VHS will never look as good as S-VHS, especially with such an old tape. Leave the TBC-1000 out unless you need it. Digital R3 is an edge enhancer and you also have the HDPVR Sharpness turned up, so you may be getting halos that hurt the picture quality. I leave R3 off and use sharpness judiciously, usually at a low setting. What about the TBC/NR on the deck? Sometimes it's better with it on, sometimes better with it off. Finally, a good Panasonic or Sharp VCR will often play troublesome VHS recordings better than the JVC.
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    Originally Posted by JVRaines View Post
    Leave the TBC-1000 out unless you need it.
    What the??!!

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  4. Hi
    I do leave the TBC in the chain. Currently I am capturing one of many old VHS tapes that will most likely never see a DVD version. This one is a 59 minute tape from 1979 and is marked VHS Copyguard on the plastic sleeve it came in. It is just one of many that have a copy protection scheme and I credit the TBC with capturing them trouble free.

    Hech 54, Do You concur with the other suggestions?

    BTW I saw some suggestions by Lord Smurf in the past....

    Thank You both for the feedback
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