I am digitizing old family VHS tapes and while I understand the quality won't be that great (there are no edit features to fix brightness, contrast, etc.) it seems that every way I save it - WMV, MPEG or AVI - the audio is out of sync with the picture.
What are the best save settings?
Thanks so much.
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Shouldn't matter if your capture device is good and Set up correctly.
Eh. Use the same video format as the original. Ntsc or pal.
Use the same frame rate. Eh ntsc = 29.97, not 30 fps. Pal = 25 fps, not 24.
If using a hardware digitizer, make sure the audio sync lock is set. (E.g. Canopus advc boxes have a switch you can set)
When you get these "best quality" questions, it seldom turns out that the user is really looking for the best. Most have no idea what the "best" VHS capture involves. http://www.digitalfaq.com/guides/video.htm
Or if you want to know how advanced hobbyists do it, they use the same things and methods the pros use: quality player with line tbc for precise scanline timing, external frame tbc for precise frame timing, capture device and software for capture to lossless digital media, software for cleanup and filtering/corrections, an encoder, and authoring software if desired. What’s in a Professional Video Workflow to Convert Analog Videotapes?
Last edited by LMotlow; 3rd Feb 2020 at 15:53.- My sister Ann's brother
Ummm...name a non-hardware based video capture device?
Edit: DV and other digital formats can remain digital throughout the chain until the conversion to analog for the display. But this thread is about analog VHS.
Last edited by lingyi; 2nd Feb 2020 at 23:14.