TL;DR: I think this VCR (JVC HR-S7600U) is adding the words "VIDEO CALIBRATION" in the middle of the screen and I don't know how to remove it.
Hi, so I did a lot of reading here over the past year, and have a little set up where I have started archiving old home movies. I started with my old 8mm tapes. Now I've moved on to old VHS tapes. I got this VCR off ebay because it was well-recommended on the list here.
I just got done digitizing 2 VHS tapes. The first one started off with "VIDEO CALIBRATION" on screen for a couple seconds, then went away and the rest of the VHS tape was great.
The second VHS tape I tried has "VIDEO CALIBRATION" on it the entire way through the video. The text 'font' is different than the font showing the date (Meaning the date seems to have been overlayed using the old VHS Camcorder itself 30+ years ago; while the "VIDEO CALIBRATION" message seems to be coming from the VCR I'm using right now, and not the original Camcorder/VHS recording
How can I get rid of that message? The VCR did not come with a remote control. If I need to go through some VCR menus, I would need to figure out how to actually connect the VCR to a monitor or TV (I don't have anything with Composite jacks, except the Hauppauge USB-Live 2 I use to connect to my PC)
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As long as it isn't already baked into your recordings from another source you want to turn off VIDEO CALIBRATION itself as well as turn off SUPERIMPOSE (that gets rid of all on screen displays, timers, text, etc). Probably want to put it in EDIT mode and turn off DNR if you'd rather do it in software later.
EDIT: Just saw you don't have the remote control, you'll likely need to get one or cross your fingers with one of the cheap universal remotes from Walmart (I have an ONB13AV004).
You must have the VCR remote.
Get the JVC LP20303. It's cheap, less than $15, from eBay. (Unlike VCRs, remotes are usually safe from eBay.)
Tip: Do not buy any remote where you cannot see the battery compartment. The cap must exist, and the compartment must be free of acid leak from bad batteries.
Simply turn off overlay/superimpose in the menus.
You need to turn calibration OFF, same for R3. Read my JVC VCR guide.
I always use whatever feature the VCR has unless it's giving worse results or problems, For instance in 98% of the time the DNR is ON on my VCR (HR-S7600), it cleans the chroma red and blue grains pretty damn good.
Last edited by timepassenger; 16th Apr 2020 at 10:53.
Just connect your vcr to your tv co-ax connector and set it to channel 3 or 4,this will work unless your tv doesn't have a co-ax connector.I think,therefore i am a hamster.
So I guess I do need to read the VCR manual to find out about all of the features. TBC, S-VHS ET are the ones on the front of the VCR, and I'm sure there are more features in the VCR menu. The hard part is that I would think turning on ALL the features would be best, but I've read on here that you have to experiment to find out which combination works the best... very time consuming!
Anyways, I DID get Hauppauge WinTV to work; just had to randomly change settings
Like everyone said above, You must have the remote control and turn off OSD.
you need remote , i dealing with same thing. every time you unplug or electric shortages , you need setup again its very annoying . fortunely not all vcr devices comes with that option on.