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Old 29th March 2010, 17:59   #1  |  Link
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Repair of VHS Dropouts

I have a 25 year old VHS tape which must be restored. I have played it on 2xS-VHS and 3xVHS VCR's, and this is the best capture:


I am looking to repair the dropouts, in the form of black/white lines and dots. I have used descratch to some effect, but I feel that 99% recovery should be possible.

Is there something better than fudging DeScratch?

Thanks for your help, this is a precious memory.

included: plugins, demo script, video sample (xvid)

Meanwhile I hold out a slight hope of capturing better (in capture forum).
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Have you seen this thread?


Maybe some ideas in there you could use
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Thanks for the reference. Note: removedirt requires the older version of removegrain, not version 1.0. After working past that hiccup, I found that the combination of DeScratch, RemoveDirt was quite effective, although there was some loss of detail, and some motion blur.
I also learned something new about capturing more effectively, however I am waiting to find out where to report this.
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Another recent similar topic at http://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/show...pout-2060.html
However, your video isn't normal noise removal. Probably a quarter to half of your signal is pure noise. You really need to see if a better VCR can be located, or maybe you'll need to get a VCR that you can "break" to misalign guides to match the misaligned recording.
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