Slight ghosting of old VHS tape before and after converting to AVI

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by S.B. Weise, Oct 9, 2003.

  1. S.B. Weise

    S.B. Weise Guest

    I have some 15 year old VHS tape of camping trips that I've digitized
    to AVI thru a Sony TRV22 Mini DV and capture. The quality is
    acceptable given the technology at the time but I belive the tape may
    have deteriorated since there is som slight ghosting on the original
    tape when played in a VHS player and of course on the digital copy.
    Although not very pronounced it is there and perhaps I have to live
    with it but...maybe there are some corrective measures that could
    further increase the quality of the video. Any suggestions? I tried
    the "ghoset filter" in TMPGenc on a long shot but seemed to have
    little or no effect.

    S.B. Weise, Oct 9, 2003
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    Mumbles Guest

    Not exactly sure what you are calling ghosting.

    If it's ghosting from the original recording via the attenae you are
    stuck with it I'm afraid.

    If you are recording from a vcr that has soft/sharp or edit switches
    turn all these off to start with. These will cause a white line on the
    right of the image.

    I have a web page for video tape. There is bit at the bottom that may
    be of some help.

    The quality of old vcr recorded tape is always mostly poor due to the
    vcr's available at that time.

    Mumbles, Oct 9, 2003
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  3. S.B. Weise

    S.B. Weise Guest

    Thanks for the reply. The ghosting is a soft almost undetectable 2nd
    image at the right side of the subjects in the video. It is more
    pronounced when the subjects are darker than the background. In this
    case say a person in a boat on the water. In that situation there is
    a purplish narrow 2nd image on the right edge of the person very
    similar to the TV ghost but only a small portion of the right edge of
    a subject. I'll email you a grabbed sample although a static frame
    makes it a bit more difficult to see. This is my olderst tape and
    later tapes don't seem to show the problem so far as I've seen.

    S.B. Weise, Oct 10, 2003
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